A man outside the Anchorage LIO protests the legislature with a sign that reads, "YOU SHOULD BE IN JUNEAU DOING YOUR DAMN JOB!"

Legislature adjourns special session, only to call new one

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The legislature has formally relocated to Anchorage and they’ve set aside Medicaid expansion.

PJ Paparelli directed "Yeast Nation" during its run at Perseverance Theatre. (Photo by  Brian Wallace)

Former Perseverance Theatre artistic director PJ Paparelli has died

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During his tenure in Juneau, he directed or guided productions of “The Who’s Tommy”, “Hair”, “Hamlet”, “Twelfth Night”, and “columbinus” among others.

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Small earthquake shakes Southeast Alaska

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4.1 magnitude temblor occurred at 8:56 with the epicenter located about 109 miles northwest of Juneau.

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Jay Kazhe is a student at Eastern new Mexico. He represented the Native "youth perspective" at the panel.  (photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)

Tribes, Forest Service partner on climate change research

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At the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Conference in Juneau this week, a panel of five discussed climate change and traditional knowledge.

Craig Fleener, Arctic policy adviser, addresses the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society at Juneau's Centennial Hall on Wedensday. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

Arctic adviser: Rigid regs worsen climate change impacts

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Craig Fleener, Gov. Bill Walker’s special assistant on Arctic policy, says Alaska communities could better adjust to climate change if hunting and fishing rules become more flexible.

Seabird Density Mapping Tool. (Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI)

Maps merge data on birds and ships to mitigate oil spills

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An Alaska scientist and entrepreneur is leading a mapping project to find out where potential oil spills could have the worst effects on seabirds.

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Bethel settles out of court with man ‘attacked’ by police officer

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Gregory’s attorney argued that the office violated Gregory’s civil rights and committed assault and battery in what he described as an “attack” last July.

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Self-determination for the future of Native game development

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The goal is for indigenous gamers, developers, and designers to recognize their own potential.

Skagway seniors gather at the Presbyterian Church for lunch on a winter Friday. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)

Study finds Skagway has need for senior services

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About 29 percent of Skagway’s population is 55 or older. Right now, there’s a gathering space for them that’s only open in the winter, and there is no designated senior housing.

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Senate adjourns special session called by Walker

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After adjourning, the Senate immediately gaveled in to a new special session, which it convened in Anchorage.

Spokesman: Murkowski reaches agreement on Hyder crossing

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The crossing was closed to overnight access last month as part of a cost-saving measure. But concerns were raised about potential impacts on residents and tourists.

Alaska wildfire responders keeping eye on dry conditions

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With low humidity and temperatures reaching the low 80s, conditions are perfect for sparking a wildfire.

Anchorage School District says it won’t lay off teachers

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Earlier this month the School Board passed a budget amendment that cut nearly $15.7 million from the 2015-2016 budget.

ACLU says Anchorage restriction on alcohol sales illegal

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The group maintains that it would violate privacy by sharing confidential records with liquor stores.

Murkowski, Cantwell push for icebreakers

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Murkowski calls it a military necessity and a down payment on an Arctic future.

Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue

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Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he’d be better off avoiding the Emerald City to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn hundreds of activists on land and sea.

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Clockwise from top left: Barclays, Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase and the Royal Bank of Scotland will pay billions in fines and plead guilty to criminally manipulating global currency market going back to 2007. The bank UBS AG (not pictured) has also agreed to plead guilty.
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Big Banks Pay $5.6 Billion, Plead Guilty To Felonies Over Currency And Rate-Fixing

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In one exchange, a broker told a trader, “mate yur getting bloody good at this libor game … think of me when yur on yur yacht in monaco.”

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, seen in Afghanistan in this undated photo, was killed in 2011 during a U.S. raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
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U.S. Releases Documents Seized From Osama Bin Laden’s Compound

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Newly declassified materials include books, magazines and letters found during the 2011 raid on the al-Qaida leader’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

The cluster and star-forming region Westerlund 2.
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Viewing A Universe In Flux

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Observing the night sky is like looking through a time machine; every image comes from a different past — a kaleidoscope of times — each telling a different story, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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As Congress Haggles Over Patriot Act, We Answer 6 Basic Questions

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If you haven’t been paying attention, here’s a primer on the changes Congress is considering making to U.S. surveillance practices.