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Once in Anchorage, passengers will depart from the aircraft for safety reasons during the refueling and to undergo additional health screening coordinated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to clear U.S. Customs. Any passenger who is found to have cough, fever, or shortness of breath in Anchorage will be further assessed by CDC and state medical experts.

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Through the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District’s website, parents can use an online Centralized Application Portal to apply for a seat in a school outside of their district-identified “home school,” signified on school boundary maps.

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The leak of former National Security Adviser John Bolton's book manuscript over the weekend reportedly has tied President Donald Trump to a previously denied quid pro quo on foreign aid to Ukraine, but Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski tweeted Monday morning that she remains unsure about whether the Senate needs to hear from additional witnesses such as Bolton.

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Sonic is a drive-in burger chain with corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is owned by Inspire Brands, which also owns Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy John's and Rusty Taco. Sonic is known for its burgers, foot-long hot dogs, slushies and limeades, and ice cream desserts. There are 3,585 Sonic Drive-Ins in the United States, according to sonicdrivein.com.

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Ice Alaska needs help transporting ice blocks about 15 miles from a pond along the Richardson Highway to the fairgrounds where volunteers are getting ready for the 2020 World Ice Art Championships.

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LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning amid foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

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“We’ve lined up practices with the Ice Dogs, the Nanooks, power skating with Lisa Kriley and a special session with local legend Wayne Sawchuk,” said Warren Moore, who coached and played on the team that traveled to Fanano last October. “We’re confident they will go back home as an improved team.”

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Former State Budget Director Pat Pitney is coming back to the Capitol to serve as director of the Legislative Finance Division. Pitney will replace David Teal, who retired last month after serving in the position since 1997. 

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The owner said she viewed surveillance footage, which showed a man using a power saw to force entry to the store. The man fled in a dark, single cab pickup truck with a male passenger after he triggered the store's alarm system while trying to remove the ATM.

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Wilson made the announcement Friday afternoon during a House floor session, noting she will be taking a position with the Office of Children's Services as a policy adviser for Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum.

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The vetoes, which took funding away from the Alaska ferry system and the state's school bond debt reimbursement program last summer, required a three-fourths vote of the Legislature to override, a 45-vote threshold that lawmakers were unable to achieve.

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"Without his vision and the visionary idea of what indigenous arts in Alaska could look like, we wouldn't be here now," said UAF Associate Art Professor Da-ka-xeen Mehner, the current director of the Native Art Center and chairman of the art department.

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The plan — originally put forth by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration last year as the Corrections Department began taking bids from out-of-state private prisons to accommodate 250-500 prisoners — immediately drew backlash from Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike. 

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After feedback from the business community, the council elected to keep the sales tax rate increase to 5.5% and amend the maximum tax on any single transaction to $11 instead.

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Some testifiers told the school board the class is overdue and that public education should reflect the diverse American experience. Others said teaching LGBTQ+ literature would promote an unhealthy lifestyle with higher rates of suicide, drug abuse and sexually-transmitted diseases and that the curriculum is being directed by political activists.

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"We don't know what happened. Things were going well. We were there yesterday doing business," Howard Thies said. "The restaurant was doing really well. But now it's pretty much toasted."

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On Jan. 10, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., released “Wastebook: PORKémon Go,” a list of 50 examples of what he deemed “questionable expenditures” by the U.S. government.