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    Alaska Native poet Joan Naviyuk Kane to visit Santa Fe

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 9:54

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Alaska Native poet Joan Naviyuk (nah-VEE’-YUK’) Kane is coming to Santa Fe to give a public reading. Kane is scheduled to read from her work on Tuesday at the Institute of American Indian Arts as part of the school’s “Summer Readers Gathering.” The Inupiaq poet will be joined by poet […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Man points gun at girlfriend after denied proposal

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 9:47

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers say a man who is accused of pointing a loaded gun at his girlfriend last week after she rejected his marriage proposal has been charged with felony assault. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the man’s girlfriend of three years told troopers he became enraged when she turned […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska family files suit for wrongful death of man in jail

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 9:39

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The family of an Alaska man who died while in custody at a jail in Juneau has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state and staff responsible for his care. KTOO-FM reports the family’s suit claims 49-year-old Joseph Murphy was intoxicated in August 2015 and sought treatment for depression and […]

  • Alaska News

    Kenai man dies while swimming at lake near Kasilof

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 9:13

    KASILOF, Alaska (AP) – A 24-year-old Kenai man drowned while swimming in a lake near Kasilof. Alaska State Troopers say the Central Emergency Services dive team recovered the body of Nickolas Thornton. Thornton was swimming Sunday near his paddleboat. Troopers say he removed his life jacket and continued swimming around the boat in the middle […]

  • News

    $53M to go to U.S. national park maintenance, infrastructure

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 17:02

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks. Zinke made the announcement Saturday at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. With him was Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. The funding would go to 42 parks in 29 states. The Interior Department says in a release […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Initiative to regulate bathrooms likely to appear on ballot

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 16:45

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A new rule on sex, gender, and bathrooms looks likely to go before Anchorage voters next spring. Alaska Public Media reports a release by the Alaska Family Action Council states supporters submitted nearly 8,500 signatures Thursday to the municipal Clerk’s Office, backing a measure that seeks to regulate bathrooms, locker rooms […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Trump tweets frustration with Republicans

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 16:36

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is expressing his frustration with Republicans, saying they “do very little to protect their President.” In a tweet Sunday, Trump says this happens even with “some that were carried over the line on my back.” The president isn’t making clear exactly why he’s upset. But his tweet comes as […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Legislature to meet Thursday on construction budget

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 11:37

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature is coming back to the state Capitol in Juneau. The Juneau Empire reports the Legislature will convene Thursday for what is expected to be a one-day special session to pass the state’s capital construction budget. The capital budget funds road construction and building projects across Alaska, and most […]

  • Alaska News

    Coast Guard: Kodiak missile test could occur as early as next week

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 14:15

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard says a launch from the Kodiak Island rocket launch complex in Alaska will occur as soon as next week. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports a U.S. Coast Guard notice released Wednesday states the launch is scheduled to occur at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska between 7 p.m. on […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska’s acting US attorney nominated to formally fill post

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 11:57

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A veteran federal prosecutor was nominated Friday by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska. Trump nominated Bryan Schroder for the post. Schroder has been the acting head of the Alaska district since Karen Loeffler and 45 other U.S. attorneys appointed by former President […]

  • Crime

    ‘Don’t [expletive] shoot’: Wife convicted of murder witnessed by parrot

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 17:19

    WHITE CLOUD, Mich. – A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man’s pet parrot. The Newaygo County jury deliberated about eight hours before finding 49-year-old Glenna Duram guilty Wednesday of killing 46-year-old Martin Duram. He was shot […]

  • US/World

    15-pound bag of frozen pork lands on family’s Florida home

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 16:32

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Meat falling from the sky is weird, even by Florida standards. But that’s what happened at 4 a.m. Saturday when a 15-pound bag of frozen pork landed on the Deerfield Beach home of Travis Adair and his family. Adair said Thursday that the package hit his roof with a “big bang.” […]

  • US/World

    UK girl left in tears after she’s fined for selling lemonade

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 16:03

    LONDON (AP) – A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside. Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London. The girl was selling […]

  • News

    Dirt at burned Juneau playground safe, city engineers say

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 7:32

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – City engineers have determined the dirt at a Juneau playground that burned down in April is not contaminated. The Juneau Empire reported Thursday that after crews finished cleaning up the Twin Lakes Playground, city engineers tested the dirt and found it to be safe. The next step is reseeding the area […]

  • News

    OJ Simpson granted parole in Nevada robbery

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 11:00

    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) – O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum term for armed robbery and […]

  • News

    House backs King Cove road in remote Alaska wildlife refuge

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 10:47

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has approved legislation allowing a proposed road through a remote national wildlife refuge in Alaska that was rejected by the Obama administration. A bill approved Thursday would grant a land exchange allowing Alaska to build the road between two rural communities, King Cove and Cold Bay. They sit near the […]

  • Alaska News

    Crab boat found in Bering Sea after sinking that left 6 missing

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 10:19

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Federal research ships have found a crab boat that sank with six men on board in the Bering Sea. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the F/V Destination, a 98-foot crab boat that disappeared Feb. 11, was found upright in 250 feet of water off St. George Island. No bodies […]

  • Fisheries

    Yukon, Kuskokwim rivers see polar opposite king returns

    by Associated Press on Jul 19, 8:29

    BETHEL, Alaska (AP) – The Kuskokwim and Yukon rivers are having opposite experiences with king salmon this season. KYUK-FM reported Tuesday that kings in the Kuskokwim arrived late in a small trickle, while the kings in the Yukon arrived early in the largest observed run in more than a decade. Less than 60,000 kings are […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    ‘Game of Thrones’ debut draws record 10.1 million viewers

    by Associated Press on Jul 18, 17:14

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Women dominate Westeros as never before, and it’s the same with the ratings for “Game of Thrones.” Nielsen figures out Tuesday showed the HBO drama’s seventh-season premiere last weekend drew a record-setting 10.1 million viewers. That eclipsed previous top-rated “Game of Thrones” episodes, including the 8.11 million who watched the season […]

  • US/World

    DOJ: Safeway to pay $3M over lax controls at pharmacies

    by Associated Press on Jul 18, 13:03

    SEATTLE (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice says the Safeway grocery store chain has agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations of lax controls at its pharmacies. The settlement, announced Tuesday, closes an investigation that began with Safeway stores in North Bend, Washington, and Wasilla, Alaska, in April 2014. For months, the stores […]