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  1. Lawmaker would boost Alaska studded tire fee to $75 each from $5Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Anchorage Daily News

    An Anchorage state senator is proposing to increase the tax on studded tires from $5 to $75 - making the cost of the tax rival that of the tires themselves in some cases. With Alaska facing a $3 billion budget deficit, Republican Sen. Cathy Giessel said she wants to raise the "user fee" to cover the steep costs of re-paving roads, which can run to $1 million a mile.

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  2. Warming ocean waters off Alaska bring widespread ecological changes, with more expected in the futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 30 | Anchorage Daily News

    As the global climate heats up, so do the ocean waters off Alaska, meaning big changes for marine ecosystems and bad news for some species. Scientists gathered in Anchorage last week for the Alaska Marine Science Symposium at the Hotel Captain Cook reviewed new research probing those changes and what may be ongoing shifts in the marine ecosystem.

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  3. Homer City Council pursues plan to allow churches to temporarily shelter homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 30 | Anchorage Daily News

    A spate of cold weather this winter sharpened concern among those working with the homeless, and inspired a memorandum from the Homer City Council last week recommending the planning commission draft an ordinance allowing area churches to provide temporary shelter. Council member Shelly Erickson brought the memorandum to the council, saying she was approached by agencies working with the homeless who said there was a need for temporary shelter opportunities in the community while efforts continued to create a more permanent facility.

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  4. Why I live where I liveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Anchorage Daily News

    The town of Homer, Alaska, sits on the edge of stunning Kachemak Bay and ringed by the Kenai Mountains. The Homer Spit, a geologic landform, extends out 4.5 miles into the Bay, almost halfway across to its south side.

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  5. Why I live where I live - 14 responsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Anchorage Daily News

    "Why we live where we live often changes over time," writes Homer writer Miranda Weiss , introducing our collection of essays on this topic. Why we moved to a place in our 20s is likely not the reason we stay in our 40s.

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  6. Eva Saulitis stands in front of a painting by Asia Freeman.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Upon opening the January issue of The Sun Magazine , I took great delight in noting that an Alaskan had written the main article. The small but highly respected literary journal, largely driven by reader-contributed content, usually puts a lengthy interview with a notable personality in the front of the magazine right after the letters to the editor.

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  7. Reality Check: Nice family, bad show -- the problem with the KilchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    With Netflix, HBO Go, DVR and on-demand TV all at my disposal, I have very few excuses to watch commercials. It's a waste of time and it signifies that I've given up trying to be at all productive, even in my television consumption.

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  8. Alaska commercial fishing picks and pans for 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Kodiak gets the nod as the most Earth-friendly fishing town for generating nearly 100 percent of its electricty from wind and for turning fish waste into oils and meal at a plant owned by local processors. Bob Hallinen /ADN archive 2013 The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column on Alaska's seafood industry that aims to make readers aware of the economic and cultural importance of our state's oldest industry.

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  9. Alaska author Eowyn Ivey read from her new novel,Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Author Eowyn Ivey's second novel, "To the Bright Edge of the World" is "stunningly brilliant new work," writes critic Nancy Lord. Ivey's first novel, "The Snow Child," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, on the New York Times best-seller list and published in more than 25 languages.

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  10. Request for public comment before fracking gets heatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Tensions over hydraulic fracturing in Alaska were underscored at a Thursday hearing when the chair of a state regulatory agency called one person's testimony "bulls-," and the governor's top oil and gas adviser attacked the same person for insulting the state. The target of the comments were Bob Shavelson, executive director of Cook Inletkeeper, a group asking the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to issue public notice and allow a public comment period before oil and gas wells are hydraulically fractured.

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  11. Last chance in Alaska for characters in UAF professor's collectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Dall sheep scampers along the rock cliffs high above the Seward Highway along the Turnagain Arm earlier this year. In "Where We Land" Daryl Farmer writes: "It was the drive around Turnagain Arm that started it, I think.

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  12. Homer kayaker found dead near Anchor PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A longtime Homer commercial fisherman was found dead early Monday near Anchor Point, about 10 hours after he was reported overdue from a kayak trip. Mark Robl, chief of the Homer Police Department, said 72-year-old Ken Jones' son called police at about 4 p.m. Sunday to report his father missing.

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  13. Back on Discovery, it's back on the 'Edge of Alaska'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Scene from season three of "Edge of Alaska," a Discovery Channel show set in Alaska. The Discovery Channel's "Edge of Alaska" is back.

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  14. With fracking concerns in Alaska growing, group wants public hearings before drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    With a Texas oil company weeks away from launching drilling that will lead to large-scale hydraulic fracturing in Cook Inlet, a conservation group wants Alaska well regulators to change their rules so the public can weigh in on future fracking operations before they are approved. Industry supporters say that being forced into a public hearing each time they're proposing to use hydraulic fracturing to increase the flow of oil or gas would add costs and time without any benefit because, they say, they're already following rules strictly enforced by the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

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  15. Stopping oil exploration would help protect the climate. And it will happen soon anyway.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The environmental group Cook Inletkeeper filed objections to an oil lease sale in the inlet this week because new finds could contribute to the climate change that is transforming the marine ecosystem. Here in Alaska, where oil has contributed so much money to the economy, these were gutsy comments to make.

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  16. Alaska salmon permits take a big hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Values of Alaska salmon permits have taken a nose dive after a dismal fishing season for all but a few regions. "No activity for drift gillnet or seine permits in Prince William Sound a No interest in Southeast seine or troll permits a Nothing new in Area M ," wrote Mike Painter of The Permit Master.

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  17. Reality Check: Atz Lee Kilcher goes to the hospital, and the cameras followRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    This week, a reader pointed me back to " Alaska: The Last Frontier ." For those of you who haven't been following the Alaska reality TV beat closely, let me recap for you.

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  18. Reality Check: Nice family, bad show -- the problem with the KilchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    With Netflix, HBO Go, DVR and on-demand TV all at my disposal, I have very few excuses to watch commercials. It's a waste of time and it signifies that I've given up trying to be at all productive, even in my television consumption.

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  19. Sharing the wild: Does a new trail to a lonely destination do more harm than good?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Sometimes the work is slow enough that you might as well sit down. Scoot on your butt and pull each blueberry stem in turn, until it curves under the moss, red and damp and rooty, and you can't pull any farther.

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  20. Two candidates with similar ideas - and salmon logos - vie for one Kodiak seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    In most elections, the candidates are defined by their differences. But in the race for Kodiak's state House seat, it can be hard to distinguish the politics of the two leading candidates, Republican incumbent Louise Stutes and Republican-turned-independent Duncan Fields .

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