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Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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Anchorage FedEx Facility Evacuated After Illness Reports

An evacuation order for FedEx’s sorting facility on Postmark Drive in Anchorage was issued by the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Police and Fire Department at about 3 p.m. on Thursday after between one and three employees reported experiencing an unknown illness.

December 20, 2012 - 4:17 pm
68 Mushers Register For 2013 Iditarod

68 Mushers Register For 2013 Iditarod

Registration for the 2013 Iditarod closes tonight. Sixty-eight mushers are on the docket so far. Mark Nordman, the Iditarod race director and race marshal, says the lineup likely won’t change much before tonight’s deadline.

November 30, 2012 - 5:52 pm
Deployment locations of recorders from the CHAOZ project. Image courtesy of NOAA Fisheries Service

Acoustic Sensors Give Scientists A New Perspective In The Arctic

Much of what we know about marine life in Alaska is the result of direct visual observation. Relatively recently, though, scientists began focusing more of their efforts on what goes on beneath the waves and the ice, when marine life is out of sight.

November 8, 2012 - 5:18 pm

Bond Proposition Passes, Constitutional Convention Loses Big

Voters approved Bond Proposition A Tuesday night. It would provide $453-million in bonds for transportation projects throughout the state. However, voters defeated the proposal for a constitutional convention convention.

November 6, 2012 - 10:40 pm

Republicans Pick Up AK Senate Seats

Republicans picked up seats in the Alaska Senate in Tuesday’s election. Fairbanks-area Republicans John Coghill and Pete Kelly won their bids for Alaska Senate. Anchorage Democrat Bettye Davis lost her bid to keep her seat to Republican Anna Fairclough. And Bert Stedman, a Republican from Sitka, beat Democrat Albert Kookesh of Angoon.

November 6, 2012 - 10:35 pm

Less Than 100 Votes Separate House District 34 Contenders

With 100 percent of House District 34′s precincts reporting in, Jonathan Kreiss-Tompkins (D) leads Bill Thomas (R) by under 100 votes. Many other races are still waiting on precincts.

November 6, 2012 - 10:33 pm
Congressman Don Young (left) sits down with Peter Granitz (center) and Steve Heimel (right) at election central during the 2012 election. APRN file photo.

Don Young Wins Another Term

Incumbent Don Young easily won another term in Congress Tuesday night, grabbing 65 percent of the vote in a multi-candidate field. The Republican veteran easily defeated Democrat Sharon Cissna of Anchorage and Libertarian Jim McDermott of Fairbanks.

November 6, 2012 - 10:18 pm

Senate Committee Will Meet To Discuss Disaster Preparedness

As September’s severe storms continue, the Senate State Affairs Committee will meet Monday to discuss emergency response systems and disaster preparedness plans.

September 21, 2012 - 6:30 pm
A view of the washout of the bridge over Gold Creek. Photo from the Alaska Railroad

Flooding Delays Alaska Railroad Traffic

Flooding has hampered activities by the Alaska Railroad across Southcentral Alaska this week. Currently, all train traffic north of Wasilla is delayed until at least Monday due to flood damage in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, according to an Alaska Railroad press release.

September 21, 2012 - 6:15 pm

Hundreds Without Power In Anchorage

Chugach Electric is reporting that approximately 1,800 customers are without power. An estimated 1,200 of those are located in Anchorage, with the largest area outage being near Rabbit Creek and Goldenview – affecting 1,066 customers.

September 19, 2012 - 11:52 am
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage

Young, Cissna Win; Ballot Measures Fail

Incumbent U.S. Representative Don Young easily won the Republican nomination for Congress on Tuesday. He will face Sharon Cissna who handily defeated a field of Democrats and Jim McDermott who ran unopposed for the Libertarian nomination.

Two statewide ballot measures failed. One would have created a coastal zone management program (38% yes, 62% no) and the other would have allowed local governments to create additional property tax relief (49.45% yes, 50.55% no).

Alaska Primary Election 2012: Unofficial Results

August 28, 2012 - 7:05 pm

Seward Highway Reopens, Kidnapping Suspect Remains At Large

The Seward Highway has been reopened, though the suspect in an alleged armed kidnapping Friday morning remains at large. Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Dave Parker says APD and State Troopers have suspended the search for the suspect in the Turnagain Pass area of the Seward Highway, but are continuing to pursue leads in the ongoing investigation.

July 20, 2012 - 5:44 pm
54 Mushers Sign Up On First Day Of Iditarod Registration

54 Mushers Sign Up On First Day Of Iditarod Registration

Fifty-four mushers are already signed up for the 2013 Iditarod. Registration began Saturday. So far, the field includes nine rookies and plenty of familiar faces.

July 2, 2012 - 3:32 pm
Veteran Finding Peace In Fly-Fishing, Fly-Tying Program

Veteran Finding Peace In Fly-Fishing, Fly-Tying Program

For many soldiers, the transition from military life to civilian life can be a challenging one. That change is often amplified by injuries sustained in combat — both physical and emotional. Even though the memories of those traumatic events will always be there, some soldiers are able to find solace in rehabilitation programs like Project Healing Waters.

June 26, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Letter of Intent Moves UAA, Seattle University School of Law Partnership Forward

A letter of intent recently signed by UAA and the Seattle University School of Law moves Alaskans one step closer to a new law program. The effort of cooperation is a move to expand a decade-long partnership already existing between the two universities called the “Summer Law in Alaska” program.

June 5, 2012 - 5:18 pm
Dallas Seavey Wins 2012 Iditarod

Dallas Seavey Wins 2012 Iditarod

Dallas Seavey has won the 2012 Iditarod, crossing the finish line in Nome just before 7:30 p.m. this evening. Aliy Zirkle is about five miles outside of Nome and is being chased by Ramey Smyth around five miles behind her.

March 13, 2012 - 6:30 pm
Team Zirkle Musher Cam

Team Zirkle Musher Cam

Last year, Aliy Zirkle and her team allowed us to attach a camera to one of her sleds during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod. This year, they let us attach it to her second musher during the start, and that was none other than her husband and fellow musher, Allen Moore.

March 8, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Zirkle Leads Mushers Into Nikolai

Zirkle Leads Mushers Into Nikolai

Aliy Zirkle was the first musher to ride into Nikolai at 9:14 a.m., followed by reigning champion John Baker at 9:36 a.m.. Lance Mackey isn’t far behind, making it into the checkpoint just before 10:00 a.m.

March 6, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Early Trail Conditions Look Good For Mushers

Iditarod 2012 is set to start up this weekend, with the ceremonial start Saturday and the restart in Willow on Sunday, and mushers should see some pretty good conditions over the first couple days of the race.

March 2, 2012 - 4:57 pm
2012 Iditarod Starting Order

2012 Iditarod Starting Order

This year’s field features 66 mushers, with Ray Redington Jr. drawing the number two bib. Dave Olson is this year’s honorary musher and will be wearing number one.

Read more to see the full field.

March 2, 2012 - 3:37 pm