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by Rhonda McBride | September 1, 2010
With help from the First Alaskans Institute, two Anchorage radio personalities say they're working hard to heal a rift that began with a mock commercial they say was meant to be funny. Some have called it a journey aimed at healing racism in Anchorage, and on Wednesday KWHL broadcasters Bob Lester and Mark Colavecchio sat down in a traditional Native talking circle to say they've come a long way -- and learned the lesson that humor doesn't have to hurt. Lester and Colavecchio walk an on-air tightrope, where their brand of irreverent humor sometimes teeters on the edge of bad taste.
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Michelle Theriault Boots | September 12, 2011
Golf-ball sized and tomato-red, rose hips are everywhere these days - in overgrown alleyways, urban forests and backyards around Southcentral Alaska. But while Alaskans often have a finely-honed autumn routine of harvesting raspberries, blueberries and cranberries, the edible fruit of wild roses remains mysterious to many, says Leslie Shallcross, a home economist and professor at UAF's Cooperative Extension Service. “People let the moose and birds eat them,” says Shallcross.
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by Jason Lamb and Channel 2 News | July 13, 2012
A cat named Stubbs has been the mayor of Talkeetna for nearly all of his life -- no joke. It's been that way for more than a decade in the small tourist town that boasts nearly 900 residents. The part-manx was named honorary mayor shortly after his birth, and now locals all know the cat as "Mayor Stubbs. " "He was just in the Alaska Magazine, and he's been featured in a few different things," said Lauri Stec, who works at Nagley's General Store in Talkeetna, where Stubbs hangs out most of the time.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | January 28, 2013
Delta Air Lines says it will fly seasonal direct flights between Anchorage and the company's primary hub in Atlanta, Ga. for more than two months this summer, becoming the latest airline to expand its Anchorage service. According to Delta spokesperson Lindsay McDuff, the flights will begin June 21 and end Aug. 31. Tickets for the new flights went on sale at Delta's website last weekend. The airline says the seven-hour Anchorage-Atlanta route will be flown daily in each direction by a Boeing 757 airliner, with 24 seats available in first class as well as 21 seats in the airline's Economy Comfort class and 135 economy seats.
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by Christine Kim and Channel 2 News | September 29, 2010
A Valley couple took a childhood memory and turned it into a retirement project. Now, they have a Radio Flyer car to drive around town in. Fred Keller and Judy Foster worked on the car for 11 months, and finished in August of this year, and their ride has been turning heads. The base of the wagon is a 1976 Mazda pickup truck that Foster inherited from her dad. The vehicle turns heads everywhere they go. "I think the words I hear the most often is 'awesome' or 'cool' or people go by and give us a 'hi' sign," Foster said.
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By Jason Lamb, Ashleigh Ebert and Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | November 12, 2012
We all enjoy dinner out from time to time, but just how safe are the kitchens where you eat? Each month, Anchorage's Department of Health and Human Services slaps restaurants with critical violations -- things that could lead to you getting sick. There are 22 restaurants in Anchorage with six or more critical violations. In a list of those restaurants which DHHS gave to Channel 2, three were tied for first place with nine violations each. One of them was Indian eatery Bombay Deluxe, at 555 W Northern Lights Blvd.
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By Steve Mac Donald and Channel 2 News | November 14, 2012
The murder of 15-year-old Jonathon Hartman is described as one of the worst crimes ever committed in Fairbanks -- but to this day, a debate rages over the four suspects convicted of his 1997 death and whether they actually committed the crime. Fairbanks police say a solid and fast-moving investigation led them to the suspects, with their hard work backed up by a court system that delivered four murder convictions and a lengthy round of appeals. Yet others in the Interior argue the investigation was flawed, saying police abused their power and as a result the wrong people were convicted.
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by Michelle Theriault Boots | October 28, 2011
A recovering alcoholic and drug addict, Thaddeus Lewis has spent nearly two decades in and out of jails in Alaska. The courts have tried to supervise him in almost every way imaginable, including third party custodian - the system used in Alaska courts that puts friends and family in charge of watching defendants awaiting trial 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To him, human third party custodians are just that: human.  “If (the defendant) were going to go out and do something wrong, how hard is it to tell on that person?
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by Rhonda McBride and Channel 2 News | March 9, 2012
The late Steve Jobs was famous for his ability to combine beauty and function in devices like Apple's iPhone, but this isn't unique to the computer age.   All you have to do is take a look at the Aleut bentwood visor, which is the focus of a weeklong workshop at the Anchorage Museum.    Hundreds of years ago, hunters ventured out into the ocean in the Aleutian islands in qayaks, wearing wooden hats, called the “chagudux.” ...
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By Blake Essig and Channel 2 News | March 2, 2013
Honoring those who served our country remains a top priority for Representative Dan Saddler, R of Eagle River, which is why last session he sponsored House Bill 180, a bill that went into effect Mar. 1, putting a veteran designation on drivers license. "Veterans are some of the proudest and most humble people,” said Saddler.  “They don't wear it on their sleeves, but they're very proud in their heart and to give them a physical manifestation of their veteran status, they can keep with them and show to other people when appropriate is very beneficial.
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By Ed Bennett and Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | May 22, 2012
Anchorage police say a body recovered last week is that of missing woman Angela Dixiano, whose husband has entered a guilty plea in her death and told investigators where her remains were located. APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker confirmed the identity of the body, which was found near Mile 86 of the Glenn Highway. Dixiano was reported missing early last year, after she was last seen in April 2010. Her body was recovered after husband William “Mike” Dixiano, who was subsequently arrested for fraud and charged with murder in the case, recently reached a deal with prosecutors.
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by GoToAK staff | May 1, 2009
Location and Climate Prudhoe Bay lies offshore in the Beaufort Sea, east of Nuiqsut, in the northern waters of Alaska. The community lies at approximately 70.255280° North Latitude and -148.337220° West Longitude.  (Sec. 08, T010N, R015E, Umiat Meridian.)   Prudhoe Bay is located in the Barrow Recording District.  The area encompasses 416.3 sq. miles of land and 141.8 sq. miles of water.  The climate of the North Slope is arctic. Temperatures range from -56 to 78. Precipitation is light, averaging 5 inches, with snowfall of 20 inches.
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By Corey Allen-Young and Channel 2 News | July 10, 2013
In an effort to bolster Alaska Native students' successes, the Anchorage School District is using the summer break to reach them through some of its programs.      While ASD provides many summer school options, the programs focusing on Native students are more in-depth, with officials incorporating their culture into efforts to realize their academic potential. Quentin Paulsen is one of the students taking advantage of the summer program, called Project Puqigtut -- a Yupik name that officials say means "smart people.
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July 20, 2013
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