Rare meteor shower expected early Saturday morning

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If the skies are clear Alaskans will have the chance to see a meteor shower early tomorrow morning. Palmer Bailey, who teaches astronomy at...

Anchorage Assembly approves targeted property tax relief for fire victims

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Perhaps no physical disaster hits families harder than the destruction of their home. And in Anchorage, fire is the primary cause. At...

Oil spill plaintiffs ask Supreme Court to dismiss ExxonMobil's latest appeal

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Attorneys for class action plaintiffs in a long-standing lawsuit stemming from the 1989 Prince William Sound oil spill say they have petitioned the United...

Education Secretary visits Shishmaref, Nome and Anchorage on eve of NCLB reauthorization

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U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings wrapped up her tour of Alaska today with visits to schools in Nome and Anchorage. Yesterday, she was in...

Alaska Democrats outline preferred oil tax structure

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State House Democrats today described what changes to the state's oil tax structure they can support in a special session expected to begin in...

Greenpeace sails to Amchitka 36 years after controversial nuclear bomb test

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In 1971, a group of Canadian environmental and peace activists attempted to sail to Alaska's Amchitka Island in protest of the American government's plans...

Kenai voters considering erosion control project slated for early October ballot

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Many communities in Alaska are confronting the problem of erosion and the city of Kenai is no exception. Voters there will go to the...

State ferry 'Kennicott' stuck in Kodiak awaiting rudder repairs

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A broken rudder part will keep the Alaska Marine Highway ferry "Kennicott" out of service for more than a week. As of this afternoon,...

Army Corps of Engineers: No Agent Orange found buried outside Tok

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The search for Agent Orange at a site near Tok has not turned up the toxic substance. This week the Army Corps of Engineers...

Sitka seeking recovery of Sheldon Jackson utility payments — with 12% interest rate

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The City of Sitka is looking to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid utility bills from Sheldon Jackson College. Melissa Marconi-Wentzel, KCAW -...

Anchorage Schools' suspension/expulsion report shows decline in fighting

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The Anchorage School District has issued its suspension and expulsion report for the fourth quarter of the 2006-2007 school year, along with a category...

Commission says buying city hall seems better than renting

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Early this summer, Mayor Mark Begich asked the municipal Public Facilities Advisory Commission to investigate whether or not the city should look into buying...

ASD's suspension/expulsion report shows decline in fighting

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The Anchorage School District has issued its suspension and expulsion report for the fourth quarter of the 2006-2007 school year, along with a category-by-category...

Mat-Su Borough approves laws regulating power plant construction

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The Matanuska-Susitna Borough will take on the regulation of any power plants that may be built within Borough borders in the future. The Borough...

Anchorage Police and FBI looking for Joshua Alan Wade

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Anchorage police today said they want to talk to Joshua Alan Wade about the disappearance of Mindy Schloss, an Anchorage nurse who has been...

Governor pushing for Matanuska Maid privatization before December

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Governor Sarah Palin has accepted a recommendation by the State Creamery Board to sell the Matanuska Maid dairy operation. Palin held a press conference...

U.S. Education Secretary visits Bethel, discusses No Child Left Behind's impacts in Alaska

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U.S. Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings is being guided through Alaska this week by Senators Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski. Her first stop was...

Governor pushing for Matanuska Maid privatization before December

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Governor Sarah Palin has accepted a recommendation by the State Creamery Board to sell the Matanuska Maid dairy operation. Palin held a press conference...

Anchorage Police and FBI looking for Joshua Alan Wade

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Anchorage police today said they want to talk to Joshua Alan Wade about the disappearance of Mindy Schloss, an Anchorage nurse who has been...

Mat-Su Borough approves laws regulating power plant construction

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The Matanuska-Susitna Borough will take on the regulation of any power plants that may be built within Borough borders in the future. The Borough...