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Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

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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

Begich Hosts Roundtable On Military Sexual Trauma Treatment

Senator Mark Begich addressed the issue of Military Sexual Trauma Treatment at a roundtable discussion at the YWCA in Anchorage last week.

November 11, 2013

Dan Coffey Announces Run For Anchorage Mayor

Dan Coffey has filed a letter of intent with APOC to run in Anchorage’s 2015 mayoral election. The 65-year resident of Anchorage, Coffey says this decision has been in the making for a long time.

October 25, 2013
Massive Landslide Covers Stretch Of Denali Park Road

Massive Landslide Covers Stretch Of Denali Park Road

A massive landslide has blocked the Denali Park Road near mile 37. Crews are already working to clear the road, but they aren’t likely to finish the job until next spring.

October 25, 2013
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Protesters Show Support For Hammond, Fischer in Pebble Mine Case

Protesters gathered in Anchorage on Wednesday in support of Vic Fischer and Bella Hammond. The crowd was demanding the state call off its efforts to recover $1 million in legal fees from Fischer, Hammond, and their co-plaintiffs in case over the Pebble Mine.

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October 23, 2013
Smoking Rates Decline Among Alaska Teens

Smoking Rates Decline Among Alaska Teens

Teen smoking has fallen significantly in the last six years. That’s the finding of a new state report, but there’s still work to be done.

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October 14, 2013
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UAA Hockey Looks Forward To Fresh Start

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s hockey team is putting its turbulent off-season behind it. And with a new athletic director and head coach at the helm, the team has an opportunity to take advantage of a clean slate of sorts.

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October 11, 2013
Public Weighs In On Plan For Northern Access To U-Med District

Public Weighs In On Plan For Northern Access To U-Med District

The city of Anchorage is hoping to build a road through green space in the city’s university area. It would be provide additional access to one of the busiest business districts in Anchorage, but neighborhood councils in the area are strongly opposed to the new road. And public feedback at a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening was overwhelmingly negative.

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October 10, 2013

Murkowski Secures $50 Million For Legacy Well Clean Up

Legislation that passed Congress today will allocate $50 million to clean up the 130 oil and gas wells that were drilled and abandoned by the federal government in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska.

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September 26, 2013
UAA Introduces New Athletic Director Keith Hackett

UAA Introduces New Athletic Director Keith Hackett

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s incoming athletic director addressed the media on Friday for the first time. He made clear that he views his job as being about more than just athletics.

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September 20, 2013

Scotty Gomez Foundation Hockey Association Partners With ASD To Revive Girls’ High School Hockey

The Anchorage School District’s girls’ hockey program is back in business. The Scotty Gomez Foundation Hockey Association announced Friday that it has entered into an agreement with ASD to offer girls’ hockey as an outsourced high school varsity sports program.

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September 20, 2013

JBER Pays EPA Fine For Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has paid a $21,000 fine to the EPA for a series of hazardous waste management violations in 2010 and 2011.

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September 18, 2013
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UAA Names Keith Hackett New Athletic Director

The University of Alaska Anchorage has a new athletic director, naming Keith Hackett to lead the department.

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September 11, 2013
The UAA College of Business and Public Policy unveiled a sign commemorating the launch of the program. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Weidner Program For Property Management And Real Estate Launches At UAA

The demand for rental housing is on the rise, but because of a lack of university-level programs, there aren’t many people prepared to manage properties.

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September 11, 2013
The Coast Guard Cutter Naushon floats just off the bottom at low tide in Ketchikan, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2012. Tidal fluctuations can exceed 22 feet in south eastern Alaksa. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Opens Forward Operating Location In Kotzebue

The U.S. Coast Guard opened up its forward operating location in Kotzebue last week as part of Arctic Shield 2013.

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July 15, 2013
Incident Meteorologists Help Crews Predict Fire Paths

Incident Meteorologists Help Crews Predict Fire Paths

More than a million acres have burned in the 446 wildfires in Alaska this season. That’s an area larger than Rhode Island. Many of these fires are left to burn if they aren’t a danger to people or infrastructure, but the most dangerous of them are battled by hundreds of firefighters and other support personnel. Some fires even warrant their own “incident meteorologist” – or IMET.

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July 9, 2013

Russian River Sanctuary To Open Wednesday Morning

The Russian River sanctuary will open to sockeye salmon sport fishing Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to remain open until Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 p.m., according to an emergency order issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

June 18, 2013

Heat Wave Sets Records Across State

New record-high temperatures are being recorded in many places around the state Monday, with Talkeetna topping the charts at 94 degrees. It’s their second-straight day of record-high heat.

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June 17, 2013
Special Olympics Alaska Breaks Ground On New Expansion

Special Olympics Alaska Breaks Ground On New Expansion

Special Olympics Alaska earlier this month hosted a ground breaking ceremony for a 20,000 square foot expansion for their Sports, Health and Wellness Center where Governor Sean Parnell also signed House Bill 88 into law.

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June 7, 2013

Lesil McGuire Announces Candidacy For Lieutenant Governor

Anchorage Republican Lesil McGuire announced her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor for the 2014 election on Wednesday.

June 5, 2013