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Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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Kelly Maixner at the 2014 Iditarod restart in Willow. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Kelly Maixner Leads Mushers Into Rohn

Kelly Maixner is the first musher into Rohn, checking in at 11:26 Monday morning. He took the lead from fellow Big Lake musher Martin Buser at Rainy Pass earlier Monday.

March 3, 2014
Martin Buser departs Willow at the 2014 Iditarod's official restart. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Race Leaders Approach Finger Lake

Martin Buser leads the pack as he approaches the Finger Lake checkpoint. Buser holds a few mile lead over fellow Big Lake musher, Kelly Maixner.

March 3, 2014

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments On Parental Notification Law

The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a lawsuit that halted a voter-passed law requiring health care providers to notify parents of minors before performing abortions.

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February 20, 2014
A poster delineates the wetlands throughout the U-Med area. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

U-Med Access Route Design Dependent On Wetlands Permits

Earlier this week DOWL HKM engineering and the Alaska Department of Transportation held an open house at East High School, presenting the preferred U-Med Access route.

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February 20, 2014
Keith Hackett Settles In As UAA’s Athletic Director

Keith Hackett Settles In As UAA’s Athletic Director

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s new athletic director, Keith Hackett, wrapped up his first 100 days on the job last month. He’s finished his first Great Alaska Shootout and watched the cross country running and volleyball seasons cap off successful seasons, but he says there is still work to be done.

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February 3, 2014
Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

UAS Training Takes To Skies Above JBER

Soldiers from the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted an Unmanned Aircraft System – or UAS – training flight on Thursday morning in the skies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

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January 30, 2014

Legislation Introduced To Repeal State Funds For U-Med/Northern Access Road

Two Anchorage Democrats introduced legislation Friday to repeal $20 million in state funds allocated to the planned U-Med/Northern Access Road. The road would slice through the center of the congested University district in Anchorage.

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January 24, 2014
UAA Planetarium Offers Unique Look Into McNeil Bear Sanctuary

UAA Planetarium Offers Unique Look Into McNeil Bear Sanctuary

If you are lucky enough to get a permit, the McNeil River Sanctuary in Southwest Alaska offers an opportunity to safely get up close and personal with the largest congregation of brown bears in the world. Since only 185 permits are drawn each year, a UAA professor decided to team up with an Alaskan filmmaker to create an immersive experience for those who can’t make the trip.

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January 13, 2014
Marijuana Initiative Sponsors Submit Petition To Division Of Elections

Marijuana Initiative Sponsors Submit Petition To Division Of Elections

Sponsors of an initiative to legalize marijuana in Alaska turned in their petition Wednesday to the Lieutenant Governor’s office. More than 45,000 Alaskans signed the petition.

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January 8, 2014
Crews load the Cessna 172 Cutlass onto a tow truck. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Anchorage Road

A small plane had to make an emergency landing on Tuesday afternoon on a street in East Anchorage after experiencing engine trouble shortly after takeoff.

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January 7, 2014

WWAMI Program Prepares To Undergo Changes

The WWAMI program is the only option for Alaskans who want to stay in the state for part of medical school. And it’s about to undergo changes that will reshape when and where students can attend classes.

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December 23, 2013
Photo courtesy University of Alaska Anchorage.

UAA Tops Out New Engineering Building

The final piece of steel in the University of Alaska Anchorage’s new engineering building was put into place today. It marks the beginning of the end for a decade of vast expansion at the university.

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December 6, 2013

Federal Extended Unemployment Benefits Coming To An End

The federal program extending unemployment benefits past the 26-week limit offered by the state will end on Dec. 28 unless Congress opts to extend it.

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December 4, 2013
Georgetown Wins Great Alaska Shootout Title

Georgetown Wins Great Alaska Shootout Title

Georgetown University took home the Great Alaska Shootout crown, beating the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team 92-78 in the championship game.
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November 29, 2013
Seawolves Will Face Georgetown For Shootout Championship

Seawolves Will Face Georgetown For Shootout Championship

Forty minutes wasn’t enough time to decide Tuesday’s game between the University of Alaska Anchorage and UC Riverside. With the score remaining locked at the end of regulation and after the first 5 minutes of overtime, the UAA Seawolves pulled ahead and held on to win 83-75.

November 27, 2013
Graphic by National Weather Service.

Anchorage’s Ice Storm Closures

Freezing rain has hit Anchorage and is expected to stick around until this evening, when it is expected to transition into up to 5 inches of snow. The weather and detrimental road conditions have caused the closure or limited service of many entities and services around town. Click here to find a list of known closures.

November 22, 2013
Graphic by National Weather Service.

Snow, Freezing Rain Headed To Anchorage

Anchorage residents will get relief from the clear and cold weather that has set in over the last few days, but the transition could be messy.

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November 20, 2013
A squad demonstrates the gear they carry into battle. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

JBER Paratroopers Prep For Wide Variety Of Missions

Paratroopers of the 425 Brigade at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson have to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice to take on missions ranging from parachuting into a combat zone to providing humanitarian relief for natural disaster victims. On Tuesday, I had a chance to get a glimpse into the life of Alaska’s Airborne soldiers.

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November 14, 2013

GCI, KTUU Broadcast Agreement Expires

After months of negotiations, KTUU-TV and GCI were unable to reach an agreement by their midnight deadline on Friday to keep KTUU’s programming available on cable in the more rural-areas of the state.

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November 11, 2013
Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Alaska Athletes Prepare For Olympic Journey

Over the weekend, Alaskans had their last chance to say goodbye to the state’s Olympians – and prospective Olympians – before they start their seasons…and eventually head to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympic Games.

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November 11, 2013