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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Artists plan to rebuild Alaska art display damaged by tides, winds

    by Associated Press on Nov 27, 12:50

    Creators of a public art installation damaged by tides and high winds at an Anchorage beach plan to rebuild the display by the original opening date. Lead project artist Sarah Davies says participants at Point Woronzof have recovered 82 of 85 of the sculptures made of straw, cement, plaster and burlap. She says the official […]

  • Alaska News

    Marijuana club opens in former Fairbanks wine bar

    by Associated Press on Nov 27, 9:52

    A marijuana club that for a fee allows patrons to smoke pot or consume it in foods has opened in Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1Xlw3KW) reports The Higher Calling Club opened Monday in a remodeled former wine bar downtown. Coffee and doughnuts were out for customers the first day. The cost is $10 per […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage jury convicts sex offender of molesting child

    by Associated Press on Nov 27, 8:47

    An Anchorage jury has found a man guilty of sexually abusing a child. The state Attorney General’s office says jurors reached a verdict Wednesday, convicting Arthur Hapoff of sexual abuse of a minor. The trial lasted seven days. Prosecutors say the 6-year-old victim was sexually assaulted in 2014. Hapoff was previously convicted of an attempted […]

  • Health

    Tests zero in on source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad

    by Associated Press on Nov 26, 15:02

    Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday. Craig Wilson, Costco vice president of food safety and quality assurance, said he was told […]

  • Crime

    Former caretaker gets 20 years for shooting death

    by Associated Press on Nov 26, 11:59

    A former in-home caretaker will spend 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a blind woman’s husband. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1MGipKm) no time will be suspended for 53-year-old Anthony Wayne Charleston under a sentence issued Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Paul Lyle. Charging documents say the woman called 911 in March 2013 when […]

  • Alaska News

    Travel not recommended along Kuskokwim because of thin ice

    by Associated Press on Nov 26, 10:30

    Residents are being advised not to use the Kuskokwim River in western Alaska because of thinning ice. KYUK reports (http://is.gd/Dc29ie) the advisory comes after Bethel Search and Rescue conducted an aerial survey along a 50-mile stretch of the river, from Napaskiak to Tuluksak. Officials report there’s about 50 holes open in the ice along that […]

  • Alaska News

    Heavy snow closes several highways in Fairbanks area

    by Associated Press on Nov 25, 17:01

    Heavy snow is creating difficult driving conditions in the Fairbanks area, with winter conditions closing several highways Wednesday. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Richardson Highway was closed for about a 75-mile stretch, from Delta Junction south to Paxson, for about seven hours. Department of Transportation officials cited whiteout conditions, heavy and drifting snow and […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska, British Columbia leaders sign cooperative agreement

    by Associated Press on Nov 25, 12:10

    The latest on the signing of a cooperative agreement by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark (all times local): 2:50 p.m. British Columbia’s minister of energy and mines is hailing as significant the signing of a cooperative agreement between his province and the state of Alaska. The agreement isn’t legally binding. […]

  • Crime

    Not guilty plea entered in rural Alaska abduction case

    by Associated Press on Nov 25, 9:55

    A not guilty plea has been entered in the case of a man accused of repeatedly raping a woman and holding her captive for five weeks in Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/4IJCFS) reported that 37-year-old Daniel Selovich of Manley Springs was arraigned Tuesday in Fairbanks Superior Court, where his public defender entered the plea […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska wants Fairbanks area split into 2 air quality zones

    by Associated Press on Nov 25, 7:50

    The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate smoke pollution non-attainment areas. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1PNxtJE) that the state’s request comes as the Fairbanks North Star Borough faces tougher rules for smoke emissions, mainly due to worsening emissions in the North Pole area. […]

  • Alaska News

    Cable TV hunting show hosts pleads guilty in poaching case

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 21:31

    The host of a cable TV hunting show has pleaded guilty as part of an investigation into poaching on a remote national preserve in Alaska. The terms of a plea deal signed by Clark W. Dixon on Monday call for an 18-month prison sentence, a $75,000 fine and forfeiture of trophies and weapons that the […]

  • Health

    E. coli outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 15:36

    Nineteen people in seven states, including Washington and California, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday. People who bought chicken salad at any U.S. Costco store on or before Friday were advised to throw it away, even if no one has gotten sick. The […]

  • Alaska News

    State buys out TransCanada’s interest in gas project

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 12:32

    The state of Alaska has completed its acquisition of TransCanada Corp.’s interest in a major gas project. Gov. Bill Walker, in a release, called it an historic day. Legislators earlier this month approved funding for the state to buy out the Canadian pipeline company’s interest in the project, giving the state a greater stake. The […]

  • Alaska News

    Tesoro to buy Flint Hills assets in Anchorage, Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 7:36

    Tesoro Corp. has announced that its Alaska affiliate will purchase a portion of Flint Hills Resources assets in Fairbanks and Anchorage. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1P4UIz0) that under the agreement, Tesoro Alaska will acquire a terminal at Fairbanks International Airport, including storage for 22,500 barrels of jet fuel. The San Antonio, Texas-based company has […]

  • Alaska News

    Donations to schools destroyed by Bethel fire piling up

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 7:11

    Donated school supplies have been pouring in following the destruction of two schools in the Kilbuck building fire, but school officials say they need more money, not supplies. KYUK-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1OcBCW4) that monetary donations have surpassed $67,000 since the Nov. 3 fire, which damaged a Yup’ik immersion school and the Kuskokwim Learning Academy. Loads of […]

  • Alaska News

    2 Coast Guard cutters carry the name Munro

    by Associated Press on Nov 23, 12:40

    KODIAK – There are now two Coast Guard cutters that carry the name Munro. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports (http://is.gd/y0bp04) a new cutter by that name was christened in Missouri Nov. 14. This Munro has been built over the last two years and will go into service in 2016. The first Munro was commissioned in […]

  • Alaska News

    Tongass National Forest proposal up for public comment

    by Associated Press on Nov 23, 8:47

    The U.S. Forest Service is seeking feedback from the public on a proposal that could change how the Tongass National Forest is managed over the next 10 to 15 years. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1I5FV4A) that Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart says the draft environmental assessment and resource management plan includes proposals that are meant […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska deer hunter killed in Wisconsin

    by Associated Press on Nov 23, 8:26

    Wisconsin officials say an Alaska man is dead after his hunting companion apparently shot him. Department of Natural Resources Warden Jon King says the 39-year-old Fairbanks man was deer hunting with a 35-year-old Wisconsin woman in Columbia County on Sunday. King says the man apparently handed a loaded rifle up to the woman while she […]

  • Alaska News

    Report shows Internet connectivity gap in Alaska

    by Associated Press on Nov 23, 6:50

    Alaska is lagging behind other states in providing what federal regulators have determined to be proper access to broadband in K-12 classrooms. The Peninsula Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/1YoQp2R) that the nonprofit Education SuperHighway released a report Thursday showing how many schools meet the 100 kilobits-per-second standard for digital learning nationwide. Education SuperHighway CEO Evan Marwell says […]

  • Alaska News

    Demolition of Gastineau Apartments slated for Monday

    by Associated Press on Nov 22, 13:19

    Demolition is set to begin on the fire-damaged Gastineau Apartments. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1T8jYmr) the city’s tentative project schedule set destruction of the central Gunakadeit Park for Monday. Sitka-based contractor CBC Construction and its subcontractors plan to have the project completed before March 2016. The city has budgeted $1.8 million for the demolition. The […]