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When it comes to earthquakes, only Alaska surpasses Oklahoma - Stillwater News Press

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When it comes to earthquakes, only Alaska surpasses Oklahoma
Stillwater News Press
ENID, Okla. — With its volcanoes, glaciers and mountains, Alaska's landscape may be different from Oklahoma's. However, the two states have frequent earthquakes in common. Out of all the states in the nation, Alaska is the only state surpassing ...

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2 Alaska chefs to showcase state's seafood at prestigious NYC dinner - Alaska Dispatch News

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2 Alaska chefs to showcase state's seafood at prestigious NYC dinner
Alaska Dispatch News
Izabela Wojcik, director of house programming for the James Beard Foundation, said in an email that the foundation's goal is to showcase American regions and give diners access to Alaska chefs and seafood. “(Which) is rare and such a treat,” she wrote.

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Photos: Alaska Aces versus Allen Americans - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 23:37

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Photos: Alaska Aces versus Allen Americans
Alaska Dispatch News
Garet Hunt of the Alaska Aces drew a misconduct penalty for throwing his helmet on the ice before the faceoff had even occurred. The penalty was an omen of things to come — the Allen Americans beat the Aces 6-2 in the second game of the three-game ...

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Research Finds Harmful Algae Toxins in Alaska Marine Mammals - ABC News

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 22:35

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Research Finds Harmful Algae Toxins in Alaska Marine Mammals
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A review of more than 900 marine mammals hunted, stranded or captured for research along Alaska's coast has found toxins from harmful algae in 13 species, creating concern that the natural poisonous substances could increase as water temperatures ...
Test Detects Toxins From Harmful Algae In Alaska Marine MammalsTech Times

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Alaska governor, House speaker team up to knock 'em down - KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 21:18

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Alaska governor, House speaker team up to knock 'em down
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Alaska Governor Bill Walker and House speaker Rep. Mike Chenault may come from different political parties, but this session they're playing on the same team, at least on Thursday nights. Walker is the first governor to join the legislative bowling league.
At odds in the Capitol, Alaska governor and House speaker team up for bowlingAlaska Dispatch News

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Blizzard strikes Alaska's northern-most coastal towns Friday - KTUU.com

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 20:31

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Blizzard strikes Alaska's northern-most coastal towns Friday
KTUU.com
A blizzard struck Alaska's northern-most communities Friday, with the National Weather Service warning residents of the Arctic Coast to prepare for freezing wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Children in Barrow stayed home, as schools called a rare ...

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At odds in the Capitol, Alaska governor and House speaker team up for bowling - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:47

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At odds in the Capitol, Alaska governor and House speaker team up for bowling
Alaska Dispatch News
To understand the significance of Walker and Chenault playing on the same team, one has to look no farther back than last week, when Chenault introduced a bill in the Alaska House that could perhaps be compared to a bowling ball aimed at the governor's ...
Alaska governor, House speaker team up to knock 'em downKTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather

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Project to deliver high-speed Internet to Alaska Arctic ramps up - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:28

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Project to deliver high-speed Internet to Alaska Arctic ramps up
Alaska Dispatch News
The main part of a project that aims to deliver high-speed Internet to Northern and Western Alaska will get underway this summer, the first piece of a broader plan to connect Asia and Europe via a fiber-optic cable that cuts through the Arctic Ocean ...

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Guarantee Alaska's PFD -- and an income tax -- in the constitution - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:28

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Guarantee Alaska's PFD -- and an income tax -- in the constitution
Alaska Dispatch News
It's no secret that most of the politicians in Juneau look longingly at the Alaska Permanent Fund to solve the current budget crisis. That's one reason Gov. Jay Hammond wanted a dividend. Defending the dividend means defending the fund. The reality is ...

