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Truck carrying groceries rolls over on Alaska Highway

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A semi-trailer carrying groceries crashed on the Alaska Highway, scattering groceries down a steep embankment along the road. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the crash occurred early Friday near the Northway Junction. A tribal secretary for the Northway Village Council, Eliza Jimmie, says people from area communities and drivers on the…

Coin to mark Alaska’s landmark 1945 civil rights law

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Mint has proposed a new $1 coin with designs honoring a landmark anti-discrimination law that passed in territorial Alaska in 1945, years before the U.S. Civil Rights Act. The Alaska Native woman influential in the law’s passage, Elizabeth Peratrovich, is featured on most of the design options. The new…

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