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Murkowski expresses concern about North Korean cyber hack

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Willow fire displaces Iditarod musher, dogs

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Walker considers delay in legal marijuana sales

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NTSB works to improve safety in Alaska skies

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New fire station fills gaps in Mat-Su coverage

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    Murkowski expresses concern about North Korean cyber hack

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 19, 22:31

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday she is very concerned now that the U.S. has established a link between the North Korean government and a recent hacking attack against Sony. The senator said the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, considers the cyber attack a  national threat. “This hacking is directly linked to North Korea, there’s […]

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    Willow fire displaces Iditarod musher, dogs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 19, 17:39

    An Iditarod musher, her husband and dogs were temporarily left out in the cold after a fire destroyed their Willow home Friday. Neither Jaimee nor Justin High were home when the blaze broke out, and the 24 sled dogs kept at the property were unharmed by the fire. For now, the couple is staying with […]

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    Walker considers delay in legal marijuana sales

    by Associated Press on Dec 19, 9:30

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he’s considering a 90-day delay in implementing legal marijuana sales. Alaska voters in November approved legalizing recreational use of marijuana. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1xtQicb) reports Walker told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce he’s exploring a delay in the part of the measure that allows for commercial sales. The ballot […]

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    NTSB works to improve safety in Alaska skies

    by Dave Leval on Dec 18, 22:51

    The National Transportation Safety Board has new investigators to find out what causes plane crashes in Alaska: There are now four in the Anchorage office after the agency recently added two new people. The two additions include the first female investigator in the state, Millicent Hoidal. “It shouldn’t be a surprise,” Hoidal said. “I should […]

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    New fire station fills gaps in Mat-Su coverage

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 18, 21:21

    There’s a brand new public safety building in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Central Mat-Su firefighters and EMS are packing up and moving in. Station 51 is the borough’s largest: It cost $8 million and has a lot of unique features, including a drive-in apparatus bay for ambulances and fire trucks, a central warehouse for stocking medical supplies and […]

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    TSA rules for smooth holiday travel

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 18, 19:19

    People go through security at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport every day and every day, people get flagged at  the checkpoint. It slows everything down and during the busy holiday season, that’s something the Transportation Security Administration wants to avoid. When it comes to liquids in carry-ons, the TSA prohibits anything larger than 3.4 ounces. Other prohibited […]

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    Laptop drive collects computers for foster kids

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 18, 18:38

    This holiday season, an Alaska group is stepping forward to help give local foster kids a leg up on their education. Facing Foster Care in Alaska — an organization comprised of youth and alumni of the state’s foster care system — recently launched its “Laptops 4 Foster Youth” drive, which aims to provide donated laptops […]

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    Hose failure blamed for gas that sickened soldiers

    by Associated Press on Dec 18, 10:35

    Army investigators in Alaska have concluded that a corroded vent hose on a field stove led to a buildup of carbon monoxide that sickened 23 soldiers during a September exercise. Lt. Col. Alan Brown tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1GVgjkp) that the toxic gas came from a gas-fueled oven used to heat trays of food […]

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    Group to provide rural dog care in YK villages

    by Associated Press on Dec 18, 7:29

    A nonprofit veterinary group will provide free spay and neutering services for dogs in two Yukon-Kuskokwim villages this week. KYUK reports (http://is.gd/E1bPqX) the Alaska Native Rural Veterinary group will be in Tuntutuliak and Kongiganak on Wednesday and Thursday. Group leader Angie Fitch in Fairbanks says it’s too expensive for people in rural Alaska to fly […]

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    Pipeline coordinator’s office to close

    by Associated Press on Dec 17, 14:49

    The office of the federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects is shutting down. Federal coordinator Larry Persily says the office was not funded in the budget passed by Congress last week. The office was created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North American markets. […]

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    Togiak health clinic remains closed following recent burglary

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Dec 17, 13:44

    The Togiak Health Clinic was vandalized during an apparent burglary late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, and two young men have been identified as the suspects. The only health facility for the village of 900 residents remains closed Wednesday on account of the damages to electrical and communication systems. Brett K. Pauk, 18, was […]

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    Obama says Bristol Bay is off limits from future drilling

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 15:30

    President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that Bristol Bay is off limits to consideration for oil and gas leasing. Under the federal Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the ruling indefinitely extends Obama’s 2010 decision, which temporarily withdrew the Bristol Bay area from oil and gas development. That decision was set to expire in 2017. In a YouTube video […]

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    Native corporation will pay $2.5 million fine to settle fraud case

    by Hope Miller on Dec 16, 11:58

    Subsidiaries of Eyak Alaska Native Village Corp. will pay the federal government $2.5 million and give up rights to additional payments to resolve allegations that they submitted false claims to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the Anchorage-based Native corporation had agreed to settle the fraud case. From […]

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    Military chaplain installed as Catholic bishop

    by Associated Press on Dec 16, 11:49

    An active-duty military chaplain has been installed as the bishop of the nation’s northernmost Catholic diocese. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/jh8UW2) the Most Rev. Chad Zielinksi was installed as bishop for the Fairbanks Diocese on Monday. Pope Francis last month named the 50-year-old Zielinksi to the position. He had been the active-duty chaplain at […]

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    Fort Greely to get $50M under spending bill

    by Associated Press on Dec 16, 9:30

    Congress has approved $50 million toward a ground-based missile defense system at Fort Greely. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the funding was included in a $1.1 trillion spending plan that passed last weekend. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1DHjCPP) an effort is underway to increase from 26 to 40 the number of interceptor missiles at […]

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    Walker administration tries to rein in Alaska’s budget

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 16, 1:03

    Gov. Bill Walker asked business leaders at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday for their help in educating the public about the seriousness of the state budget crisis. The message — delivered after only 15 days in office — was more sobering than alarming. “Can we completely reduce this down, without dipping into our […]

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    AST: Investigation into infant girl’s death in Emmonak ongoing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 15, 22:07

    Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of an infant girl in the village of Emmonak. A man and his 1-year-old daughter were both sleeping on the couch Saturday afternoon. The man, 31, woke up at around 4 p.m. to find his daughter “unresponsive,” according to an online AST dispatch posted Monday. A Village Public Safety […]

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    Chugach National Forest to provide 2015 Capitol Christmas tree

    by Heather Hintze on Dec 15, 21:18

    Every year, a state gifts a tree to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. It’s called the People’s Tree. And next year, for the first time ever, that tree will come from Alaska’s Chugach National Forest. Chugach National Forest staffers won’t make the official announcement until January. A spokesperson said they’re working with Sen. […]

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    Juneau woman seeks answers after dog electrocuted

    by Associated Press on Dec 15, 14:46

    A Juneau woman is seeking answers after her pug was electrocuted on a city sidewalk. Cheryl Buchanan was walking her dog, Siri, earlier this month when the dog stepped on an electrically charged junction box. A junction box encloses the junction of electric wires and cables. This one had a metal lid over it. The […]

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    Tractor-trailer spills 1,200 gallons of fuel on Dalton Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 15, 14:43

    About 1,200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled on the Dalton Highway near Wiseman after a Big State Logistics tractor-trailer went off the road and slid on its side Sunday evening, authorities say. The truck was hauling fuel to the North Slope from Fairbanks when it left the highway around Mile 189, according to a situation […]