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FAIRBANKS — Alaskans are fond of reminding outsiders that “Alaska is different.” Our vast geography, strategic location, diverse communities, abundant natural resources and relative youth compared with other states combine to create an exceptionalism that makes Alaska truly unique. Our challenge as a ...
The Fairbanks Ice Dogs and the Kenai River Brown Bears played games in Palmer and Anchorage in late March 2018, gauging interest in expanding the North American Hockey League's Alaska presence. (Dave Leval/KTVA). Hockey action -- and plenty of it -- accompanied teams separated by hundreds ...

In a social media post Thursday morning, testing lab Steep Hill of Anchorage declared, “We are sorry to announce that Steep Hill Alaska will be suspending cannabis testing operations on March 31, 2018. We have to relocate because Wells Fargo called in the loan on our building. They will foreclose if we ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A light earthquake was reported Friday afternoon in the Gulf of Alaska. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude 4.3 quake was centered about 160 miles (255 kilometers) southeast of Kodiak Island. It was located at a depth of about 6 miles (10 kilometers). There are ...
One of only three marijuana testing labs in Alaska has shut down, leaving the state's cannabis growers with only two options for state-mandated testing. April 1 ... The Juneau Empire reports Steep Hill Alaska, of Anchorage, declared in an Instagram post Thursday that the lab is "suspending cannabis testing ...
JUNEAU – For the past three years, the Alaska Legislature has followed the same dysfunctional script. The state House passes a ... Most of the spending in that budget — about $4.5 billion out of $5.3 billion — goes to state agencies, Alaska's retirement system and paying off debts. The rest goes toward ...

Saturday is the last day of March, which means it's also the last day of Women's History Month. Recognizing women's contributions to Alaska's history has been the mission of the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame for the last 10 years. But the Hall of Fame doesn't physically exist -- it's a website. Jane Angvik, a former Anchorage ...
Another Alaska location of Blockbuster Video is closing its doors. The South Anchorage store on Huffman Road is set to ... "We regret to inform you that our Huffman store will be closing," Blockbuster Alaska staff wrote on the company's Facebook page. "Thank you SO VERY much South Anchorage for your ...
Welcome to Alaska's real-life version of the popular "Storage Wars" TV show, in which bidders snatch up locker units that went into default when renters stopped making payments. The auctions appear to be on the rise in Alaska, where the 2014 oil price crash led to thousands of layoffs, tipping the state into ...
In this March 20, 2018 photo, videographer Tyson Paris-Hansen records students in a 6th grade science class working on a project in the hall at North Pole Middle School in North Pole, Alaska, as filming takes place for use in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District new student welcome videos.

A state report indicates that hatchery-produced salmon accounted for 21 percent of Alaska's commercial harvest last year, the lowest percentage since 1995. ... The report by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game found that the smaller catch of hatchery salmon was due to the strong return of wild salmon ...
The number of women lawmakers has inched up in Alaska in recent years, with 17 serving in the 2013-2014 Legislature and 18 during the last Legislature. Four women served in the first Legislature, in 1959-1960, according to information from Legislative Research Services. Zulkosky replaces Democrat ...
In Alaska's small agricultural sector, the Matanuska Valley in south central Alaska is the state's vegetable basket. But grains are king in the Delta Junction area, where about a dozen farmers grow barley, a grain used mainly for animal feed, said Bryce Wrigley, a barley farmer and co-owner of Alaska Flour ...
One year before Alaska became part of America, 21-year-old William Dall ascended the Yukon River on a sled, pulled by dogs. The man who left his name all over the state was in 1866 one of the first scientists to document the mysterious peninsula jutting toward Russia. He is probably the most thorough ...
Evans' investigation will cover "any allegations of workplace safety" and "employees' alleged fear of retaliatory action by management if complaints, actions of violence, or forced restraint are reported," according to Evans' contract, provided to Anchorage Daily News by the Alaska Department of Law.
In this photo taken Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Alaska state Rep. David Guttenberg addresses the House Labor and Commerce Committee in Juneau, Alaska. The House Majority press secretary says paramedics responded Thursday to a unknown medical emergency involving Guttenberg.
Alaska transportation engineers are facing a long list of increasingly urgent and costly public projects meant to solve climate-change related problems ... for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, at a Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team workshop in Anchorage last week.
Zulkosky brings the total number of women in Alaska's Legislature to 19, which Legislative Research Services says is the highest number to serve in any one Legislature since statehood ... Once the House's newest member, Tiffany Zulkosky, is sworn in on Friday, the Alaska Legislature will have 19 women.
Why were companies willing to invest in Alaska during a time when oil prices were at historic lows? Simple answer. State policy positioned Alaska to be more competitive, leading to amazing results. No longer are we preparing for the potential of running out of natural gas in Cook Inlet. New and legacy ...


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