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    Archaeologists find remains of ancient village

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 9:29

    Archaeologists say they’ve found artifacts in western Alaska that provide a look into ancient Yup’ik culture that has never been seen. The artifacts were reported uncovered by archaeologists and students from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. KYUK reports (http://bit.ly/1qlP25Z ) the artifacts include household items, jewelry and weapons. The dig includes the remains of […]

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    Fairbanks talk show host Dukes to move south

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 8:06

    A Fairbanks radio talk show host who took his politics to the borough assembly is moving south, but not out of the state. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1A1LsPv) reports Michael Dukes, host of The Michael Dukes Show, is leaving Fairbanks for KBYR-radio in Anchorage. The station broadcasts to Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna area. Dukes hosted […]

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    Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 16:00

    Updated Sunday, Aug. 31 Aftershocks continue to rattle interior Alaska after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake Saturday night. The Fairbanks News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1zZjnZh) that aftershocks of 4.08 and 4.19 were felt Sunday throughout the cities of North Pole and Fairbanks. There have been no reports of damage or injuries after the shaking. The 5.1 earthquake hit at […]

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    US trained Alaskans as secret ‘stay-behind agents’

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 10:36

    Early in the Cold War, there were fears Russia might invade and occupy Alaska – then a U.S. territory. So Washington recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military. That’s what newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. […]

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    Temporary brown bear hunting closure opposed

    by Associated Press on Aug 30, 17:18

    A proposed temporary closure of brown bear hunting inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is drawing opposition. Federal officials have proposed closing brown bear hunting this season to give the population a chance to recover. Citing state data, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 168 brown bears, including 42 adult sows, have been killed […]

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    Alaskans fill firefighters’ boots for muscular dystrophy

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 29, 23:13

    The 60th annual Fill the Boot once again showed the generosity of firefighters and Alaskan donors. Street corners across Anchorage were occupied by firefighters giving their time to help raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Friday. Last year, more that $90,000 was donated. “Looks like some good money is coming in, hopefully it’s as […]

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    Shell submits proposal for 2015 Arctic exploration

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 29, 17:51

    Shell Alaska is considering heading back to the Arctic to explore for oil. The company submitted a plan Thursday with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the 2015 drilling season. Shell hasn’t been working in the Arctic since 2012, when the company ran into serious problems while searching for oil. The new plan is just […]

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    Court agrees to review Tongass Roadless Rule case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 15:42

    A decision allowing new road construction and logging in the nation’s largest national forest will be reviewed. Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced it will review a case that challenges Tongass National Forests’ exemption from the Roadless Rule, adopted in 2001 to protect millions of acres of national forests and grasslands from […]

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    Elite Army Rangers train in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 29, 11:25

    The skills of U.S. Army Rangers are legendary, but they don’t reach that level of ability without serious training. Now that the wars in the Middle East are winding down, the Rangers are focusing on practicing specific skill sets. That’s how a group of 80 Rangers from Ft. Benning, Georgia, found themselves hanging from Alaska […]

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    Stranded harbor seal pup released in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 10:51

    A harbor seal found stranded in May in Juneau has been returned to the wild after putting on some weight in the last three months. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1u5DEuy) reports the seal was released Wednesday from Auke Recreation Area. The male pup was just days old when it was found in May in Auke Bay. […]

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    Man dies following fall into Little Susitna River

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 8:41

    A 74-year-old Anchorage man died early Friday morning after being swept away by the Little Susitna River, Alaska State Troopers said. In an online dispatch, troopers said Yong Soo Kim had gotten lost in the Hatcher Pass Management area with a friend Thursday. When the two attempted to cross the river, AST said Kim fell […]

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    Alaska mayors take stand against marijuana measure

    by Emily Carlson on Aug 28, 22:36

    Another Alaskan group is voicing their opinion on Ballot Measure 2. Mayors from across the state have a strong message: they do not want marijuana in their communities. The Alaska Conference of Mayors passed a resolution against Ballot Measure 2 and donated $5,000 to the “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2” campaign. The […]

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    Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 13:51

    Shell is preserving its options to drill for oil in Arctic waters next year by filing a revised exploration plan with federal officials. A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC filed the revised plan Thursday with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Anchorage. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith says in an email that the […]

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    7 students disciplined for Juneau hazing

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 8:26

    Seven high school seniors in Juneau will be disciplined for hazing incoming freshman last May. Superintendent Mark Miller at a press conference Wednesday announced results of a school district investigation. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/YYsw8Z) reports the upperclassmen used a paddle to beat six freshmen. Miller says the school district will not release names of the […]

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    Haines men cited for brown bear killings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 8:09

    Four brown bears were killed in two separate incidents in Haines earlier this month, according to Alaska State Troopers. In an online dispatch posted Tuesday, troopers said two Haines residents were cited for the deaths. In the first incident, which took place Aug. 9, troopers said 48-year-old Kevin Shove shot and killed a male brown […]

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    Soldiers confined after loss of Army handgun

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 7:26

    A missing handgun led to a lockdown last week for about 400 soldiers at Fort Wainwright. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/XSqMhg) reports soldiers were confined to the post for two days and a night because of the missing Army-issue 9mm Beretta pistol. A smaller group was confined for five days. Army Alaska spokesman Lt. Col. […]

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    Court case weighs relationship between subsistence and spirituality

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 27, 7:23

    The Alaska Court of Appeals in Downtown Anchorage was crowded with Alaska Native leaders Tuesday, including the president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, Julie Kitka, who said it was a shame some of the Kuskokwim River fishermen convicted of illegal fishing weren’t sitting in the benches alongside her, so the judges could see for […]

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    Man accidentally shoots himself at state fair

    by Hope Miller on Aug 26, 20:48

    A man was flown to a hospital for treatment Tuesday evening after he accidentally shot himself at the Alaska State Fair, authorities said. According to Jon Owen — director of the Palmer Department of Public Safety — the man, his wife and children had left the fair and were in a parking lot near the […]

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    Tanana man challenges banishment

    by Dave Leval on Aug 26, 17:58

    A Tanana man believes his legal rights are being denied and is going to court to stop the process. William Walsh filed his legal challenge Thursday in federal court, claiming he is being denied entry into the village to defend himself. Tanana Tribal Council President Curtis Sommer, tribal council members and the village are listed as respondents. […]

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    Driver crashes impounded van through gate

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:55

    A van towed to a fenced yard in south Fairbanks didn’t stay impounded long Sunday morning. Alaska State Troopers are looking for a van that crashed through the gate of Badger Towing about 18 minutes after it was parked. KTVF-television (http://bit.ly/1sxmpB0 ) reports University of Alaska Fairbanks police ordered the van impounded Sunday morning and […]