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How and when do Alaskans get to weigh in on presidential candidates?

Andrew Kitchenman
- Alaska Republicans will pick their preferred presidential candidate March 1. Democrats will hold caucuses across the state on March 26.
Documentary Premiere:

The Flying University

Free event – Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
This rare look inside Lemon Creek Correctional Center explores the impacts of literature and philosophy classes behind bars. The program traces its roots to underground philosophy courses in the Soviet Union – the original “Flying University.”

National News

Final touches to the stage for Thursday's Democratic debate in Milwaukee.

WATCH: The PBS Democratic Primary Debate

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Tonight, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton square off in their first debate since his massive victory in the New Hampshire primary.

Russ Finch holds up half of a Cara Cara orange grown in his geothermal greenhouse in Alliance, Neb. (Courtesy of Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media)

Citrus In The Snow: Geothermal Greenhouses Grow Local Produce In Winter

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Greenhouses could make local fruits and vegetables more available year-round, but they’re energy intense. In the Midwest, some growers tap into the Earth’s internal heat to warm the structures.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will debate Thursday night. (Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic Debate: 4 Things To Watch Tonight

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The debate airs on PBS Thursday night, two days after Bernie Sanders walloped Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. Here’s what NPR will be watching.

Combines harvest a corn field in Grand Island, Neb. (Nati Harnik/AP)

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

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The nation’s crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it’s rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.

More Alaska News

Alaska adopts new rules for dispersant use in oil spills

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Alaska oil spill responders have adopted new rules for the rapid use of chemical dispersant but say dispersant will continue to be considered only rarely when mechanical cleanup is not practical. Chemical dispersant has been used on an oil spill…

Fire official dies in police shooting in Barrow

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A fire official in a northern Alaska town has died in a police-involved shooting.

Alaska mayor pays overdue fine for campaign violations

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An Alaska mayor has paid an unusually large fine for campaign finance violations after regulators threatened to refer the bill for collection by the state attorney general.

Kenai Peninsula remains top location for affordable housing

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While the price for homes is cheaper in Fairbanks, purchasing a home in the Kenai Peninsula Borough may be the most affordable option statewide.

Sled dog race returns to Mushers Hall

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The GCI Open North American Championships will start and finish at the Mushers Hall in Fairbanks for the second straight year.

Hollis man charged with driving through ferry security gate

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A 35-year-old southeast Alaska man suspected of driving a van through a security gate at a ferry terminal was arrested Tuesday. Alaska State Troopers say Kenneth Burchfield of Hollis about 1 a.m. broke into a secured yard at the Inter-Island…

Icebreaker, Alaska village funds in Obama proposed budget

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President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget includes funding for construction of a new polar icebreaker and relocation costs for Alaska coastal communities threatened by erosion. But it faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Congress.

Alaska, Oregon lift suspension of insurance carrier

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Insurance regulators say they have lifted the suspension of an Oregon-based company to again offer health insurance policies in Alaska and Oregon.