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  1. Federal Subsistence Board Seeks Change To Rural Determination ProcessRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | APRN

    In past policy, the board weighed population size against factors like industrial development and infrastructure. But, ultimately, the definition of rural has been slippery in Alaska, where many communities exist outside the developed road system.

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  2. Diomede Enters More than One Month Without FlightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | APRN

    It's been a full month since regular helicopter service was halted to remote Little Diomede in the Bering Strait. The aviation company flying to the island village blames a combination of mechanical issues and weather is keeping flights from resuming, but residents say they're getting by despite just one delivery of mail and cargo in the last month.

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  3. Iron Dog Snowmachine Race Primed For Big Lake StartRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | APRN

    The Iron Dog snowmachine race gets underway this weekend, and there are some changes to the race route, which takes riders from Big Lake to Nome and then to Fairbanks. Iron Dog executive director Kevin Kastner says the course had to be altered between the villages of Galena and Koyukuk.

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  4. Alaska News Nightly: February 20, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | APRN

    The Department of Interior today released proposed new Arctic-specific drilling standards for offshore oil exploration. They would require an Arctic operator to have a well cap at hand, but more controversially, a rig on standby that can drill a relief well within 45 days if there's a blowout.

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  5. Corps. of Engineers Recommend Expanding Nomea s Deep-Water Arctic PortRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | APRN

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is set to unveil its first steps toward expanding deep-water Arctic ports, and Corps officials say the main focus will be expanding the existing Port of Nome. "The report is making the recommendation for Nome, for construction at Nome at this time, basically due to its highly developed area, having a good runway, good hospital, already strong support that's already there," Bruce Sexauer, chief of the Alaska Army Corps' civil works branch, said.

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  6. Alaska News Nightly: February 13, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | APRN

    Sec. of State John Kerry's agenda these days is dominated by the world's hot spots: Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski met with him this week to move his focus to a cold spot: the Arctic.

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  7. Story49: Love Series a " Coffee and RollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | APRN

    This is the tale of two people who had given up on the idea of soul mates until they met each other on an island in the middle of the Bering Sea. This story starts with Shana.

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  8. Three Weeks, No Flights: Diomede Residents Stranded without Mail, Food DeliveriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | APRN

    Little Diomede sits on the border of Russia and the United States. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Richard Brahm, August 25 2008.

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  9. Yukon Quest Rookies Tout Knowledge, Experience Of ChampionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | APRN

    Of the 26 mushers signed up to race dog teams in this year's Yukon Quest International Sled Dog race, 10 are rookies. They might be new to the race, but a few trained dog teams with a handful of well-known and champion long-distance mushers.

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  10. Homeless Assistance Program Scrambling For FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | APRN

    A program that distributes millions of dollars a year to keep homeless and emergency shelters open across the state is nowhere to be seen in Governor Bill Walker's budget-leaving dozens of organizations scrambling for the money they'll need to keep their doors open. The basic homeless assistance program-or BHAP-provides anywhere from $5.5-$6 million a year to emergency shelter and transitional housing programs all across Alaska.

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  11. Ash from Russian Volcano Diverts Nightly Flight into NomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | APRN

    The Global Volcanism Program at the Smithsonian Institution tracked "powerful explosions" last week and into this week from the Shiveluch volcano, considered one of the most active volcanos on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, that sent plumes of ash up 32,800 feet in the air. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Nome said Thursday that the ash cloud went to the mid level and lower level of the jet stream, sending it east toward Alaska.

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  12. Placer mining operations bring in over $100 million a year in Alaska. ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | APRN

    Most placer mining operations in Alaska are small, but combined they bring in more than $100 million a year. That's according to a new study from the Alaska Miners Association looking at the economic impact of placer mine operations across the state.

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  13. White Mountain Man Charged with New Year's Day Murder of GirlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | APRN

    Gilbert Olanna, Jr. was arraigned in the Nome court Saturday, facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Esther Lincoln. A White Mountain man stands accused of murder after investigators allege he came home on New Year's Day after a night of drinking and got into an argument with his girlfriend before strangling her.

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  14. Crude Price Drop Unlikely To Affect Fuel Prices In Western AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | APRN

    Oil prices continue to fall, with Brent crude around $56 per barrel and gasoline dipping below $3 per gallon around the state. But even as crude prices plummet, rural Alaskans are unlikely to see major savings this winter.

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  15. Second Boy Reaches Deal in Illegal Brevig Mission Muskox KillingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | APRN

    Both boys charged with chasing down a herd of muskox before killing several of the animals just outside of Brevig Mission have now reached a deal with state prosecutors, bringing to a close a case that started back in 2012. More than two years ago the two boys-at the time aged 10 and 13-were charged with shooting at a small herd of the iconic animals with rifles and shotguns over the course of several days before ultimately chasing the herd down on four wheelers and killing seven of the animals-five cows and two bulls.

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  16. Arctic Fiber' Project Delayed into 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | APRN

    Both the subsea Arctic cable, and a terrestrial cable along the Dalton Highway, are seeing delays that could push the rollout of Quintillion's ultrafast broadband network in rural Alaska to 2016 or beyond. The backers of an ambitious project to build a fiber optic cable between England and Japan beneath Arctic waters-and in the process bring high-speed internet to remote corners of western Alaska-say undertaking has seen delays that will push the arrival of service back until at least 2016.

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  17. Grand Jury Indicts Man in Alaska Prosecutora s Shooting DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | APRN

    An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 47-year-old man accused of shooting a prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman. Ronald Fischer is charged with first- and second- degree murder in the Dec. 8 shotgun death of 48-year-old Brian Sullivan, who was an assistant district attorney in Barrow, the country's northernmost community.

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  18. ast will depart Nome at the end of this semester - December 31.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | APRN

    Hopes of calmly winding down the fall semester have now been dashed, as the Nome Board of Education is about to get busy searching for a new superintendent. Steve Gast's letter of resignation was officially submitted-and accepted-by the Nome School Board at last night's regular meeting.

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  19. Alaska News Nightly: December 2, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | APRN

    A federal agency has proposed about 350,000 square miles of ocean off Alaska's north and west coasts as critical habitat for the seal that's the main prey of polar bears. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is holding hearings around the state on lease sale 193, in the Chukchi Sea.

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  20. Norton Sound 450 Race Ready to Run in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | APRN

    First-place finisher Pete Kaiser arrives at the finish line in Nome at the end of the 2012 Norton Sound 450. The Norton Sound 450 , a regional sled dog race along the western coast of Alaska, will run in 2015, race officials say, committing to a race that was canceled last year and severely shortened the year before.

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