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2 drivers dead in Houston head-on collision

Both drivers involved in a head-on Parks Highway collision in Houston were killed Wednesday evening, Alaska State Troopers say.

UAA to house Ted Stevens papers

The collection fills 4,800 boxes, not counting a warehouse full of memorabilia.
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Alaska House committee removes funding for state attorney assigned to sue local school districts

A proposal from Gov. Mike Dunleavy was a "flashpoint amendment," one committee member said.
A man with a hat is standing on a sidewalk next to a utility pole.

Connecting the Seward and Glenn highways scarred Fairview. Now, lots of agencies want to make it right.

The Anchorage neighborhood recently won a federal grant specifically for repairing damage to the community from past transportation projects.
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Radar study reveals 1918 pandemic graves at cemetery near Nome

The study shows several anomalies consistent with previously unknown burials at Pilgrim Hot Springs, about 60 miles north of Nome.

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These are the states with the highest and lowest tax burdens, a report says

Alaska leads a WalletHub list of states with the nation's lowest overall tax burdens, at 5.05% of personal income.
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Seattle and Justice officials seek to end most oversight of city’s police

Much of the Seattle Police Department has been overhauled since a 2011 federal report found officers too often escalated situations and used force.
Nashville shooting response

What we know about the deadly shooting at a Nashville elementary school

Six people, including three children, were killed in the shooting. The suspected attacker was killed by police minutes after the first 911 call.


Resources for aging Alaskans to stay in their home communities | Alaska Insight

On this episode of Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend is joined by Teresa Holt, director of AARP Alaska, and Jacquie Braden, a community development program manager at RurAL CAP to discuss the challenges and resources available, for those looking to spend their golden years in their communities and lifelong homes.
Host Lori Townsend sits at a desk, with a monitor across from her showing the face of Dr. Oivind Toien

How understanding hibernation can help improve human medicine | Alaska Insight

On this episode of Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend is joined by Dr. Kelly Drew and Dr. Oivind Toien, two researchers at the University of Fairbanks Alaska who are looking at the possible medical applications of understanding hibernation.

What is a Seed library? And how are they saving Alaska’s gardens? | INDIE ALASKA Seeing how much Alaska relies on imports for food and gardening, Melina Sevigny asked herself, how could she help it's food security? She started...
Above: Hurdles to resources can lead to isolation and the deterioration of health among older Alaskans. But many elders have found a solution that helps them to build community and maintain their physical and social wellbeing: water aerobics class. Alaska Public Media’s Elyssa Loughlin reports.

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