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Alabama man charged in Jan. 6 insurrection denied release in Alaska

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A judge alleged Christian Matthew Manley was “leading the charge” during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Alaska museums condemn antisemitic vandalism in Anchorage

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“History reveals that malicious acts increase during uncertain times, and they flourish when encouraged or ignored by people in leadership positions,” says the director of Museums Alaska. “We will not ignore this spiteful act and we will work with the Alaska Jewish Museum to combat bigotry and prejudice in all its forms.”
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Eielson to receive Air Force’s first nuclear microreactor

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The microreactor will be commercially owned and licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory commission.
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Anchorage legislator cited for open beer that a fellow state senator says was his

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Republican Sen. Josh Revak plans to challenge the $220 ticket, which was issued in August, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Sen. Scott Kawasaki, a Fairbanks Democrat, said the beer was his.
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Young urges COVID vaccination in new ads

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Ads featuring Rep. Don Young are being paid for by the Conquer COVID Coalition. The coalition, which includes businesses and health care and Alaska Native organizations, seeks to educate people on steps to guard against COVID-19.

Murkowski reports bringing in nearly $1.1M in last quarter

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski reported bringing in nearly $1.1 million during the last fundraising quarter, though the Republican has yet to formally announce any re-election plans.
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Alaska Federation of Natives annual meeting will be online

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The federation decided to go all-virtual out of concern for the safety of the thousands of people from across the state who normally attend in person, the statement said.

Credit unions in Alaska, Washington intend to merge

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two credit unions, one based in Washington state and one in Alaska, said Thursday they are seeking regulatory approval of their intent to merge.
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Two Alaska GOP senators test positive for COVID-19

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Two Alaska state senators have tested positive for COVID-19 and a third was not feeling well and awaiting test results, Senate President Peter Micciche said Tuesday.

COVID-19 outbreak at Kenai prison leaves one man dead

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About 187 inmates at the Wildwood Correctional Center have tested positive for COVID-19.

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Alaska coast

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The Alaska Earthquake Center said the quake was an aftershock of a 8.2 earthquake from late July.
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Young’s office says it helped evacuate Alaska Native corporation employees from Afghanistan

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U.S. Rep. Don Young’s office said the Alaska Republican helped evacuate from Afghanistan employees of an Alaska Native corporation but provided few details on the effort and did not immediately respond to questions seeking further details.

Anchorage schools see increase in fights, behavioral issues

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The bad behavior has included a fight at a high school that prompted a large police response, along with a TikTok challenge where students caused thousands of dollars in damage to school bathrooms.

Alaska Air to require COVID-19 vaccine for employees

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Alaska Air Group has told its 22,000 employees they will be required to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
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White House steps up work on what to do about thawing Arctic

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The White House said Friday it is reactivating the Arctic Executive Steering Committee, which coordinates domestic regulations and works with other Arctic nations. It also is adding six new members to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, including two Indigenous Alaskans.
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Alaska emphasizes state employee telework amid virus worries

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Alaska plans to emphasize telework for state employees for the next month as the COVID-19 pandemic strains Alaska’s health care system.

Alaska officials euthanize 3 lynx in Anchorage

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three lynx kittens that were seen around Anchorage were euthanized after their mother was killed and permanent placement for the animals could not be found, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported Thursday.

Anchorage to allow studded tires earlier due to weather

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The Municipality of Anchorage says studded tires will be allowed starting Thursday.

Kotzebue man sentenced to 99 years in death of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr

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Peter Vance Wilson, 44, had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of murder and sexual abuse of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr.

JBER declares public health emergency amid COVID surge

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The declaration will remain in effect for 30 days, but could be shortened or extended based on cases and community transmission of COVID-19.