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It was naptime for Izzy and Oreo as the Alaska Zoo’s brown bears (approximately 700 pounds each) were sedated as part of a University of Alaska Anchorage study about the eating habits of bears...

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In 2013, Covenant House Alaska held its annual candlelight vigil to acknowledge homeless youths in Anchorage and to show them they are not alone....

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At night, and especially on weekends, Chilkoot Charlie’s is a raucous cauldron of Anchorage nightlife -- the kind of place that traveling salesmen tell stories about for years after they visit. Maybe no other single bar in Anchorage -- or Alaska -- carries quite such an outsized reputation....

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Being deaf brings isolation, says Randy Rutherford. Sometimes the isolation is self-imposed. “When I got the bad news, I pushed everybody away,” he said....

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Jim Rutkowski is the closest thing to a parental figure that a pair of 10-year-old brothers living on Anchorage's Hillside have. He makes sure they eat food that won't upset their "sensitive tummies." When "the boys" are anxious he gives them sweet words of encouragement....

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Alaska Superior Court Judge Greg Miller sided with the news media Thursday, ordering Gov. Sean Parnell to release hundreds of documents related to the National Guard scandal...

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Native rapper Samuel Johns, aka Rebel, premiered his latest music video last week at the 2014 Alaska Federation of Native convention in Anchorage...

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For over 20 years the Alaska Federation of Natives has celebrated the many distinct Native cultures from across the state during Quyana , a night of traditional dance...

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The Ovluaq Dance Group from Barrow performed at the 2014 First Alaskans Elders and Youth Conference Wednesday, Oct. 22, marking the end of three days full of music and dance, educational workshops, and words of inspiration...

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The Tanana 4-H group spoke at the First Alaskan Institute Elders and Youth Conference for the second year in a row. The group talked about drinking and violence in Alaska villages, then challenged the kids at the conference to lead active lives and stop the cycle of abuse....

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