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  1. Wildfire smoke forces pilot to make emergency landing on Dalton HighwayRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    Wildfire smoke forced a Wasilla pilot carrying four passengers to make an emergency landing on the Dalton Highway Friday, the Alaska State Troopers said. The pilot, Jeremy D. Rogers, 28, was flying a 1958 Cessna 180 from Nenana to Coldfoot when he "made an emergency landing on the roadway due to wildfire smoke" near Mile 90. Rogers landed safely, but while trying to taxi the plane to a pullout slightly damaged the tail of the plane, the dispatch said.

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  2. At rally against Planned Parenthood, focus turns to AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Anchorage Daily News

    Speakers at a downtown Anchorage rally against Planned Parenthood Tuesday, including a state senator, exhorted a crowd of about 100 people to call on their legislators to defund the organization and bar it from Alaska schools. The Park Strip rally was one of dozens against Planned Parenthood held nationwide Tuesday.

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  3. Mat-Su proposal would roll back newly hiked fees at Palmer landfillRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Anchorage Daily News

    Two Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly members are proposing a reduction in fees at the Palmer landfill after a recent increase sparked public outrage. Dan Mayfield, who represents Big Lake, and Vern Halter, who represents Willow and is running for borough mayor, are proposing a resolution to roll back increases that went into effect July 1. The increase nearly tripled some rates for trash disposal compared to last year, according to the resolution.

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  4. Wasilla driver in fatal Glenn Highway crash indicted for manslaughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Palmer grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old Wasilla man on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for his role in a March 12 accident on the Glenn Highway that killed a French woman and injured four people . Trenton L. Shepersky was also charged with third-degree assault, according to the indictment, which was handed up Friday.

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  5. Westchester Lagoon snack shack offers jobs to those in needRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | Anchorage Daily News

    John Bonilla grabs on order of apple slices from the refrigerator for customers visiting the Busy Beans coffee shop at Westchester Lagoon on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Jill Johnston of Busy Beans operates a coffee shop on Government Hill, and now offers drinks and treats at the brightly-painted shack at Westchester Lagoon.

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  6. 2 dead after motorcycles collide with minivan on the Glenn HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Anchorage Daily News

    Two Wasilla men were killed Friday night in a crash involving two motorcyclists and a minivan on the Glenn Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers say a preliminary investigation found that a group of motorcyclists was speeding on the highway north from Anchorage.

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  7. Man who claimed self-defense in bear killing cut off paws, burned carcass, troopers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Anchorage Daily News

    A 32-year-old man who claimed he shot a black bear in defense of life or property near Seward was charged after he did not properly surrender the carcass to the state, troopers said. Mark Anthony Caywood is accused of cutting off the bear's paws to keep as a trophies before lighting the rest of the carcass on fire in Game Management Unit 7, Alaska State Troopers wrote in an online dispatch.

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  8. Transportation committee passes resolution skeptical of Knik Arm bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Anchorage Daily News

    The state-city planning organization that oversees major road and transportation projects for Anchorage unanimously passed a resolution Thursday that expressed doubt about the future of the Knik Arm bridge project. The Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions policy committee said in the resolution, introduced by Anchorage Assembly member Patrick Flynn, that it has "serious reservations about the viability and need" for the bridge project.

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  9. Bomb threats called into Alaska Wal-Mart stores prompt evacuationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Wal-Mart store in Kodiak was evacuated Wednesday after a bomb threat, the Kodiak Police Department reported. It was the second threat to an Alaska Wal-Mart store in as many days, after the store in Eagle River received a similar threat Tuesday morning.

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  10. Fish Creek in Mat-Su will open to dipnetters FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    Beginning Friday, Mat-Su and Anchorage sockeye lovers can load up on their favorite salmon without driving hundreds of miles to the Kenai Peninsula. The popular Fish Creek dipnet fishery for all salmon species except kings will open at 6 a.m. Dipnetters who are heads of households can harvest 25 reds, with 10 more allowed for each household member.

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  11. Bomb threat causes two-hour evacuation at Wasilla WalmartRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    Authorities evacuated the Wasilla Walmart for two hours Thursday evening after someone called the store and made a bomb threat, Wasilla police said. The threat was given during a phone call to the store on Seward Meridian Parkway around 5:30 p.m., said Sgt.

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  12. Knik bridge, U-Med road opponents speak out at Anchorage transportation hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Anchorage Daily News

    A few dozen people packed into a City Hall conference room Tuesday evening to weigh in on a proposed update to Anchorage's long-range transportation plan , with some hoping to kill big road projects they don't like. The Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions, or AMATS -- the city-state planning organization that oversees major road and transportation projects for Anchorage -- is behind schedule on the next major four-year update to the long-range plan.

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  13. NTSB: Pilot safe after plane flips and sinks on lake near WasillaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Anchorage Daily News

    An experimental homebuilt amphibious small plane known as a Kingfisher crashed while taking off from a lake near Wasilla Monday morning, but the pilot was able to swim to safety, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The pilot escaped the aircraft after it flipped, NTSB Alaska region chief Clint Johnson said.

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  14. Wasilla teen seriously injured in rollover crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska State Troopers said that a Wasilla teen suffered life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the Parks Highway early Sunday. Troopers said in an online dispatch that 18-year-old Leeana Backlin was traveling on the highway near Wasilla around 5:30 a.m. when the accident occurred.

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  15. Castroville claims BP Invitational title to wrap up successful trip to AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Castroville Cannons of Texas capped a near-perfect trip to Alaska by capturing the BP Invitational baseball championship on Sunday, taking their third crown in three Alaska tournaments this summer. Castroville spanked Dimond 10-0 at Mulcahy Stadium to complete its sweep of the Alaska Airlines Tournament Tour, which this year brought American Legion teams from Texas, Ohio and California to Alaska to test their talents in three tournaments.

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  16. Aerial survey reveals marine, tsunami debris widespread across Alaska coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2013 | Anchorage Daily News

    Marine debris works its way into the nooks and crannies on the south end of Hinchinbrook Island in Prince William Sound. Trash from the 2011 Japan earthquake in tsunami litters the Beach River area of Montague Island in late August 2012.

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  17. Wasilla man convicted of daughter's murder denies abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Anchorage Daily News

    Christiane "CJ" Allison makes a statement during the sentencing of her husband Clayton Allison, second from left, in a Palmer courtroom on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Allison was convicted of second-degree murder by a jury earlier in the year for the death of his 15-month-old daughter, Jocelynn Allison, who died in 2008.

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  18. Valley man charged with 12 counts linked to sexual abuse of a minorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Anchorage Daily News

    A 54-year-old man arrested a decade ago for sexually abusing a minor is facing a dozen new felony charges linked to accusations he sexually abused or assaulted a girl over a 6-year period. The most serious charge against Allen Theodore is rape, according to a July 2 Palmer grand jury indictment.

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  19. Murkowski calls for further investigation into Alaska VARead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski called on the Department of Veterans Affairs last week to conduct an independent investigation into the Alaska VA Healthcare System. asked that the office review the Wasilla Community Based Outpatient Clinic's operational practices and also look into claims that the Alaska VA Healthcare System in Anchorage used fake appointments in 2008 to make wait times appear shorter.

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  20. Palmer, Wasilla Legion baseball teams forced to combine squadsRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 5 | Anchorage Daily News

    A lack of players has forced a pair of American Legion baseball teams in the Mat-Su to once again combine into a single squad. Legion Posts 35/15 manager Jamie Mayo said Tuesday that a plan to have two teams in the Valley - one representing Palmer and another in Wasilla - had to be scrapped after neither team could field a team.

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