BAGAN, Myanmar – Truckloads of soldiers and squadrons of police sealed off some of the centuries-old Buddhist pagodas around Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan on Thursday, a day after at least 187 of the brick temples were damaged in a powerful...
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Andy Baker’s favorite place was McHugh Creek. After July’s intense fire, it is dramatically different. He’s been investigating the burned landscape like a detective, sending long emails to Chugach State Park officials with his theories about how the fire...
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ROME – After toiling through the night, an army of 5,000 rescue workers combed through mounds of hard rubble in a desperate search for new survivors Thursday following a devastating earthquake that may yet become Italy’s deadliest in decades. An...
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There’s no such thing as a normal business day for Heather Shade and Sean Copeland. “On any given day there are hundreds of things that need to be done and we’ll need to pick maybe the best 10 to do that day,” Copeland said. While it’s not uncommon for...
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Mylan NV said Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket cost of its severe allergy treatment EpiPen through a discount program, a day after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined lawmakers in criticizing the drug’s high price. The...
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ANCHORAGE — A man sought by Anchorage police on a manslaughter charge has turned himself in. Anchorage television station KTUU reported 19-year-old Kuach Kuach surrendered Tuesday afternoon. He is charged in the Aug. 5 death of 19-year-old Chaduer...
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WASHINGTON — The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year’s high school graduates aren’t ready for college-level course work. In its annual score report released Wednesday, the testing company said only 38 percent of...
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ANCHORAGE — Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the...
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Bartlett 3, Eagle River 0 A trio of sisters helped Bartlett to a 25-6, 25-16, 25-14 win over Eagle River in the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball opener for both teams Wednesday at Bartlett. Paia Togagae (17 assists, 5 aces), Violett Togagae (9 kills) and...
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South 5, Service 4 It took all nine matches for South to defeat Service 5-4 in a Wednesday Cook Inlet Conference tennis showdown at Service. Last year’s state champions Joseph Hemry and Christine Hemry took singles wins for the Wolverines. South also...
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MACLAREN RIVER — The August caribou season started with a bang, as early-bird hunters had phenomenal success along the Denali Highway. By Aug. 10, there were almost 100 hunting camps between Tangle Lakes and the Maclaren River. Many caribou were taken...
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In “Feds wage war on Alaska management of its fish and game” (Aug. 11),  Doug Vincent-Lang excoriated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for its decision to prohibit some forms of state-sanctioned predator control on national wildlife refuges in...
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Consultant: Alaska LNG project not feasible without major changes; three votes separate candidates in Arctic House race; municipal sales tax could dive due to Walker’s PFD veto; crews begin efforts to protect Butte, Old Glenn Highway; paratroopers dot...
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A drop in global natural gas prices due to falling demand has made Alaska’s natural gas pipeline project questionable, a joint session of the Alaska House and Senate resources committees was told Wednesday in Anchorage. “Our cost-competitiveness is still...
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A bear that mauled two cruise ship wilderness guides during a hiking excursion in Alaska attacked so quickly that there was little time to defend against the animal, the CEO of the cruise ship company said.
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KETCHIKAN, Alaska — A dog is back home safe with its owners after a pilot who had just landed a floatplane spotted it struggling in an Alaska waterway and rescued it.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by Alaska State Troopers that gives it to the…
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The state of Alaska received some good news from credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s on Tuesday. In a new report, the agency said it is taking Alaska off its watchlist for an immediate downgrade, even as it stays bear-ish on the state’s long-term...
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The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development has formally begun the process of searching for a new standardized-testing company. On Monday, the department issued a “request for information” from testing companies “that are interested in and...
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HONOLULU — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State’s most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it. The National Marine Fisheries Service...
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CHICKALOON — A Wasilla man died Monday afternoon in a crash on the Glenn Highway. Alaska State Troopers said a car driven by 31-year-old Joshua Campbell collided with another vehicle at Mile 94 about eight miles west of Chickaloon. Troopers responded to...
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ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police have released the name of the man found dead Monday morning on a city road Police said 22-year-old Michael Miquann Mitchell was found dead at Mile 3 Campbell Airstrip Road. Police are investigating the case as a homicide....
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ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers said a 43-year-old state Department of Fish and Game worker sustained minor injuries after a coworker’s shotgun unexpectedly discharged while they were out in the field. Troopers said John “Chris” Ford of Petersburg was...
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KODIAK — An Alaska group is working to create an at-home tester for detective toxins in local seafood. Alaska SeaGrant officials at a presentation on Friday said they are working on a tester for paralytic shellfish poisoning, an illness that can cause...
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ANCHORAGE — A man wanted by Anchorage police rammed six vehicles, including three police cars, as he attempted to escape arrest Monday night. Police said 25-year-old Trevon Allridge now faces felony assault and criminal mischief charges. Online court...
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ANCHORAGE — Heavy rains are soaking Alaska’s already soggy southcentral region, with Gov. Bill Walker declaring a disaster in one place because of river erosion threatening to flood an area near homes. Walker issued a verbal disaster declaration Monday...
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ANCHORAGE — A third man sought in a suspected Anchorage kidnapping has turned himself in. Anchorage police said 24-year-old Serge Azede surrendered to police Monday night. Online court documents do not list his attorney. Police said 18-year-old William...
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Disaster declaration issued as Matanuska River threatens Butte; Juneau Assembly passes long-awaited equal rights ordinance; Kenai Assembly considers moment of silence after Satanic prayer, protest, counter-protest; cruise-ship evacuation exercise begins...
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Juneau Assembly has passed an ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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8/23/2016
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a 43-year-old state Department of Fish and Game worker sustained minor injuries after a co-worker's shotgun unexpectedly discharged while they were out in the field.
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8/23/2016
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- I am on a ship cruising around Alaska this week, hoping fabulous natural grandeur might distract me from the election, but it isn't working. Every morning I go online and peruse three newspapers for the political news,…
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8/23/2016
Gov’s budget veto has at least one fan: rating agency S&P; uptick in oil prices helps Alaska’s bottom line, but not much; tribal assistance, employment programs run out of money; Pioneer homes won’t take new residents, at least for now; plankton...
8/23/2016
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska have released the names of two wilderness guides who were mauled by a brown bear as they were leading cruise ship passengers on a hike in the Tongass National Forest.
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8/23/2016
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's first doctoral pharmacy program is near its debut at the University of Alaska Anchorage through a partnership with Idaho State University.
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8/22/2016
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tribal house years in the making will be dedicated on the shores of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve on Thursday, a physical acknowledgment that the area known for its rugged beauty is also the…
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8/22/2016
Updated 9:50 a.m.: The Fairbanks Police Department received a report shortly after midnight today of a wanted subject at the 1000 block of Kellum Street. Officers responded and were able to locate William Doug Burgess, 18, of Fairbanks inside an…
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8/22/2016
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Juneau tattoo artist David Lang has recently seen an uptick in people wanting Alaska Native formline tattoos, something he specializes in.
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8/20/2016