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Rachel D'OroFederal recognition took decades for a largely Native militia created to defend the territory of Alaska from the threat of Japanese aggression during World War II. All the more reason for volunteers in the western Alaska town of Bethel to eagerly...
Austin BairdLawmakers have passed a plan creating a state-backed council aimed at revitalizing Alaska Native languages. SB130 was approved unanimously by the House on Thursday. Also Thursday, the Senate, which passed a version of the bill in March, agreed to...
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Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Veteran's Museum marked its one-year anniversary on Sunday, offering guests free admission, food and music. When the museum opened its doors last April, it became the first veteran's museum in Alaska, home to more veterans per capita than any...
Channel 2 NewsFines for overdue materials were waived at any Anchorage public library for one day only – April 18, 2012. It was the first time in twenty-five years the library system said it will be forgiving fines for patrons with overdue materials. Books...
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Channel 2 SportsMen's basketball star Taylor Rohde was recognized as the UAA Athlete of the Year at an awards ceremony on Sunday night. In an athletic calendar year in which UAA produced the GNAC player of performer of the year in every Division II sport in which it...
Channel 2 NewsThe way Sgt. Jennifer Shockley writes it, the wild and woolly Unalaska, Alaska could be a magical land full of mysterious creatures and strange customs. Take this recent entry in her now famous Unalaska Police Blotter: Animal - Petite piles of poo...
Channel 2 NewsEvery February, Americans and Alaskans take a moment to honor Black history month and KTUU’s second profile showcases a local artist forging steel into artwork. Norman Beasley is an art student at the University of Alaska Anchorage. "Steel is...
Channel 2 NewsIf you've been waiting for that elusive Google+ invite, you don't have to any more. Google opened the invite-only field trial up to beta Tuesday, announcing the addition of nine new features to the Facebook-challenging social platform. "For the past 12...
The wisdom of the elders and the energy of the youth: that’s what Alaska Native leaders say make the Elders and Youth conference a life-changing experience. The 28th annual gathering got underway on Monday at the Dena’ina Center in...
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ReutersGrammy-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston, one of the most talented performers of her generation who lived a turbulent personal life and admitted drug use, died on Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel room. She was 48. A Beverly Hills police officer...
KTUU.comTwo days after Alaska State Troopers called off the search for a Talkeetna musher who had been missing for more than a week, a volunteer search party tracked down Melanie Gould. Gould was found in the Cantwell area around noon Saturday, according to a...
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Channel 2 NewsAfter Talkeetna musher Melanie Gould, 34, was found Saturday in Cantwell, there are now mixed opinions on whether Gould owes an explanation as to why she disappeared. The search for Gould began more than a week ago after her friends reported she failed...
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