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  1. Alaska Senate passes marijuana crime bill, shoots down concentrate banRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Anchorage Daily News

    After lengthy debate Monday, the Alaska Senate shot down an amendment that would have made marijuana concentrates illegal in two years, and passed a marijuana crime bill along to the House. The bill, SB 30 , passed the Senate by a vote of 17-3.

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  2. Ideal growing conditions lead to Fairbanks birch seed boomRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    A rusty brown substance is covering snow melting in Fairbanks, and foresters say it's good news for people with allergies. Fairbanks birch trees pouring their energy into seeds instead of catkins should mean less pollen, which has been heavy in recent springs, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported .

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  3. Does Alaska want more wolves? Well, do the math.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    Recently the Alaska Board of Game voted to turn down an emergency petition that would have closed many acres of state and private land outside Denali Park to the taking of wolves. Denying the petition was inevitable, since the request did not meet the statutory definition of "emergency."

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  4. Watching a lake disappear on the North SlopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Anchorage Daily News

    Ben Jones and Chris Arp did. The Anchorage- and Fairbanks-based scientists placed sensors in a bathtub-shaped lake on Alaska's northern coast a few years ago.

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  5. Senators postpone debate on Alaska marijuana crime billRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Alaska Senate's discussion of a marijuana crime bill was put on hold until Monday after two amendments were offered too soon to be studied before Friday's floor session began, lawmakers said. One amendment, to be introduced by Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, deals with marijuana concentrates.

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  6. No dividend for major Alaska Native corp. shareholders could mean winter financial woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2013 | Anchorage Daily News

    Shareholders for Alaska Native corporation NANA got a bit of bad news last week when they discovered they wouldn't be receiving a dividend in the fall, a major blow to residents of remote communities where the cost of living is already high. NANA Regional Corporation shareholders got a surprise last week in the mail.

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  7. Army helicopters to help with medevacs, rescues in Interior AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Black Hawk helicopter unit that returned from Afghanistan late last year is set to begin providing emergency search and rescue assistance in Interior Alaska next week. Fort Wainwright crews from C Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment will assist with emergency medical evacuation and search and rescue missions under an agreement with the Rescue Coordination Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

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  8. Fairbanks man convicted in plot to distribute cocaine, heroinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Anchorage Daily News

    Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that a convicted drug dealer in Fairbanks got his second strike when jurors found him guilty of conspiracy charges following a two-day trial. Etienne Q. Devoe was found guilty of conspiring to distribute cocaine and heroin and to launder money, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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  9. U.S. Army Alaska formally investigates 'racial Thursdays'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Anchorage Daily News

    The U.S. Army Alaska is now formally investigating reports of "racial Thursdays" at a Fairbanks military base , according to Lt. Col. Alan Brown, public affairs chief with the organization.

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  10. Bethel DA had conflicts with team over confidentialityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Anchorage Daily News

    The new district attorney for Western Alaska is inheriting a multidisciplinary team that advocates say was so paralyzed by his predecessor that it struggled to fulfill its mission of comprehensive handling of child abuse cases, which are numerous in the region. Michael Gray, who has served since 2008 as Fairbanks district attorney, was named Friday to the Bethel position effective April 1 and already is easing into it.

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  11. First wood bison head for release in Southwest AlaskaRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    The first of 100 wood bison aimed at re-establishing a species that went extinct more than a century ago in Alaska were flown Sunday to a rural village. Thirty juveniles age 2 or younger were loaded into specially designed "bison boxes," and trucked from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage to Anchorage.

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  12. Will Alaska's weird winter be followed by equally strange summer?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    After an odd Alaska winter of record-warm temperatures and pouring rain instead of snow, will summer be weird as well? While scientists say more such winters can be expected in Alaska in the long term as the climate heats up, predicting what will happen in the short term is iffy. Still, resource managers are making some contingency plans for a challenging summer, and scientists have some advice in case the next few months are as unusual as the last few. 46 comments

  13. FCC chairman chides 'slick' legal work on Dish-Doyon wireless dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has joined critics challenging the means by which the Dish Network partnered with a Fairbanks-based regional Native corporation to qualify as a "very small business" and secure billions in bid discounts. "I am against slick lawyers coming in and taking advantage of a program that was designed for a specific audience and a specific purpose," Tom Wheeler, the FCC chairman, said Wednesday at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on FCC oversight in Washington, D.C. The slick legal work concerns two entities largely owned by Dish -- a company with $14 billion in annual revenues -- that qualified for $3 billion in federal incentives intended for "very small companies."

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  14. Scientists snowmachine to northern Alaska to study effects of rain on snowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    Snow scientist Matthew Sturm took this photo of the Sadlerochit Mountains while on a spring 2014 snowmachine traverse of northern Alaska. As he contemplates another long snowmachine journey, Matthew Sturm might consider packing a raincoat.

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  15. Really, RosemaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    Lifelong Alaskan Rosemary McGuire, 38, who grew up in a home here without electricity or running water, has commercially fished out of Cordova, paddled miles of wild Alaskan rivers , and now -- to no one's surprise -- published a book of Alaska short stories. "Creatures at the Absolute Bottom of the Sea" comes out this month from the University of Alaska Press.

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  16. Wood bison set for return to Alaska wilderness after a century awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Anchorage Daily News

    Loren Holmes / Alaska DispatchWood Bison at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage. The center is breeding the endangered animals for reintroduction into the wild.

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  17. Weary, frostbitten DeeDee Jonrowe, iron lady of the Iditarod, finishes 30th raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Anchorage Daily News

    Her blistered, frostbitten fingertips covered in tape, the iron lady of Alaska sled dog racing collapsed into a snowbank early Thursday morning in Nome and let out a deep, satisfied sigh. "It really feels good to get off my feet," said Willow's DeeDee Jonrowe, who finished 31st after nearly 11 days on the Iditarod trail.

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  18. Wayne and Wanda: Gay, enlisted and looking for love in FairbanksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    I just happened across an article in your column from 2012 about the man who was ready to leave Alaska for the sake of finding a companion. I read through the posts and mail and such surrounding the gentleman's letter, and I couldn't help but sympathize with him.

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  19. 'Racial Thursdays' under investigation at Fort WainwrightRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    The U.S. Army is investigating allegations of "racial Thursdays" being held by a platoon of soldiers based at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks. According to an article at Army Times , "racial Thursdays" were days when soldiers in the 2nd Platoon, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment were permitted to use racial slurs and make racist comments.

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  20. Nome welcomes home one of its own when Burmeister finishes 3rdRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    Though the veteran musher no longer lives in the City of Golden Beaches, Burmeister is considered a local by Nome residents, who turned out to give the 39-year-old construction general manager a hero's welcome under rapidly-clearing skies and bright sunshine just minutes before 10 a.m. on Wednesday. "Welcome home Aaron!" yelled many onlookers on Front Street as Burmeister's team crossed the finish line in third place.

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