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Anchorage Police Department Lt. Anthony Henry, a 22-year veteran of the force and head of the department's Special Victim's Unit and Crimes Against Children Unit, has been given a termination notice and is currently on paid leave from the department, according to his attorney.

Ray Brown, Henry's lawyer, confirmed that last week a memo went out to all APD employees instructing them that Henry "is denied permission to access properties occupied or managed by the Anchorage Police Department."...

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A man operating his high-tech, remote-controlled quadcopter -- more commonly known as a drone -- caused a stir among residents of one Eagle River neighborhood earlier this week. Anchorage police were called to the area Tuesday after residents complained that a drone was following children home from a nearby school, but officers found no laws had been broken.

The incident has highlighted both the growing popularity of private drone use and the possible privacy and safety concerns the devices can raise for neighbors of drone enthusiasts.

Patricia Bailey-Ruiz, who lives near Eagle River Elementary School, said she was outside her home playing with her grandchildren at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when she heard a buzzing noise overhead...

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Alaska may be the Last Frontier, but it is also one of the last places in which people might want to retire, according to a financial tracking website.

Bankrate.com again listed Alaska as the 48th worst state for retirees, ahead of only New York (49) and Arkansas (50).

Bankrate.com said it rated all states on weather, crime, taxes, well-being for seniors and health care for retirees. Apartment rental rates of 40 percent above the national average and home prices 60 percent higher than the national average were major contributing factors to the state's low ranking, according to bankrate.com, as was the state's highest per capita rape rate...

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Crews are finishing renovations on a 7,000-square-foot complex on Sixth Avenue in downtown Anchorage that will house a new restaurant, bar, coffee shop and concert venue.

The Williwaw, as it will be called, will be in the building where the Covenant House used to be across from Town Square Park...

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Many middle-school students in Southcentral Alaska spent spring break playing video games, skiing in what little snow has fallen or just enjoying a lazy week away from school. Grayson Davey, an eighth-grader at Goldenview Middle School, spent most of his week off looking for employees...

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Gold miners working the ground in Alaska's vast eastern Interior are railing against proposed Bureau of Land Management restrictions on mining in the area .

Miners who work near the towns of Eagle and Chicken in the Fortymile Mining District said they believe the proposal is the latest example of federal intervention intended to kill mining in the region. But BLM says it is only reviewing previously protected areas and making new determinations on their future, and claims its latest resource management plan could potentially open more land than it would close...

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The Anchorage Assembly still has some work to do before the city's legal department can restart stalled negotiations with ride-sharing service Uber, which suspended operations in Anchorage this month due to an ongoing debate over how it should operate within the municipality...

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People living near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson may hear some small arms fire, explosions and dozens of aircraft beginning Wednesday and continuing through Friday. The U.S. Army Alaska said it will be conducting a massive airborne operation at its Malamute Drop Zone near Arctic Valley.

The training kicks off Wednesday, when the Army said more than 400 paratroopers from the 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division will jump to "validate the brigade's abilities to operate in unimproved, austere environments …"...

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Citing a lack of authority, the Alaska Board of Game on Monday unanimously voted to take no action on a plan to allow a limited moose hunt in a heavily-used Anchorage park. The board decided it did not have the legal authority to approve a proposal to allow people with severe physical disabilities to hunt moose with shotguns and black-powder rifles in Kincaid Park...

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As Alaskans deal with the ramifications of a snow-starved winter , a snow management and education company is planning its second annual Alaska event.

The Alaska Snow Symposium , set for July 23 at the Dena'ina Convention Center in Anchorage, will include a series of sessions for people in the snow removal-management business. A trade show, already double the size of the 2014 conference, will round out the day's activities.

The Snowfighters Institute , based in Erie, Pennsylvania, holds regional conferences throughout the U.S...

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