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KVAK MOONLIGHT MADNESS WINNERS
Aveda Invigorating Relief Hand Lotion Gift Set from Salon Eclipse - Amber Mehlberg
$30 Gift Certificate to Radio Shack - Bonita Kompkoff
$50 Gift Certificate to Copper Valley Telecom - Todd Stubblefield
$30 Gift Certificate to Mike's Palace - Daryl Driver
$50 Gift Certificate to The Weathered Anchor - Celeste Ditman
$30 Gift Certificate to Harbor Landing - Magda Torres
$50 Gift Card to Prospector - Kristin Debbin
$30 worth of coupons for Subway - Victoria Korenev
$30 Gift Certificate to South Central Hardware - Rachel Harden
$30 Gift Certificate to Northwind Floral & Gifts - Charles Selanoff
$30 Gift Certificate to A Rogue's Garden - Jennie Sodergren
 Gift Certificate for the Vibration Plates at Arctic Chiropractic - To be announced


 

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OCTOPUS LAYS THOUSANDS OF EGGS
Alaska Sea Life Center – Female giant Pacific octopus “Dot” has laid thousands of eggs in the Denizens of the Deep exhibit at the Alaska SeaLife Center.  Fertility of eggs cannot be determined at this time. If the eggs are fertile, dark eyes on the embryo within each egg capsule will be noticeable to both aquarists and visitors this coming spring.  Hatching would then take place during summer 2015.


 

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Anchorage Daily News
Finland wants to sell on-order icebreaker
The likely buyer is the state-owned Arctia Shipping Company, even though the icebreaker was intended for the Finnish Transport Agency. 
Fears that 250 people will move from Svalbard, Norway
The mayor of Svalbard's largest community worries that layoffs at the Store Norske coal mine, the archipelago's economic driver, will force a tenth of the population to leave.
Parliamentary committee greenlights Fennovoima nuclear plant in Finland
Approval is contingent on at least 60 percent domestic ownership of the controversial nuclear plant, parliamentary members say. Fennovoima has already signed a contract with the Russian state-owned nuclear plant provider Rosatom to build the facility.
Russian yard delays delivery of icebreaker
The need for a redesign means the first vessel of Russia’s new generation of diesel-engined icebreakers will be delivered at least two years later than originally expected. 
Svalbard coal mine cuts 100 jobs to reduce costs
Low coal prices and high costs make times tough for a company mining on Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago...
Polar Sea: Major new Arctic adventure, science, social documentary series
A new documentary series chronicling a Northwest Passage sailing adventure also highlights changes happening in the Arctic because of a warimng climate. 
Finland appreciated in Karelia despite sanctions, interviews show
Residents say the political tensions are between governments, not regular people, and that neighboring Finland remains as popular as ever..
Swedes surveyed about recent submarine hunt
A survey finds that the vast majority of Swedes accepts military officials' version of events concerning a possible incursion by a foreign submarine; results show a switch from public skepticism of past decades..
Service reindeer being considered for police in Russia’s Arctic
Local police believe it may be easier to police the Yamalo-Nenets Arctic region with reindeer teams than with snowmachines. 
Finland: Seals gobble fish and fishing gear; commercial fisheries report $560,000 in losses
Gray seals have been vexing fishermen by feasting on catches trapped in nets, and sometimes damaging fishing gear. 
Fairbanks Daily News
Mother sentenced for Kenai parking lot shooting
KENAI, Alaska - A mother who fired shots at a car in a Kenai parking lot has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Police: Juneau bathroom arson suspect is girl, 13
JUNEAU, Alaska - Juneau police say the person suspected of starting a fire inside a women's public bathroom at a waterfront mall is a 13-year-old girl.
Guilty verdict in 2012 shootings in remote Alaska village
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Jurors deliberating for about four hours have found a man guilty of attempted murder in a remote Alaska community.
Alaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A campaign finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.
Monitors say Kuskokwim River travel still unsafe
BETHEL, Alaska - Members of Bethel Search and Rescue say traveling on the Kuskokwim River is still unsafe because of open water.
Effort focuses on increasing housing in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A group formed through Anchorage Economic Development Corp.'s Live. Work. Play. initiative is preparing to release its first recommendations on how to address the city's housing sh
Family host celebration of life for missing Alaska hiker
JUNEAU, Alaska - A dear friend and an energetic co-worker. A great card player. An adventurous outdoorswoman.
Fire extinguished again in historic Juneau building
JUNEAU, Alaska - Juneau police and fire officials are investigating another fire lit in a women's bathroom in the historic Merchants Wharf building on the city waterfront.
Alaska hotel owner charged with selling methamphetamine
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage hotel and cocktail lounge owner has been charged in federal court with selling a pound of methamphetamine to an FBI informant.
Ketchikan police seize chocolate-covered mushrooms, 5.5 pounds of pot
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A 59-year-old Ketchikan man has been charged with felony drug counts after a search of his home that police say turned up 5.5 pounds of marijuana.
Flu season arrives early in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Influenza has made an early appearance in Alaska, and state health officials are wondering if it's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.
Humane Society offers reward in Alaska dog hanging
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for information about the death of a dog in Alaska that was found hanging from a tree with its throat slashed, the orga
Police release name of man found dead under bridge
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police have released the name of a man found dead under a city bridge.
Woman dies, 6 injured in Sterling Highway crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Homer woman died and six people were injured Tuesday in a crash on the Sterling Highway near Anchor Point.
Former Alaska oil industry official ends probation
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A former Alaska oil industry businessman has completed his federal probation in a corruption case.
Alaskans can harvest Christmas trees on state lands
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska officials say the public is allowed to harvest Christmas trees on state lands.
Iditarod musher, dog team hurt in crash with vehicle
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A veteran Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher is recovering from a broken back and leg after she was struck by a driver who left the roadway and crashed into her team near Willow.
Walker fills budget director, Alaska attorney general, two other posts
FAIRBANKS — University of Alaska Fairbanks Vice Chancellor Pat Pitney will be the next director for the Office of Management and Budget, Gov.-elect Bill Walker’s staff announced Tuesday evening. In a
Holiday travel tales at Alaska, Hawaii airports
Thanksgiving travelers spent the day Tuesday catching flights in Anchorage, Alaska, and Honolulu to destinations as remote as the Alaska village of Pitkas Point and as far away as Saipan.
Judge issues injunction in EPA, Pebble Mine case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to halt work on additional steps to protect Bristol Bay from damage from potential large-scale mining.
Wasilla man gets 90 months on heroin charge
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 38-year-old Wasilla man will serve 90 months in a federal prison for trafficking heroin.
Suspicious fire extinguished in Juneau landmark
JUNEAU, Alaska - Juneau police and fire officials are investigating five suspicious fires in the last month in the Merchant's Wharf building, the wooden structure on pilings that's home to restaurants
No snow means no Alyeska skiing on Thanksgiving
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Southcentral Alaska's balmy temperatures mean the state's busiest downhill ski area will not make its traditional Thanksgiving opening.
210-million-year-old ichthyosaur found in Alaska's Brooks Range identified
FAIRBANKS - After 210 million years waiting in a rock and six decades after geologists noticed it in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range, University of Alaska curators this month confirmed the
Judge invalidates part of Alaska school funding mechanism
ANCHORAGE—A Superior Court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska's requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than
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