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  1. Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | APRN

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski condemned President Trump for a vulgar term he reportedly used in the White House Thursday, referring to countries in Africa and elsewhere. The Trump administration recently proposed a vast expansion of federal waters available for oil development.

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  2. North Pole awards $52M water system expansion contract to Fairbanks firmRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2018 | APRN

    Work on a $52 million project to expand North Pole's municipal water system is expected to begin within a few weeks, now the City Council has awarded the contract to a Fairbanks company. The project will extend the system into areas where the groundwater was contaminated by a chemical compound that leaked from the now-shuttered North Pole Refinery more than a decade ago.

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  3. Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018Read the original story

    Jan 9, 2018 | APRN

    The State of Alaska doesn't have enough criminal attorneys and is struggling to prosecute violent crimes, according to the Department of Law. Plus, budget cuts are being felt most acutely in parts of the state that are also seeing a jump in violent crime.

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  4. As Alaska's gasline corporation pushes for Asia deal, legislators push for more informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | APRN

    Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Bank of China Executive Vice President Yingxin Gao, talk during a visit to Beijing where Alaska and China inked a deal to explore building a liquified natural gas pipeline. The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation spent at least $2 million marketing Alaska's megaproject this year.

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  5. Interior Gas Utility considers taking over Interior Energy ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | APRN

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough's Interior Gas Utility has a big decision to make. The voter former IGU is considering taking control of the state backed Interior Energy Project.

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  6. Walker says tax is needed to pay for servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | APRN

    Gov. Bill Walker's chief of staff Scott Kendall, left, listens as Walker speaks to Commonwealth North in Anchorage. Walker said a broad-based tax is needed.

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  7. 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year nominee: Eric RushRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2017 | APRN

    Eric Rush is a 3rd grade teacher at Ticasuk Brown Elementary School in Fairbanks. He's one of the finalists for the 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year award.

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  8. Fairbanks Council OKs Stipend, anticipates further legal, financial fallout over contaminated waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | APRN

    Fairbanks City Engineer Jackson Fox says the city has tested more than 160 wells around the city-operated Regional Fire Training Center, and in areas downgradient from the RFTC, for the presence of perflourinated compounds. Many have shown levels of PFCs that exceed the federal Environmental Protection Agency's Lifetime Health Advisory level, which can harm human health.

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  9. Sailing To North Pole, explorers find more ice than expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | APRN

    A team of explorers and scientists returned to Nome last week after attempting to be the first to sail to the North Pole. The three-week expedition, called Arctic Mission, was led by British explorer Pen Hadow, who had previously trekked solo to the North Pole from Canada, across the sea ice.

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  10. New Hilcorp contract pushes Interior Energy Project alongRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | APRN

    The Interior Energy Project has achieved a major milestone. On Thursday, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Board approved a plan advancing the state effort to increase availability of natural gas in Fairbanks.

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  11. Fairbanksa anti-commercial marijuana ballot measures likely to boost turnout for October electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | APRN

    Local elections like the one coming up on Oct. 3 in Fairbanks are notorious for drawing low voter turnout. But observers say this year's city and borough elections may be different, because the two marijuana-related propositions on the ballots are likely to draw more voters to the polls in what observers say will likely be a close election.

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  12. Walker to add crime bill to October special sessionRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2017 | APRN

    Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth speaks to reporters at a press availability on Sep. 15. Gov. Bill Walker and Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams are also pictured. A rise in crime in Alaska has led Gov. Bill Walker to seek a bill in the special session next month that would allow more jail time for some thefts and other crimes.

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  13. Alaskan says hea ll build consensus in Interior postRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | APRN

    If confirmed by the Senate, former Alaska Natural Resources commissioner Joe Balash will be assistant Interior secretary for land and minerals management. He would oversee a wide swath of Interior, including the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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  14. Long awaited Interior natural gas contract expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | APRN

    The fate of the long pursued Interior Energy Project will soon come into better focus. The state funded effort hinges on a natural gas supply from Cook Inlet, and that's expected next month.

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  15. Dam protects Fairbanks from another a 67 floodRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | APRN

    Chena Flood Control project manager Tim Feavel stands inside the "gallery", from where giant gates can be lowered to divert flow of the Chena River. Water from rain swollen Chena River flooded Fairbanks 50 years ago this week, displacing thousands and causing $80 million in damage.

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  16. Tularemia reported around Fairbanks, Palmer; vets urge quick diagnosis, treatment for petsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | APRN

    In this part of the subarctic, the snowshoe hare is the most common source of tularemia infections for dogs, cats and other predators. The state Department of Fish and Game is warning pet owners in the Interior and Southcentral Alaska about a recent spike in reports of tularemia - sometimes called "rabbit fever."

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  17. Permanent Fund Corp. headquarters to undergo $4 million renovationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | APRN

    The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. will be renovating its headquarters in Juneau. Its goal is to modernize its offices and help its workers communicate more easily.

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  18. Closed process on capital budget draws criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | APRN

    House page Laib Allensworth places copies of the capital budget on lawmakers desks in the Capitol on July 27. Rep. Dean Westlake, D-Kotzebue, reads in the background. When the state Legislature passed the capital budget on Thursday last week, it ended a negotiating process that largely occurred behind closed doors.

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  19. AK: Russian adventurers look to retrace Alaska route of past countrymenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2017 | KSKA

    The Russian team and the Dillingham residents who helped to place the monument at Nushagak pose with the American, Russian, and Alaskan flags. This summer, an expedition of Russian adventurers arrived in Dillingham to retrace an historic route taken by Russian explorers in 1830, when Alaska was under the control of the Russian Empire.

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  20. Slow gas deal causing problems for Interior Energy ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | APRN

    Slow progress securing a sufficient natural gas supply is causing problems for the Interior Energy Project. A gas contract is key to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority lead project to provide a lower cost, cleaner burning fuel to the Fairbanks-North Pole area.

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