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Spay, neuter campaign targets rural Alaska dog numbers

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Fairbanks nonprofit has teamed up with Bethel-based Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. to send veterinarians to rural villages to spay and neuter stray dogs....

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Alaska Senate hopefuls pull ads mentioning deaths

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Television ads in the Alaska U.S. Senate race have been pulled by both parties' candidates after complaints from the family of two slaying victims....

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Nome looks to spike church sales-tax exemptions

Details NOME, Alaska - Houses of worship and scores of nonprofit organizations in Nome would lose their tax-exempt status as the city looks for ways to increase revenue....

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It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

Details NEW YORK - Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers....

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Archaeologists find remains of ancient village in western Alaska

Details BETHEL, Alaska - Archaeologists say they've found artifacts in western Alaska that provide a look into ancient Yup'ik culture that has never been seen....

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Announcement planned in Alaska governor's race

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor will elaborate Tuesday on merging their campaigns....

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Scientist seeks funding for Bering wave buoy

Details NOME, Alaska - A Canadian scientist is hoping to find funding to keep information flowing from the only wave-height buoy in the Bering Strait....

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District not worried about influx from F-35 squadrons

Details District not worried about influx from F-35 squadrons FAIRBANKS — The likely stationing of 48 F-35 Lightning II aircraft at Eielson Air Force Base would have a significant impact on the community in nearby North Pole, one of which could be a rapid influx...

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Fairbanks Looking Back — Sept. 2, 2014

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Local artists set to create unique pieces for FAA

Details FAIRBANKS — Twenty-five local artists will put their talents to use at a special fundraiser later this month for the Fairbanks Arts Association....

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Fort Greely soldier win 'Best Warrior' competition

Details Fort Greely soldier win 'Best Warrior' competition FAIRBANKS — Two Fort Greely soldiers have claimed the title of “Best Warrior” in the 2015 Best Warrior Competition, which was held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson last week....

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Radio host, assemblyman Michael Dukes signs off before move south

Details Radio host, assemblyman Michael Dukes signs off before move south FAIRBANKS — Love him or hate him, talk radio host Michael Dukes is a mainstay of Fairbanks. ...

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2 dead in head-on collision on Parks Highway

Details FAIRBANKS - Two people died and another was seriously injured in a head-on collision on the Parks Highway Monday afternoon....

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2 Fairbanks residents die in head-on collision on Parks Highway

Details FAIRBANKS - Two Fairbanks residents died and two other people were seriously injured in a head-on collision on the Parks Highway Monday afternoon....

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Ester halfway house runaway located, arrested

Details Ester halfway house runaway located, arrested FAIRBANKS - A 24-year-old man who fled an Ester halfway house last week has been recaptured, according to Fairbanks Police....

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2 challengers to Parnell discuss merging campaigns

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The two challengers to Gov. Sean Parnell are discussing uniting their campaigns, representatives of the candidates said Monday....

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Man driving truck with 7 children faces DUI charge

Details WASILLA, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 33-year-old Wasilla man was arrested Saturday for driving recklessly while "severely intoxicated" with seven young children - none wearing restraining dev...

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Kenai Peninsula hopes to host fish board meetings

Details KENAI, Alaska - Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula....

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5 things to watch in Alaska general election

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Legalizing pot, trying to find the Libertarian candidate for Senate and whittling through a growing field for Alaska governor are among the things to watch ahead of the Nov. 4 elec...

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Officials worry traffic deaths may rise as states legalize pot

Details WASHINGTON - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, ar...

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Heavy rainfall expected in Interior Alaska today, Tuesday

Details FAIRBANKS - A weather system bearing wind and heavy rain is expected to slide into Interior Alaska from the northwest today....

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Winter storm advisory issued for Alaska Range as heavy rain falls in Interior Alaska

Details Update: A winter storm warning has been issued for the Healy and Denali National Park areas tonight. Three to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall at elevations above 2500 feet tonight with more accum...

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Flood warning issued for Chena River as heavy rain falls in Interior Alaska

Details 10 a.m.: A flood warning has been issued for the upper Chena River. More than 2 inches of rain has fallen over the Chena River basin since Monday afternoon. The river is expected to rise rapidly and f...

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Fault near Minto responsible for series of Interior Alaska quakes

Details FAIRBANKS - A series of earthquakes just east of Minto rattled Interior Alaska residents Saturday and Sunday....

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Scouts scan Alaska newspaper, 1 page at a time

Details EAGLE RIVER, Alaska — When Eric Lundgren began searching for an Eagle Scout project, he didn't have to look far....

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Mat-Su officials meet with feds over ferry bill

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials are prepping for negotiations with the U.S. Transportation Department to resolve $12.3 million the borough owes the feds for its failed ferry pl...

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Memoir chronicles southeast Alaska float camp life

Details KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Biz Robbins and her husband, Don, were teachers in Colorado when Don told Biz he was moving to Alaska....

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U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Details U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' WASHINGTON - Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens acro...

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Fairbanks Looking Back — Aug. 31, 2014

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Focus group shares predictions about future growth in Fairbanks area

Details Focus group shares predictions about future growth in Fairbanks area FAIRBANKS — A focus group comprised of planners, real estate agents and an economic modeler gathered last winter in Fairbanks for a five-hour meeting....

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