Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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Contract negotiations to resume after striking Mat-Su bus drivers pack school board meeting

“This bus company does not care about the safety of these children as much as we bus drivers do,” Alice Smith told the school board.
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No new offer in Mat-Su school bus drivers’ strike as parents’ anger builds

The bus strike has tangled transportation in a district that serves roughly 19,000 students across a region about the size of West Virginia. 
Mat-Su Borough school bus drivers picket

Mat-Su bus drivers declare midday strike after dropping students off at school

The school district said parents and guardians must now pick up their students at the end of the day.
a fatal Kotzebue house fire

Kotzebue house fire leaves 2 dead

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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1 man killed and another injured in downtown Anchorage shooting

The shooting happened outside of the Gaslight Lounge. It’s the second fatal incident in the area in two months.

Newtok’s school loses power plant in fire

The Western Alaska village of Newtok has lost power at its local school due to a Thursday fire, according to state officials.
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Man killed in late-night Midtown Anchorage homicide

Police say a man was found dead with upper-body trauma late Wednesday on the 2300 block of Eureka Street.
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Mat-Su schools closed Tuesday amid Southcentral rain, icy roads

Light rain is expected to fall across much of the region Tuesday, with a storm possibly bringing more rain to Anchorage on Wednesday.
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Anchorage police seek driver after Spenard Road crash kills pedestrian

Police said the crash happened near the 4800 block of Spenard Road, just south of Wisconsin Street.
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Search in progress for 2 snowmachiners overdue between Kotzebue and Noorvik

Josiah Ballot of Selawik and Thomas Brown of Ambler told friends on social media they were leaving Kotzebue at midnight Monday.
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Man charged with attempted murder for shooting at APD officer, police say 

Police say they found 32-year-old Joseph R. Fagundes hiding under a trampoline in Anchorage, next to a gun.
Lotto Alaska winner George Tagarook

Anchorage man wins $3.5M in Lotto Alaska game on lucky card 49

It’s the largest prize ever distributed by the company.
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Anchorage driver killed in Palmer car-semi crash

An Anchorage man died on the Glenn Highway Thursday night after Alaska State Troopers say his car struck a semi truck in Palmer.
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Former Mat-Su substitute teacher charged with sexually abusing 2 children

Court records show Scott Anthony Pezzini, 31, of Wasilla is charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
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Alaska’s population steady amid COVID, departures

More people left Alaska in 2022 than moved here, and COVID-19 led to higher death rates.
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2 Anchorage New Year’s house fires leave 1 dead, 1 injured

Anchorage firefighters say two house fires over the New Year’s holiday weekend left one person dead and a second critically injured.
Anchorage New Year's Eve fireworks

Anchorage prepares to greet 2023 with fireworks and festivities

After what some may consider a too-white Christmas, Anchorage is set to ring in 2023 with an annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show and a downtown carnival of events.
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Alaska Zoo takes in orphaned Prudhoe Bay polar bear cub

After its capture and transport to Anchorage, the cub weighed in slightly underweight at 103 pounds. The cub is being treated at the zoo, and is not on public display.
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Ways to celebrate winter solstice in Anchorage

It’s the darkest day of the year. Each day ahead, until summer solstice, will get a little bit longer.
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Anchorage man accused of killing roommate

Police investigators say the roommate jumped from a third-floor window attempting to escape the attack.