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Jim Johnsen named new University of Alaska president

Jim Johnsen named new University of Alaska president

The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Tuesday appointed Dr. Jim Johnsen as the next university president. Johnsen is on a 5-year contract, making $325,000 dollars annually.

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July 29, 2015
Anchorage’s homeless community endures 6th death in two weeks

Anchorage’s homeless community endures 6th death in two weeks

Another member of Anchorage’s homeless community died early Tuesday morning. It’s the sixth such death in the last two weeks.

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July 28, 2015

Anchorage’s 2014-2015 snowfall levels lowest on record

As July begins and the National Weather Service resets their annual snowfall totals to zero, it’s official — Anchorage’s snowfall levels last winter are the lowest on record.

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July 2, 2015

49 Voices: Will Ross from Anchorage

This week, we’re hearing from Will Ross, an Anchorage resident who was born and raised in Alaska. From Mount Marathon to Johnson Pass, he’s constantly pushing himself in the state’s great outdoors.

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June 26, 2015

Fire totals, acreage burned lower than predicted, so far

So far this year, about 78,000 acres have burned in 280 fires in Alaska. Pete Buist, a public information officer for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, says that’s lower than normal.

June 17, 2015
Sockeye Wildfire Threatens Willow

Sockeye Wildfire Threatens Willow

The Sockeye fire near Willow has jumped to more than 6,500 acres, consumed structures, closed the Parks Highway and is headed south. How the fire started has not been determined yet, but officials say it is human caused.

“We just know it was a human caused fire and it is under investigation,” said Tim Mowry, an information officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry.

June 14, 2015
NOAA Investigates Steller Sea Lion Deaths Near Cordova

NOAA Investigates Steller Sea Lion Deaths Near Cordova

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating the deaths of several Steller sea lions southwest of Cordova. Fifteen dead sea lions were discovered in the area on June 1.

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June 12, 2015

EPA, Pebble Partnership present arguments over alleged FACA violations

The Environmental Protection Agency and Pebble Limited Partnership presented oral arguments Thursday over whether or not the EPA violated federal law, when it opted to restrict mine waste disposal in Bristol Bay.

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May 28, 2015

APD says 4 Anchorage deaths likely a murder/suicide

Investigators say the deaths of four people in an Anchorage residence last week is likely a murder-suicide. According to Anchorage police, all indications show 24-year-old Curtis Young III shot and killed his girlfriend and their two children.

May 21, 2015

Research Sheds Light On Massive, Underwater, Deep Sea-Churning Waves

Anyone who has spent time on a beach can visualize rolling waves, breaking as they approach the shoreline. What most probably don’t realize, is the same thing happens out of sight, deep under the ocean surface – but on a massive scale.

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May 20, 2015
Tanaina Announces Move To St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Tanaina Announces Move To St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

It has been just over two months since Tanaina Early Childhood Development Center was informed it would need to vacate its space at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Now, the center has reached an agreement to stay temporarily at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

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April 10, 2015
Study Says Terrestrial Foods Can’t Replace Polar Bears’ Energy-Dense Diet

Study Says Terrestrial Foods Can’t Replace Polar Bears’ Energy-Dense Diet

As sea ice continues to retreat and polar bears spend more time on shore, one question lingers – can the world’s largest species of bears survive on land-based food? A new study says, “no.”

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April 1, 2015
ADF&G Online Store Streamlines Hunting, Fishing Permitting Process

ADF&G Online Store Streamlines Hunting, Fishing Permitting Process

Getting your fishing and hunting licenses just got a whole lot easier. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has launched its new online store, streamlining the permitting process for many prospective anglers and hunters.

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March 31, 2015

Iditarod Musher Dallas Seavey En Route To Safety, Nome

After completing the mandatory 8-hour layover in White Mountain, Dallas Seavey left the checkpoint at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday on his way to Safety – the final stop on the way to the Iditarod finish line in Nome.

March 17, 2015
Dallas Seavey First Iditarod Musher Into White Mountain

Dallas Seavey First Iditarod Musher Into White Mountain

Dallas Seavey – the winner of the 2014 Iditarod – is the first musher into White Mountain. He checked in at 10:10 Tuesday morning. Mitch Seavey and Aaron Burmeister are running in second and third place, respectively.

March 17, 2015
Dallas Seavey Leads Iditarod Mushers Out Of Elim

Dallas Seavey Leads Iditarod Mushers Out Of Elim

Dallas Seavey is the first musher out of Elim, as he heads to Golovin, then up to White Mountain, where he will take a mandatory 8-hour rest.

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March 17, 2015
Aaron Burmeister in Kaltag. (Photo by Emily Schwing)

Burmeister Takes Iditarod Lead Out Of Shaktoolik

eigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey was the first into Shaktoolik early Monday morning, but Aaron Burmeister was the first out of the checkpoint. Both are running with 12 dogs as they enter the last 170 miles of the race. leading the charge to Koyuk.

March 16, 2015

Dallas Seavey Leading The Way To Shaktoolik

After a quick 5 minute stop in Unalakleet, reigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey took the lead and is on the way to Shaktoolik.

March 15, 2015
Aaron Burmeister Leads Iditarod Teams Into Huslia

Aaron Burmeister Leads Iditarod Teams Into Huslia

Nome musher Aaron Burmeister was the first to reach Huslia Thursday night. He was followed by reigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey and rookie Thomas Waerner.

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March 13, 2015
Dallas and Mitch Seavey talk before the ceremonial start of the 2015 Iditarod. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Dallas Seavey, Aaron Burmeister Battle For Iditarod Lead

Dallas Seavey and Aaron Burmeister are running neck-and-neck down the Yukon River, leading the Iditarod field between Tanana and Ruby.

March 11, 2015