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Still too dry: Burn ban remains in effect  Last update: 9:11pm

Local fire departments have been responding to illegal fires since a burn closure was issued by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources on June 17. Troopers have responded to several calls to put out illegal fires.

Sports

Tuesday: Panners topple Oilers

A two-run homer by Matt Gelalich spurred the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks to a 4-2 win over the Peninsula Oilers Tuesday evening at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks.

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Opinion

What others say: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

It's time for Alaskans to take a hard look at the state's prison system and who inhabits it.
Next fiscal year, the state of Alaska will spend $326 million on the Alaska Department of Corrections.

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Arts & Culture

Pioneer Potluck: About Fourth of July on the farm

My family and I have celebrated the Fourth of July in many places.

In the past 48 years in Alaska, times have changed and so has celebrating the Fourth of July.

 
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Reader's Poll

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