In the lobby of the Dimond Courthourse Monday morning, attorney Nick Polasky hands trapper John Forrest court documents before the trial. Polasky is Kathleen Turley's lawyer. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Trapper and hiker take the stand in first day of small claims trial

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- Monday's small claims case between a trapper and a trap springer was supposed to last an hour, but after about two and half hours in District Court, it's stretching into a second day.

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In this photo taken in 2011, worshippers are pictured inside the Al-Iman Mosque after midday prayers in the Queens borough of New York. The NYPD disbanded the special unit tasked with carrying out surveillance of Muslim groups in 2014 (Photo by Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims

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A U.S. appeals court compared the police department’s program to periods of discrimination against groups of Americans — such as Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Hillary Clinton participated in 25 primary debates during her 2008 campaign — experience that should serve her well on Tuesday night. But she still has to appear likable and at ease on stage this time. (Photo by Matt Rourke/AP)

What to watch for at Democrats’ first debate

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Hillary Clinton needs to appear likable and trustworthy, while Bernie Sanders needs to appear presidential. Others need to make the case for why voters should give them a look.


Science, sustainability and the dangers of naïve policy

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Science should inform our decisions on what constitutes new dietary guidelines, but invoking science as an arbiter for questions of values isn’t just misguided, it’s dangerous, says Tania Lombrozo.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, seen here in a teleconference last month, has been under a constant police guard outside Ecuador's London embassy since June of 2012. (Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

London police stop watching Ecuadorean embassy for sign of Assange

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After three years and more than $15 million, Scotland Yard says it’s removing the guards that have waited outside the Ecuadorean Embassy for a chance to arrest the WikiLeaks founder.

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After pause, Anchorage software boondoggle back on line

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The original estimate was that the SAP software would be up and running across municipal departments by 2011 at a cost $10.6 million. To date, the city has spent more than $36.2 million dollars with full implementation now optimistically forecast for early 2017.

Point Lena house destroyed by fire

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No one was reported injured after a Sunday evening fire at 17000 block of Point Lena Loop Road.

Diver dies in Sunday incident near Kodiak

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Coast Guard rescuers were unable to revive unidentified man after his air compressor failed.

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State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in Alaska in past year

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The state health department says nearly 285 same-sex couples have married in Alaska in the year since a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional.

Federal government recognizes Native Alaska river names

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The federal government will now recognize a major river system previously known as Chandalar by its two native names, Teedriinjik River and Ch’idriinjik River.

Strong wind, heavy rain collapse village home on stilts

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High wind and heavy rain are blamed for the collapse of a home on stilts in southeast Alaska.


Remains of child found in burned Tununak home

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Authorities say the remains of a small child have been recovered from a home that burned down in the western Alaska village of Tununak


Anchorage man shot after opening door to his home

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Authorities say a man was shot by a gunman after opening the door of his Anchorage home. It is unclear whether the suspect and the victim knew each other.