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  1. Homer residents experiment with a tree from Alaskaa s prehistoric pastRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 20 | APRN

    Could climate change take forests back in time? Kenai Peninsula residents and scientists see evidence that warmer weather is bringing back at least one tree that hasn't populated Alaska for millions of years. Across the street from Homer's Pratt Museum, there's a small tree growing on the side of the road.


  2. NOAA panel considers Alaska and Arctic mapping prioritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 | APRN

    The sun sets over the Chilkat Range on Oct. 7, 2016 near Haines, Alaska. Twice a year a review panel that advises the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, on its marine and coastal mapping programs meets to talk about what's next.


  3. Kenai and Sitka newspapers misreported voter eligibility before primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 29 | APRN

    Two Alaska newspapers initially misreported who was eligible to vote in the primary election. And it turned out that fewer than 100 votes could have made the difference in two races in one of the paper's areas.


  4. Voters may have ousted two of Alaska's top legislators, as House remains up for grabsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 | APRN

    Anchorage Republican Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux sits at Election Central at the Dena'ina Center downtown on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, while she waits for results in her closely-fought GOP primary with Aaron Weaver, a former cameraman at KTUU. The results of Tuesday's primary election didn't answer one of the biggest questions about the future of the Alaska Legislature: whether the state House will stay under the control of a mostly-Democratic coalition next year.


  5. What happened to Kenai salmon?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | APRN

    As the summer winds down, Outdoor Explorer looks at one of the worst years of salmon fishing in memory in southcentral Alaska. The Susitna drainage was expected to be bad and was worse.


  6. Cyber-security firm says Alaska was targeted by Chinese cyber spiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | APRN

    Tiananmen Square at night on May 24, 2018, in Beijing, China. A cyber-security firm is reporting that Alaska was targeted by hackers using computers in China before and after a trade mission in May. The company, Recorded Future, documents repeated attempts to connect to several networks in Alaska before and after the state sent a trade delegation to China in May. According to the report, the scanning activity spiked when Gov. Bill Walker announced the visit to China in March and again just after the delegation left the country.


  7. Here's how a planeload of salmon gets from Cook Inlet to customers in AnchorageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | APRN

    Handlers at Spernak Airways unload a planeful of salmon Friday at Merrill Field in downtown Anchorage. It was a tough start to Alaska's fishing season this year.


  8. Trump administration puts brakes on Indian Country in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | APRN

    Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has applied to federal government to place its Andrew Hope Building in downtown Juneau into a federal trust making it exempt from local and state jurisdictions. Native American tribes are able to put land into trust with the federal government.


  9. Blockbuster to close last two stores in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | APRN

    The Blockbuster on Debarr Rd. in Anchorage is one of the few remaining in the U.S. Kevin Daymude, the store's General Manager, made the announcement over Facebook on Thursday. "It is sad to say goodbye to our dedicated customers.


  10. Spruce beetles take flight in search of new host treesRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2018 | APRN

    Spruce beetle outbreak in the Mat-Su Valley seen during the 2017 aerial detection survey. Spruce beetles may be native to Alaska, but they can still devastate a spruce forest.


  11. With Permanent Fund draw, higher oil prices bring Alaska closer to a balanced budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | APRN

    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline runs alongside the Dalton Highway near the Toolik Field Station on June 9, 2017, in the North Slope Borough. Add to that the legislature's decision to tap into the Permanent Fund's earnings to pay the bills and the state is suddenly a lot closer to a balanced budget.


  12. Corrections seeks alternatives to halfway housesRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2018 | APRN

    Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams speaks to reporters after Gov. Bill Walker announced his appointment in January 2016. Williams is seeking alternatives to traditional halfway houses.


  13. Seaton files to run as independent in Democratic primaryRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2018 | APRN

    Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, responds to a question from a reporter during House Majority press availability in the Alaska State Capitol, April 3, 2018. The conversation centered on House Bill 286, the state operating budget passed by the House or Representatives the day before.


  14. Wildwood Correction Center inmate diesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | APRN

    Leslie Aveoganna, 57, passed away at the Wildwood Correction Center in Kenai, according to a statement from DOC spokesperson Megan Edge. Aveoganna began serving a sentence at the facility in 2015 for a kidnapping conviction.


  15. After ending trade talks in DC with an agreement to buy, China finds Alaska looking to sellRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | APRN

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker along with state gasline corporation head Keith Meyer met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing early Monday morning. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He left Washington D.C. over the weekend where he led a delegation working to avert a trade war with the United States.


  16. Cook Inlet oil and gas lease sale attracts just one companyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | APRN

    Cook Inlet oil platforms are visible from shore on Dec. 13, 2016 near Kenai, Alaska. Hilcorp is currently the biggest oil and gas producer in Cook Inlet.


  17. Kenai Peninsulaa s last bowling alley closes after nearly 60 years of operationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | APRN

    Owner of Kachemak Bowl, Mark Cooper, has worked at the bowling alley since he was a teenager. The Kenai Peninsula's last bowling alley has closed down.


  18. Southcentral Alaska road construction ramping up for summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | APRN

    The state Department of Transportation is gearing up for another busy construction season on Southcentral highways, and delays for motorists could be felt most acutely on two popular thoroughfares. The heavily-trafficked Glenn Highway will see work resume on multiple projects.


  19. Alaska House and Senate pass dueling school funding plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | APRN

    Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, expresses his views about House Bll 339, an education funding bill, in the Alaska House of Representatives on Saturday. Funding for Alaska schools is one of the largest remaining issues for the Legislature this year.


  20. Alaska corrections leaders look to Norway for inspirationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | APRN

    Alaska Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, talks after a presentation by Alaska Department of Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams, left, about Norway's corrections model on March 23, 2018. Williams and Kelly support making Norway-style reforms in Alaska.


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