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Bethel physician Dr. Jill Seaman on splitting her time between Alaska and South Sudan

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Anchorage 'Pumpkin Man' aims for a win at State Fair despite last year's crash

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Historic cruise through the Northwest Passage underway

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Anchorage mom gives back with photos of 'Warrior Kids of Alaska'

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Spruce bark beetles return to Southcentral Alaska

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    Bethel physician Dr. Jill Seaman on splitting her time between Alaska and South Sudan

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Aug 27, 18:26

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. A Bethel physician is getting ready to return to South Sudan and the medical organization she’s helped run there since the 1980s. Dr. Jill Seaman spends about four months a year in Bethel working at the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation. Then she travels to Old Fangak, […]

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    Anchorage ‘Pumpkin Man’ aims for a win at State Fair despite last year’s crash

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 18, 20:15

    Dale Marshall’s license plate says it all: GROBIG. For years Marshall has been growing giant vegetables to enter in the Alaska State Fair, particularly enormous pumpkins. He began entering pumpkins in the fair in 2008. Marshall lost the first year, then won all the rest — except for two years when he was disqualified. In […]

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    Historic cruise through the Northwest Passage underway

    by Melissa Frey on Aug 17, 20:44

    Towering over Seward, yet still dwarfed by the mountains, sat the Crystal Serenity, a luxury unmatched at sea. The ship was packed with food, supplies and the luggage for its roughly 1,700 passengers, ready to begin their historic adventure through the Arctic on Tuesday. The all-inclusive cruise will take 32 days to sail from the Pacific […]

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    Anchorage mom gives back with photos of ‘Warrior Kids of Alaska’

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 17, 19:34

    Children with complicated medical conditions often face unimaginable challenges. One Anchorage photographer wants to make sure people recognize them not for being different, but as triumphant warriors. Earlier this summer, we told you the story of Willow Stennett, a baby with two holes in her heart that had to travel out of state for surgery. Now Willow […]

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    Spruce bark beetles return to Southcentral Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 17, 16:12

    In the 1990s, spruce bark beetles were considered an epidemic, responsible for destroying millions of acres of trees on the Kenai Peninsula. Jessie Moan, a pest management specialist, says that on a much smaller scale, the beetles are back. “We are seeing more spruce beetle activity than we have in the past few years, and […]

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    Anchorage nonprofit hopes to open marijuana business, donate proceeds to charity

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 03, 19:56

    The big yellow sign outside 6th Avenue Outfitters boasts a $2 million liquidation sale at The Outlet Upstairs, a new business that started in July. However, the reason everything must go isn’t what you’d expect. When Kate Giard, a former Anchorage chief fiscal officer, first explored the second floor of the former Downtown Anchorage Library, […]

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    Bear wounded in Dyea hazing incident found, killed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 01, 13:54

    A brown bear wounded in a hazing incident near a Dyea campground on July 16 was found and killed by National Park Service (NPS)  personnel on Saturday, according to a statement from NPS. Prior to the hazing, the bear had approached campers preparing food, ignoring attempts to scare it off. A Skagway police officer, intending […]

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    ‘Timeless and ageless’: Celebrating Lauren Maxwell’s 3 decades of journalism

    by Jessica Stugelmayer on Jul 28, 7:03

    Many things in Alaska have stood the test of time. People, especially those who aren’t born here, don’t always make the cut. Lauren Maxwell began her career with KTVA 11 News on this day 30 years ago. Back then, the whole town was younger, seedier and steeped in money. “I’ve been lucky to have covered […]

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    Transport truck rolls, spills chum salmon across Juneau road

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 18:42

    Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it’s across a highway. A transport truck carrying chum salmon to a cannery in Alaska’s capital city rolled Monday afternoon, spilling the fish across three of the highway’s four lanes and backing up traffic for about 90 minutes. Juneau police spokesman Lt. David Campbell said his police […]

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    ‘America Extrema’ journey brings French traveler to Nome

