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Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

A paper published Wednesday says polar bears forced onto land because of melting ice are unlikely to find enough food to replace their diet of seals.

SUV slams into Eagle River KeyBank branch

SUV slams into Eagle River KeyBank branch

Anchorage police say an SUV slammed through glass windows at a KeyBank location in Eagle River Tuesday evening, with no immediate reports from medics of any major injuries.

Swanson's grocery store in Bethel to close Friday

Native corporation plans to open old Bethel grocery store

The village Native corporation for Hooper Bay has announced plans to open a store in Bethel in the old location of the former Swanson's store.

VPSOs aim to complete arms training

More than a year after the state Legislature passed a law allowing village public safety officers to be armed, the first class of cadets are close to graduating from specialized firearms training.



Kodiak man sought by troopers in 2 assaults on same victim

An armed and dangerous Kodiak man is sought on arrest warrants after he allegedly assaulted a victim twice in the vicinity of Bells Flats during the past week, eluding Alaska State Troopers who responded.

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House expected to vote on school reimbursement bill Tuesday

The Alaska House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would eliminate state reimbursements for school bond packages for five years.


Company denied use of land in Palmer

The Board of Adjustment and Appeals unanimously denied Central Monofill Services' appeal for a conditional use permit for a 118-acre stretch of land along mile 38 of the Glenn Highway in Palmer.

Interior upholds Chukchi lease sale for 2015 Shell drilling

Interior upholds Chukchi lease sale for 2015 Shell drilling

The Department of the Interior issued a record of decision on Tuesday, announcing that it has upheld a 2008 Chukchi Sea lease sale challenged by environmentalists.

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