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Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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Tyonek Fire Holds At 1,800 Acres

The Tyonek fire on the western side of Cook Inlet is holding steady at just over 1,800 acres. Sam Harrel, a public information officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry, says winds Thursday pushed the fire back onto itself.

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May 23, 2014
Tyonek Fire Grows To 1,800 Acres

Tyonek Fire Grows To 1,800 Acres

Two Southcentral Alaska fires have grown in size since Wednesday afternoon, covering the Anchorage area in smoke Thursday morning.

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May 22, 2014

Tyonek Fire Grows To 1,500 Acres

A fire near the village of Tyonek has grown to approximately 1,500 acres.

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May 21, 2014
A polar bear mother watches carefully with her cubs along her side along the Beaufort Sea. (USFWS photo)

New Equipment Means New Opportunities For Polar Bear Treatment

As companies look to expand oil and gas exploration in Alaska, many worry about the possibility of a spill and how wildlife – including polar bears – would be cared for. New equipment has given the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the capability to treat polar bears on the scene, which, until now, hasn’t been a possibility.

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May 20, 2014
Nino Delgado spars with a partner at the Alaska Boxing Academy in April. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Olympic Aspirations: Training At The Alaska Boxing Academy

Alaska isn’t exactly known as a hotspot for boxing talent, but an Olympic caliber coach is hoping to change that. He started the Alaska Boxing Academy two years ago and already has a few athletes who are dreaming big about competing nationally and internationally.

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May 15, 2014
UAA, Willamette University Partner To Offer New Law School Opportunity

UAA, Willamette University Partner To Offer New Law School Opportunity

There isn’t a law school in Alaska, but the University of Alaska Anchorage is launching a new program to make it easier for Alaskans to attend law school. It’s a partnership with Willamette University College of Law in Oregon.

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May 7, 2014

Weather Forces Alaska Airlines Flight To Land At JBER

An Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Anchorage took an unexpected detour to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday afternoon.

May 5, 2014
(Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Alaska Airlines Center Adds New Dining Option

With around four months left until it’s slated to open, the University of Alaska Anchorage is tweaking the design of its new sports complex.

The university has decided to add a new restaurant in an effort to draw in the surrounding community.

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May 5, 2014
2014 Gubernatorial candidates answer questions formulated by Anchorage middle schoolers on April 30, 2014. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Gubernatorial Candidates Answer Student Questions

Middle schoolers from across Anchorage had a chance to hear from Gubernatorial candidates on Wednesday about a variety of issues the state is facing.

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April 30, 2014
River Watch Teams Prepare For Breakup

River Watch Teams Prepare For Breakup

Teams are heading out to keep an eye on breakup conditions along Alaska’s largest river systems. The National Weather Service is predicting below average flooding this year, but the state wants villages to be ready just in case.

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April 28, 2014
‘Recall Lindsey Holmes’ Group Takes Petition Dismissal To Court

‘Recall Lindsey Holmes’ Group Takes Petition Dismissal To Court

Representatives from the “Recall Lindsey Holmes” group and Alaska’s Division of Elections met in State Superior Court on Thursday.

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April 18, 2014

Alaska Dispatch To Buy Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Dispatch is making an aggressive move to position itself at the forefront of the the state’s media landscape. It announced Tuesday that it’s buying the Anchorage Daily News – Alaska’s largest newspaper.

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April 8, 2014
Pete Petersen. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

2014 Municipal Election Results

The races for Assembly Seats 5I and 6K remain close, with only a few votes left to count. With over 98 percent of the vote counted, all but one of the Ballot Propositions are on track to pass.

April 1, 2014

Though Earthquake Detection Has Improved, Gaps Remain

Just five years after statehood, Alaska endured the largest earthquake recorded in North America. The quake devastated communities around the Southcentral portion of the state, but in the years that followed it also made Alaska the epicenter of extreme seismic studies.

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March 25, 2014
Photo by Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team.

Anchorage Set To Host 2014 National Nordic Skiing National Championships

The 2014 U.S. National Championships and SuperTour Finals for cross-country skiing are set to start in just over a week in Anchorage.

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March 13, 2014
Dallas Seavey Wins 2014 Iditarod

Dallas Seavey Wins 2014 Iditarod

At the culmination of an exciting couple of days of racing, Dallas Seavey has claimed his second Iditarod win after overtaking Aliy Zirkle at the Safety checkpoint. Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle slid into Nome 2 minutes and 22 seconds after Seavey to take second place for the third-straight year.

March 11, 2014
Dallas Seavey. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Dallas Seavey Takes Iditarod Lead

UPDATE: Dallas Seavey overtakes Aliy Zirkle for the lead, checking out of Safety at 1:16 a.m.

Denali musher Jeff King scratched near Safety at 11:50 Monday evening as he closed in on front-runner Aliy Zirkle – who remains in the checkpoint. King told race officials he was having difficulty navigating the trail due to severe wind in the area.

March 11, 2014
Jeff King waves to fans as he leaves Willow at the beginning of the 42nd Iditarod. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Jeff King Maintains Lead Into White Mountain

After taking the lead from Aliy Zirkle early Monday morning, Jeff King has extended his Iditarod lead to nearly an hour, rolling into White Mountain at 7:02 a.m. Zirkle checked into White Mountain at 7:59 a.m. with 11 dogs to King’s 12.

March 10, 2014
Jeff King waves to fans as he leaves Willow at the beginning of the 42nd Iditarod. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Jeff King Leads Teams Into Ruby, Claims ‘First Musher To The Yukon’ Award

Four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King led mushers into the Ruby checkpoint at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, claiming the First Musher to the Yukon Award. Two Rivers musher Sonny Lindner rode into Ruby an hour after King.

March 6, 2014
DeeDee Jonrowe. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Two Race Veterans Scratch In Rohn

DeeDee Jonrowe and Linwood Fielder, both of Willow, scratched this morning at the Rohn checkpoint at 6:00 a.m. and 6:21 a.m., respectively, both citing problems in Dalzell Gorge.

March 4, 2014