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  • Alaska News

    Update: 46 people rescued from sinking fishing boat in Aleutian Islands

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 16:58

    The Latest on the rescue of 46 crew members who abandoned a fishing vessel in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands on Tuesday (all times local): 9 p.m. Officials say two Good Samaritan vessels have rescued 46 people who abandoned a fishing boat in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson says there were no reports […]

  • Crime

    Chickaloon man charged with assaulting rafters along river

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 14:29

    A man suspected of using a knife to confront a rafting party along the Chickaloon River has been charged with four counts of felony assault. Alaska State Troopers say 56-year-old Bruce Harrison of Chickaloon, claiming the group was trespassing, on Monday untied a raft carrying five juveniles and kicked it into fast water toward rapids. […]

  • Alaska News

    Deficit-saddled Alaska gets another hit to its credit rating

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 12:20

    Alaska’s credit rating has taken another hit in the face of a multibillion-dollar budget deficit that state officials have yet to close. The downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service marked the second time this year that the agency has lowered the state’s credit rating. Two other ratings agencies, Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, […]

  • Outdoors

    Area in Denali Park to reopen after bear sightings

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 8:42

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Denali National Park officials are planning to reopen an area of the park that had been closed because of a problem grizzly bear, which will be killed by park rangers once it is located. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2a9A5z0) that park spokeswoman Katheen Kelly says the Mountain Vista and Savage […]

  • Education

    Juneau schools use data to ensure kids don’t get left behind

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 6:48

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Juneau School District is using a new approach to help struggling students meet the standards of the district’s core curriculum with a program that tracks students’ academic progress and identifies which ones need extra help. Director of Student Services Bridget Weiss tells KTOO-FM (http://bit.ly/2a84kX4) the program uses data to categorize […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Transport truck rolls, spills chum salmon across Juneau road

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 18:42

    Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it’s across a highway. A transport truck carrying chum salmon to a cannery in Alaska’s capital city rolled Monday afternoon, spilling the fish across three of the highway’s four lanes and backing up traffic for about 90 minutes. Juneau police spokesman Lt. David Campbell said his police […]

  • Fairbanks

    Restaurant suspends Chena River golf game after complaint

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 13:44

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A complaint about river pollution has led to the suspension of a popular golf game at a Fairbanks restaurant. Pike’s Landing is no longer letting patrons try to hit golf balls across the Chena River. Environmental activist Rick Steiner asked the state Department of Environmental Conservation to investigate the game because […]

  • Health

    Alaska officials investigate Bethel area salmonella outbreak

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 13:00

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska officials have collected samples from a Bethel facility that serves food, following a salmonella outbreak that sickened six people in the region. State health and environmental representatives were in Bethel late last week to interview the five locals and another person from an outlying village who became ill between July […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Some Alaska Sanders delegates to support Clinton in November

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 12:45

    Last updated at 12:59 p.m. on Monday, July 25 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on Alaska delegates at the Democratic national convention: A spokesman for the Alaska Democratic party says the party did not have any plants among Bernie Sanders’ supporters ahead of an event earlier this year with Democratic National Committee chair Debbie […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Former DNC leader Wasserman Schultz won’t gavel convention open

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 10:41

    Outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman says she won’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon. She abruptly cancelled that plan just a few hours before she was to gavel open the nominating convention. In a brief phone conversation with the Sun Sentinel newspaper of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Wasserman Schultz said: […]

  • Alaska News

    Hiker missing in Denali National Park found after search

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 7:29

    A missing hiker has been found in good condition after a two-day search at Denali National Park and Preserve. A helicopter crew spotted the 42-year-old hiker Sunday night about six miles from where he was last seen Friday. Park officials identified him as Mukunda Egen from California, who is seasonally employed in the area. No […]

  • US/World

    Police: Man, likely attacker, dies in explosion in Germany

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 16:31

    Police in the southern German city of Ansbach say a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 people. Ansbach police said in a statement early Monday that just after 10 p.m. Sunday they were alerted to an explosion in the […]

  • Alaska News

    Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband’s body in casket

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 15:18

    A woman who drove her husband’s body on a days-long traveling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws. Officers responded to a call last week to find the body of a 78-year-old man inside an aluminum transport casket. Ketchikan Police Chief Alan Bengaard […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Walker hires former attorney general as oil, gas consultant

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:59

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker has hired Craig Richards as an oil and gas consultant, less than a month after Richards resigned as Alaska’s attorney general. Walker’s office on Friday released the contract signed earlier this week. The contract runs through year’s end and is for up to $50,000. Richards resigned last month […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska unemployment rate stays at 6.7 percent in June

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 15:38

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s unemployment stood at 6.7 percent in June, unchanged from a month earlier and up slightly from a year ago. The state Department of Labor says the slight uptick suggests that Alaska’s economy is responding slowly to low oil prices and the challenges facing state government because of those prices. From […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Noorvik boy sole survivor of river accident

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 11:31

    Alaska State Troopers say a 4-year-old Noorvik boy was found alone after his father and grandmother died in apparent drownings during a berry picking expedition along the Kobuk River. Troopers say the body of 54-year-old Merna Sheldon was recovered from the river Wednesday evening, one day after the family left Noorvik in a skiff. The […]

  • Money

    Amazon’s Bezos moves past Buffett on world’s richest list

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 8:54

    A rough day on Wall Street for Warren Buffett means Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is now the third richest person in the world. Bloomberg’s billionaire index shows Buffett lost more than $754 million Thursday, thanks to a slide in shares of his company, Berkshire Hathaway. Bezos lost $136 million, but at the end of the day […]

  • Fairbanks

    Charges dropped for Fairbanks brothers in illegal wood sale

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 6:20

    Two Fairbanks brothers arrested in an undercover operation after trying to sell wood stolen from state land on Craigslist have had their charges dropped. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Arthur Edward Hughes and Gerald Thomas Hughes agreed to a lifetime ban on harvesting wood at the Chena River State Recreation area as part of […]

  • Alaska News

    Whale experts cut line on entangled whale

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 17:10

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Federal whale experts say they made a strategic cut to a line entangling a juvenile humpback whale in the Juneau area that they hope will allow the animal to free itself. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say a team of five experts were able to cut the gear […]

  • Alaska News

    Denali Park postpones reopening area after bear sightings

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 23:51

    Denali National Park officials are holding off on plans to reopen an area closed because of a problem grizzly bear, saying they’ve received new reports bear sightings there. The bear bit and scratched a hiker along the Savage Alpine Trail July 1. The park had just reopened the area after it was closed when the […]