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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
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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

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
Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

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
Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

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