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FAA break-up bill clears US House committee - Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 17:51

FAA break-up bill clears US House committee
Alaska Public Radio Network
A bill to privatize the nation's air traffic controllers cleared the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House last night. Rep. Don Young says he amended it to protect Essential Air Service and Alaska's air taxis. Organizations call for ban of heavy ...

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Test Detects Toxins From Harmful Algae In Alaska Marine Mammals - Tech Times

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 17:04

Tech Times

Test Detects Toxins From Harmful Algae In Alaska Marine Mammals
Tech Times
"What really surprised us was finding these toxins so widespread in Alaska, far north of where they have been previously documented in marine mammals," says lead author Kathi Lefebvre from NOAA Fisheries. The results of the study exhibit that algal ...
Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammalsKTUU.com

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Leverage your leopard: the biz behind Alaska's only zoo - Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:43

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Leverage your leopard: the biz behind Alaska's only zoo
Alaska Public Radio Network
If you've ever wanted to feed a snow leopard, a moose, or a pack of wolves, this year you've got a chance. Albeit, for a tidy sum. It's part of a package deal at the Alaska Zoo–one piece in a funding strategy particular to non-profits in the high north ...

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Delta, Alaska employees together receive more than $100M in bonuses - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:56

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Delta, Alaska employees together receive more than $100M in bonuses
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Delta Air Lines Inc. Vice President Mike Medeiros handed out out $53 million in bonuses to Puget Sound-area employees — and a lot of barbecue — on Friday. The Atlanta-based company — whose Puget Sound-area employment topped 3,000 for the first ...

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Alaska GOP questions Walker administration's hiring of TV reporter as prison spokesman - KTUU.com

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:35

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Alaska GOP questions Walker administration's hiring of TV reporter as prison spokesman
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asked Suzanne Downing, a spokesperson for the Alaska Republican Party. "If this is the kind of structural change the new commissioner of Corrections is planning, then we have not yet gotten the message across to the Walker Administration that Alaskans ...

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Anchorage apparel brand highlights everyday experiences in Alaska - KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:11

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Anchorage apparel brand highlights everyday experiences in Alaska
KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather
Brett Connor's new shop, located at the corner of Spenard Road and Fireweed Lane, is a world apart from his humble beginnings. Connor got his start designing and screenprinting the artwork for his brand, Hulin Alaskan Design, in a shed. “There happened ...

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Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals - KTUU.com

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:52

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Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals
KTUU.com
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A study led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists says toxins from harmful ocean algae were detected at surprising levels in samples of more than 900 Alaska marine mammals.
Testing detects algal toxins in Alaska marine mammalsPhys.Org

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Fairbanks debates federal proposal on Alaska predator hunts - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:38

Fairbanks debates federal proposal on Alaska predator hunts
Alaska Dispatch News
FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks residents have shown support for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal that would ban some bear, wolf and coyote hunts on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska. A majority of people who testified at a public hearing in Fairbanks ...

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Blizzard conditions hamper travel on Alaska's North Slope - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:37

Blizzard conditions hamper travel on Alaska's North Slope
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
... roughly miles 305-415. Blowing and drifting snow are resulting in near-zero visibility, with severe drifting in some places. In particular, a 5-foot berm at Miles 394-393 is experiencing especially bad drifts, according to the Alaska Department of ...

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Iditarod to keep start in southcentral Alaska - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:33

Iditarod to keep start in southcentral Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Updated 10:30 a.m.: The Iditarod will hold its annual Start and Restart ceremonies in Anchorage and the Susitna Valley, the executive board announced this morning. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Officials with the world's most famous sled dog race were ...

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North Slope mayor pays overdue fine for campaign violations - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Alaska News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:04

North Slope mayor pays overdue fine for campaign violations
Juneau Empire (subscription)
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct an inaccurate headline that read "North Pole mayor." ANCHORAGE — An Alaska mayor has paid an unusually large fine for campaign finance violations after regulators threatened to refer the bill for ...
Alaska mayor pays overdue fine for campaign violationsBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

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