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Oil flows through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline behind the Arctic Circle Bread and Breakfast Inn in Fairbanks
Oil flows through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline behind the Arctic Circle Bread and Breakfast Inn in Fairbanks (Barry Williams/Getty Images)
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Alaska could end oil checks paid to residents since 1982

As Alaska faces a multibillion dollar budget deficit, the oil fund wealth checks distributed yearly to nearly every Alaskan could be on the chopping block.

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Eclipse Chasers
Evan Zucker of San Diego, left, and Craig Small, a semi-retired astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium in New York City, hang an eclipse flag in the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
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Flight to Hawaii promises prime view of total solar eclipse

Skygazers from around the country caught a flight from Alaska to Hawaii for prime viewing of a total solar eclipse that will unfold over parts of Indonesia and the Indian and Pacific oceans.

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Polar Bear Habitat Lawsuit
In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, Ahpun, a female polar bear at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, Alaska.(AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)
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Appeals court upholds designation of polar bear habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service followed the law when it designated more than 187,000 square miles -- an area larger than California -- as critical habitat for threatened polar bears in Alaska marine waters and its northern coast, an appeals court ruled Monday.

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Alaska Plane Crash
Firefighters stand near a piece of wreckage after a small plane slammed into a commercial building in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, early Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)
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Pilot killed in Alaska crash wasn’t authorized to fly plane

The pilot of a small plane that smashed into a building in downtown Anchorage on Tuesday was not authorized to fly the aircraft used in volunteer search-and-rescue missions, authorities said.

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Iditarod
Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner and his team head down Anchorage's 4th Avenue during the .ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes)
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Jersey native rides first 11 miles of Iditarod

My assumption that all weird news has ties to New Jersey proves true once again with the start of the Iditarod this year.

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FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington DC in 1947. (AP Photo/File)
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington DC in 1947. (AP Photo/File)
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Fearing Soviet invasion, US trained Alaskan ‘agents’ in 1950

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

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This undated handout photo provided by Alaskan Leader Tours, shows the converted fishing boat, "Wild Alaskan," in Kodiak Island, Alaska.  (AP Photo/Alaskan Leader Tours, Darren Byler)
This undated handout photo provided by Alaskan Leader Tours, shows the converted fishing boat, "Wild Alaskan," in Kodiak Island, Alaska. (AP Photo/Alaskan Leader Tours, Darren Byler)
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Floating Alaska strip club navigates regulatory trouble

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fishermen on a converted Bering Sea crabbing boat dubbed the "Wild Alaskan" - and it's already encountered choppy regulatory seas.

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Grizzly bear
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Man Punches Grizzly Bear and Lives

We all like to think that, if confronted with life-threatening danger, we would respond in the most manly way possible. Well, no matter how tough you think you would be, it would pale in comparison with what Jason Lauesen did...

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