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Smartphone app identifies invasive weeds

A new smartphone app could help the effort to control ecologically-damaging invasive plant species by providing researchers with better information about where invasives are growing.

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Hundreds gather to remember drama professor Lee Salisbury

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Hundreds of people gathered on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus Saturday to remember professor and theater director Lee Harvey Salisbury.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The group raised their glasses of Alaska-brewed beer in celebration at Tokyo Garden, a restaurant in Midtown Anchorage with decor inspired by the country that the recent college graduates would leave for on a 5:45 a.m.

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Drivers from around state, including Lance Mackey, flock to Twin City

Friday and Saturday's second annual Alaska Dirt Track Shootout at Twin City Raceway in Kenai provided drivers an opportunity to race with no points on the line, and with a contingent of racers from Fairbanks and the Matanuska-Susitna valleys down to challenge the locals, man and machine put on a display for another capacity crowd.As part of the Progress Days celebration, track points are put on hold for a chance at the $10,000 purse that is dispersed to the top-five finishers across six classes of racing.

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UAA shortfall hits KPC

The University of Alaska Fairbanks announced on Wednesday a $13 million shortfall for the 2016 fiscal year. The effects will be felt across Kenai Peninsula College sites.

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What others say: Sen. Murkowski's bipartisan effort would help Alaska, U.S.

It has been eight years since the last successful omnibus energy bill became law, but that didn't dissuade Sen. Lisa Murkowski from contributing her own offering late last month. Sen. Murkowski's bill, a bipartisan effort with Sen.

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University of Alaska to cut programs

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The University of Alaska plans to eliminate or suspend a number of majors this year to deal with an ongoing budgetary squeeze on the state's public universities.

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Summer road warriors back at it for Soldotna Rotary Unity run

To witness the kind of toughness inherent in athletes from the Kenai Peninsula, look no further than Saturday morning's 13th annual Rotary Unity Run.

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Learning for Life: Pest scouts ready to help

Last November I wrote about a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, which would result in hiring four part-time pest scouts who would visit farms and ranches in Alaska to teach farmers how to scout their fields, pastures and animals for pests.

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Walker seeks input to balance budget

Pick your poison: State income tax? State sales tax? A "cap" on Permanent Fund dividends? Draconian cuts to public services? A hike in oil taxes? It's time for Alaskans to make decisions, say Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.

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