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Combating heroin on the Kenai: The Soldotna survivor

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Cold climate house cuts costs in the Arctic

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How to identify an unmarked law enforcement vehicle

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Combating heroin on the Kenai: Meet the faces on the front line

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BioBlitz takes scientific snapshot of Arctic wildlife

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  • Alaska News

    Combating heroin on the Kenai: The Soldotna survivor

    by Sierra Starks on May 24, 23:50

    Tammi Charlesworth passes by the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center on her drive to work six days a week. The 35-year-old spent about two years there, serving time on a forgery charge. “I stole from my dad,” said Charlesworth. “And he turned me in, hoping to save my life.” Prior to her time at Hiland, she […]

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    Cold climate house cuts costs in the Arctic

    by Heather Hintze on May 24, 22:53

    Driving around Anaktuvuk Pass, you’ll notice a home that’s a little out of the ordinary. The beige home looks like it came out of the Flintstones cartoon but has Jetsons’ technology. “The exterior of the house is a spray-applied membrane. It’s a Rhino liner, so it’s the same liner used in trucks. It’s really durable, […]

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    How to identify an unmarked law enforcement vehicle

    by Alexis Fernandez on May 24, 19:07

    A driver the Anchorage Police Department initially thought was pretending to be a police officer turned out to be a federal law enforcement agent in an unmarked SUV. It took APD three days to figure out the SUV belongs to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) because it didn’t pop up in […]

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    Combating heroin on the Kenai: Meet the faces on the front line

    by Sierra Starks on May 23, 22:45

    In an undeveloped cul-de-sac, located just off the main highway between Sterling and Soldotna, lies evidence of a drive-up heroin party. Broken syringes, used baggies and burned aluminum foil line the asphalt and nearby grass. The users are long gone from the area, but Dennis and Anita Merkes say the presence of avid heroin use […]

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    BioBlitz takes scientific snapshot of Arctic wildlife

    by Heather Hintze on May 23, 22:40

    The National Park Service celebrated its 100-year anniversary by holding BioBlitzes around the country. For the community of Anaktuvuk Pass on the North Slope, it was their first chance to hold an event like this in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. A BioBlitz is basically a scavenger hunt for scientists. “One of the main […]

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    Body found in Costa Rica may be missing Alaska man Cody Dial

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 23, 7:55

    A body found deep in the jungles of Costa Rica may be an Anchorage man who went missing nearly two years ago, according to officials. Cody Roman Dial, 27, set off to explore Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica in mid-2014 and was never heard from again. His father, Dr. Roman Dial, […]

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    The beginning of hope: Sockeye Fire victims receive tree seedlings, plants for free

    by Daniella Rivera on May 23, 7:54

    Alaskans affected by the Sockeye Fire say the burned trees weren’t as noticeable over the winter, but now anything green makes them stand out even more. The 40 families whose land burned got to take home tree seedlings and dozens of plants for free Sunday, gifts from the Willow Garden Club. It’s a small gesture […]

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    Missed connections and missed mail at closed Kwigillingok post office

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on May 21, 17:31

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission A U.S. Post Office has been closed for more than a week in the southwest Alaska village of Kwigillingok. After the lone office employee went on leave, residents were cut off from many essential services. “What if she runs out? How’s she gonna […]

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    Spoiled food brings together Skagway eateries

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 13:46

    Skagway eateries pulled together this week to overcome an unusual obstacle during tourist season: a weekly food shipment sent by boat from Seattle was spoiled when it arrived, according to KHNS Public Radio. Randy Fiero, the regional supervisor for Food Services of America, said in an interview with KHNS the spoiled food was the result of “human […]

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    Troopers shoot young male bear near Kodiak school

    by Associated Press on May 20, 17:59

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Wildlife Troopers have shot and killed a brown bear in Kodiak following a week of reported bear sightings in the community, including near an elementary school where the animal was ultimately killed. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports (http://bit.ly/1OQesah) the three-year-old male bear was shot Wednesday. It had been verified near […]

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    State of Alaska pursuing long-term plan for ferry system

    by Associated Press on May 20, 15:41

    The state of Alaska wants a long-term plan for its ferry system that can be financially sustained and will meet the needs of users. Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday signed an agreement with the president of the board of the Southeast Conference. That group got its start decades ago pushing for what became the Alaska […]

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    Body identified as missing Gambell woman

    by Associated Press on May 20, 15:01

    A body found outside the Bering Sea island community of Gambell has been identified as a missing village woman. Alaska State Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain says the woman was 22-year-old Gladys Aningayou of Gambell. Family members reported Aningayou missing Sunday. Searchers Monday found a body several miles outside of Gambell. DeSpain says there were difficulties […]

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    Observatory lowers threat level for Alaska volcano

    by Associated Press on May 20, 12:48

    The Alaska Volcano Observatory has lowered the threat level for a remote volcano near the Aleutian Islands. The observatory says eruptions and minor ash emissions that began May 13 at Pavlof Volcano have ended and seismic activity associated with lava effusion is not being detected. The observatory is lowering the alert level from “watch” to […]

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    Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate holds steady

    by Associated Press on May 20, 10:43

    The state Department of Labor says Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent in April. That’s the same rate as March but is higher than the comparable U.S. rate of 5 percent. The department says Alaska’s adjusted rate has held steady at 6.6 percent since October. State economists say the steady rate […]

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    Prescription take-back program sees record amount of drugs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 18, 18:10

    Officials with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough say 2016 was a record-breaking year for the state’s drug take-back program. A total of 4,162 pounds of unused prescription medications were collected at 15 drop-off sites throughout the state, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency, which hosts the annual event. Last September, just over 2,700 pounds of prescriptions drugs […]

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    Fish and Game to stock Southcentral Alaska waters with 5 million fish

    by Shannon Ballard on May 17, 20:23

    Your odds of landing a fish in Alaska are getting a lot better. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is about halfway through its stocking season. Staff at the William Jack Hernandez hatchery will release about 5 million trout, salmon and char this summer. But because of state budget cuts, this year there will be […]

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    New tool helps biologists keep Copper River salmon healthy

    by Emily Carlson on May 17, 20:05

    Copper River fishermen have mixed feelings about the first catch of the season. While they’re seeing record prices at the dock, their salmon are the smallest they’ve been in years. On Monday night, the price per pound was $6.50 for reds and $9.50 for kings. Normally, Copper River reds go for about $2.50 on average […]

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    Volcanic activity continues at Pavlof

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 17, 18:58

    A small eruption occurred at the Pavlof volcano Tuesday, sending minor ash emissions into the air, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The recent activity is a continuation of reported seismic activity at the volcano that began Friday. Cold Bay and Sand Point residents reported steam and ash coming from the volcano Tuesday to AVO, […]

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    Alaska’s new ferries will be named Tazlina, Hubbard

    by Associated Press on May 17, 14:32

    Alaska’s two new ferries will be named the Tazlina and the Hubbard. Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced the new names in a release Tuesday. The ferries had to be named after one of the state’s 745 named glaciers. The naming process was an essay contest for Alaska school students. In all, there were 488 essays […]

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    Legislative committee irons out compromise on marijuana bill

    by Liz Raines on May 16, 14:50

    A joint House and Senate conference committee ironed out discrepancies between the two bodies over marijuana legislation, House Bill 75. The most divisive issue was how to address commercial marijuana in unorganized boroughs, communities without an organized government. “The initiative itself didn’t speak to the established villages and the way Alaska has been put together,” […]