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  1. DOC to shutter Palmer Correctional CenterRead the original story

    Tuesday | KSKA

    In a move that may come as no surprise to a cash-strapped state administration, the commissioner of DOC Tuesday announced the imminent shutdown of Palmer Correctional Facility. DOC Commissioner Dean Williams spent Tuesday morning meeting with Mat Su Borough officials and with Palmer mayor DeLena Johnson before going public with the announcement.

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  2. Houston asks Mat-Su for help running ita s fire departmentRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | KSKA

    Houston, a community of about 2,000, is asking the Matanuska Susitna Borough to take over its fire and emergency operations. Thompson said that Houston's present fire chief, Tom Hood, abruptly left the post earlier this month, giving less than 48 hours notice.

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  3. Oil on exhibit: What Alaska's past says about its futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | KSKA

    The State Library, Archives and Museum opened recently in Juneau with a new display that includes a piece of the trans-Alaska pipeline as part of an exhibit on the oil industry. But the drama of the state's current fiscal crisis puts that history in a new light.

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  4. Mayor kicks off compost experimentRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 12 | KSKA

    Anchorage's mayor Ethan Berkowitz got down and dirty on Monday. The mayor wants to encourage local gardening, and part of that plan is a new city composting program Berkowitz introduced at the Anchorage Municipality's solid waste landfill in Eagle River.

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  5. Judgea s decision halts Valley mine projectRead the original story

    Friday Jul 8 | KSKA

    A federal judge's ruling in a long-standing court action against a Palmer coal mine is being hailed as a win for environmental groups. Late Thursday, US district court judge Sharon Gleason sided with Castle Mountain Coalition, Cook Inletkeeper and other groups in a case that could determine the validity of Usibelli Coal's Wishbone Hill mine permits.

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  6. Mat-Su reacts to Walkera s budget vetoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | KSKA

    Fallout from Governor Walker's veto pen is hitting the Matanuska Susitna Borough hard. Borough officials are now grappling with a budget shortfall caused by millions of dollars in reduced state funding.

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  7. Police rule Sunday bike path shooting a homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | APRN

    Anchorage police are ruling homicide in the deaths of two people found on a city bike path early Sunday morning. APD has identified the victims as 20-year-old Brianna Foisy and 41-year-old Jason Netter, Sr. Law enforcement is not releasing any further details on the cause of death, nor is anyone in custody at this time.

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  8. Maritime unions endorse Rep. Younga s rivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | APRN

    Alaska Congressman Don Young has enjoyed a lot of support from organized labor over the years. Now, two maritime unions are endorsing his Democratic opponent.

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  9. Anchorage woman wins Trans Am bike race; first woman and first American to do soRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | APRN

    Lael Wilcox is a woman of many firsts. The 29 year old Anchorage resident and world bicycle traveler just won the 4200 mile Trans Am bike race.

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  10. We Are Super Cub Pilots | Indie AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | KSKA

    Each year pilots from around the state show off their piloting chops in the Valdez fly-in short takeoff and landing competition. For these pilots flying isn't just means of transportation, it's a way of life.

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  11. Private nonprofit to assume management of Valdez-area parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | KSKA

    Alaska's Department of Natural Resources saw more than half a million dollars slashed from its budget heading into this fiscal year, and some state parks suffered for it. Now, four sites near Valdez are set to join a growing list of Alaska parks under private management.

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  12. Following ousting of mayor Brower, North Slope elections yield no successorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | APRN

    The is no winner as yet in the North Slope Borough's mayoral election, and officials indicate there may be a run-off election. With absentee and questioned ballots still to be counted, not one of the seven candidates has received the required 40 percent of the ballot.

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  13. Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 7, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | APRN

    Fifteen candidates are running for Lisa Murkowski's U.S. Senate seat. But only one Murkowski challenger has already raised a sizable war chest: Anchorage attorney Margaret Stock.

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  14. Unions call out TAPS operator, saying new contract risks spill inaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | KSKA

    Crowley Marine Services currently holds the contract to provide oil tanker escorts and spill response and prevention in Prince William Sound. Photo: Eric Keto/APRN Two unions representing workers on tugboats and barges in Prince William Sound are calling out the operator of the trans-Alaska pipeline.

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  15. Remains of Kodiak fire victim identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | APRN

    The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency medical personnel transfer patients from a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to an ambulance in Kodiak, Alaska, June 2, 2016. The helicopter crew responded to a report of a fire at the Park's Cannery near Uyak Bay on Kodiak Island.

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  16. Numerous fires reported with causes ranging from lightening strikes to humanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | KSKA

    Four new fires have been reported Friday, two of them human caused. A house fire in Delta threatened wild-lands, but was contained and is out.

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  17. BLM continues work on cleaning debris from North Slope oil drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | KSKA

    The Bureau of Land Management continues to work on cleaning up the debris from decades-old experimental oil drills on Alaska's North Slope. BLM had set an ambitious agenda for work this past winter, but only completed clean up for 10 wells.

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  18. Candidate Sullivan says surprise candidacy followed call to Joe MillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | APRN

    Ex-Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan surprised everyone yesterday by filing to run against U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican Primary, minutes before the 5 p.m. filing deadline. Sullivan says he didn't want to put his hat in until he knew who else was running.

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  19. Attorneys in Sockeye fire case ask for more time to prepare,aRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | KSKA

    Attorneys for the two defendants in the Sockeye fire case have asked for more time from the court to prepare a case for trial. Today, Judge David Zwink granted their request from the bench in Palmer.

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  20. Attorneys grow impatient in Sockeye Fire trialRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | KSKA

    It is almost one year since the Sockeye fire in Willow devastated over 7,000 acres of Southcentral Alaska and torched 55 homes. Fire investigators pinned the cause of the fire on two Anchorage residents, Greg Imig and Amy DeWitt, charging they had left a burning debris pile unattended on Imig's Willow property.

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