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Alaska ups effort to warn women about alcohol during pregnancy

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - A media campaign is set to launch in March that is aimed at reducing the number of children born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Alaska....

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Overdue plane found on lake near Cook Inlet, pilot rescued

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Searchers have rescued a pilot on a lake west of Cook Inlet....

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Fairbanks troopers arrest 'dangerous offender' who walked away from halfway house

Details Fairbanks troopers arrest 'dangerous offender' who walked away from halfway house 3:45 p.m. update: Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks report that Logan Patrick Austin, the North Pole man who walked away from the North Star Center two weeks ago, was taken into custody this afternoo...

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Lawmakers hear from administration on marijuana regulations

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Health concerns and workplace issues were flagged for further consideration by Alaska lawmakers Thursday as they continue work on drafting regulations for the legalization of recreati...

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Troopers release name of man shot in North Pole

Details FAIRBANKS - A man who was shot at a North Pole home Tuesday morning has been identified by Alaska State Troopers....

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Sarah Palin and her onetime fans on the right: It's so over

Details WASHINGTON - They're over her....

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Consultants suggest revisiting Cook Inlet oil and gas credits

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Legislative consultants this week suggested that it may be wise for lawmakers to examine their approach to creating incentives for oil and gas development from Cook Inlet....

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Shell says it will drill off Alaska if it can get permits

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell PLC will move forward with drilling off Alaska's northwest coast if it can obtain permits it needs and drill safely, its chief executive officer said Thursday....

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Police investigate another fatal shooting in Anchorage

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police are investigating the shooting of a man found dead in an eastside business parking lot....

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Inmate dies after being restrained at Anchorage jail

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An inmate at the Anchorage jail has died after being restrained by correctional officers after his arrest....

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Avalanche closes Klondike Highway

Details SCAGWAY, Alaska - The Klondike Highway has been closed again....

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Fairbanks Children’s Museum opening day almost here

Details FAIRBANKS — It won’t be long now....

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Critics of failed marijuana bills say the measures would have undermined voters

Details JUNEAU — After a disastrous first hearing on a bill dealing with legalized marijuana, lawmakers didn’t mince their words Wednesday to say the bill, as drafted, was dead....

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White Mountains artist presentation at 7 tonight

Details FAIRBANKS — The Bureau of Land Management 2014 artist in residence will give a presentation about her experience at 7 p.m. today in the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center....

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College savings plan promotion scheduled

Details FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska College Savings Plan — in conjunction with other states around the nation — will celebrate “529 College Savings Day” today. The goal of the event is to spread awar...

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Delta Airlines to start year-round Fairbanks service

Details FAIRBANKS—Delta Airlines plans to begin year-round service at Fairbanks International Airport later this year, adding another major carrier to an off-season market dominated by Alaska Airlines....

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State to buy Fairbanks Natural Gas

Details JUNEAU, Alaska —The state is planning to buy Fairbanks Natural Gas. In a news release issued this evening, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority announced that with cooperation from G...

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Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire

Details SEATTLE - A plan to allow Royal Dutch Shell PLC to use Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic drilling fleet is drawing opposition from environmental groups that say it's not consistent wit...

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Alaska lawmakers propose resolution pushing back on refuge proposal

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska political leaders remain riled up about President Barack Obama's plans to recommend that the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be put off limits to potential...

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Alaska marijuana bills put on hold for rewrite

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Bills that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana have been put on hold while lawmakers wait for a new draft that better reflects the intent of voters....

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Fairbanks pot panel convenes, cites concerns about new law's impact

Details Fairbanks pot panel convenes, cites concerns about new law's impact FAIRBANKS—Brandon Emmett, executive director of Citizens for Responsible Cannabis Legislation, held up a package that once held marijuana-laced cookies....

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State to appeal court decision in school funding case

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - The state plans to appeal a court ruling that invalidated a requirement that local school districts help pay for education....

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Walker, reversing campaign stance, appeals school funding ruling

Details FAIRBANKS—The Walker administration is appealing a Superior Court ruling that invalidated the required local contribution from municipalities to their local school districts, despite statements from t...

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Troopers seek 'dangerous offender' who walked away from North Star Center

Details Troopers seek 'dangerous offender' who walked away from North Star Center FAIRBANKS - A North Pole man who walked away from North Star Center two weeks ago is still at large and considered dangerous, according to Alaska State Troopers....

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Troopers seek 'dangerous offender' who walked away from North Star Center; Bracht also remains on loose

Details Troopers seek 'dangerous offender' who walked away from North Star Center; Bracht also remains on loose FAIRBANKS — A North Pole man who walked away from North Star Center two weeks ago is still at large and considered dangerous, according to Alaska State Troopers....

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Anchorage police release name of 2nd shooting victim

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police have released the name of the second victim of a fatal shooting at an eastside apartment....

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Walker to invite Jewell to visit Alaska wildlife refuge

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker says he will invite President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....

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Feds reject petition for Aleutians marine sanctuary

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - The federal government has rejected a petition to create a new marine sanctuary in the Aleutian Islands....

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Delta adds seasonal, year-round Alaska routes

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Delta Air Lines will extend year-round service from both Juneau and Fairbanks to Seattle....

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Tongass Advisory Committee shifts meetings to Juneau

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - The Tongass Advisory Committee is moving meetings scheduled for the next two months in Petersburg and Wrangell to Juneau....

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