The derelict Gastineau Apartments, July 21, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

CBJ staff: Gastineau Apartments demolition may be right time to demolish pocket park

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Litter, fistfights, intoxicated loiterers, open container violations and sundry calls for emergency services are common at the pocket park in the shadow of the Gastineau Apartments.

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Professor Douglas Causey logs information as he tags and takes basic measurements of the birds he harvested in the Aleutian Islands on June 4. He is looking at the birds' blood and their diet, hoping to find out the ways the ocean is changing as it warms. Bob Hallinen/ADN

In The Stomach Of A Seabird, A Glimpse Of An Ocean Heating Up

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As the Pacific Ocean warms, the diet of Alaska’s seabirds has been changing along with it. Now, on the eve of President Obama’s visit to the state, researchers aren’t the only ones paying attention.

A candle burns in front of a memorial for two slain journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward. Jonathan Drew/AP

Is Gun Violence Due To Dangerous People Or Dangerous Guns?

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The killings of two journalists in Virginia last week have reignited a national conversation on mass shootings and gun control. Tania Lombrozo looks at some research and what it might mean for policy.

The Justice Department building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Susan Walsh/AP

Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

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The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.

The Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. President Obama will visit Alaska Monday to highlight the affects of climate change.

Obama Plays Defense On Climate Change Ahead Of Alaska Trip

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President Obama pushed back against what some see as the irony of him expanding oil exploration while talking up climate change.

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Denali National Park has the clearest views of all monitored U.S. parks. (Photo by Ned Rozell/UAF Geophysical Institute)

Mountain name change personal for Connecticut lawmaker

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Sen. L. Scott Frantz’s children are all named for mountains, including his 17-year-old son, McKinley.

Arctic Ocean

Environmentalists in Anchorage rally against Arctic drilling

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A few hundred people attended the two-hour rally, waving signs with such messages as “There is no plan B” and “We are making our earth sick.”

Denali. (Photo courtesy of the National Park Service)

Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley

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Kasich, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, said during a campaign stop Monday in Michigan that the name should remain McKinley.

16-year-old driver crashes into AML truck on Egan Drive

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“A Dodge Neon was heading inbound, and the vehicle reportedly hydroplaned on some water and ended up striking the vehicle next to it,” said Juneau police Lt. David Campbell.

Spice is also known as synthetic cannabis and is often marketed as herbal incense. (Creative Commons photo by Lance Cpl. Damany S. Coleman)

Cost of spice-related emergencies adds up in Anchorage

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The operational cost of responding to such calls is about $150,000, plus a cost billed to patients.

Pacific walrus. (Photo by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association)

Walrus leave ice, come ashore on Alaska’s northwest coast

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Pacific walrus have come ashore on Alaska’s northwest coast in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.

Alaskans attend a rally in Anchorage for Medicaid expansion.
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Judge to rule Friday in Medicaid expansion case

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After hearing arguments Thursday afternoon, Judge Frank Pfiffner says he would rule at noon Friday on the legislature’s request to halt the process.

Doreen Brown. (Photo courtesy Anchorage School District)

Yup’ik educator appointed to National Advisory Council on Indian Education

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Alaska has the third lowest graduation rate in the country for Alaska Native and American Indian students — about 51 percent in the 2010-11 school year.