JUNEAU, ALASKA — The day after more than 100 Alaskans testified on Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to change the permanent fund dividend, the House Majority opened another, round-the-clock line for the public to talk with the Legislature.

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FAIRBANKS—The final two Nordic ski races of the statewide ConocoPhillips Besh Cup Series take place today and Sunday at the Birch Hill Recreation Area.

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FAIRBANKS — In the years since a viral YouTube clip sent ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro’s career into overdrive, he’s traveled around the world, working with orchestras and musicians from a melting pot of genres.

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Tasering brown bears and shooting them with paintballs smacks of a goofy Alaska reality TV show, but it’s far from it. It’s part of a project that’s saving bears’ lives and keeping people safe.

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FAIRBANKS—If there’s one household item every old sourdough needs, it’s a good outhouse, or a functioning one, at least. And if there’s anyone who understands the importance of a good outhouse, it’s George Lampe.