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Yukon Quest board trumpets its improving finances

FAIRBANKS—The mood was decidedly upbeat Wednesday night at the Yukon Quest Alaska annual meeting in Fairbanks, where leaders said the organization is in a better financial position than it's seen in years.

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Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic

ANCHORAGE — As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters.

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Photographer Stacey Skrivanek of Healy writes "The pregnant Grant Creek alpha female was photographed on May 6, 2015." The Grant Pack has seen a sharp decline in numbers, according to the National Park Service.

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Judge hears motion to dismiss suit over proposed Pebble Mine
Posted: May 28, 2015

ANCHORAGE — A federal judge was considering Thursday whether a lawsuit alleging federal regulators were in cahoots with opponents of a proposed Alaska mine can proceed.

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Ducklings wander into Airport Way hardware store
Posted: May 28, 2015

FAIRBANKS — The sequel is rarely as funny as the original, but that didn’t stop a team of ducklings from committing a copycat crime Wednesday when they wandered into a Fairbanks hardware store.

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Committee sends Alaska state spending plan to House floor
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 11:59 pm

FAIRBANKS — The Republican-led House majority put forward a new budget Wednesday its leaders touted as a grand “compromise” to finally bring an end to the budget gridlock and avoid a government shutdown.

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Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case against EPA
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 1:40 pm

JUNEAU—A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a case alleging that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked with critics of the proposed Pebble Mine with a predetermined goal to block the project.

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Biking at the speed of dog: Dryland skijoring takes off in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — Cyclists kept a tight grip on their handlebars and yelled “gee,” “haw,” “hip hip hip” and other words of instruction to their dogs Sunday morning as they navigated the trails of the Birch Hill Recreation Area.

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9 reasons why Fairbanks should go see Black Tiger Sex Machine

FAIRBANKS — Can’t get enough electronic dance music, especially great music performed live? Then you need to check out Black Tiger Sex Machine. The trio — a solid collective of impressive performers and musicians — is making their Fairbanks debut this weekend. It’s not something you should miss. But who are these guys in their tiger masks with their incredible sound? Glad you asked. Here’s what you need to know about BTSM and why you should go see them Saturday night. 

Wolfpack players fill All-MAC teams

FAIRBANKS — West Valley High School’s regular-season champion squads each had four players named to the All-Mid Alaska Conference Soccer Teams on Wednesday.

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