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Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:09

University system agrees to resolve issues in federal review

The University of Alaska system has agreed to resolve issues stemming from a federal review of its handling of campus sexual assault and sexual harassment cases.

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Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:33

Tribes hope Trump’s ‘America first’ helps first Americans

BOSTON — Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn’t forget America’s first inhabitants as he promises to put “America first.”

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Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:21

Push for ride-share companies in Alaska hits speed bumps

JUNEAU — The drive to allow ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps.

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Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:20

Man charged with murder after wife shot dead in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — A 40-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife at a home in Anchorage.

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Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:19

Environmental groups back feds in lawsuits over hunting ban

KENAI — More than a dozen environmental groups are seeking to join lawsuits filed by the state of Alaska over a federal ban on certain hunting techniques in national refuges and preserves.

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Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:26

Fairbanks microbiologist mixes science and art

FAIRBANKS — A tall, willowy woman with the looks of a model, the grace of a dancer and the mind of a scientist, Mary Beth Leigh is so lovely and accomplished it would be tempting to be jealous of her, but she’s also so nice and down-to-earth one can’t help but take an instant liking to her. Read more

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:50

Bethel council agrees to deliver water to homeless shelter

BETHEL — Bethel’s homeless shelter will get free water deliveries from the city this winter.

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Ketchikan theater named for Elizabeth Peratrovich

KETCHIKAN — Elizabeth Peratrovich’s name now stands over the theater in the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, placed there by the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood and revealed in an emotional ceremony on Thursday.

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Waste not: Ferries’ flushing bill wins Senate support, 16-2

The Alaska Senate voted 16-2 Friday to cut a break in the state’s environmental regulations for small cruise ships and the Alaska Marine Highway.

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Kenai Peninsula pot businesses may add $5M boost to economy

KENAI — With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the businesses could contribute $5.3 million annually to the local economy.

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Alaska park wants to restore views of 1804 battlefield

SITKA — Sitka National Historical Park in southeast Alaska is looking to get the public’s support to move forward with a project to restore an area of the park that was the site of a battlefield more than 200 years ago.

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Troopers seize $600,000 in marijuana at grow near Tok

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Trooper investigators have seized marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $600,000 from an illegal grow operation near Tok (TOHK).

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Legislative leaders look past fiscal crisis for solutions

Issues such as family breakdown and suicide have plagued Alaska for years, but now, even in the midst of a fiscal crisis that has led to massive budget deficits, state leaders are looking for new ways to fight those problems, local Native leaders and elders were told Thursday.

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