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Last man on the moon lands in Anchorage

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Woman dies in early morning shooting in Bethel

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Walker announces adjutant general of Alaska National Guard

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Alaska sea otter pup moving into Seattle Aquarium

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Pot legalization puts Alaska drug-sniffing dogs out of work

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    Last man on the moon lands in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 30, 17:40

    The last man to walk on the moon visited Anchorage on Friday, and spoke with students enrolled in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Capt. Eugene Cernan, 80, was the invited speaker to help celebrate the ANSEP’s 20th anniversary. He told […]

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    Woman dies in early morning shooting in Bethel

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 14:52

    Bethel police arrested a 34-year-old Bethel man in connection with the early morning shooting death of a woman Friday. At 4:56 a.m., the Bethel Police Department responded to a report of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound in a home on the 4000 block of A.J. Way. A witness at the scene, 23-year-old Jaclyn […]

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    Walker announces adjutant general of Alaska National Guard

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 30, 12:49

    Gov. Bill Walker announced his choices for adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and deputy commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at a Friday press conference. Retired U.S. Army Col. Laurie Hummel was named the adjutant general, and will also serve as the commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Retired […]

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    Alaska sea otter pup moving into Seattle Aquarium

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 11:18

    The Seattle Aquarium is welcoming a six-month-old sea otter from Alaska. Mishka is scheduled to arrive Saturday from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. She was rehabilitated after being caught last July in a fishing net and now weighs 26 pounds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Mishka likely wouldn’t survive if released back […]

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    Pot legalization puts Alaska drug-sniffing dogs out of work

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 10:43

    The legalization of marijuana in Alaska is putting some police dogs out of work. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/p2PBhQ) that 10 drug-sniffing dogs used by the Alaska State Troopers will be taken out of service when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal Feb. 24. The 10 Belgian malinois, Dutch shepherds, German shepherds, Czech shepherds and […]

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    Search suspended for woman missing along Kuskokwim River

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 8:52

    The search has been suspended for the third person missing since December when a snowstorm hit the Kwethluk area. KYUK reports (http://is.gd/I3I4CV) the all-volunteer search for 27-year-old Sally Stone was suspended because of cold weather, equipment in need of repair and low morale. Stone and two others from Aniak were traveling on a snowmobile Dec. […]

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    Acting adjutant general: Reforms in progress but more are needed

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 30, 8:27

    Gov. Bill Walker is expected to appoint a new commissioner to head the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Friday. The commissioner also serves as adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard. Acting Adjutant Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges addressed the House State Affairs committee Thursday, bringing lawmakers up to date on reforms to address the […]

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    AIDEA’s letter of intent for $52.5M purchase of Pentex raises concerns

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 30, 7:26

    The governor’s plan to bring energy relief to the Interior is raising some concerns. This week, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) in conjunction with Gov. Bill Walker announced they signed a non-binding letter of intent to purchase Pentex Alaska Natural Gas Company, LLC and its assets. Included in the purchase are Fairbanks Natural Gas and the […]

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    New PSA message: Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 30, 0:23

    Most people know that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. But what about women who drink and don’t know they’re pregnant? Experts say the early days of conception are when the embryo is the most vulnerable to birth defects caused by alcohol, especially if the woman is binge drinking. The Alaska Mental Health Trust debuted a […]

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    SeaLife Center adapts new trainings for blind baby seal

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 29, 20:57

    It was a snowy day in Seward where Halley Werner and her staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center worked with four of the resident harbor seals. “Spin,” she commanded. “Good girl, Addie.” After years of training, the seals are old pros, finding targets and barking on command. Werner has had to completely change her training […]

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    ConocoPhillips slows Greater Moose’s Tooth development

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 13:26

    Permitting delays and current oil prices have ConocoPhillips slowing down on potentially investing $900 million in a project that would mark the first oil production from federal lands in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The oil company announced Thursday that it would slow the pace of investment on the Greater Moose’s Tooth, located in the northeastern part of […]

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    Former Wasilla mayor appointed to fisheries commission

    by Associated Press on Jan 29, 11:24

    A former Wasilla mayor will help regulate participation in Alaska’s commercial fisheries. Grace Jang, a spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Walker, said Verne Rupright was appointed to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission Jan. 20. The three-member body decides who can participate in limited entry fisheries and adjudicates appeals. Jang wrote in an email that Rupright was […]

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    Shell plans to resume drilling in Chukchi Sea this year

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 8:53

    Shell plans to restart oil drilling in the Arctic this year, the company’s CEO announced Thursday. In a conference call in London, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said Shell wants to start drilling in the Chukchi Sea this summer, Reuters reported. In 2013, Shell halted its drilling program in Alaska after the grounding of drill rig […]

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    Walmart stocks shelves with Alaskan seafood

    by Bonney Bowman on Jan 28, 18:51

    A retail giant is now offering a wider selection of Alaskan seafood products. Walmart originally planned to stop selling Alaskan salmon, because the industry decided to stop paying for an outside group to certify the fish as sustainable. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and former Sen. Mark Begich both lobbied the chain to reconsider, since sustainable harvest […]

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    Alaska lawmakers wait for marijuana bill rewrite that ‘reflects the will of the voters’

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 28, 18:03

    Alaska lawmakers have tabled a bill on how to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, saying they’re waiting for a bill rewrite that more accurately reflects what Alaskans asked for when they voted in November. After voters approved the ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Alaska, the goal is now to pass a bill by Feb. […]

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    State to appeal court decision in school funding case

    by Associated Press on Jan 28, 13:44

    The state plans to appeal a court ruling that invalidated a requirement that local school districts help pay for education. The Department of Law, in a release, also said the state will request a stay of the ruling. It says that would ensure municipalities continue contributing until the case is decided by the Alaska Supreme […]

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    Delta adds seasonal, year-round Alaska routes

    by Associated Press on Jan 28, 10:47

    Delta Air Lines will extend year-round service from both Juneau and Fairbanks to Seattle. KTOO reports (http://is.gd/kavsQk) Delta will also add summer flights from Seattle to Ketchikan and Sitka, and those routes will be evaluated at the end of the summer. The new Juneau-to-Seattle service will start in May, and comes after airline officials say […]

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    Feds reject petition for Aleutians marine sanctuary

    by Associated Press on Jan 28, 8:25

    The federal government has rejected a petition to create a new marine sanctuary in the Aleutian Islands. In a letter dated Friday, the director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Director wrote that the petition did not receive support from “a breadth of community interests.” The Aleutians East Borough and other local groups opposed […]

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    Community to fight against Army cuts in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Jan 27, 22:30

    The U.S. Army needs to reduce its number of active duty members from 570,000 to 450,000. That means 120,000 soldiers would be out of a job, and some of them could be from Alaska. More than 5,000 soldiers with the 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and about 5,800 soldiers with the 1/25 […]

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    Juneau committee approves waste management option in lieu of shipping waste

    by Shannon Kemp on Jan 27, 18:33

    The city of Juneau has had a waste management issue for more than four years now. The city’s sewage sludge incinerator — used to burn solidified waste — broke down in 2010. The Assembly Committee of the Whole has approved at least one option to deal with the problem. Currently, Juneau’s water waste is solidified into […]