FAIRBANKS — The U.S. Army has announced plans to move interior Alaska’s 9th Army Band to Anchorage next month. Officials said the Fort Wainwright band will transfer to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richards on Oct. 16. The move announced Wednesday is part of a...
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ANCHORAGE — A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a state commercial fishing organization that challenged a decision to move several southern Alaska salmon fisheries from federal to state management. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on...
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ANCHORAGE — A new dental health facility is set to be unveiled Friday in Dillingham. Representatives said the Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. is set to hold a public celebration of the opening of its facility Friday afternoon in the town of nearly...
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ANCHORAGE — A grand jury has indicted an Anchorage man suspected of a fatal hit-and-run crash. The grand jury Thursday indicted 20-year-old Quinton Molinar on counts of second-degree murder, manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and evidence...
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ANCHORAGE — The body of a 69-year-old man who twice fired on officers during a 42-hour standoff was found after heavy equipment was used to tear down part of his house, police said Friday. “This is not how we wanted this response to go,” Anchorage Police...
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ANCHORAGE — Most every Alaskan will be just over a thousand dollars richer next month. Gov. Bill Walker’s office on Friday announced the amount of this year’s annual oil wealth check at $1,022. The checks will be distributed beginning Oct. 6. Even though...
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For one team, it was a heartbreaking, scoreless showing on Senior Day. For the other, it snapped a four-game losing streak and created a positive note heading into the final week of the regular season. Dimond shut out South 41-0 Saturday in game where...
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Receivers, running backs and quarterbacks are generally football’s glamour boys — they rack stats, score touchdowns and get most of the post-game interviews. Saturday, East High changed convention — the T-birds’ defensive players most merited praise...
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Kotzebue rolled to two more victories Saturday to capture the championship at the two-day ACS Round Robin Smackdown at Anchorage Christian. Kotzebue finished the tournament as the only undefeated team at 4-0. Saturday, the Huskies defeated Houston 25-13,...
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Chad Trammell and Denali Strabel cruised to wins Saturday at the Oktoberfest Run to End Homelessness 10K races. Trammell won the men’s race by nearly six minutes in 34 minutes, 10 seconds, and Strabel crossed first in the women’s race by nearly two...
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Before the boys varsity race at Saturday’s Cook Inlet Conference cross-country championships, the West Eagles huddled at the starting line for a team cheer. “Crush! Kill! Maim!” “It means maim the course,” West coach Ruth Barndt said in an effort to...
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Eight people, including a 3-year-old girl, were hurt in a shooting that Baltimore police called an act of “retaliatory violence” on Saturday night, authorities said. A spokesman of the Baltimore Police Department told reporters at a news conference that...
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There are fish that sing. Or drone like a bunch of loud kazoos, anyway. People living in houseboats in the San Francisco Bay have grown used to a low, strange hum that begins suddenly in the dark of the night and stops just as abruptly in the early...
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Whole election is about greed Victor Davis Hanson (ADN, Thursday) must be living in a different world of reality. His article about how we must be ready for war was interesting. He doesn’t mention the U.S. has been at war for 15 years. Fully half of our...
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On Wednesday morning at the methadone clinic, patients trickled in carrying large coffees and sometimes their babies. The mirrored building, on a desolate stretch of Fourth Avenue up the hill from the Anchorage jail, has no sign visible from the street....
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The latest incarnation of the classic Japanese film “The Seven Samurai” features some ethnic diversity that previous versions lacked. The leader of the seven outcasts who defend a village against impossible odds is black (Denzel Washington). The company...
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A new state-of-the-art dental clinic opened this week in Dillingham to provide expanded care in the Bristol Bay region, replacing a small clinic in which dental chairs were scattered between two places, including a tattered old trailer. The Bristol Bay...
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KENAI — Kenai cats could join dogs on the list of animals that city code requires to be restrained either by a leash, fence, or building. The cat leash law was introduced to the Kenai City Council by Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and council member Tim Navarre,...
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HOMER — In considering Homer Proposition 1, a proposal to borrow up to $12 million to build a new Homer Police Station, the controversy isn’t whether police need a new station. Even opponents of Prop 1 say it’s clear the 39-year-old station needs...
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SITKA, Alaska (AP) - With Holland America Line putting bigger ships on the Southeast Alaska run and other lines adding Sitka stops, the town can expect a 20 percent increase in cruise ship visitors next year, said Chris McGraw, manager…
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Alaskans weigh in on this year's smaller dividend check. State calls truce in Prudoe Bay dispute. After 42 hours, barricade suspect found dead in home. Courts sides with UCIDA on Cook Inlet Salmon Management. Anchorage expecting 24M budget shortfall from...
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Trial is set to begin Tuesday in Anchorage in an election challenge filed by a northern Alaska lawmaker who lost his party primary.
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ANCHORAGE — Two Anchorage police officers were struck Thursday by gunfire at the scene of standoff with an armed man that began Wednesday. Police said the suspect fired shots that hit the officers. One officer was transported to a hospital for treatment....
9/23/2016
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Marijuana may be legal in Alaska, but pot fairs are still off-limits to about 11,000 members of the Army stationed here. Officials with U.S. Army Alaska said in a release Thursday that Alaska-based soldiers are forbidden...
9/23/2016
ANCHORAGE — Police trying to resolve a standoff in south Anchorage are dealing with a second standoff in east Anchorage. A man suspected of assaulting his partner early Thursday barricaded himself inside a home off Dowling Road near Lake Otis...
9/23/2016
ANCHORAGE — A grand jury has indicted a 36-year-old Dillingham man on murder and robbery charges in the 2015 death of a 55-year-old woman. Brian Clark is charged with first and second degree murder in the death of Ella Olsen on Feb. 7, 2015. Olsen’s body...
9/23/2016
KODIAK — A weather station in Kodiak that provides information to boaters is back online after it was vandalized earlier this year. The Gull Island weather sensor in Chiniak Bay needed about $2,000 in repairs after someone apparently smashed it, The...
9/23/2016
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9/23/2016
ANCHORAGE — The Latest on police attempts to negotiate with an armed man barricaded in a house in south Anchorage (all times local): 1 p.m. Two Anchorage police officers were struck Thursday by gunfire at the scene of standoff with an armed man that...
9/23/2016
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - U.S. Rep. Don Young has sent a letter to the House clerk updating financial disclosure statements to reflect his ownership in a family farm starting in 1992 and income from oil and gas leases.
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9/22/2016
JUNEAU — Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich will not run as a write-in candidate to challenge the incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski in this fall's Senate race in Alaska.
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9/22/2016
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police continued Thursday to monitor a south-side home where shots were fired Wednesday and a man refuses to come out.
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9/22/2016
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff - until this week.
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9/22/2016
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9/22/2016
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Ferry service in southeast Alaska will soon be reduced as the Alaska Marine Highway System's largest ferry gets sent away for repair work.
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9/21/2016
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Homes at higher elevations in Anchorage experienced high wind gusts Tuesday night but the city mostly escaped damage from a storm that blew in from the Bering Sea.
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9/21/2016
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds viaemail, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn Listen now Man on a mission: Gov. Walker and the gas line Rachel Waldholz, Alaska’s...
9/21/2016
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - It's already known that the yearly check given to nearly every single Alaskan from the state's oil wealth fund is going to be about $1,000, but state officials plan to reveal the exact amount later this…
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9/20/2016
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn LISTEN NOW Gas Line Tour Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage For...
9/20/2016