Brown bear shot in Anchorage neighborhood

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Anchorage police had to shoot a young brown bear last night in the Mountain View section of town. The 3-year-old male had been spotted...

State corrections scales back Mat-Su prison plan

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The state is reducing the scope of a prison plan that would have placed the largest correctional facility in Alaska in the Matanuska Valley. Ellen...

Bristol Bay red salmon market shifting from Japan to the U.S.

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For decades Japan has dominated the market for Bristol Bay salmon. Most of the reds were either canned or frozen whole with their heads...

So, could you scale a 20-foot greased pole for $50?

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Of all the games at Napakiak's annual Fritz J. Willie Memorial Outdoor Celebration the greased pole is probably the most challenging. The contest pits...

Governor Palin stays up late with Craig Ferguson

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Governor Sarah Palin made local headlines last week when she vetoed $230 million from the state budget, but she also got some national attention...

Prosecution rests in Anderson corruption trial

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The prosecution rested yesterday in the corruption trial of former state Representative Tom Anderson. It could go to the jury by the end of...

Alaska DNR green lights cyanide facility outside Fairbanks

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The state Department of Natural Resources has issued permits that will allow construction of a large-scale cyanide facility for the Fort Knox Gold Mine. Associated...

Yukon king salmon run may be too small for upriver subsistence

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King salmon is a primary subsistence resource for residents along the Yukon River. And now many subsistence fishermen on the middle and upper part...

NEA Alaska delegates focus on state issues at national conference

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The National Education Association annual meeting has thousands of delegates from across the country gathered in Philadelphia to discuss state and national priorities. The...

Greenpeace vessel stops in Kodiak

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The Greenpeace vessel Esperanza was in Kodiak yesterday and will be in Old Harbor today as part of its tour of western Alaska. KMXT's...

Wooden shack in Barrow dates from 1881 polar expedition

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Architectural historians will be in Barrow this month carefully analyzing a small wooden shack. The structure itself is nothing special but the story behind...

Two grizzlies shot in Fairbanks; expected to be the last of the year

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Another two grizzly bears have been shot in the Fairbanks area. The sibling bears were taken Sunday night after getting into trouble on properties...

An Anchorage Fourth of July

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Anchorage's Fourth of July is a crowd drawing, day-long event that begins with morning pancakes on the Park Strip and ends with late night,...

Mount Marathon women's victory goes to Cedar Bourgeois

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A Seward woman has won the Mount Marathon title for the 4th year in a row. 31-year-old Cedar Bourgeois finished the women's race in...

An Anchorage Fourth of July

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Anchorage's Fourth of July is a crowd drawing, day-long event that begins with morning pancakes on the Park Strip and ends with late night,...

Palin publishes natural gas pipeline project invitation

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The state has invited anyone interested in developing a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Canadian and Lower 48 markets to send...

Bobrick takes the stand, describes web site front for Anderson payments

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The Tom Anderson legislative corruption trial kept moving today as former lobbyist Bill Bobrick took the stand and answered questions about alleged payments to...

Canadian arctic ponds disappearing

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A new study shows arctic ponds that have existed for thousands of years in Northern Canada are drying up. Biologist John Smol, from Queens...

Sheldon Jackson College closure draws reactions from more than 200 affected

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Late last week, faculty and staff at Sitka's Sheldon Jackson College were informed they had lost their jobs because the school was shutting down...

Eklutna tribe seeks gaming rights

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Tribal leaders near Anchorage are seeking a federal gaming permit to enhance economic opportunities. Eklutna officials want to operate bingo and pull tabs on...