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State biologists warn of Alaska bears emerging from dens

State biologists warn of Alaska bears emerging from densThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game is warning Alaskans to take precautions against bears emerging from winter dens.

Sunday last day to buy Ice Classic tickets

Sunday last day to buy Ice Classic ticketsSunday is the last day to buy tickets for the Alaska's biggest guessing contest, the Nenana Ice Classic.

Citizen science meets the aurora

Citizen science meets the auroraA scientist named Victor Hessler once made an aurora detector by driving two metal rods in the ground a few hundred feet apart and stringing a wire between them.

Proposed budget cuts could hit rural broadband for schools

Proposed budget cuts could hit rural broadband for schools The cuts by the state legislature to broadband services could limit rural schools ability to administer mandated state tests.

Alaska signs brief supporting same-sex marriage bans

Alaska signs brief supporting same-sex marriage bansFifteen states, including eight that currently allow same-sex marriages, signed the brief.

House passes bill about municipal role in marijuana regs

House passes bill about municipal role in marijuana regsThe bill also clarifies some components of personal use: it would reiterate the ban on public consumption, and set a maximum household limit of 24 marijuana plants if there are three or more residents.

Promise and hazards of Arctic oil outlined at D.C. forum

With two of Shell’s rigs now crossing the Pacific in hopes of drilling in the Chukchi Sea this summer, officials and energy experts gathered at a forum in Washington this week to review the rewards and challenges ahead for Arctic oil development.

House fails to pass retroactive clause on school bonding bill

House fails to pass retroactive clause on school bonding billAnchorage could be the last school district to get state reimbursement for its bonds, before the program goes on a five-year hiatus.

State operating budget takes another step forward

State operating budget takes another step forwardAfter nearly seven hours of delay, the Senate Finance committee has moved an operating budget with $700 million in cuts.

Idaho man arrested for assaulting officers at Juneau airport

Idaho man arrested for assaulting officers at Juneau airportJuneau police arrested Idaho resident David Allen Cimino after he was kicked off a plane for allegedly smoking in a bathroom.