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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Alaska sets record for number of visitors

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation's northernmost state. The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. That beats the previous mark by 5,000 visitors set during the 2007-2008 year. There were 1.8 million visitors ...

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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Jury convicts Anchorage man on meth charges

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 55-year-old Anchorage man has been convicted on charges he possessed and trafficked methamphetamine sent to him through the U.S. mail from Anaheim, California. The U.S. attorney's office says in a release that a federal jury found David Alan Gonzales guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. Sentencing was set for Oct. 9. Authorities ...

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Teen charged in stabbing death foster mother

Teen charged in stabbing death foster mother ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 19-year-old Wasilla man has been accused of killing his foster mother by stabbing her in the neck with a steak knife. According to an affidavit from the Alaska State Troopers, Mollie Ragonesi, 66, smelled smoke early Monday morning coming from Kenneth Adams' bedroom, KTVA reported (http://is.gd/dNMYAs ). Authorities ...

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10 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Air National Guard has rescued a hiker who had been rafting down the Kobuk River when his raft overturned in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Capt. John Romspert with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center says the man contacted the National Park Service with a personal locator beacon able to transmit text messages.

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23 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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Soldier mauled by bear was wearing protective gear

An Alaska Army National Guard soldier was wearing a combat helmet and other protective gear when he was attacked by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base, officials said Monday.

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