Lamprey eel. (Photo by Sean Larson/ADF&G)

Landing a lamprey: A fickle fishery opens on Yukon

Tim Bodony, KIYU
- Diverse commercial markets for the snake-like creature have opened up over the past few years but catching them can be tricky.

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Demonstrators do push-ups Friday as others block motorists along Chicago's Michigan Avenue as they protest the shooting of Laquan McDonald who was killed by a police officer in 2014.

Chicago Protesters Block High-End Stores, Demanding Inquiry Into Shooting

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Days after a video was released showing a white police officer killing a 17-year-old black man, protesters in Chicago turned out to disrupt traffic and shopping on Black Friday.

Tima Kurdi, seen here next to a painting of her late nephew, Alan Kurdi, says she has received official approval to welcome her brother and his family into her home in Canada. Virginia Mayo/AP

Relatives Of Drowned Syrian Boy Will Move To Canada

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Nearly three months after the tragic death of Alan Kurdi in waters off Turkey’s coast came to symbolize a refugee crisis, seven of his relatives are heading to Canada.

"I've come for your Medicare bonus." Laughing Stock/Corbis

End Of Medicare Bonuses Will Cut Pay To Primary Care Doctors

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Some say the loss may trickle down to the patients, who could have a harder time finding a doctor or have to wait longer for appointments.

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When A 4-Day School Week Might Cost More Than It Saves

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An Arizona school district slimmed down its budget by dropping class on Fridays. But parents say they’re having to stretch their wallets to find something for their kids to do on that fifth day.

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Marijuana plant. (Photo courtesy Pixabay)

Marijuana club opens in Fairbanks

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A marijuana club that for a fee allows patrons to smoke pot or consume it in foods has opened in Fairbanks.

Avalanche danger thwarts search for missing man at Hatcher Pass

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Avalanche danger is continuing to hamper search efforts for a man missing at Hatcher Pass.

Fairbanks residents not on board with ride sharing

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Borough officials and Enterprise Holdings have agreed to suspend payments for a program that no one has signed up for.


Alaska man dies after warning wife about house fire

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Alaska State Troopers say a 90-year-old man died in a morning house fire after waking his wife, giving her time to escape the flames.

Former caretaker gets 20 years for shooting death

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A former in-home caretaker will spend 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a blind woman’s husband.

Anchorage police: Man dies in rollover truck crash

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Anchorage police say a man is dead after the truck he was driving carrying a female passenger and five dogs crashed.

Anchorage jury convicts sex offender of molesting child

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He faces 20 to 35 years in prison when he’s sentenced on March 22.

About 40 soldiers returning to Alaska after deployment

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The soldiers are part of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.