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Jul 19, 22:00

    A Frenchman from the region of Burgundy, France has walked, biked and kayaked his way to Nome, and not by accident. Florian Gomet is on a journey from the easternmost point of North America, Labrador, Canada, to the westernmost point, Wales, Alaska. As Gomet continues on what he is calling America Extrema, he must rely on […]

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    Park rangers, police on alert after losing track of wounded bear near Skagway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 18, 16:57

    Skagway police and National Park Service rangers are stepping up their presence in the Dyea area for the next few days after a bear hazing ended up injuring the bear. The bear escaped and is believed to have died, but no body has been recovered. The bear was at the Dyea Campground Saturday evening, according […]

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    Esau Sinnok recognized as Champion of Change for Climate Equity

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Jul 17, 17:02

    Esau Sinnok of Shishmaref was recognized on Friday as one of ten Champions of Change for Climate Equity. Each Champion of Change has been chosen from a different state across the country and was formally honored at the White House. But unlike the other communities represented during the ceremony, Sinnok says the future of Shishmaref is uncertain […]

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    Bird TLC welcomes five baby owls

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 15, 20:23

    The Bird Treatment and Learning Center has become a temporary home for five northern hawk-owls. Avian rehabilitation coordinator Amy Kilshaw said the birds arrived six weeks ago after they were found abandoned outside the village of Ruby. Kilshaw said it’s the first time the nonprofit has ever had baby owls. They were just two weeks […]

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    ‘From the bottom of our hearts’: APD thanks Anchorage for show of support after Dallas shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 10, 15:27

    The Anchorage Police Department issued a statement Sunday in the wake of “overwhelming” support for the department following last week’s fatal Dallas shooting: “From the bottom of our hearts – thank you. All police employees, regardless if they are sworn or non-sworn, have been overwhelmingly touched by the vast amount of support we have received […]

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    Seniors remember Anchorage 60 years ago at high school reunion

    by Liz Raines on Jul 09, 18:06

    One of the first groups of seniors to graduate from Anchorage High School celebrated 60 years Saturday with a picnic reunion. Dozens from the graduating class of 1956 spent the afternoon rekindling old relationships and remembering what was not only a transitional time in their lives, but in Alaska history as the then-territory contemplated statehood. “I […]

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    State seeks input on updated tsunami guidelines

    by Associated Press on Jul 09, 10:41

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks and state officials are seeking public input on new guidelines for how coastal communities should respond to tsunamis. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that new modeling shows the potential for extreme currents and flooding if a large tsunami were to hit Alaska’s coastal communities. UAF researchers and representatives from the […]

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    UAS assistant professor mauled by grizzly in April back to hiking

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 06, 20:55

    A University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor is back on his feet and climbing again after surviving a bear mauling in April. Forest Wagner, 35, was teaching a mountaineering class on Mount Emmerich near Haines on April 18 when a grizzly sow attacked him. “In retrospect, Wagner suspects the bear was not hibernating due to […]

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    Live reindeer in high demand from Lower 48 buyers

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 05, 19:36

    In Alaska, it’s unusual but not unheard of for someone to have a reindeer for a pet. But what you might not realize is that there’s a two-year wait list for reindeer calves in the Lower 48, according to Denise Hardy at Williams Reindeer Farm in Palmer. Hardy said every year they sell 20 of their […]

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    Officials: Grizzly that has charged at people attacks again

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 17:23

    Park officials say a grizzly bear that has previously charged at people has bitten and scratched a hiker, and they will kill the animal when they find it. Officials say the juvenile grizzly bear attacked a 28-year-old woman about 7 p.m. Friday while she was hiking on the Savage Alpine Trail in Denali National Park. […]

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    ‘Parade of Bears’: Bright, colorful bears to find permanent homes in Anchorage

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 27, 21:59

    Fifteen full-size bears arrived in Anchorage over the weekend. They’re not grizzlies or black bears—they’re made of fiberglass and are part of a public art exhibit, much like other animal statues that have been featured in major cities around the world. Local businesses paid about $1,750 to sponsor one of the bear sculptures and chose artists […]