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Exxon Mobil's Pt. Thompson Field is expected to begin moving about 10,000 barrels per day of natural gas condensate in late 2015 or early 2016.

Pavlof volcano's ash and steam plumes have led to canceled flights on the Alaska Peninsula.

A 5.6 magnitude quake shook Southeast Alaska early Wednesday.

The number of wolves in Denali National Park and Preserve is the lowest since biologists began tracking the population thirty years ago.

State Troopers have set up an investigative unit in Palmer to crack down on rising numbers of property t hefts, many related to increasing use of drugs, including heroin. Social workers say there are not enough behavioral therapists to meet the growing need.

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Jun 2, 2014

The University of Alaska develops plans for employee furloughs in case it temporarily and unexpectedly runs out of money.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation began handing out pink slips due to an $11.7 million budget shortfall.

In Fairbanks, new emission control requirements will lead to a rate hike for Golden Valley Electric  Association customers.

Strong winds knocked down power lines around Anchorage, leaving 70 to 80 percent of Anchorage without power Saturday morning.

Rain nearly knocked out the Funny River wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula, but remaining hot spots could smolder into the summer.

Pavlof Volcano, some 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, is having a low-level eruption.

Saturday two Athabascan men, ages 71 and 65, completed a 375 mile trek honoring their mother, Katie John, and subsistence rights.

Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.

A member of Fairbanks team that's been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some challenges and successes.

Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.

A member of Fairbanks team that's been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some challenges and successes.

Residents of the Funny River road area who had been evacuated were able to move back home Tuesday, but remain on evacuation alert in case they need to leave again. Rain is dampening fuel sources for the massive fire.

The Funny River wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula has grown to 156,000 acres, or almost 246 square miles. Some 500 residents were evacuated Sunday from the Funny River community and Skilak Lake Campgrounds, which remain closed. An evacuation alert for Kasilof has been lifted. Some 600 firefighters are working to extend fire lines on the northern and western sides of the wildfire to stop its spread toward Soldotna and Sterling. Fire officials say the fire started with a campfire that wasn't put out, then was fed by high winds and dry conditions.

Residents of the Funny River and Skilak communities were evacuated Sunday, while others were put on alert to be ready to evacuate if needed as high winds and dry conditions drive the Funny River wildfire. Two helicopters and four water-scooping air tankers, and 589 firefighters are fighting the fire. Along with dozens of individual volunteers and the Red Cross, businesses are helping evacuees. Federal, state, and local agencies are also responding.

It's less smoky than yesterday but smoke from two Southcentral Alaska wildfires is expected to return when the wind shifts over the weekend.  Water-scooping aircraft is being deployed today to protect Kasilof from the Funny River fire on the Kenai Peninsula, which has grown to 63,000 acres, and is 3.5 miles from a Kasilof subdivision. On the west side of Cook Inlet, the Tyonek fire has grown to 1,800 acres. Firefighters have completed dozer lines removing potential fuel sources around the Beluga power plant, which supplies electricity to half of Anchorage.

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