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Cleveland Volcano erupts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An explosion Tuesday morning rocked Alaska's Cleveland Volcano but scientists have detected no ash cloud that could threaten jets crossing the Pacific Ocean.

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Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.

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Collector finds marine reptile fossil in mountains of Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Researchers have confirmed the discovery of a marine reptile fossil in the Talkeetna Mountains, the University of Alaska Museum of the North announced Wednesday.

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Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

ANCHORAGE - Alaska residents endure the nation's harshest winters for the reward of beautiful summer days with sunshine that lingers until midnight.

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Alaska Senate, House approve fully funded budget

ANCHORAGE - After months of negotiations, the Alaska Legislature on Thursday approved a $5 billion budget that reduces spending while tapping the state's reserves to help with multibillion-dollar deficits brought on by low oil prices.

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Walker announces merger of Alaska Labor agencies

ANCHORAGE - Two divisions within the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development will be combined in what will be an ongoing effort to streamline state government operations, Gov. Bill Walker announced Wednesday.

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Forecast has crews battling wildfires on high alert

ANCHORAGE - Two wildfires burning north and south of Anchorage stretched Alaska firefighting resources Tuesday as crews scrambled to protect rural homes and cabins.

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Willow fire prompts evacuation of homes, strong response

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A fast-moving, human-caused wildfire Sunday afternoon closed the Parks Highway and forced the evacuation of about 10 homes near Willow. The fire was called in at 1:15 p.m.

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Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap

ANCHORAGE - As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters.

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Fast response, wary public keeping Alaska wildfires down

ANCHORAGE - A rapid and aggressive response to the start of Alaska wildfire season has keep burned acreage to a minimum despite persistent hot and dry weather that has keep underbrush from turning green in much of the state.

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