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  1. Denali climber found dead at 17,000 feetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | KLAL-FM Little Rock

    The body of a 39-year-old solo climber was discovered Sunday at the 17,200-foot high camp of Mount McKinley in Alaska's Denali National Park. Heraldo Javier Callupan of General Roca, Argentina, appears to have died of unknown medical issues, according to the National Park Service, which reported his death Thursday.

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  2. Denali climber found dead at 17,000 feetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    The body of a 39-year-old solo climber was discovered Sunday at the 17,200-foot high camp of Mount McKinley in Alaska's Denali National Park. Heraldo Javier Callupan of General Roca, Argentina, appears to have died of unknown medical issues, according to the National Park Service, which reported his death Thursday.

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  3. Funding reallocation spares summer Alaska ferry serviceRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, Malaspina and Matanuska are seen May 8 at the Vigor Shipyard in Ketchikan. A funding shift of "fuel trigger" money from fiscal year 2015 to 2016 will allow the ferry system to maintain most of its previously scheduled summer service and avoid disrupting thousands of travel plans for residents and visitors.

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  4. Seward leading maritime workforce, infrastructure effortsRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner and Workforce Investment Board member Val Davidson takes a spin on the AVTEC maritime simulator in Seward on May 7. AVTEC is now in its second round of offering its ice navigation course, the only one in the nation and one of just four in the world. More than half of the students who have completed the course work for Royal Dutch Shell.

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  5. Alaska House Finance Committee says it won't advance Medicaid expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Anchorage Daily News

    While legislators remain deadlocked on budget negotiations, debate continues on another topic of Gov. Bill Walker's special session call: Medicaid expansion. Republican legislative leaders appear unwilling to back down on the issue of expansion -- one of Walker's campaign promises -- as demonstrated by legislative action and inaction this week.

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  6. UAA women's basketball team adds two former Lynx but loses BonnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Anchorage Daily News

    Rohyn Huss, a multi-sport star for Dimond High who previously signed on with the UAA volleyball team, will play basketball for the Seawolves instead. The star of Dimond's state championship team this year -- she scored 21 points in her team's 54-49 title-game victory over West Valley -- the 6-foot Huss is one of two former Lynx joining the Seawolves.

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  7. House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposalRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Peninsula Clarion

    House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson said Thursday that the panel is not comfortable moving ahead with plans to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska at this time. The decision deals a blow to Gov. Bill Walker, who campaigned on expansion and made it a priority of his administration.

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  8. Legislature needs compromise to pass budget, Stevens saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Homer News

    With the Alaska Legislature still in recess and leaders trying to craft a balanced budget, it all comes down to a compromise, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, told the Homer City Council on Monday night. Stevens and Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, reported on the results of the 2015 Legislature.

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  9. Innings under the Midnight Sun: Museum exhibit links baseball with the history of AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Cook Inlet Bucs program from 1981, part of the "Home Field Advantage: Baseball in the Far North" exhibit on display at the Anchorage Museum on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The exhibit runs until November 1. An article about Alaska baseball in a 1913 edition of Sunset Magazine, part of the "Home Field Advantage: Baseball in the Far North" exhibit on display at the Anchorage Museum on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

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  10. House Finance Committee Sets Aside Medicaid Expansion BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | KIMO

    House Bill 148 was set aside on Thursday by the Alaska House Finance Committee. The Committee decided they were not comfortable in moving ahead with the Medicaid Expansion Bill.

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  11. DHSS Creates Website for Public to Learn More About MarijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | KIMO

    Anchorage, AK - Marijuana has been legal in the Last Frontier for almost 3 months now, but do you have all the facts? Especially when it comes to your health and safety? The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has put together a website to help answer any questions you may have about marijuana. The website has information for parents on how to talk to their kids about marijuana and how to store it safely away from them.

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  12. Arctic leaders support drilling; Seattle City Council opposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Royal Dutch Shell's drilling plans for the Arctic have hit a snag in Seattle. Shell is planning to dock oil rigs at the Port of Seattle before they head north to drill in the Chukchi Sea.

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  13. Princess' cruise ship 'pulled' ashore by Alaska sled dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Examiner.com

    We last sailed aboard the Ruby Princess during a Western Caribbean trip and so enjoyed our warm, sunny ports of call. Yet even with welcomes like reggae banks and mariachi music, we have to admit that what cruisers saw on their recent arrival in Juneau , Alaska , topped anything we experienced.

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  14. The Environmental and Climate Stakes in Arctic Oil DrillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | CFR.org

    On Monday, the Obama administration gave Shell conditional permission to move forward with Arctic oil drilling. The New York Times captures a common sentiment well in identifying this as a "tricky intersection of Obama's energy and climate legacies".

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  15. Alaskan Natives Support Arctic Drilling; Seattle City Council OpposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | APRN

    Royal Dutch Shell's drilling plans for the Arctic have hit a snag in Seattle. Shell is planning to dock oil rigs at the Port of Seattle before they head north to drill in the Chukchi Sea.

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  16. ERHS receives top honorsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Alaska Star

    Students and staff in the Structured Learning classroom at Eagle River High School pose after receiving an award for their recycling efforts on April 29. Pictured, from left front row, are: Andrea Jusino, Noelani DeLeon, Amelia Arnes, Chase Bailey, Ilia Fleener and Curtis Lemaire. On end in front is Tammy Essary.

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  17. Reality Check: New shows on the way, but 'Ultimate Survival' won't live to see another seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Anchorage Daily News

    Do you own a gun store in Alaska? Do you have a big, fun personality? Do you have interesting clientele "who have a diverse array of reasons for wanting to own a gun in Alaska?" If yes, Orion Entertainment, a Denver-based production company, is looking for you. They are casting for a new series about the "ultimate" Alaskan gun store.

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  18. LGBT Community Wins Big In Recent Popular VotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Daily Kos

    As the fight for marriage equality nears a likely end this June, the broader fight for LGBT equality will shift to anti-discrimination protections. In the last couple of days, two votes have taken place with this as a central issue.

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  19. Sen. Murkowski introduces bill to increase Alaska's share of offshore oil and natural gas revenuesRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | World Oil

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, took an aggressive step on Tuesday to ensure that Alaska receives its fair share of revenue from oil and natural gas production on Alaska's outer continental shelf by introducing the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale Act . "Alaska's natural resources are vital to our prosperity," Murkowski said.

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  20. With No Budget Deal In Sight, Lawmakers Hold Brief Technical SessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | APRN

    When the Alaska State Legislature voted to take a recess, they set May 12 as the date they would reconvene in Juneau. But with no deal on a budget or Medicaid expansion, most lawmakers remained in Anchorage or in their home districts on Tuesday.

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