Video: Firefighter’s-eye view of live burn training

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“There’s never enough training,” says Assistant Chief Ed Quinto. “Especially when your life and other people’s lives depend on it.”

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.

As a sophomore, point guard Wallace Ungwiluk averaged over 27 points per game for Gambell. (Photo by Laura Kraegel/ KNOM)

Alaska high school baller from tiny island village faces decision of a lifetime

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This summer 16-year-old Wallace Ungwiluk has a decision to make: stay home and try to win Gambell its first championship in 30 years or move to Seattle and get seen by college scouts.

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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.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, in Ketchikan on April 29.

Murkowski votes to move bill defunding Planned Parenthood

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted to advance the defunding measure also, but she says she doesn’t want to see Planned Parenthood’s funding removed without an investigation.

In this letter dated June 24, 2015, the state Department of Health and Social Services informs food stamp recipients of changes to the program.

State changes food stamp rules for “able-bodied adults without dependents”

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Most food stamp recipients will not be affected. The work requirements hit those who are between ages 18 and 49, do not have a noted disability status, and have no dependents.

Emily Bressler spent 127 days in the NICU at the Children's Hospital at Providence. Her mom liz stayed in her room the whole time. (Photo by ANnie Feidt/APRN)

Former NICU parent helps other families navigate a stressful time

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Most people working in a Newborn Intensive Care Unit have some type of advanced medical degree. But one employee at The Children’s Hospital at Providence in Anchorage has a very different set of qualifications.

The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development's 'Employees' Frequently Asked Questions" pamphlet in Tagalog.

State labor rights FAQ translated to Tagalog

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Not all employees in Alaska speak English proficiently, but the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development wants to make sure that all of them understand their rights.

A video still of the three men that Capitol building security suspects scaled the Capitol to steal rooftop flags.

Suspected Capitol flag thieves caught on tape

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Three men were caught on tape who are suspected of breaking into the construction site at the state Capitol building, scaling the scaffolding and stealing flags off the roof.

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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.

Firefighters respond to weekend Super 8 hotel fire

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There’s about $25,000 in damage estimated after a heat lamp in a bathroom started a fire at the Super 8 hotel on Saturday.

Family of 11 displaced after fire destroys trailer home

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A family of nearly a dozen people have been displaced after a fire destroyed their trailer home in Anchorage.

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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.