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About 400 students at Williwaw Elementary were surprised by Anchorage firefighters and police who provided them with new winter coats after they attended a safety presentation on Monday, Oct. 21, 2014....

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The importance of Alaska Native languages to culture, identity and individual well-being took center stage Monday as the First Alaskans Institute’s Elders and Youth Conference – the precursor to the biggest Native gathering of the year – began in Anchorage...

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Volunteers from the Engine 557 Restoration Company, an Alaska nonprofit corporation, are working on the "restoration to operation" of an Alaska Railroad S-160 class 2-8-0 steam locomotive built in 1944 and originally used by the U.S. Army during World War II. The Alaska Railroad Corp....

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Palmer farmer Ben VanderWeele and his crew harvested potatoes on a windy Wednesday.The potato harvest started Sept. 11 this year. Bill Considine, who was keeping an eye on the root crop as it came into the truck, picking out vines and rocks, said he'd rather harvest in the wind than the rain....

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Anchorage runner Scott Clemetson won the inaugural ultramarathon race Sunday at the annual Big Wild Life Runs, which attracted more than 2,000 runners...

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As she circled the track inside the Alaska Dome on Wednesday morning, Traci Falbo had been running nearly non-stop for 48 consecutive hours, her only respite a handful of naps that, combined, didn’t amount to an hour of sleep...

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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot icebreaker and scientific research vessel based in Seattle, was open for public tours while moored in Seward as the Coast Guard celebrated its 224th birthday on Monday, August 4, 2014...

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More than 300 people participated in The Alaska Club's "Yoga in the Park" weekly event at the Delaney Park Strip on a sunny and warm Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014...

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Prior to the American Legion state tournament, Wasilla coach Boone Thompson described South Post 4 as “the toughest eight seed you’ll see in a long time.”

He was right...

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BIRD CREEK -- While flogging the water for coho salmon on a cloudless Tuesday morning, my mind drifted back to an email I got years ago when I worked full time as the Anchorage Daily News’ fishing reporter....

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