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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
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