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EPA extends comment period on proposed Pebble Mine restrictions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending by two months the public comment period on its proposed restrictions that would block plans for the...
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Much of Southcentral and Interior Alaska under burn restrictions and fireworks suspension going into Fourth of July weekend

Areas covered by the burn ban include the Denali, Mat-Su, Kenai and Fairbanks North Star Boroughs as well as the cities of Tok and Delta Junction and the surrounding Copper River Basin. The Municipality of Anchorage already had burn restrictions in place, including prohibiting open fires.
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Cruise ship that hit iceberg arrives in Seattle for repairs

The ship hit part of an iceberg on Saturday near Hubbard Glacier in Alaska.

Emotions high as Anchorage’s largest homeless shelter shuts down after more than 2 years 

Dozens of people have moved from shelter to camping in the past weeks as the city closes its pandemic-era shelter.
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When the temperature hits 70, Alaskans feel the heat — and start suffering health ills

Acclimatization, the angle of the sun at high latitudes and other factors make summer heat more intense in Alaska.
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A pilot shortage that’s been brewing for years adds to the summer travel chaos

The pipeline of new pilots has been shrinking for years. As summer travel demand increases, the shortage is adding to the strain in airlines and chaos at the airports.

‘There’s no treatment’: Anchorage bird rescue faces avian influenza

Bird TLC is one of a few bird rehabilitation centers in Alaska still accepting birds. Now, along with eagles with broken wings and orphaned baby ducks, they’re also getting birds with bird flu.
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What do high oil prices mean for Alaska’s economy? We asked an economist.

After a long period of uncertainty in the industry, oil prices have topped $100 for months.
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Blood quantum requirement dropped for Sealaska Corporation enrollment

The change means descendants of original shareholders no longer need to prove they have one–quarter Native blood to become a shareholder, which was a requirement set by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 30, 2022

As the Sullivan Arena shelter closes in Anchorage, people prepare to camp outside. Also, firefighters prepare for lightning in the Interior as fires burn throughout the state. And rare genetic mutation in Sitka's cat population.
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Peltola’s superpower: US House nominee disarms with unexpected niceness

Alaska congressional candidate Mary Peltola says there's power in making friends.
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Ketchikan Republicans censure Sarah Palin over ‘bridge to nowhere’ controversy

Despite the censure, the party chapter is still recommending that voters rank Palin ahead of the Democratic candidate, Mary Peltola.

Friends and colleagues remember Dennis Egan: ‘the best curmudgeon around’

Dennis Egan was well-known and well-liked for his fairness, gruff voice and mischievous personality.
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Supreme Court restricts the EPA’s authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

The decision by the conservative court majority sets the stage for further limitations on the regulatory power of other agencies as well.
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State health officials stress importance of vaccinating youngest Alaskans against COVID

Health officials also emphasized how thorough the research was on pediatric vaccines before they were authorized.
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In Sitka, more cats than you’d expect have more toes than you’d expect

Cats with polydactylism are born with extra digits. In Alice’s case, that means six toes on each front paw, for a total of 20 toes. Most cats have 18.
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Anchorage’s largest homeless shelter will close Thursday after 2 years. Here’s what to know.

Dozens of people will be left without a place to stay when the Sullivan closes on Thursday morning, officials say. They hope some will move into a new sanctioned campground.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Why so many ballots from rural Alaska were rejected in the special primary election. Also, Democratic House candidate Mary Peltola has a reputation for being nice. And state health officials tell parents it's important to get young kids vaccinated.

Trump announces Anchorage rally for Dunleavy, Palin and Tshibaka

The former president will hold a rally Saturday, July 9, at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.

Alaska rejected more than 7,500 ballots in the US House special primary. Here’s why.

The biggest reason for rejections was a lack of a witness signature, accounting for more than a third of rejected ballots.