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44th in the 49th 

updated 6:41am

ANCHORAGE - The crowds were there - diplomat, media and bystander alike. As President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska for his first prolonged visit to the 49th state, there were plenty of cheers and no boos on the streets of Anchorage.

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Police nab wanted fugitive

Today, 12:00am

The Juneau Police Department arrested a wanted man late Sunday after contacting him in a Mendenhall Valley home.
Gregory Dewayne Crowley, 30, was taken into custody around 11 p.m.

Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley


COLUMBUS - Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the name used by native Alaskans.

High court won't block expansion

Today, 12:02am

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Supreme Court has refused to temporarily block the state of Alaska from expanding Medicaid.
It's a victory for Gov. Bill Walker, who announced this summer he was expanding Medicaid without the approval of the Legislature.

Injunction against federal water rule may expand

Today, 6:50am

BISMARCK, N.D. - A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways. U.S.

Southeast pink salmon harvest fails to meet predictions

Today, 12:01am

KETCHIKAN - Officials have reduced the estimate for Southeast Alaska's pink salmon harvest by almost 30 million fish as the summer fishery wraps up its season.

From Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

Today, 6:48am

ANCHORAGE - North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Mount Denali, more than a century after the Alaskan peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in Alaska.

Obama to take trip with a Bear

Today, 12:03am

NEW YORK - Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness - President Barack Obama.

Big push for STEM

Today, 7:00am

American students aren't very good problem solvers, according to global educational rankings. The solution for that issue in Juneau, advocates say, could be a new charter school.

Building going down

Today, 6:58am

The condemned Gastineau Apartments building could be demolished by the end of the year, and neighboring Pocket Park could be going down with it, city officials say.

Jewell: Denali name change is final

Today, 6:54am

Late Sunday, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House, said he was "deeply disappointed" that President Obama allowed U.S.

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My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now

The U.S. has been an Arctic nation since it purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, yet no sitting President has ever ventured to the Alaskan Arctic. That changed when President Barack Obama arrived this week to address a conference on Arctic issues.

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Local Sports Calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 1

Saturday, September 5 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Away, TBD, Juneau-Douglas at Fairbanks' West Valley. Away, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain at Fairbanks' North Pole. HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Away, JDHS & TMHS at Haines Invitational.

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Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake

Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river.

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