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37 min ago | Anchorage Daily News

Heavy rain, rising waters force road closures in Prince William Sound region

Heavy rainfall in the Valdez and Cordova areas led the Alaska Department of Transportation to close two roads Sunday. Monday evening, DOT officials said they were still unsure how long the roads would remain closed.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Unusual species in Alaska waters indicate parts of Pacific warming dramatically

A giant hotspot in the North Pacific Ocean may help explain why a massive ocean sunfish was spotted in Prince William Sound this month and a skipjack tuna was caught in a gillnet weeks earlier near the mouth of Copper River, scientists say. Both species are unusual visitors to Alaska.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Capital City Weekly

Fish Factor: Sullivan skips fisheries debate in Kodiak

"Surprised and disappointed" was the reaction of Senator Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. It is the second time this year that Sullivan has declined to participate in the Chamber of Commerce event that has been an election year tradition since 1990.

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Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Heavy rains to bring high creeks in Southcentral Alaska warns weather service

NWS warns of high waters after predicted heavy rainfall: The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement for parts of Southcentral Alaska early Wednesday morning, warning of high water in streams and rivers as an "extra-tropical storm system" moves toward the state pushing weather fronts before it. The statement, issued for the Western Kenai Peninsula and Western Prince William Sound said the storm system would likely be centered in Bristol Bay by Friday, and warned that "heavy rainfall will bring high waters to the streams and rivers of the Kenai Peninsula and North Gulf Coast late this week."

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Family of man killed in fall from convention center escalator sues city, center operators

Nearly two years after Theodore Meiners fell to his death from an escalator inside the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, a lawyer representing Meiners' estate has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city and the center's operators. Lawyer Phillip Paul Weidner filed the lawsuit Aug. 13 in Anchorage Superior Court.

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Anchorage Daily News

Laine Welch: Sullivan will miss Kodiak fisheries debate

"Surprised and disappointed" was the reaction by Sen. Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. It is the second time this year that Sullivan has declined to participate in the Chamber of Commerce event that has been an election year tradition since 1990.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

How Walker/Mallott came to be

On Monday night, a vote by the Alaska Democratic Party's central committee cleared the way for Bill Walker and Byron Mallott to join forces on an independent ticket for governor.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

The high priest of Alaska oysters

Jim Aguiar doesn't like angst. That isn't a judgment of others, but rather a conceptual misunderstanding on his part.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Mat-Su Republican incumbent faces primary defeat in tight House race

Eric Feige, the Chickaloon pilot who served two terms representing a sprawling Mat-Su state House district known for its conservatism, was losing his bid to try for a third.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Shannyn Moore: Alaska again needs to stand up against blind faith in industry

OPINION: Columnist Shannyn Moore remembers how many times Alaskans have had faith in hollow promises of the oil industry, and urges Alaskans to vote no on Ballot Measure One.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Peninsula Clarion

Gubernatorial races low-key for primary

Leading into Tuesday's primary, Alaska's gubernatorial campaigns have been largely overshadowed by hard-driving runs for a U.S. Senate seat and a ballot referendum to repeal the current version of the state's oil tax.

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