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26 min ago | Anchorage Daily News

Third-party candidates could tip scales in Alaska's US Senate race

One's a former Republican legislator who pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy in 2011 as part of the FBI's investigation of Alaska political corruption.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Libertarian Party, Anchorage, AK

4 hrs ago | Science Daily

NASA's newest near Earth network antenna is operational

A ribbon-cutting ceremony near the base of the new NASA antenna within the Alaska Satellite Facility marked the official beginning for the Near Earth Network asset.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

23 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Air Force delays scrapping HAARP; UAF seeks takeover deal

The Air Force has agreed to delay its plans to demolish a $300 million research facility near Glennallen to allow more time to work out a deal to transfer ownership to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

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Related Topix: Glennallen, AK, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KFQD-AM Anchorage

Fairbanks homeowner fills 8-story sinkhole

Geophysicists don't know what caused a sinkhole measuring about 80 feet deep to appear in a Fairbanks resident's yard last week.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK

Science Daily

Wolf mother deaths threaten pack survival but not population

When a breeding wolf dies, its sex and the size of its pack can determine whether that pack continues, according to research.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, US National Parks, Denali National Park And Preserve, Ecology

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Piano-e-Competition semi-finalists announced

The semi-finalists of the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition pose on the stage of Charles Davis Concert Hall at UAF.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Wed Jul 02, 2014

KFQD-AM Anchorage

Man charged with entering UAF women's locker room

A 21-year-old Fairbanks man suspected of entering the women's locker room at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been charged with misdemeanor "indecent viewing."

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK

KIMO

Popular boardwalk shortcut closes in Bethel

A boardwalk that serves as a popular shortcut in Bethel has been closed since May, and its future is uncertain.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

APRN

UAF Releases Plan For Budget Cuts

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has released a list of budget cuts to be implemented during the new fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Alaska

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Clarksville Online

Instant Peay Play: New Era starts today for Austin Peay State...

In the history, or timeline, of any university there are mileposts that dot the progress of that institution over the years and Austin Peay State University is no different.

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Related Topix: Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, University of Texas at Tyler, Lee University, Cleveland, TN

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Wikileaks shed light on GOP Senate candidate Sullivan's State Dept. career

A trove of more than 100 of the leaked Wikileaks diplomatic cables in 2010 provides an unvarnished view of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan's career at the U.S. Department of State, where he spent two-and-a-half years holding high-level meetings on oil and gas, climate change, and a host of other issues, even lobbying a head of state ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, George Bush, W.

Anchorage Daily News

International piano competition begins in Fairbanks

The Alaska International Piano-e-Competition got underway at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday as 22 competitors drew lots to determine the order in which they would compete.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK

Anchorage Daily News

2 finalists named for UAF vice chancellor position

Both have extensive experience with Alaska Native organizations. Mayo has been the chief administrative officers at the Tanana Chiefs Conference, and Peter has worked with Native groups and was the coordinator for UAF's Yukon Flats Center.

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Related Topix: Tanana, AK

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Scientists find evidence of long-term warming inside Greenland's ice sheet

In the mid-20th century, when Carl Benson was traveling Greenland gathering data he would use to write his Ph.D. thesis on the temperature, structure and composition of the hard-packed snow that covers that island, conditions deep beneath the surface were fairly consistent: white, firm, cold and dry.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

KTOO-TV Juneau

Behind the scenes of Alaska's film industry

Carolyn Robinson, owner of the Anchorage production company Sprocketheads, has worked in some form on most major production in Alaska A group of about two dozen people read an excerpt from the 2012 blockbuster Zero Dark Thirty at Anchorage's BP Energy Center.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Pop/Rock, Anchorage, AK, Zero Dark Thirty

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Eskimo: A word of pride for some, disparaging for others

A battle brewing in Canada over changing the name of the Edmonton Eskimos football team -- a spinoff from the recent debate over the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins -- seems not to have reached across the border to Alaska, where the term Eskimo is still widely accepted by Alaska Natives and remains a point of pride for some.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Bethel, AK, Nome, AK, Barrow, AK, Kaktovik, AK

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Newswise

Earlier Snowmelt Prompting Earlier Breeding of Arctic Birds

A new collaborative study that included the work of Wildlife Conservation Society biologists has revealed that migratory birds that breed in Arctic Alaska are initiating nests earlier in the spring, and that snowmelt occurring earlier in the season is a big reason why.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Prudhoe Bay, AK, Entomology

Sun Jun 22, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Melissa Hart / UAF Geophysical InstituteA salmon fillet is displayed after pinbones are removed.

Although, once you see the machine in action, quickly and efficiently pulling tiny pin bones out of a salmon filet without wrecking the meat, it's hard not to walk away with the descending chord progression of the classic rock 'n roll song stuck in your head.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK, Alaska

LA Daily News

Oregon to use radio-controlled helicopter to help fight wildfires

GRANTS PASS, Ore. >> When a fire filled the Cascade Range's rugged canyons in southwestern Oregon with smoke in 2011, firefighters started thinking an unmanned aircraft might help them get a look beneath the cover that a conventional scout plane could not.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Sat Jun 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Botanists head to Nunavut to help fill out gaps in knowledge of Arctic plants

A team of botanists is headed next week to a remote area in the Canadian territory of Nunavut to try to fill gaps in the knowledge about plant life in the far north.

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Related Topix: Plant Biology, Biology, Science, North America, Canada, World News, Alaska

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