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Slideshow: Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup ‘heat and beat’ challenge

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The Coast Guard is hosting Buoy Tender Roundup for the first time in Juneau since 2012. The week is filled with training and intense competition, like Tuesday’s “heat and beat” challenge.

Tyler Myers, president of The Myers Group, says they hope to update Superbear IGA with new flooring and lighting while the deli and produce sections will be expanded. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Renovations planned at Superbear IGA

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New owners want to update lighting and flooring, and expand the deli and produce sections. But they know better than to tinker with the meat department.

In "Never Alone: Foxtales," Nuna and Fox navigate on an umiak. They start in the Kotzebue area and eventually find themselves on the Noatak River. (Image courtesy Upper One Games)

Ishmael Hope recrafts a family tale in “Never Alone” follow-up

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Foxtales is based on a story told by Ishmael Hope’s late grandfather, Willie Panik Goodwin. Hope relied on his uncles, Alaska Native elders from Kotzebue, to write the game’s narrative.

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Rescue swimmers from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak wait for a basket pickup by an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter during open water training off the coast of Kodiak Island April 23, 2008. (Official USCG photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson)

Coast Guard celebrates 225th birthday

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Tuesday marked the 225th birthday of the United States Coast Guard.

Roxanne Smart. (Photo Courtesy of Justice For Roxanne Smart)

Man arraigned for murder charge in death of Roxanne Smart

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Twenty-year-old Samuel Atchak was arraigned in Bethel Superior Court Tuesday morning.

The 100 Stone project seeks to tell the story of mental health struggles and empower people to seek help from one another. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK.

Artist casts bodies in Bethel to highlight mental health

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Alaskans suffer at rates well beyond the national average in several mental health categories.

Bishops Beach. (KBBI file photo)

Bird death reports are up In Homer, food sources possibly to blame

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The reports are coming from beach walkers and local citizen scientists dedicated to surveying seabird populations.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, during a news conference to unveil domestic energy and jobs legislation at the Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol

Murkowski’s Planned Parenthood vote has left seething, right unmoved

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Alaskans who support abortion rights feel burned while conservatives aren’t giving Murkowski much credit.

The Byron Generating Station in Byron, Illinois. (Creative Commons photo by  iluvcocacola)

Alaska exempt from new federal clean power rules, for now

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In the draft rule, Alaska would have had to cut emissions by 26 percent. But the state will not have to comply with new federal mandates.

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Red tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom

Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

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One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.

Special session costs top $886K

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The figure doesn’t include the cost of extending the regular session by eight days.

Changes planned on Seward Highway at site of fatal crash

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Transportations officials say the site of a multiple-vehicle collision on the Seward Highway that left an Anchorage man dead will get renovated as part of a project to reduce danger and congestion.

3 plead guilty in Anchorage beating death of fisherman

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Three of the men accused of beating a seasonal fisherman to death with a metal road sign in east Anchorage in September 2013 have pleaded guilty.

Bering Straits Native Corp. buys Alaska Industrial Hardware

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BSNC spokesman Matt Ganley declined to disclose how much the corporation paid for the hardware store. He says the purchase was under discussion for about a year.

Native corporation announces fuel businesses purchase

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Officials say the acquisitions of Bristol Express Fuels Inc. and Bristol Commercial Properties LLC were completed Friday.

Quarles named Alaska production manager for Exxon Mobil

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Exxon Mobil Production Co. has a new manager for the company’s business interests in Alaska.

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Sandra Bland's family announced Tuesday that they have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Houston.
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Family Of Sandra Bland Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

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The federal lawsuit accuses the Texas state trooper who arrested Bland of depriving her of her constitutional rights. Bland was found hanging in a jail cell three days later.

PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby says grants to medical societies are needed to get through to busy professionals who "may not answer our phone calls."
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Is Obamacare’s Research Institute Worth The Billions?

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is supposed to figure out which medical treatments work best. But there are sharp political and scientific disagreements over how to do that.

Joseph Severn's portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley. The radical 19th century poet practiced the politics of the plate. For Shelley and other liberals of his day, keeping sugar out of tea was a political statement against slavery.
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How Percy Shelley Stirred His Politics Into His Teacup

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In 19th century Britain, keeping sugar out of tea became a political statement against slavery. The sugar boycott was no easy choice for the radical poet, who hated slavery but loved tea.