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Alaska ‘military assets’ surveyed suspected Chinese surveillance balloon

“Our very fine military assets here were deployed to go check it out and track it,” Sen. Dan Sullivan said.

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Biden administration restores protections for Alaska's Tongass forest | CNN Politics

The Biden administration has restored protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, sometimes called, “America’s Amazon”

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When committee devolves to ‘bickering,’ Alaska congresswoman takes her exit

Choosing to withdraw from the field rather than engage in rhetorical battle? This is a very different Congress member than the one Alaskans had before.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 3, 2023

Tonight on Alaska News Nightly: The state reveals new information about last year's record number of inmate deaths, but more questions remain. A look into how Alaska's data on homelessness is collected, and how reliable it really is. Listen Here:

2/4/2023 6:00:00 AM

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Why Alaska’s homelessness experts are ambivalent about the point-in-time count

The federally mandated snapshot of people experiencing homelessness is widely publicized, but an existing system offers more robust and up-to-date information.

2/4/2023 2:12:00 AM

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When committee devolves to 'bickering,' Alaska congresswoman takes her exit

U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola says she’s seen too much inflammatory rhetoric and too little action.

2/4/2023 3:01:00 AM

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Gov. Dunleavy says Alaska doesn’t flare its natural gas. It does.

Targeted by environmental groups, gas flares in Alaska are regulated more by economics than concerns about greenhouse gases.

2/4/2023 2:58:00 AM

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Alaska Corrections head says 18 in-custody deaths in 2022 were ‘too many’

Commissioner Jen Winkelman told lawmakers that the Department of Corrections is working to reduce the number of suicides.

2/3/2023 10:27:00 PM

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Former Dunleavy budget hawk Donna Arduin returns to work in the Alaska Capitol

Arduin was Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s first and most controversial budget director, but she was ousted in 2019. Now she is back as a legislative aide, helping to craft a fiscal plan.

2/4/2023 12:29:00 AM

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Suspected Chinese spy balloon flew over Alaska and Canada on its way to US mainland

Suspected Chinese spy balloon flew over Alaska and Canada on its way to US mainland

2/3/2023 11:19:00 PM

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Analysis | Alaska lawmakers up pressure on Biden to approve massive oil project

They argue the Willow project would provide crucial jobs and revenue for Alaska.

2/3/2023 10:40:00 PM

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Gov. Dunleavy says Alaska doesn’t flare its natural gas. It does.

Targeted by environmental groups, gas flares in Alaska are regulated more by economics than concerns about greenhouse gases.

2/3/2023 8:31:00 PM

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Alaska public defenders to refuse some Nome and Bethel cases due to shortage of attorneys

The Alaska Public Defender Agency's head notified the judges overseeing the Nome and Bethel judicial districts of the plans Tuesday.

2/3/2023 9:33:00 PM

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New research findings confirm rapid warming and melting of Alaska’s permafrost

Alaska's permafrost is melting rapidly and causing the ground to sink noticeably across the Interior.

2/3/2023 8:20:00 PM

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This weekend in Anchorage: Alaska Ski for Women, high-flying acrobatics and a classic children’s tale hits the stage

Plus there’s a wine tasting fundraiser at Kincaid Chalet, a market featuring artists and crafters and plenty of First Friday art events.

2/3/2023 7:13:00 PM

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Alaska Public Safety officials release a draft policy to put body cameras on troopers

The seven-page draft policy covers everything from when troopers should turn on the cameras to how and when the footage will be released.

2/3/2023 7:02:00 PM

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Chinese surveillance balloon passes over Alaska, Montana

U.S. officials said the balloon flew over the Aleutian Islands and through Canada before it was spotted over Billings, Montana.

2/3/2023 7:35:00 PM

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tonight on Alaska News Nightly Congresswoman Mary Peltola calls for more action and less talk. Not everybody's on board with a Fairbanks utility's deal to source North Slope natural gas. Listen Here:

2/3/2023 6:00:00 AM

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Alaska’s Republican former House speaker joins Democrat-led minority

Kodiak Rep. Louise Stutes had asked to join the Republican-dominated majority, but she was rebuffed.

2/3/2023 6:41:00 AM

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Biden's recent climate decisions will close mines, protect salmon, and may permit drilling in Alaska

More land is being protected, but more fossil fuels could also be on the horizon.

2/3/2023 3:50:00 AM

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