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The Top-10 Alaska Books (And Tons More) To Add To Your Reading List

The Top-10 Alaska Books (And Tons More) To Add To Your Reading List

Before this week’s Talk of Alaska about the best Alaska-based books, we opened up voting to the listeners to get their input into what the top-10 Alaska books should be. We received tons of feedback and compiled a full list, which you can find here. Here are the top-10 results based on online voting, comments, emails, social media, and calls we have received…starting with #10.

June 24, 2014
Law enforcement officials address the media regarding updates in the Joshua Wade case.  (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Convicted Killer Joshua Wade Claims Three More Murders

The Anchorage Police Department and FBI are investigating claims by convicted Anchorage killer Joshua Wade that he is responsible for three additional murders.

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June 20, 2014

Video Collars Provide Polar Bears’ Point Of View

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey are using new video collars to get a glimpse into the daily life of polar bears. Researchers have been using radio and GPS collars since the 1980s to track polar bears’ movements along the Arctic sea ice. But, that data lacks a lot of contextual and observational information that allows for a better understanding of the bears.

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June 6, 2014
(Courtesy Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team)

Lower Skilak Lake Campground, Boat Launch Reopens

The Funny River fire is holding steady at just over 192,831 acres and is considered 46 percent contained.

May 29, 2014
(Image courtesy Alaska Inter-Agency Management Team)

Rain, Lack Of Wind Slows Funny River Fire Growth

Fire crews Wednesday morning mapped the Funny River fire out to be nearly 183,300 acres. Tom Lavagnino, with the incident management team, says the rain has helped a little bit, but it’s not the biggest reason the fire’s growth has slowed.

May 28, 2014
Public Information Officer Jim Schwarber briefs the media about the Funny Rover fire on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Rain Falls On Funny River Fire, Provides Some Relief

The Funny River fire has grown to more than 182,200 acres. After a streak of warm, dry weather, firefighters are seeing a break in the weather, with rain falling Tuesday during the early morning hours and temperatures in the 50s.

May 27, 2014
(NASA photo)

Funny River Fire Hits 67,000 Acres

The Funny River fire on the Kenai Peninsula has topped 67,000 acres. The combination of Memorial Day weekend and extreme fire conditions have firefighters concerned.

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May 23, 2014

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