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If you get cable television from General Communication Inc. (GCI) your bill may be going up. This week, the company sent mailers to its cable customers informing them of a price increase for month-to-month subscribers, who will pay an extra $6.25 and $6.76 per month, depending on where the customer lives.

GCI said customers in long-term contracts (generally two years in length) would not be immediately affected by the price hike.

"It amounts to about a 6 percent increase per month for our most popular package," said GCI spokesman David Morris.

The new rates go into effect Jan. 1. In its mailer, GCI said the rate increase was due to "considerable investments in our network and plant infrastructure."...

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Despite worries its facility sponsor, FedEx, would pull out, the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering will go on as scheduled next year. FedEx announced this week it would allow the Alaska Airmen's Association to use its Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport hangar for the 2015 event, as it has for the past 17 years...

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Trouble finding faculty members and a growing hole in the state budget have forced the University of Alaska Anchorage to suspend its degree programs for chemistry majors.

UAA said the decision would not affect current chemistry students, but the school will not be accepting new chemistry majors until the program can be restarted.

John Stalvey, dean of UAA's College of Arts and Sciences, said there are 95 chemistry majors enrolled at UAA. Ten of those are co-enrolled at the University of Alaska Fairbanks , which will retain its chemistry degree program.

The program's suspension came as a surprise to students and professors, Stalvey said, but the program could not be sustained...

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Inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service made an unusual discovery at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in September: more than 200 live baby turtles.

Because of the young age of the turtles, and the way they were being shipped, about half of the animals have died, according to Nicole Abeln, the Anchorage Museum's animal care technician, tasked with caring for the turtles...

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Inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service made an unusual discovery at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in September: more than 200 live baby turtles...

Sean Doogan

A Kodiak Island logging operation that has been underway for more than four years is now facing opposition from nearby homeowners, who are tired of the noise, the traffic and the unsightly aftermath of clear-cutting and are concerned that further timber harvests could follow...

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A Kodiak Island logging operation that has been underway for more than four years is now facing opposition from nearby homeowners, who are tired of the noise, the traffic and the unsightly aftermath of clear-cutting and are concerned that further timber harvests could follow...

Sean Doogan

Beginning Jan. 1, handymen and small construction contractors will be required to register with the state and secure a bond for all jobs. The change comes after the passage earlier this year of SB 193, which sets the new rules in place...

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Looking to reduce the number of health issues suffered by Alaskans without access to running water and sewer systems, the Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge is underway to find new methods and techniques to eliminate the honey bucket...

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"Do you CrossFit?"

It’s a question being heard more often in Anchorage, and across Alaska, as the growing trend in fitness flexes its muscles in the Last Frontier. While CrossFit is just a small part of a $22 billion U.S. fitness industry , it has an oversized impact. And in a society obsessed with extremeifying almost everything, it is hard to argue that CrossFit isn't among the most intense workouts you can find. Eschewing high-tech and expensive gym equipment in favor of quick-paced interval workouts using barbells, tires, ropes and pull-up bars, CrossFit boasts a huge and growing following around the world and around the state...

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