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  1. Borough ban angers cannabis councilRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | APRN

    Cannabis vendors in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough have been put on hold for the time being. A contentious ordinance approved by the Mat-Su Assembly this week restricts all marijuana business activity, with one exception, until after an October Borough election.

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  2. Firefighters contain Sunrise Fire north of WasillaRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | APRN

    The 30-acre Sunrise wildfire north of Wasilla is now 100% contained. Mop-up operations are underway, according to state fire information officer Norm McDonald.

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  3. Big Lake Comprehensive Plan tests gravel planRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | APRN

    Big Lake homeowner Cindy Moore speaks against a controversial gravel plan at Tuesday's Mat-Su Assembly meeting. Dozens of Big Lake residents lined the hallways of the Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly chambers Tuesday night to let their voices be heard in an argument over a local gravel pit.

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  4. Mat-Su school district searching for Paramoa s replacementRead the original story

    Tuesday May 3 | APRN

    Matanuska Susitna Borough school district officials say they will miss Dr. Deena Paramo's enthusiasm and attention to students, now that Anchorage has hired her. Susan Pougher, President of the Mat-Su school board, says Paramo served as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent before she became MSSD superintendent in 2011 "We'll miss her greatly.

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  5. Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan MapRead the original story

    Friday Apr 29 | KSKA

    Municipality of Anchorage planners are engaged in a project that could outline how the city will look in 20 years. In the meantime, Anchorage neighborhoods are changing.

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  6. Cannabis Plant.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 22 | APRN

    A bid to put the brakes on the growth of marijuana businesses in the Matanuska Susitna Borough has caused an outcry from pot entrepreneurs in the Valley. The pot bloc let the Borough Assembly know in no uncertain terms that they're going to fight back.

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  7. What legislative decisions mean for small town AKRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 22 | APRN

    With the current budget bottleneck in the state legislature, there is both good and bad news for communities. Some bills that would have increased costs for local governments are on the shelf this session, while there is certainty that communities statewide will be receiving less revenue sharing.

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  8. Plane crashes in Birchwood, 4 fatalities reportedRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 20 | APRN

    APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone.

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  9. House passes Indigenous Peoples Day billRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | APRN

    Rep. Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage, during a House minority press availability, March 15, 2016. The state House unanimously passed a bill Friday morning that would create Indigenous Peoples Day on the 18th of October every year.

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  10. BLM director visits North SlopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | APRN

    The director of the Bureau of Land Management is visiting the North Slope this week. Over the next two days, director Neil Kornze will meet with Native corporations, local government officials, and community leaders in the region.

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  11. Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 15, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | APRN

    The Associated Press BP says it is planning to further reduce its workforce in Alaska as the state continues to struggle with low oil prices. BP spokeswoman Dawn Patience told KTUU-TV on Monday that about 4 percent of the company's workforce will be cut.

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  12. BLM director visiting Alaskaa s North SlopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | APRN

    Over the next two days, Director Neil Kornze will meet with native corporations, local government officials, and community leaders in the region. Tuesday, Director Kornze is helping cap two cores south of Barrow.

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  13. Whata s so critical about polar bear habitat?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | APRN

    A federal appeals court last week ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was following the law when it designated a California-sized piece of the Alaskan Arctic as critical habitat for the polar bear. The ruling dismayed the state of Alaska, the oil industry and several Native groups.

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  14. Legacy wells due for cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | APRN

    More than one hundred abandoned oil wells dot the tundra on federal land on the North Slope, and efforts to clean them up have been delayed for decades. Now, the Bureau of Land Management has launched an ambitious plan to remediate many of the wells that are the highest priority hazards.

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  15. Unalaska residents flock to Museum of the Aleutians open houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | APRN

    Unalaska residents once again filled the galleries of the Museum of the Aleutians Thursday during an open house hosted by the museum's seven board of directors. The museum remains closed to the public, but behind the scenes, a seasoned interim director has been taking stock and setting a new course for the 17-year-old institution.

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  16. Quintillion plans to deliver fiber optic cable, high-speed internet by early 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | APRN

    Quintillion will start laying cable in June and finish construction in early September, according to spokesperson Tim Woolston. He said local customers should have faster internet by early 2017.

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  17. 49 Voices: EJ David of AnchorageRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | APRN

    This week we're hearing from EJ David, a Psychology professor from UAA and keynote speaker at the First Alaskans Institute 2016 Racial Equity Summit. DAVID: I was born in the Philippines.

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  18. Pipeline communities near TAPS tax settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | APRN

    There is a tentative settlement in long-running series of court actions between local government and the owners of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, or TAPS. The Fairbanks Borough and other governmental entities in Barrow and Valdez have been wrangling for years about the tax-value of the pipeline.

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  19. USDA awards $2.3M to Alaska telemedicine, distance learningRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | APRN

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture chose Thursday, National Rural Health Day, to announce $2.3 million in grants to support telemedicine and distance learning programs in Alaska. Jim Nordlund is the Alaska state director of the USDA Rural Development program.

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  20. WEIO athlete, mentor Big Bob Aiken dies at 62Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | APRN

    A legend of traditional Alaska Native games has died. Big Bob Aiken, known as the 'The World's Largest Eskimo' still held records for the Indian and Eskimo stick pull competitions.

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