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  1. Museum search turns up new species of Alaska-dwelling batRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Anchorage Daily News

    A new type of bat has been discovered in Alaska, and no one even had to explore a cave to find it. Bat specimens in storage at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Museum of the North turn out to be those of a species commonly known as the Yuma bat , or Myotis yumanensis , as scientists call the species.


  2. Troopers: Alabama man arrested in Ketchikan burglary-turned-standoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    An Alabama man was arrested after a burglary turned into an armed standoff in Ketchikan when the homeowner unexpectedly returned, Alaska State Troopers said. Troopers said a resident of a home near mile 6 of the South Tongass Highway returned home shortly before 4:45 a.m. Sunday to find the home broken into.


  3. Canada OKs giant British Columbia gold mine over Southeast Alaska fearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    Top Canadian environmental officials have rejected calls from Southeast Alaska for a new, more thorough environmental review of a mine that may threaten jointly targeted salmon stocks. The massive Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell mine being developed by Seabridge Gold already won approval from the province of British Columbia, but Alaskans, with fishing, Native and environmental groups leading the way, called for a more stringent "panel review" at the Canadian federal level.


  4. Alaska must lead on halibut management, before it's too lateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Anchorage Daily News

    OPINION: When it comes to halibut populations, what happens in the Bering Sea matters to everyone from Nome to California. Why is more of the halibut resource wasted in the Bering Sea than landed and sold? Thirteen out of fourteen fish in the central Bering Sea will be wasted next season.


  5. There's still time to snag Cyber Monday airfare dealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Anchorage Daily News

    The lower rates are available for travel from Jan. 6 to March 10 in most markets. For most routes, the best-priced days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.


  6. 'Lost Villages of the Eastern Aleutians: Biorka, Kashega, Makushin'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Anchorage Daily News

    The National Park Service, Ounalashka Corporation , and Wells Fargo's Alaska Heritage Museum invite the public to the "Lost Villages of the Eastern Aleutians" book signing event and discussion with authors Ray Hudson and Rachel Mason. The book chronicles the history and culture of the now uninhabited Unangan villages of Biorka, Kashega, and Makushin prior to the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands during World War II.


  7. Activist behind referendum to repeal oil-tax cut launches new initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Anchorage Daily News

    Ray Metcalfe, who launched the unsuccessful referendum to repeal the Alaska oil production-tax overhaul known as Senate Bill 21, has received approval from the state to begin collecting signatures for a new initiative, this one designed to prevent corruption. The initiative proposes criminal penalties for public officials who give "competitive advantages" or steer appropriations to close associates, such as family, employers, business partners or campaign contributors.


  8. Judge invalidates part of Alaska school funding mechanismRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Superior Court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska's requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide. Judge William Carey ruled the contribution is a dedicated fund, which violates the Alaska Constitution's provision that no state tax or license will be earmarked for any special purpose.


  9. Scott McMurren: Delta adds flights from Ketchikan and Sitka to SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    It's not like Delta Air Lines to play the underdog. As a global network carrier, Delta has hubs in Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Detroit, New York.


  10. Apparent Claman victory in Anchorage gives bump to Democrats in HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    With Matt Claman's narrow victory boosting Democratic numbers in the Alaska House, the Democratic minority will nearly double its representation in standing committees where bills are considered before they reach the floor. That should reduce the chance Republican measures might be "rammed" through committees with little discussion, something that happened with House Bill 77 in 2013, said Rep. Chris Tuck, leader of the minority caucus.


  11. Ketchikan man believed dead in house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Update, 4:40 p.m.: Human remains believed to be that of Ralph Smith have been found in the ashes of his Ketchikan home, according to Alaska State Troopers. The remains will be sent to the State Medical Examiner Office for positive identification and autopsy.


  12. Mat-Su gets more time to pay back ferry grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough just got some breathing room on an early November deadline to pay back more than $12 million in federal grant money for Cook Inlet ferry service that never docked. The Federal Transit Administration last week granted the borough's request for an extension from Nov. 4 to Jan. 15. That was the borough's second request for more time.


  13. Mat-Su Borough offers star-crossed M/V Susitna ferry for freeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2013 | Anchorage Daily News

    The M/V Susitna is capable of carrying 20 vehicles and 120 passengers, but the borough wants to give the $80 million vessel away. Are you a government entity needing a new $80 million ferry? How about a 200-foot-long vessel, billed as the world's first icebreaking catamaran, capable of carrying 20 cars and 120 passengers at a time? In a Jan. 22 letter to the national Passenger Vessel Association, Port MacKenzie Director Marc Van Dongen is offering federal, state and local governments -- including U.S. territories -- the much-maligned Susitna ferry " FREE of CHARGE ."


  14. Buy now or fly now: Airfare deals for everyoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Just as there are many types of travelers, there now are many types of airfares. Sometimes, the best rates are available to those who plan far ahead.


  15. Costello win helps Alaska Republicans maintain legislative gripRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Republicans easily held control of both houses of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, but there will be new faces in Juneau when the 29th Legislature convenes in January. Fairbanks Democrat Adam Wool looks to be one of the newcomers.


  16. Why Southeast Alaska Seiners Association chooses Parnell for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Pictured: The Kodiak-based F/V Devotion transfers its herring catch to the fishing tender Maylynn during the first opening of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Sitka, Alaska. Three items point to the reason behind this unanimous endorsement by the Southeast Alaska Seiners Board of Directors, who hail from Petersburg, Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan, as well as at-large seats from Seattle and Anacortes, Washington.


  17. Laine Welch: Southeast groups push for protection from Canadian mines upriverRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Throughout history, arguments over land and water usages have run the gamut from tussles over fences with next-door neighbors to shootouts over interstate grazing rights in the old west. But when land and water rights pit one country against another, that's when things really get tricky.


  18. Three teams perfect after pool play in Service-Dimond volleyball tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Three teams emerged undefeated after a long day of pool play Friday in the 20-team Dimond-Service volleyball tournament. Teams played matches consisting of two sets to 25 points, and the only teams to win all of their sets were South, Dimond and Kodiak.


  19. With increase in shipping, Arctic braces for influx of invasive speciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Sea-dwelling organisms that could wreak havoc on Arctic ecosystems are hiding out in and on ships that, increasingly, are using shipping routes in the North. A report published by Whitman Miller, an ecologist at the Marine Invasions Research Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, stated that invasive species are destined for the Arctic with the influx of vessels.


  20. UAF wins $23.8M grant for rural biomedical educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    A $23.8 million grant to boost the undergraduate study of biomedical research and health sciences by rural Alaska students will offer new education opportunities at 10 campuses from Kotzebue to Ketchikan, the University of Alaska Fairbanks said. The National Institutes of Health announced the five-year grant, one of 10 programs funded nationwide, as a means of fostering interest in biomedical and health careers.


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