Cherri and Wayne Price. (Courtesy StoryCorps)

Recovery from addiction led Haines carver to healing art

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- Wayne Price thinks if there is going to be a wider healing among Natives in America, the U.S. government needs to apologize for the devastating toll the boarding schools took.

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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.

Mattel's Michelle Chidoni says there wasn't any trepidation over casting a boy in a recent Barbie ad. "Barbie is a brand that's all about imagination and storytelling, whether you're a boy or a girl," she says. Moschino via YouTube

From Dream Bride To Doll For Boys: The Evolution Of The Barbie Ad

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Barbie commercials have come a long way since the 1950s, when one ad encouraged girls to want to get married. Today’s commercials market the doll to boys and show girls dreaming about their careers.

Oranges ripen in a grove in Plant City, Fla. Citrus greening, a disease spread by a tiny insect that ruins oranges and eventually kills the trees, has put the future of the state's $10 billion citrus industry in doubt. Chris O'Meara/AP

How Long Can Florida’s Citrus Industry Survive?

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The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that’s killing off the state’s trees — and industry.

A woman carries a French flag during a ceremony in Paris on Friday honoring those killed in the Nov. 13 attacks. French President Francois Hollande has encouraged the French people to display flags, something they don't often do. Thibault Camus/AP

After The Paris Attacks, The French Flag Makes A Roaring Comeback

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The flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it has not been a symbol the French personally embrace. That has changed dramatically in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks.

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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.

Ice on the Kuskokwim River near Galena. May 28, 3013 photo by John Madden. Courtesy Alaska National Guard.

Travel not recommended along Kuskokwim because of thin ice

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Residents are being advised not to use the Kuskokwim River in western Alaska because of thinning ice.

Heavy snow closes several highways in Fairbanks area

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The Richardson Highway was closed for about a 75-mile stretch, from Delta Junction south to Paxson, for about seven hours. Department of Transportation officials cited whiteout conditions, heavy and drifting snow and high winds when closing the road.


Anchorage teachers union Oks contract extension

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It calls for a 1 percent raise next year, a one-time $1,000 bonus for the Anchorage School District’s 3,400 educators and a modest bump in monthly insurance contributions.