Paleontologist Johansen bringing human origins lecture to UAA

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Next week, the incoming freshman class at the University of Alaska Anchorage will be treated to a lecture by one of the world's foremost...

Fairbanks police officer shoots and kills man during confrontation Tuesday

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An unidentified Fairbanks police officer was attempting to question Lucky Adams, suspected in a string of thefts at local retailers. Lieutenant Tara Tippet says...

Anchorage Museum preparing for new director

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A member of the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma has been named the new director of the Anchorage Museum. James Pepper Henry will replace long-time...

Kisa Gold more than doubling its gold claims on state lands

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Kisa Gold (a division of Gold Crest Mines) -- the mining company exploring for gold near Kisaralik Lake in Southwest Alaska -- has staked...

Hunting transporters caught and fined for guiding without licenses in Southeast

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State wildlife troopers are cracking down on big game transporters in Southeast Alaska who are guiding without a license. A Utah man's recent guilty...

Mendenhall glacier bear-viewing tourists may need, well… relocating

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Misbehaving tourists have led the Forest Service to close part of a popular bear-watching trail in Juneau. John Ryan, KTOO - Juneau

'Hookers' fill Kenai peninsula emergency rooms every summer

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The Silver Salmon Derby is in full swing down in Seward, where each year anglers compete for a chance to win $50,000. But, as...

Federal court postpones Shell's Beaufort Sea drilling plans

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A federal court this morning upheld an injunction blocking Shell Oil from exploring for gas and oil in the Arctic Ocean. The drilling plan...

Pavlof volcano erupts on Aleutian chain southwest of Kodiak

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The Pavlof Volcano near Cold Bay on the Alaska Peninsula is erupting. Pilots confirmed black ash on the summit indicating a small-scale eruption. The...

Federal energy regulators growing optimistic about Alaska gasline

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A new federal government progress report on the Alaska natural gas line -- the first since Governor Palin's Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) became...

Juneau police officer cleared in deadly force incident

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The attorney general's office and Juneau Police both say Sergeant Paul Hatch was justified in using deadly force against a samurai-sword-wielding man in Juneau...

U.S. Fish & Wildlife investigating possible illegal walrus hunting near Nome

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Nearly 80 headless walrus carcasses have washed up on beaches east of Nome this summer. U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating the incident. Annie...

Bethel cab drivers raising fares for the first time since early 2001

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Taxi fares in Bethel are rising for the first time in six years. Cab fares are regulated by the City and for about a...

Political candidates scrambling to meet new financial disclosure requirements

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The state's new financial disclosure rules are getting their first test as candidates sign up to run for municipal offices across Alaska. The 11-page...

Homer's hospital expansion complete, but opening may be delayed

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The latest expansion project at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer is complete, but plans to open the new part of the hospital to the...

Sitka seiner loses $170,000 of herring in 28 seconds

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A Sitka herring seiner who was 28 seconds late closing his net during a 2004 opener has lost his appeal -- and his $170,000...

Court blocks Shell Arctic drilling plan

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An injunction blocking Shell Oil from exploring for gas and oil in the Beaufort Sea has been upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of...

AK wins 2007 Clarion Award

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APRN's weekly statewide radio program -- AK -- has won yet another national award for the quality of its reporting and storytelling. This time the...

Shell's plan to drill in Arctic coastal waters under legal review

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A plan that would allow Shell Oil to explore for gas and oil in the Beaufort Sea was before the Ninth Circuit Court of...

Don Young's picnic draws protestors, supporters and the hungry

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Close to 75 protestors showed up at Congressman Don Young's public "salmon bake" in Anchorage last night, turning portions of the otherwise peaceful picnic...