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  • U.S. Politics

    Trump’s budget cuts West Coast quake warning system funding

    by Associated Press on May 26, 16:48

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would cut funding for an earthquake early warning system for California, Oregon and Washington state. The system being developed in conjunction with various universities is intended at providing critical seconds of warning when an earthquake has started and potentially dangerous shaking is imminent. Veteran seismologist Lucy […]

  • Alaska News

    US Coast Guard says new ships could be stationed in Sitka

    by Associated Press on May 26, 9:13

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard has told Alaska city officials that one or two new ships could be stationed in Sitka. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Thursday that Lt. Cmdr. Michael Newell says the Coast Guard is still trying to figure out if it would be feasible to station additional fast response […]

  • Alaska News

    Searchers seek 2 missing after boat overturns on Yukon River

    by Associated Press on May 26, 9:07

    BEAVER, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers are searching for two hunters from the village of Beaver who disappeared after their boat overturned on the Yukon River. A third person in the boat, 45-year-old Kim Andon of Rampart, walked along the river for three days and was found Wednesday about 2 miles  (3.2 kilometers) downriver […]

  • Alaska News

    Searchers recover bodies of 2 villagers on egg-hunting trip

    by Associated Press on May 26, 9:02

    SHAKTOOLIK, Alaska (AP) – The bodies of two western Alaska villagers have been recovered from a slough near the village of Shaktoolik. Alaska State Troopers say the bodies of 68-year-old Ella Agibinik of Unalakleet and 75-year-old Dan Takak of Shaktoolik were pulled from the water. Agibinik and Takak had left to hunt for wild bird […]

  • News

    Oregon, California governors seek salmon disaster aid

    by Associated Press on May 25, 15:37

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are seeking a federal disaster declaration to help salmon fishermen enduring a second bad year in a row. A record-low number of fall-run Chinook salmon returning to the Klamath River has led to fisheries restrictions, including the cancellation of the season along […]

  • Alaska News

    NTSB investigating helicopter accident on Herbert Glacier

    by Associated Press on May 25, 15:32

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a helicopter crash on a southeast Alaska glacier that resulted in minor injuries. Clint Johnson, NTSB’s regional aviation chief in Anchorage, says investigators are working with Coastal Helicopters to determine what happened. Coastal Helicopters, which offers a Juneau Icefield excursion, has said its helicopter […]

  • US/World

    Britain resumes sharing bombing intel with US

    by Associated Press on May 25, 15:15

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) – The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 10:55 p.m. British police say they have resumed sharing intelligence about the Manchester bombing with U.S. counterparts. Britain had halted the exchange of information after details of the Manchester investigation – including forensic crime-scene photos – appeared in […]

  • US/World

    Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans

    by Associated Press on May 25, 13:01

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs. Tribal leaders in Oregon, Washington state and Idaho speaking on behalf of the group said Thursday the proposed budget guts spending on Native American education, health care and environmental initiatives. […]

  • Military

    US general heading Alaska forces outlines potential threats

    by Associated Press on May 25, 10:27

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A U.S. military general has told Alaska business owners that he’s more worried about North Korea’s missile advancements than he is about the country’s current military capabilities. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Wednesday that Air Force Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach made the comments at a Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce luncheon. He is […]

  • Alaska News

    Juneau girl donates national competition money to hospital

    by Associated Press on May 25, 6:49

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Eleven-year-old Leora Murray had been asked by her teacher to define kindness, so she wrote a poem about it. But little did she know, that poem would go on to win her $250 in a national competition. And little did 70 patients at a nearby hospital know, Leora would be giving […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska city residents worry about herring population decline

    by Associated Press on May 24, 15:40

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) – The value of commercial landings in Alaska was unchanged from 2014 to 2015, according to a federal report, but some popular fisheries such as herring were down. The Peninsula Clarion says the report released this month by the National Marine Fisheries Service shows the value of all commercially fished species in the […]

  • News

    Alleged slap of reporter sent to prosecutors for review

    by Associated Press on May 24, 13:02

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau police investigating a reporter’s allegation that he was slapped by a state senator have sent the case to the state Office of Special Prosecutions for further review. Lt. David Campbell said police investigated the incident at the state Capitol as harassment. While police have not identified anyone involved in the […]

  • Money

    Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

    by Associated Press on May 24, 7:11

    DETROIT (AP) – Graco Children’s Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained. The recall affects certain My Ride 65 convertible seats made on July 22, 2014 with a code of 2014/06 on a tag that’s on the webbing. Documents […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska justices rule victim can sue state’s foster care

    by Associated Press on May 24, 6:52

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Supreme Court has decided a woman who had been sexually abused by her foster brother in 2012 will be able to sue the state Office of Children’s Services. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the supreme court published its opinion on the matter Friday. The woman had been turned away by […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska aquiver: State hosts plate tectonics research effort

    by Associated Press on May 24, 6:47

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what’s under the ground in Alaska. Technicians this summer will complete the installation of 260 seismometers in Alaska as part of the National Science Foundation’s EarthScope project. EarthScope aims to advance the field of plate tectonics with […]

  • U.S. Politics

    House OKs revamp of VA appeals in bid to cut claims backlog

    by Associated Press on May 23, 13:22

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has approved legislation to cut the time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle appeals from veterans unhappy with their disability payouts. It’s an effort to reduce a claims backlog without adding billions in government costs. Currently, veterans could wait five years or more to resolve appeals. […]

  • Alaska News

    Appeals panel sides with agency on Alaska timber project

    by Associated Press on May 23, 13:18

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A divided federal appeals court panel has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service “chose jobs over wolves” in approving a logging project in southeast Alaska but was within its authority to do so. The decision is in response to lawsuits by conservation groups that challenged the Big Thorne project on Prince […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska judge expected to rule on recall effort

    by Associated Press on May 23, 11:44

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A state court judge in Anchorage is expected to decide Tuesday whether to allow a recall election to proceed against three Homer City Council members who sponsored a resolution on inclusivity after President Donald Trump’s election. Superior Court Judge Erin Marston told attorneys following arguments in the case Monday that he […]

  • U.S. Politics

    GOP pleased over Trump budget blueprint

    by Associated Press on May 23, 7:02

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump’s budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Top GOP leaders in Congress are praising President Donald Trump’s budget plan for promising a balanced federal ledger over time. The budget relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for […]

  • Alaska News

    AK officials who promoted inclusivity seek to bar recall effort

    by Associated Press on May 22, 15:23

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Three leaders of an Alaska fishing community who sponsored a resolution to promote inclusivity after President Donald Trump’s election have asked a judge to block efforts to recall them. During a court hearing in Anchorage on Monday, Eric Glatt, an attorney for the three Homer City Council members, told Superior Court […]