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After budget, Alaska legislators' work still might not be done

JUNEAU, Alaska — Efforts to reach agreement on a state spending plan continued Monday, as the Legislature went into overtime.

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Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

HONOLULU — The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protections.

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Christine Sheridan pulls Cooper Sheridan, 3, on his bike at Pioneer Park on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

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Time nearly up for Nenana Ice Classic
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 8:14 am

FAIRBANKS — The clock is ticking on the Nenana Ice Classic.

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Alaska Legislature headed into overtime
Updated: April 19, 2015 - 9:42 pm

JUNEAU, Alaska  - With the scheduled end of session looming Sunday, lawmakers were trying to reach agreement on a spending package, an effort complicated by a lengthy joint session on confirmations and a minority leader stuck in Anchorage for much of the day.

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Gusting winds knock tree onto home and cause fires, outages
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 2:30 pm

FAIRBANKS — Heavy winds in the Interior brought down trees, caused power outages and knocked a tall tree onto the roof of a Fairbanks home Sunday.

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New Fairbanks air monitoring location expected to drive numbers up
Updated: April 19, 2015 - 6:07 pm

FAIRBANKS — The federal government is changing the official monitor whereby the air in the Fairbanks North Star Borough is judged for wintertime episodes of particulate pollution, according to an air quality planner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Fairbanks bow hunter bags polar bear in northeastern Canada

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks hunter Anna Norris Vorisek stood 30 yards from a middle-aged male polar bear two weeks ago on a frozen sound in far northeastern Canada.

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Mother-daughter team teach students printmaking

Mother and daughter Mary and Klara Maisch have spent the last week at Pearl Creek Elementary School teaching students about printmaking. The pair were there through the Artists-in-Schools program.

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Study: Permafrost ‘carbon bomb’ unlikely

FAIRBANKS — A paper published by two University of Alaska Fairbanks’ scientists suggests the release of greenhouse gases from melting permafrost may be more gradual than previously thought.

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