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Murkowski, others in GOP, press EPA chief on air and water regulations

Details ANCHORAGE — Republicans in the U.S. Senate, including Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, are questioning the Environmental Protection Agency on proposed water and air regulations, as well as discussing ways...

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UAF issues advisory about its campus water supply

Details FAIRBANKS—A compound in the University of Alaska Fairbanks water supply exceeds federal standards but remains safe to drink, according to campus officials....

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Lung association gives Fairbanks an 'F' for air quality

Details Lung association gives Fairbanks an 'F' for air quality FAIRBANKS—Fairbanks remains among the top 10 most-polluted cities in the United States for episodes of particulate pollution in the latest annual report by the American Lung Association....

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Alaska Legislature takes break amid budget standoff; Walker won't stop them

Details Alaska Legislature takes break amid budget standoff; Walker won't stop them JUNEAU—The House and Senate on Thursday approved a resolution that would allow them to take a break until May 12 while finance committees continue to hammer out a deal on a fully funded budget....

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Researchers breed Arctic cod; species vulnerable to warming

Details Researchers breed Arctic cod; species vulnerable to warming ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A silvery fish that represents an important link in the Arctic food chain has been successfully grown in laboratory conditions, giving federal researchers a tool to learn more abou...

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Alaska Legislature passes resolution allowing recess while committees meet

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution authorizing lawmakers to recess until May 12 while the finance committees continue to meet....

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Charles Hamel, influential oil industry whistleblower, dies at 84

Details Charles Hamel, an influential oil industry whistleblower whose efforts so exasperated his targets that petroleum companies hired private detectives for a spying campaign to ferret out his sources and...

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Second man dies of injuries from Talkeetna shooting

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a second man has died from injuries sustained in a shooting in Talkeetna....

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Regulatory board will take first look at new marijuana regs

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - Communities could opt-out or limit commercial and retail marijuana sales much the same way they do alcohol under proposed regulations put forth by the state alcohol control board....

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Bethel council protests 2 liquor store applications

Details BETHEL, Alaska - Bethel council members want to extend the city's 40-year history of not having a liquor store....

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Biologists capture all 5 bears out of Anchorage neighborhood

Details Biologists capture all 5 bears out of Anchorage neighborhood ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Biologists have captured the last of five black bears that were frequenting an Anchorage neighborhood....

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Kindergarten enrollment begins today

Details FAIRBANKS — Enrollment for kindergarten in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is scheduled to take place today and Friday....

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Red Flag exercises begin at Eielson

Details FAIRBANKS — Red Flag Alaska, a two-week military training exercise out of Eielson Air Force Base, starts today and runs through May 15....

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Fundraiser today for family of Lawrence Moses

Details FAIRBANKS — An emergency fundraiser is planned today for travel and funeral expenses for the family of Lawrence Moses, who died unexpectedly this week from an ATV crash in Tanana....

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Flood advisory lifted in Salcha

Details FAIRBANKS — An ice jam that triggered a flood advisory Tuesday afternoon on the Tanana River in Salcha has cleared....

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Looking Back in Fairbanks: April 30

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School board to talk unions, salary freezes

Details FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board announced two special meetings to take place Monday on union negotiations and possible salary freezes....

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Fairbanks school board to talk unions, salary freezes

Details FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board announced two special meetings to take place Monday on union negotiations and possible salary freezes....

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New Mormon church planned for site on Geist Road

Details New Mormon church planned for site on Geist Road FAIRBANKS — A newly purchased lot on Geist Road is being eyed as the future location for the biggest Mormon church in the Interior, according to a church official....

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Public Safety Report — April 30, 2015

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Group wants to create year-round greenspace in downtown Fairbanks

Details FAIRBANKS — Imagine a quiet sanctuary in downtown Fairbanks, filled with greenery and solitude. That’s the dream....

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Gov. Walker says Legislature will stay in session until budget is passed

Details Gov. Walker says Legislature will stay in session until budget is passed JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said he’s fine with legislators taking a break before getting to Medicaid expansion and Erin’s Law with one condition: they pass a fully funded budget before leaving Juneau....

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GVEA meeting draws about half of required members to meet quorum

Details GVEA meeting draws about half of required members to meet quorum FAIRBANKS — The Golden Valley Electric Association annual meeting drew a sparse crowd on Wednesday at Hering Auditorium, falling well short of the attendance needed to reach a quorum. ...

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Railroad sees decrease in moose deaths caused by trains

Details Railroad sees decrease in moose deaths caused by trains ANCHORAGE — Fewer moose were struck and killed by trains in winter 2014-2015 than the previous 10 years as a result of low snowfall across much of Southcentral Alaska, according to the Alaska Railroad...

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Alaska Railroad sees decrease in moose deaths caused by trains

Details Alaska Railroad sees decrease in moose deaths caused by trains ANCHORAGE — Fewer moose were struck and killed by trains in winter 2014-2015 than the previous 10 years as a result of low snowfall across much of Southcentral Alaska, according to the Alaska Railroad...

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Fairbanks man charged with DUI after being found in vehicle blocking road

Details FAIRBANKS—A man was found slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle after apparently smoking methamphetamine and injecting himself with heroin while driving late Monday night....

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Gov. Walker says he won't rescind special session proclamation

Details Gov. Walker says he won't rescind special session proclamation JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker says he won't rescind his special session proclamation or agree to a change of venue at this time....

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GPS collars track bears in urban Anchorage

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Eager wildlife watchers can now get a bears'-eye view of what it's like to live in urban Anchorage from the comfort and safety of their homes....

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Fire at power plant leaves Emmonak in dark

Details BETHEL, Alaska - A fire at a local power plant kept Emmonak residents without power Tuesday morning....

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Sitka Hospital asks community for help with money problems

Details SITKA, Alaska  - Sitka Community Hospital is turning to the residents it serves to try to figure out how to climb out of its $2 million budget deficit....

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