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21 mushers sign up for 2016 Yukon Quest

Details 21 mushers sign up for 2016 Yukon Quest FAIRBANKS - The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race office in downtown Fairbanks had the feeling of a family reunion on Saturday, with the first day of signups for the 2016 race....

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Ketchikan teen trap shooter takes state

Details Ketchikan teen trap shooter takes state KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Brooke Mickel's victory as the girls junior varsity state champion in trap shooting was classic Ketchikan....

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Phase 1 of Interior Gas Utility's natural gas pipeline well underway

Details Phase 1 of Interior Gas Utility's natural gas pipeline well underway FAIRBANKS — Kayla Parsons, a pipeline welder with Central Environmental Inc., carefully lined up two 100-foot sections of 8-inch polyethylene pipeline Wednesday afternoon with the help of fellow crew...

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Public Safety Report — Aug. 1, 2015

Details The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire department reports and interviews...

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Man allegedly runs into garbage truck, charged with DUI

Details FAIRBANKS—A Fairbanks man has been charged with DUI for allegedly driving his vehicle into a garbage truck last August while high on morphine and alprazolam. ...

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Coast Guard honors teen who survived plane crash near Hoonah

Details JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard has honored the teenage survivor of a plane crash near Juneau for helping other passengers and attracting the attention of rescuers....

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Men convicted in '97 Hartman murder win procedural battle in claim of innocence

Details Men convicted in '97 Hartman murder win procedural battle in claim of innocence FAIRBANKS—The four men men seeking exoneration in the 1997 murder of Fairbanks teenager John Hartman won a procedural ruling this week when the Alaska Court of Appeals denied an effort to block the us...

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Fairbank assembly members propsose borough-wide marijuana tax

Details FAIRBANKS - Three assembly members want to put a question on the October ballot asking the voters to approve a 5 percent borough-wide tax on marijuana, while a task force met Friday to discuss marijua...

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Yukon Quest confirms $115,000 purse, vet team

Details Yukon Quest confirms $115,000 purse, vet team FAIRBANKS - The prize pool for the 2016 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will be at least $115,000, race officials announced Friday....

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Fatal multi-vehicle accident, including tour bus, closes Seward Highway

Details FAIRBANKS - A fatal multiple vehicle collision has closed the Seward Highway near 80 Mile, according to Alaska State Troopers....

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Conviction reversed after court finds improper search

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - An appeals court has reversed a man's drug conviction after determining an Anchorage police officer improperly searched his car....

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Troopers seize pot plants, grow equipment from Nome home

Details NOME, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers have seized marijuana with an estimated street value of $32,000 from a home outside Nome....

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With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

Details With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating o...

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Appeals court affirms conviction of Alaska woman in hot sauce case

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alaska appeals court has affirmed the conviction of an Anchorage woman whom prosecutors said used a videotape of herself punishing her son to get on the "Dr. Phil" show....

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Fairbanks man charged with reckless driving after high-speed chase

Details FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man is in custody facing charges of reckless driving after leading Alaska State Troopers on a high-speed chase on the Parks Highway near Cantwell Thursday....

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Small quake reported near Fairbanks

Details FAIRBANKS - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.36 was reported at 9:55 a.m. just 4 miles southwest of Fairbanks. ...

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Small thaw in US-Russian relations at the Alaska frontier

Details ANCHORAGE - The United States and Russia are in the midst of their most tense relations since the Cold War, but for a small number of residents of both countries, things are warming up a bit....

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Alaska health nonprofits strained by delay in grant payments

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Some of Alaska's social service agencies say they are feeling strained finances caused by delayed state grant funding caused by the Legislature's late budget and expenditures on a...

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Anchorage man pleads guilty in 2014 death of girlfriend

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after fatally shooting his girlfriend in his family's home last year....

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Mild winter lowers number of moose, car collisions

Details KENAI, Alaska - Wildlife officials say the mild winter this year kept road visibility decent enough to save some moose and driver's lives....

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Imprisoned Fairbanks man indicted for murder solicitation

Details FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks man currently serving a three-year prison term was arraigned in federal court Thursday for soliciting the murder of a witness and four federal officers. ...

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Public Safety Report — July 31, 2015

Details The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire department reports and interviews...

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Borough gifts snowmachines to local clubs, but withdraws all other support

Details FAIRBANKS — The borough ended its longstanding partnership with five ski and dog mushing clubs who groom trails used by the public....

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Alaska Native tribes no longer have to register restraining orders with state for enforcement

Details FAIRBANKS — Alaska Native tribes will no longer have to jump through extra hoops to have their domestic violence restraining orders enforced by the state....

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Alaska Native tribes no longer have to register restraining orders with state

Details FAIRBANKS — Alaska Native tribes will no longer have to jump through extra hoops to have their domestic violence restraining orders enforced by the state....

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EPA announces $445K settlement with North Slope Borough

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Alaska's North Slope Borough over alleged hazardous waste violations....

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Police have person of interest in state credit card case

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - A state-issued credit card, reported missing from a state worker's desk, was used to withdraw $500 from a Juneau bank last month, police said Thursday....

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Updated: Protesters forced from river after Arctic-bound ship blocked

Details Updated: Protesters forced from river after Arctic-bound ship blocked Updated 4:18 p.m.: PORTLAND, Ore. - Authorities moved in Thursday and forced protesters in kayaks from a river in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators were trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell iceb...

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NTSB: No reported problems at takeoff for plane that crashed in southeast Alaska

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - The small plane that crashed during a scheduled commuter flight bound for the southeast Alaska community of Hoonah earlier this month took off with no reported problems, according to...

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Judge in Alaska rules Greenpeace in contempt for Oregon protest

Details Judge in Alaska rules Greenpeace in contempt for Oregon protest ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal judge in Alaska has ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland,...

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