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In this Aug. 19 photo, Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist Brandon Saito, left, watches as Cyrus Harris from the Hunter Support Program receives musk ox at a meat processing factory in Kotzebue.

New processing plant prepares traditional Alaska Native food

ANCHORAGE - First it was musk ox stew. Then the Alaska nursing home served up musk ox meatloaf to its elderly Inupiat residents and their visiting family members.
The reaction at the long-term residential senior care facility was immediate.


Troopers ID man found dead on Shuyak Island

KODIAK - Authorities have released the identity of the man found shot to death near a lodge on a remote island northwest of Kodiak. Alaska State Troopers say the man was 56-year-old Steven McCaulley of Kodiak.

Not guilty plea entered in Alaska abduction, rape case

FAIRBANKS - A not guilty plea was entered in the case of a man accused of repeatedly raping a woman and holding her captive for five weeks in a cabin in Alaska.

Marijuana board to hold special meeting

Alaska's Marijuana Control Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday to consider re-tightening restrictions on Outside investment in Alaska's new marijuana industry.

Alaska, British Columbia leaders sign cooperative agreement

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark have signed a cooperative agreement, committing to work together on issues of shared interest, including the ongoing discussion over Canadian mining impacts on Alaska...

Savvy skiers, snowboarders never pay full price

TACOMA - If I bought lift tickets at the ski resort closest to home for my wife, two teenage kids and me, it would set us back $264.

Cable TV hunting show hosts pleads guilty in poaching case

JUNEAU - The host of a cable TV hunting show has pleaded guilty as part of an investigation into poaching on a remote national preserve in Alaska. The terms of a plea deal signed by Clark W.
Becky Bohrer

Oil companies lose trans-Alaska pipeline case

ANCHORAGE - A federal agency has barred the oil company owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline from charging higher fees for moving oil after they mismanaged a project that lasted years longer and cost millions more than anticipated.

Alaska buys out company's interest in gas pipeline project

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker announced Tuesday the completion of the state's acquisition of TransCanada Corp.'s interest in a major gas project Alaska is pursuing, calling it a historic day.
Becky Bohrer

Alaska wants Fairbanks area split into 2 air quality zones

FAIRBANKS - The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate smoke pollution non-attainment areas.

Black Friday madness missing in rural Alaska communities

ANCHORAGE - Forget about long lines and pushy shoppers ready to do battle for sweet Black Friday deals. In rural Alaska, residents are far removed from all the frenzy that goes with the nation's most intense shopping day of the year.


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