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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The last musher has crossed the finish line in the 2015 Yukon Quest.
Famed Alaskan musher George Attla dies at 81

ANCHORAGE (AP) - George Attla Jr., known as the "Huslia Hustler," was an unmatched sprint racing champion and one of Alaska's most decorated mushers. He died Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 81 years old.
Crowd gathers in Fairbanks to remember legendary musher

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Hundreds of people gathered in Fairbanks to remember George Attla Jr., the legendary Athabascan sprint racing champion who died over the weekend at age 81.
Interior Secretary Jewell visits eroding Alaska village

KOTZEBUE (AP) - In temperatures slightly higher than Washington, D.C.'s, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell got a firsthand look Monday at the effect of climate change on an Alaska coastal community.
Ice playground construction underway in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Workers are building an ice playground in a city in Alaska's interior, including a pirate ship slide made from 65 refrigerator-sized blocks of ice.
Chenault questions the process for Fish and Game finalists

JUNEAU - House Speaker Mike Chenault on Friday questioned the nominating process for Fish and Game commissioner and the treatment of finalist Roland Maw by the Board of Fisheries.
Mackey enters Yukon Quest

FAIRBANKS (AP) - A four-time champion of the Yukon Quest sled dog race is getting back into the competition. Lance Mackey on Monday signed up for the 1,000-mile race between Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and Fairbanks.
Fairbanks to form marijuana working group

FAIRBANKS (AP) - A working group will be created in the Fairbanks North Star Borough to guide development of local rules governing commercial marijuana enterprises.
Walker considers delay in legal marijuana sales

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will consider a 90-day delay in implementing a regulatory system for legal marijuana sales.
Fort Greely to get $50 million under spending bill

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Congress has approved $50 million toward a ground-based missile defense system at Fort Greely. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office, in a release, said the funding was included in a $1.1 trillion spending plan that passed last weekend.


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