Motorists should slow down or stop when they see a bear on or near a road. This photo was taken in September 2008. (Creative Commons photo by Gillfoto)

Black bear dies in collision with motorcycle, cubs euthanized

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A few bears are hit by motorists each year in Juneau. State wildlife biologist Stephanie Sell says this is the second that she knows of this season.

Muddy water from the breached Mount Polley Mine tailings pond dam floods a downstream creek and road Monday. Fishing and environmental groups say the same could happen at new B.C. mines near the Southeast border. (Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre photo)

“It was an impossible event. Until it happened.”

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The people who live closest to the Mount Polley Mine dam breach stopped fishing after millions of gallons of polluted water flowed into nearby waterways.

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Obama emphasizes security of Alaska’s Arctic coastline

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Obama said focusing on the security of Alaska’s thousand miles of Arctic coastline is a priority.

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Medicaid denials leave Alaska seniors reeling

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Many of Alaska’s seniors are in danger of losing their only means of paying for disability services. Caregivers say the problem is individuals who met the state’s criteria for years are now being let go from the system.

Because the Coast Guard anticipates heightened marine traffic, two 25-foot response boats will patrol waters off the coast of Dutch Harbor this summer. (Photo by Emily Schwing/KUCB)

Coast Guard adds response vessels in anticipation of Shell’s arrival

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The boats will patrol waters off the coast of Dutch Harbor as oil giant Royal Dutch Shell moves forward with plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

The trans-Alaska Pipeline System. (Creative Commons photo by Luca Galuzzi)

Alaska LNG gains milestone with export license

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The federal Energy Department announced Thursday that it will license liquefied natural gas exports from Nikiski, even to countries that don’t have a free trade agreement with the U.S.

The Shiver Twins at the 2014 Southeast Alaska State Fair (Photo Courtesy of the Shiver Twins.

Shiver Twins return to Juneau

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Almost as soon as they came together, Juneau band Shiver Twins left for Seattle to pursue their music career. Now the boys are back.

Fiddlers and protesters gather outside the LIO in downtown Anchorage. (Photo by Anne Hillman/KSKA)

Protests against the legislature continue in downtown Anchorage

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Some Anchorage area residents don’t think the House Majority’s recent budget proposal is good enough, even though it adds money back in for education.

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Judge hears EPA motion dismiss Pebble case

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Attorneys for the Pebble Limited Partnership allege the EPA violated a federal law by establishing and working with groups of mine critics that essentially acted as advisory committees but failed to comply with open meeting.

3 safe after crash landing northwest of Port Alsworth

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Alaska State Troopers launched a state aircraft early Tuesday night after receiving a report of a personal locator beacon being activated 20 miles northwest of Port Alsworth.

Operating rooms at VA clinic to close for months

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A spokesman for the Alaska VA says they’ve moved 50 to 60 outpatient surgeries to a hospital at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and has not cancelled or delayed any operations.

Anchorage jail inmate dies of apparent suicide

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The woman is the second inmate to die at the Anchorage jail in a three-day period.

Mallard ducklings. (Creative Commons photo by Brocken Inaglory)

Ducklings waddle their way inside Fairbanks hardware store

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Fish and Game will likely attempt to find the ducklings’ mother and leave them with her, or place them with an animal caretaker.

McCain leading US Senate delegation to Vietnam, Singapore

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McCain’s office says Sens. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Dan Sullivan of Alaska also are making the trip.

7 injured in Anchorage crash; driver arrested at hospital

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Anchorage police say Matthew Duwayne Weedman is charged with five counts of felony assault and a misdemeanor charge of leaving an accident.

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Drug Overdose, On The Rise, Cropping Up As Campaign Issue

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Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than traffic accidents and New Hampshire, the first in the nation primary state, is suffering from a heroin epidemic. The candidates are hearing about it.

Protesters gathered on the steps of the New York Public Library on Wednesday to show support for silenced Chinese writers.
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As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship

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Chinese writers and publishers are being celebrated this week at BookExpo America — the industry’s largest trade event in North America. Free speech advocates are supporting silenced Chinese writers.

A security fence surrounds the main part of the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground, a testing laboratory in the Utah desert. The Army says it mistakenly shipped live anthrax from Dugway to several labs in the U.S. and Korea.
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CDC Investigates Live Anthrax Shipments

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The chief disease agency in the U.S. is looking into why the spores shipped to laboratories in nine states and a military base in South Korea hadn’t been properly neutralized. So far no one is sick.

A tattoo that starts as a personal statement can sometimes have medical consequences.
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What We Know About Tattoo Reactions Only Goes Skin-Deep

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About a quarter of U.S. adults have at least one tattoo. Yet doctors say we still don’t understand the full extent of the skin’s reaction to tattoos. For some people, problems linger for months.