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North slope ravens force researcher to go incognito

North slope ravens force researcher to go incognitoSome biologists hang from ropes to study birds. Many rise painfully early in the morning. Stacia Backensto disguised herself as a man.

Petersburg man indicted for explosives

Petersburg man indicted for explosivesA grand jury has indicted 59-year-old Mark Weaver of Petersburg for possession of unregistered explosives.

Parnell vetoes a bill curbing record access

Parnell vetoes a bill curbing record accessGov. Sean Parnell has vetoed a bill that would have scrubbed Courtview — the state’s online criminal records database — of any charge that did not result in a conviction.

Shell sketches plans for Arctic drilling in 2015

Shell sketches plans for Arctic drilling in 2015Shell filed a new plan to explore the Chukchi Sea with federal regulators in Anchorage.

Alaska Mayors group rallies against pot

Alaska Mayors group rallies against potThe Alaska Conference of Mayors has come out against a ballot initiative that would regulate marijuana like alcohol.

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projects

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projectsEnergy costs are rising and state and federal budgets are overstretched, putting pressure on communities in rural Alaska to meet their long-term energy needs.

New project seeks to boost number of Alaska Natives in STEM fields

The goal, ultimately, is to increase the number of Native tenured faculty at colleges and universities.

Senate candidates stake ground in unconventional first debate

Senate candidates stake ground in unconventional first debate It was the most harmonious moment of a night where the two candidates disagreed on nearly everything save the spelling of the Alaska state bird.

DOT to start herbicide spraying in Southeast

DOT to start herbicide spraying in SoutheastIt will be the first time the DOT has applied herbicides in southeast Alaska since the state eliminated public review requirements in 2013.

Charges filed in Haines bear shootings

Charges filed in Haines bear shootingsCharges were filed against two Haines men for the shooting brown bears recently in cases that highlight the challenges of bear and humans coexisting.
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