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Weekly Anchorage gas prices update and outlook - 10/30/2012 4:20 pm

Kordewick awarded rank of Eagle Scout - 10/30/2012 2:19 pm

Railroad unveils 2013 poster - 10/25/2012 5:38 pm

Section of Coastal Trail closing for erosion repair - 10/24/2012 2:22 pm

Last Call for Anchorage Families Seeking Rental Assistance - 10/24/2012 2:09 pm

Alaskans Can Now Vote Electronically - 10/23/2012 4:48 pm

Anchorage gas prices update - 10/23/2012 4:44 pm

Airport announces public meeting for Noise Compatibility Study update - 10/23/2012 4:42 pm

Weekly Anchorage gas prices update and outlook

Anchorage, October 29- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.13/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.

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Kordewick awarded rank of Eagle Scout

Sean KordewickSean KordewickSean Kordewick, son of Terry and Kristi Kordewick of Anchorage was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor held on Monday, October 22, 2012.

Sean is a senior at Dimond High School and a member of Troop 176, sponsored by Kulis Senior Enlisted Association.

His service project was for the Bird Learning and Treatment Center. He built an outdoor enclosure for an eagle named Hal.

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Railroad unveils 2013 poster

ARRC 2013 posterARRC 2013 posterANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Railroad will release its 2013 annual poster/print at three public sale-and-signing events featuring artist Susan Watkins who will sign the prints and posters.

* SEWARD: Friday, November 30, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., at the Dale Lindsey Intermodal Terminal (913 Port Avenue); held in conjunction with the Seward Holiday Arts & Craft Fair.

* FAIRBANKS: Saturday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Fairbanks Depot (1745 Johansen Expressway)

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Section of Coastal Trail closing for erosion repair

ANCHORAGE - Beginning Monday, October 29, a very short section of the Coastal Trail north of Lyn Ary Park (milepost 1) will be closed for repairs and shoreline stabilization. During the height of the September storms that caused flooding and wind damage across the bowl, the shoreline adjacent to the Coastal Trail experienced erosion from saturated soils and flowing ground-water. The shoreline eroded to within 6 inches of the trail.

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Last Call for Anchorage Families Seeking Rental Assistance

ANCHORAGE, AK, October 24, 2012 – Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) Housing Choice Voucher program is accepting applications for seven remaining days. The program is open to individuals and families in need of rental assistance in Anchorage.

Applications must be submitted on or before October 31. Applications are available at:

Click here to apply or at any of AHFC’s Anchorage Public Housing locations during normal business hours.

WHAT: Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Closing

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Alaskans Can Now Vote Electronically

October 22, 2012, Anchorage, AK - Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced that as of today, Alaskan voters can receive and return their election ballots electronically.

The online ballot transmission system allows Alaskan voters anywhere in the world to request their ballot by e-mail or fax, and receive their ballot electronically within 24 to 48 hours. They then have the option to return their ballot via the secure web-based ballot return system, by mail or by fax.

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Anchorage gas prices update

Anchorage, October 22- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have risen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.16/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.

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Airport announces public meeting for Noise Compatibility Study update

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Announces Public Meeting for Noise Compatibility Study Update

(Anchorage, AK) – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport will hold a public meeting on the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

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Summer 2013 Ferry Schedule Released

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) today announced the early release of its 2013 summer schedule.

“Releasing the schedule early greatly benefits the communities and businesses served by the marine highway system,” said Michael Neussl, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner for Marine Operations. “Not only does it provide Alaskans with more time to plan their travel but it also helps those traveling to Alaska during the busy summer months to book their travel well in advance.”

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State and Native Health Consortiums team up to assess health needs in Alaska

Initial survey open to the public through Oct. 22

ANCHORAGE — The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium have partnered to conduct a survey of all Alaskans on their wants, needs and vision for the future of health and health care in Alaska.

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Borrowers who lost homes to foreclosure may be eligible for payment

Qualified Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure
to Receive Mailing, May Be Eligible for Payment

National foreclosure settlement includes approximately $1.5 billion for payments

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Anchorage residents kick off shoe box effort to help children

Local Volunteers Get an Early Start on Holiday Giving, Helping 9 Million Needy Kids

WHAT: Families and volunteers will gather at Anchorage Baptist Temple to pack hundreds of shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The gift-filled shoe boxes packed by local residents will be hand-delivered to children around the world suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, poverty and famine. The boxes packed at will go toward the estimated 7,000 gift-filled shoe boxes that will be collected from the Anchorage area.

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Weekly Anchorage gas price update

Anchorage, September 24- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.88/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.

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Denali Park Road Open to Mile 30 Until Oct. 1

DENALI PARK, Alaska: The busy summer season has ended at Denali National Park and Preserve, and visitors can now drive private vehicles on the Denali Park Road as far as the Teklanika Rest Area at Mile 30, weather permitting. Visitors are advised to call ahead for weather and road information, as conditions can change rapidly at this time of the year. The culvert replacement project is still taking place on the paved portion of the road, and visitors should expect minor traffic delays.

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Lottery to offer Anchorage Housing Assistance

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, Sept. 19, 2012 – Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) Public Housing Division is improving and opening its Housing Choice Voucher program. From Oct. 1-31, 2012, AHFC will open its Anchorage voucher program waitlist to individuals and families in need of housing and accept applications to be entered into a lottery.

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Governor Announces Appointments to Task Force

September 19, 2012, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments to the Task Force on the Crimes of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution, and Sex Trafficking. Established by Senate Bill 210, the task force addresses serious crimes that violate the most basic human rights and personal freedoms. The group will examine the prevalence of the crimes of human trafficking, prostitution and sex trafficking in Alaska and the services that are available to victims of those crimes.

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Girl Scouts of Alaska Announces New CEO

Press release from Girl Scouts of Alaska

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Public Open House: Airport Master Plan Update Sept. 19

Press release from the Alaska Dept. of Transportation

(Anchorage, Alaska) -- Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) will hold a public Open House on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Coast International Inn, McKinley Room, 3450 Aviation Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

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Care package drive launched for deployed Alaska Guard members

Press release from the office of Sen. Bill Wielechowski

Supplies needed include q-tips, bug spray, popcorn, magazines and letters of support

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National Distinguished Principal announced

Press release from the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals

September 12, 2012

The Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals is proud to announce our National Distinguished Principal for 2012. Barbara Nagengast is the principal of Homestead Elementary School in Anchorage Alaska. The 2012 celebration marks the 29th year that the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the U.S. Department of Education have presented this prestigious award.

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