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A sense of place photo in the winter where a semi truck is on the right side of the photo where the road is and utility poles obstructing pedestrian sidewalks on a snow filled street.

Key Anchorage stakeholders skeptical of megaproject solutions to connect Seward and Glenn highways

They're interested in a far less expensive redesign of Gambell and Ingra streets to be neighborhood friendly, with lower speed limits and fewer lanes.
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In seismically active Alaska, plans for statewide residential building codes are on shaky ground

Pending state bills are supported by earthquake experts and homebuilding organizations, but they have also generated skepticism.
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Tsunami program that informs Alaskans of the danger is itself at risk

It funds maps, sirens and education. "Losing this program, really, at the end of the day could mean deaths in Alaska," says a state official.
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Taiwan emerges remarkably unscathed after massive earthquake

The day after the Asian island's worst quake in a quarter century, most residents cannot stop talking about how much worse it could have been.
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Taiwan is hit by its strongest earthquake in nearly 25 years

At least nine people died in the 7.4 magnitude quake, which collapsed buildings and created a tsunami that washed ashore in southern Japan.
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Landslide-triggered tsunamis can strike without warning. Alaska researchers are trying to change that.

Human-caused climate change may lead to more wave-generating slides. A new method could help detect them in time.

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson touts his record and experienced team in reelection bid

Incumbent Dave Bronson was elected Anchorage mayor in 2021, and says his experience and his executive team make him deserving of reelection.
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Big Lake lawmaker proposes state port authority take over Anchorage and Mat-Su ports

Rep. Kevin McCabe said he wasn’t able to answer questions about compensation for local governments, impacts to local property taxes or how port user groups feel about it.
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Researchers utilize fiber optics to detect Cook Inlet’s seismic activity

A University of Washington team is testing whether fiber optic cable laid across Cook Inlet can help measure the region's earthquakes.
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Supreme Court takes up Colorado’s decision to kick Trump off its primary ballot

Arguments on whether a constitutional ban on insurrectionists holding federal office bars Donald Trump from running for president will be heard Feb. 8.
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5 dead after planes collide and catch fire on a Tokyo airport runway

All 379 people on a Japan Airlines jet got out safely, but five of six people aboard the Japanese coast guard plane it collided with died.
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‘We’re always going to be surprised’: Wrangell’s tragedy highlights Alaska’s lack of landslide monitoring

Scientists say Southeast Alaska mostly lacks the kinds of monitoring that could make people safer.
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Deadly Wrangell landslide is part of a pattern in vulnerable Alaska mountainous terrain

Scientists say climate change increases precipitation and extreme rainfall, adding to risks, and that more knowledge is needed for public safety.
The snowy facade of Inlet View Elementary School in Anchorage.

Anchorage voters to decide school bond package that again includes Inlet View rebuild

A 2022 bond failed after the Anchorage School Board put $26 million toward the aging school, now estimated at more than $50 million total.
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Anchorage gets 4.2 wake-up jolt from Friday quake

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 6:01 a.m. temblor struck about 2.5 miles west of Anchorage at a depth of about 24.6 miles.
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The Port of Alaska’s modernization | Alaska Insight

Nearly 60 years ago, Anchorage became the main point of entry for building materials, consumer goods and military support after Seward’s port was destroyed by the tsunami triggered by the 1964 earthquake. There are many advantages to having the main port in the state’s largest city, but there are also challenges. In this episode of Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend speaks with Port Director Steve Ribuffo about the plans to keep the port viable for years to come.

Walking through the Port of Alaska’s modernization plans The Port of Alaska escaped the devastating 1964 earthquake relatively unscathed, which left it poised to take up much of the state’s cargo traffic...
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Can this robot print a whole house? Nome is going to find out next year. 

Nome and its partners hope the project will prove the technology can slash the time and cost to build quality housing, even in Alaska’s most remote communities.
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After a disaster like Juneau’s August flood, mental health can be a neglected part of the recovery

Mental health experts say many people who experience a disaster feel a grief that lasts for weeks, months and even years.
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Talk of Alaska: Understanding tsunami warnings and danger

Alaska is one of the most seismically active places in the world. Located on the Pacific ring of fire, earthquakes and tsunami alerts are not uncommon in our state, but information about the level of concern for coastal areas can sometimes be confusing, creating more anxiety at an already stressful time. We talk with Alaska earthquake and tsunami experts to help clarify how to keep yourself safe when minutes count on this Talk of Alaska.