Mark Thiessen - The Associated Press

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Efforts fail to save Anchorage’s historic 4th Avenue Theatre from demolition

Anchorage entrepreneur Austin “Cap” Lathrop opened the 4th Avenue Theatre, with nearly 1,000 seats, on May 31, 1947, with a showing of “The Jolson Story.”
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Alaska is experiencing wildfires like it’s never seen before

Already more than 530 wildfires have burned an area the size of Connecticut and the usual worst of the fire season lays ahead.
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Anchorage police interaction with woman wielding ‘white privilege card’ prompts investigation

An investigation has been launched after a person believed to be an Anchorage police officer was shown in a photo with a woman in town for a Donald Trump rally flashing a novelty “white privilege card.”
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US agency to study expanding critical habitat in Alaska for rare North Pacific right whales

The extended habitat would overlap with productive fishing areas and high-volume marine transit routes, NOAA Fisheries said, but it also coincides with visual sightings and acoustic data of the large whales.
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Alaska Supreme Court ruling keeps Sweeney off House ballot

The Alaska Supreme Court on Saturday upheld a lower court’s ruling that will keep Republican Tara Sweeney off the ballot for the August special election in Alaska’s U.S. House race.
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An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf

The research could be a major step forward in ocean greenhouse gas monitoring.
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4 injured in plane crash near Yakutat

The plane crashed while attempting to land on a remote airstrip lined by trees.
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Former President Jimmy Carter asks court to defend Alaska’s ‘unrivaled wilderness’

Carter filed an amicus brief in the longstanding legal dispute over efforts to build a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
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Rangers locate climber’s body on Denali

Rimml likely fell on the steep traverse between Denali Pass at 18,200 feet and the 17,200-foot plateau, a notoriously treacherous stretch of the West Buttress route
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Jury convicts Alaska Nazi prison gang members in grim death

The gang operated inside and outside Alaska prisons.
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Earthquakes recorded near Alaska volcano dormant 800 years

Hundreds of small earthquakes have been reported near a volcano in Southeast Alaska believed to have been dormant for at least 800 years.
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Kelly Tshibaka, backed by Trump, officially files for Senate run

Trump has said he would campaign for Tshibaka after vowing revenge against Murkowski, who voted to convict him in his second impeachment trial.
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Delta Junction man gets 32 months for threatening to kill senators

Jay Allen Johnson was also fined $5,000, ordered to serve three years of supervised release after his prison sentence, and is barred by a protective order from contacting U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, their family and staff members for three years.
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Alaska man faces sentencing after threats to kill senators

The government is seeking a sentence of 37 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. They are also seeking a protection order, under which Johnson is not to contact U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski or Dan Sullivan, their family or staff members for three years.
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Trump endorses Palin in bid for Alaska’s sole US House seat

This is the third time Trump has issued an endorsement in Alaska races.
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Alaska air pollution holds clues for other Arctic climates

In the pristine expanse of Alaska’s interior lies a dirty secret: some of the most polluted winter air in the United States can be found in and around Fairbanks.

Appeals court reverses ruling that halted road from King Cove to Cold Bay

Nine environmental groups had sued to stop the land swap on the Alaska Peninsula.
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Brent Sass is first Iditarod musher to leave race’s halfway point

All mushers in the nearly 1,000-mile race across Alaska must take three mandatory rest periods: a 24-hour layover at any checkpoint, an eight-hour layover somewhere along the Yukon River and another eight-hour layover at White Mountain, which is 77 miles from the finish line.

NTSB issues safety recommendations after Alaska midair crash

In the 2020 crash, the two planes collided just over 2 miles from the Soldotna Airport, which does not have an air traffic control tower.
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Alaska musher Dallas Seavey on brink of becoming Iditarod’s best ever

Win or lose, this year’s Iditarod across Alaska will be his last — at least for a while.