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3:12 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

As legal landscape changes, new marijuana "club" opens doors in Anchorage

Theresa Collins, left, and Jami Hicks are two of the four business partners behind Pot Luck Events.
Credit Zachariah Hughes

APRN:  Marijuana is in legal limbo in Alaska. Multiple bills in the Legislature will determine everything from permits to penalties, and in the meantime municipalities are scrambling find rules that protect the public, but also make room for an emerging industry. A new business in Anchorage is taking its first tentative steps forward navigating the shifting legal landscape.

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Education
2:32 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

TONIGHT: hands-on science learning in Dillingham

Students line up for the pop-up planetarium at a community science night in Tetlin.
Credit UAF

Curious minds in Dillingham will get the chance to generate human-powered electricity, explore the solar system, and get inside a raven’s head – all within the walls of the middle school gym.

These experiences will be part of a community science night on March 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Dillingham Middle School gym.

The event, which is free and open to all ages, will gather scientists from the UAF, the Bristol Bay Campus, UA Museum of the North, 4-H, and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.

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Bristol Bay and Beyond
2:16 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Bristol Bay and Beyond, March 27, 2015

More than a hundred gathered in Dillingham Thursday for the annual Choose Respect march around town.
Credit JoAnne Knight

Robert Heyano on his resignation from BBRSDA board, Dillingham chooses respect, plus Kenneth Savo, career fair, fab labs, and we build a boat box.

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Fisheries
6:02 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Survey of Bristol Bay processors released

Combined, Bristol Bay's 14 major processors say they want to buy 2.1 million fish less than the anticipated harvest of 37.6 million. Restrictions?

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Environment
10:42 am
Thu March 26, 2015

AVO puts volcano near Adak back on watch

Semisopochnoi moved to an advisory alert level Wednesday.

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Fisheries
5:55 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Nushagak AC votes 8-2 in favor of eliminating Wood River SHA

Catches delivered to a tender on the Wood River in 2014. Despite being open as an optional fishery in 2014, the Wood still 'over escaped' by 1.2 million sockeye.
Credit Dewey Hemilright

AC chairman Frank Woods says vote is a starting point to refine how and when to fish the Wood River in the Nushagak District.

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Crime and Safety
4:42 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Jury selection in Active trial underway in Anchorage

Jerry Active, from Togiak, is accused of raping a 2-year-old and beating an elderly couple to death in Anchorage in 2013.

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Fisheries
3:18 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Sockeye escapement ranges widened for 2015

Set netters deliver catch on the Wood River in 2014.
Credit Dewey Hemilright

Most rivers will keep the same low end, but raise the upper end and midpoint of escapement.

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Fisheries
11:43 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Heyano steps downs as BBRSDA President

Robert Heyano has been president of the BBRSDA board of directors since its founding in 2005. His resignation was announced Wednesday.

Robert Heyano's resignation was announced Wednesday. Board member Fritz Johnson now acting president of the board.

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News
9:51 am
Wed March 25, 2015

DOT weight restrictions go in effect for area roads Thursday

Beginning Thursday, seasonal weight restrictions go into effect in Dillingham, King Salmon, and Iliamna.

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Pebble Mine
5:54 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Pebble hires Cohen Group to review EPA actions in Bristol Bay

William Cohen was President Bill Clinton's Secretary of Defense from 1997-2001.
Credit Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen will weigh in on whether agency's efforts to block Pebble have been fair.

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Crime and Safety
5:44 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Dillingham High School briefly locked down Tuesday

School officials say they received information of drugs or drug use in the school and conducted a brief search.

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Education
11:12 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Elementary students race on in I-Did-a-Read

First graders Ann Tucker, Izabelle Savo, and Travis Wassillie earned their dog tags by reading 500 minutes.
Hannah Colton

Students travel from checkpoint to checkpoint along the I-Did-a-Read trail by reading hundreds of minutes.

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Crime and Safety
10:46 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Police confident remains are missing Kenai family

Kenai Police Lt. David Ross addresses the media at Kenai City Hall Monday afternoon. Police believe they have found the remains of Rebecca Adams, 22; Michelle Hundley, 5; Jaracca Hundley, 3; and Brandon Jividen, 37, all missing since May of 2014.
Credit KDLL

KDLL: Police investigators in Kenai are confident they’ve found the remains of a family missing since last May.

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Bristol Bay and Beyond
10:36 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Bristol Bay and Beyond, March 20, 2015

Maybe we'll use the trails next year.
Credit JoAnne Knight

It's N&N Market's last day of business, for now. There are new sockeye escapement goals for Bristol Bay rivers, and there was a hijacking at the airport, sort of.

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