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Post-Ferguson, APD stands by civil unrest preparation plans

The Anchorage Police Department says they are ready if civil unrest breaks out in Alaska’s largest city, like it did in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month. But their main tactic is being as transparent and open as possible so that riots don’t happen in the first place.

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August 27, 2014 - 4:54 pm

Attorney: Yup’ik Fishermen Wrongfully Convicted

Attorneys argued before the Alaska Court of Appeals in downtown Anchorage today about whether Yup’ik fishermen, who fished for Chinook or king Salmon during a closure on the Kuskokwim River in 2012, were wrongfully convicted.

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August 26, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Ad Alleges Begich Shortchanges His Female Staff – Is It True?

An ad running against Sen. Mark Begich attacks him on his support for women – exactly where he proclaims his strength. The ad, by Crossroads GPS, says he favors men when it comes to setting salaries for his Senate staff.

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August 26, 2014 - 5:42 pm
More Than A Win, Constitution Party Candidates Want Ballot Access

More Than A Win, Constitution Party Candidates Want Ballot Access

If gubernatorial candidate J.R. Myers can secure three percent of the vote, the Constitution Party will get formal recognition from the Division of Elections.

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August 26, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Alaska Seeks Continued Involvement In BC Mine Review

The state of Alaska is requesting to be involved with Canadian approval of a proposed copper and gold mine across the border in British Columbia. State commissioners of three departments submitted comments on Seabridge Gold’s Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell or KSM mine this month.

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August 26, 2014 - 5:40 pm
Tlingit-Haida and State Sign Agreement to Improve Relationship

Tlingit-Haida and State Sign Agreement to Improve Relationship

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and the State of Alaska signed a Memorandum of Agreement yesterday signifying a new level of communication and cooperation.

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August 26, 2014 - 5:38 pm
Giant Pumpkin Tips the Scales

Giant Pumpkin Tips the Scales

The winner in this year’s Alaska State Fair giant pumpkin weigh-off tips the scales, but doesn’t break the record.

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August 26, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Alaska News Nightly: August 26, 2014

Attorney: Yup’ik Fishermen Wrongfully Convicted; Ad Knocks Begich’s Stance On Women, Noting Staff Pay; More Than A Win, Constitution Party Candidates Want Ballot Access; Alaska Seeks Continued Involvement In BC Mine Review; Five Conservation Groups File Suit To Stop POW Timber Project; Tlingit-Haida and State Sign On to Improve Relations; ‘Never Alone’: Using Video Games For Cultural Learning; State Fair Pumpkin King Misses Record By 3 Pounds

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August 26, 2014 - 5:34 pm
Five Conservation Groups File Lawsuit To Stop POW Timber Project

Five Conservation Groups File Lawsuit To Stop POW Timber Project

Five more conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday in hopes of stopping the Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island.

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August 26, 2014 - 4:46 pm
‘Never Alone’ – Using Video Games For Cultural Learning

‘Never Alone’ – Using Video Games For Cultural Learning

Until recently, no videogames on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. But a group of Alaska Natives have partnered with a game developer to change that. The project is called Never Alone.

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August 26, 2014 - 4:22 pm
Charges Filed Against Bethel Man Shot in Altercation with Police

Charges Filed Against Bethel Man Shot in Altercation with Police

The state has filed charges against the 31-year-old Bethel man who was shot after he wielded a baseball bat in a fight with Bethel Police.

August 26, 2014 - 9:16 am

Talk of Closing Kodiak Launch Is Premature, Exec Says

In the aftermath of yesterday morning’s rocket explosion at the Kodiak Launch Complex, calls for the facility’s closure have resumed.

August 26, 2014 - 8:59 am

Lower Kuskokwim Schools: New Leaders, New Changes

Students returned to classes recently across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Jacob Jensen says change is on the horizon for the district with the largest number of rural students in the state.

August 26, 2014 - 8:50 am
Begich Campaign Initiates Callouts in Alaska Native Languages

Begich Campaign Initiates Callouts in Alaska Native Languages

Well-funded U.S. Senate campaigns are reaching out to villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in what’s expected to be a hard fought and extremely expensive race. In a year with many firsts for campaigning in Alaska.

August 26, 2014 - 8:00 am

Scientists Check Up On Nuc Site Rattled By Summer Quake

A team of scientists is descending on a former nuclear test site in the Aleutians on Monday to search for damage from a massive earthquake.

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August 25, 2014 - 5:44 pm
Experimental Rocket Explodes After Launch in Kodiak

Experimental Rocket Explodes After Launch in Kodiak

A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded seconds after take off from the Kodiak Launch Complex at about 12:25 a.m. Monday morning. Witnesses report the rocket lifted off, but soon nosed down and either self-destructed or hit the ground and exploded.

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August 25, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Female Inmate Found Dead In Cell At Mat-Su Facility

A female inmate died Monday morning at the Mat Su Pre-Trial Facility in Palmer; 37-year-old Tischa Rochdi was found unresponsive in her cell around 6:30 this morning, according to the state Department of Corrections.

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August 25, 2014 - 5:42 pm

4 Injured In Brooks Range Plane Crash

A pilot and passengers were were hurt in a plane crash in the Brooks Range on Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Region chief Clint Johnson says the single engine Navion, operated by Kirst Aviation of Fairbanks went down in Atigun Pass, near mile 244 of the Dalton Highway.

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August 25, 2014 - 5:41 pm
Dems’ Gubernatorial Nominee Makes Juneau Campaign Stop

Dems’ Gubernatorial Nominee Makes Juneau Campaign Stop

About 60 people attended a rainy campaign rally on the steps of the Capitol building for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott on Sunday.

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August 25, 2014 - 5:40 pm

On Ballot Or Not, Nees Continues Campaign For West Anchorage House Seat

In June, the Division of Elections rejected David Nees’ candidacy because his filing papers weren’t notarized. Now, the Anchorage Republican plans to run for State House anyway, even if it means a write-in campaign that could pit him against another member of his party.

August 25, 2014 - 5:39 pm