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HAARP antenna array. (Photo by Michael Kleiman, US Air Force)

Men fear machine ‘trapping human souls,’ arrested after planning attack on HAARP facility

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The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program or HAARP facility in Gakona was the target of a planned attack by two Georgia men. The Douglas Enterprise reported that 30-year-old Michael Mancil, and 21-year-old James Kenneth Dryden, both of Douglas, GA were arrested Thursday night after loading weapons, including assault rifles, thousands of rounds of ammunition, bullet proof vests, radio communications equipment and $5,000 cash into a vehicle.
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A crowd gathers on a September morning along the Chilkoot River. (Photo by Jillian Rogers/KHNS)

Gates on Chilkoot Corridor will not limit access, state parks say

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The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is installing gates at Haines most popular bear viewing area: the Chilkoot River Corridor. It’s the first step in the effort to improve the road. While the work is happening this week, vehicle access is limited. But state parks staff say locals shouldn’t worry about the gate restricting access to the recreation area in the future.
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PFD Voter Registration

PFD automatic voter registration could increase turnout — for a price

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The Division of Elections estimates that automatic registration could catch up to 70,000 people who are qualified to vote but not registered. In 2015, the Lieutenant Governor’s office estimated that if the ballot initiative passes, it could cost about $930,000 to implement and $300,000 every year after that.
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