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Channel 2 NewsThe village of Anaktuvuk Pass has asked the National Park Service for permission to remove rusty fuel drums left behind by the Department of Defense more than 50 years ago. Most of the debris is located on Native allotments or Arctic Slope Regional...
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Channel 2 NewsThe federal sequestration crisis has made its way to Alaska, with military civilian employees in Anchorage already bracing for forced days off that will affect their pay. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson held four town hall meetings Thursday to inform...
Channel 2 NewsFresh off his trip to Washington D.C. for the National Governors Association winter meeting, Governor Sean Parnell is expressing pessimism about the looming federal fiscal crisis due to automatic budget cuts set to take effect Friday. "We've got the...
Channel 2 NewsA recent report from the Pentagon’s inspector general is taking aim at findings on the fatal 2010 crash of an F-22 Raptor from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson near Talkeetna, which the Air Force blamed on the stealth fighter’s pilot. Capt....
Channel 2 NewsJoint Base Elmendorf-Richardson officials say Anchorage police have arrested a person of interest and located the pickup truck used in Saturday morning's gate-crashing incident, which was driven onto the base by a white male and subsequently fired on by...
Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage corporation has won a $15 million contract to clean up soil fron an old test well drilled decades ago. Marsh Creek LLC won the contract from the U.S. Army to clean the soil at test well No. 9. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that was...
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Channel 2 NewsOver the years, Channel 2 has sent me to a number of villages. And of course, there’s my time covering Yup’ik villages in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta for KYUK, the public television and radio station in Bethel. I’ve been lucky to travel to...
The Associated PressThe Pentagon's top lawyer has informed the former Navy SEAL who authored a forthcoming book describing details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that he violated agreements to not divulge military secrets and that as a result the Pentagon is...
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The Defense Department says a 19-year-old soldier from New York who was based at Alaska's Fort Wainwright has died in Afghanistan. The military said Tuesday that Pvt. Danny Chen died Monday in Kandahar province. No details of his death were provided....
Chugiak-Eagle River StarBeing the new kid in school is hard. But Eagle River High School tries to do all it can to make that transition a little easier. And it’s working. Just ask Meagan Loveland. As someone who’s lived in the Netherlands, New Mexico and most...
Alaska Journal of CommerceLong before there was an oil boom in Alaska, the U.S. military was the main driver of the state economy and while its impact has lessened from Cold War peaks, it remains an indispensable part of life in the Last Frontier. Eighteen months before Pearl...
Channel 2 NewsA Defense Department decision to extend Boeing Corp.'s contract for the country's ground-based missile defense system means Alaska's aerospace corporation has lost a possible income source. The Alaska Aerospace Corp. partnered with Lockheed Martin to...
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