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River condition expected to force another change to Iditarod restart

Details River condition expected to force another change to Iditarod restart FAIRBANKS—Alaska's warm winter weather has struck another blow to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Race organizers plan to announce the relocation of the Iditarod race restart for the second time in...

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Angoon High shop students learn automotive trade

Details Angoon High shop students learn automotive trade ANGOON, Alaska — For almost the last 20 years, Angoon High School's auto shop has been used, mostly, for storage. Tools once used for the class disappeared....

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DOT's 'Reflectosaurus' helps students learn safety

Details DOT's 'Reflectosaurus' helps students learn safety KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The Alaska Department of Transportation has a dinosaur, and it visited Houghtaling Elementary School this past Friday....

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Police officer struck by patrol car trying to stop suspect

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage police officer was struck by a patrol car in a parking lot as police attempted to stop theft suspects....

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Legislative session nears half-way mark; comment on budget draft planned

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - This week marks the half-way point in the scheduled 90-day session. It also marks the week when some legislators head to Washington, D.C., for meetings related to energy, economic iss...

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Troopers seek reckless driving suspect on Kenai Peninsula

Details Troopers seek reckless driving suspect on Kenai Peninsula KASILOF, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers are searching for a 32-year-old driver on the Kenai Peninsula who eluded officers at high speeds and fled into forest after his car tires were punctured....

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Doyon defends venture with Dish Network

Details FAIRBANKS — Doyon, Limited is pushing back against criticism that the Fairbanks-based Native corporation helped Dish Network use a regulatory loophole to claim more than $3 billion in federal credits....

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Legislative Schedule — March 2-March 6

Details The following teleconferences are scheduled to be held at the Fairbanks Legislative Information Office, 1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308. Hearings are subject to change. For the most current and complete li...

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Fairbanks Looking Back — March 1, 2015

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Hilcorp president not worried about Pentex purchase

Details JUNEAU — The state’s plan to buy Fairbanks Natural Gas drew criticism from lawmakers for interfering with private industry, but the head of a private company affected by the deal said he’s not losing...

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Young mushers on the trail

Details Young mushers on the trail DENALI BOROUGH — Two young ladies, at opposite ends of the Denali Borough, are spending many hours standing on the runners of a dog sled and having the time of their lives....

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Doyon defends controversial venture with Dish Network

Details FAIRBANKS — Doyon, Limited is pushing back against criticism that the ...

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Alaska flights canceled after volcano ash reduces visibility

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Airlines says low visibility caused by ash from Russian volcanoes is behind the cancellations of several flights in the state....

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Faeo, Quam win bruising Iron Dog snowmachine race

Details Faeo, Quam win bruising Iron Dog snowmachine race FAIRBANKS—Scott Faeo and Eric Quam cruised their Polaris snowmachines side-by-side across the Iron Dog finish line in Fairbanks on Saturday afternoon, enduring a brutal course to claim the $50,000 top...

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House passes bill intended to reduce recidivism

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska House has passed a bill intended to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for former prisoners....

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Canada border hours worry residents in small Alaska town

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Residents in a small southeast Alaska community are worried that overnight closure of the Canada border will have hurt safety and the local economy....

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Intoxicated man survives fall into frigid Juneau waters

Details JUNEAU, Alaska - First responders had to fish out an intoxicated man who fell from the docks into the frigid waters of Gastineau Channel in Juneau....

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KUAC TV off the air for non-cable subscribers

Details FAIRBANKS - If you need to get your Downton Abbey and British bake-off fix this weekend, you may need to find a friend with cable television....

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Strong winds, snow expected in Interior Alaska; Steese Highway closed

Details Updated 5 p.m.: The Steese Highway is closed between Miles 101-114 due to high winds and blowing, drifting snow. The gates are closed and the road is impassible. ...

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NAOI offering wilderness safety courses

Details FAIRBANKS — The North America Outdoor Institute is offering free wilderness safety programs the second weekend of March at the 2015 Snow Rondy in North Pole. The interactive, community-based program w...

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Fairbanks Looking Back — Feb. 28, 2015

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UAF hosts engineering open house

Details FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Engineering and Mines will host a family-friendly slate of events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at UAF’s Duckering Building....

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Two Fairbanks men sentenced in spice cases

Details FAIRBANKS — Two Fairbanks men were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in separate cases for selling spice, a synthetic cannabis alternative that can cause hallucinations, extreme anxiety and para...

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BLM proposes Mosquito Flats mining and ATV ban; comments close Tuesday

Details FAIRBANKS — A federal government agency is considering blocking mining and summer ATV travel in a 30,000 acre block of Fortymile River country.  ...

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Leonard Nimoy made 1972 campaign visit to Fairbanks

Details Leonard Nimoy made 1972 campaign visit to Fairbanks FAIRBANKS—Leonard Nimoy came to Fairbanks more than 40 years ago, but as a political campaigner not as a Vulcan....

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Alaska appeals court sides with public defenders in ruling

Details ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Court of Appeals is siding with public defenders who objected to being appointed to provide advice to an indigent defendant who chose to represent himself....

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Medicaid expansion items removed from Alaska budget

Details JUNEAU—In a move House Republicans were building toward for weeks, a budget subcommittee on Friday axed Gov. Bill Walker's plans for Medicaid expansion....

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Ship's chief engineer pleads guilty to Alaska pollution charge

Details PORTLAND, Ore. - The chief engineer of a vessel that illegally dumped oil-contaminated bilge water pleaded guilty Friday to violating a federal anti-pollution law....

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Bill would allow for new license plates for veterans

Details JUNEAU, Alaska  - Veterans who have received certain medals could have additional license plates to choose from....

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Old military explosive device found in Sitka

Details SITKA, Alaska  - Sitka authorities say what appears to be an old military explosive device has been turned into fire officials....

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