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  • Outdoors

    Canadian rescued after hiking to ‘Into the Wild’ bus

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 14:17

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Authorities in Alaska say a Canadian man is the latest person to be rescued near an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.” The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 22-year-old Matthew Sharp of Manitoba was rescued after he was unable to hike back because of minor injuries […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Girl dies of injuries suffered in village ATV accident

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:32

    An Anchorage child has died of injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Aug. 11. Alaska State Troopers say that 10-year-old Aaliyahellie Shangin-Andrews of Anchorage died Aug. 19 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. The girl was riding on the back of an ATV in the western Yukon River village of Grayling when the […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers say powerful painkiller found in Alaska heroin

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:01

    Alaska State Troopers say lab tests showed the presence of the powerful painkiller fentanyl in heroin seized from a village where four people recently overdosed on heroin, including one woman who died. Troopers say 19-year-old Jamie Roberts died in the village of Quinhagak died earlier this month and two others were flown to Bethel, where […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska identifies first case of H5N2 bird flu

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 11:55

    The bird flu strain that wiped out millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest last year has been found in Alaska for the first time. State health officials say a positive sample of a highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian flu came from a mallard duck. It was among wild bird samples collected during […]

  • Education

    Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher welcomes students with rap video

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 10:13

      SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) – A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with his fourth-graders. Dwayne Reed’s video was posted on YouTube this week and has already been viewed more than a half-million times and earned him an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning […]

  • Fisheries

    Gov. Walker puts pause on fisheries commission decision

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 7:54

    Gov. Bill Walker is holding off on implementing an administrative order that was recently at the center of a lawsuit between the state and a commercial fishing trade association. The Juneau Empire reports that a Thursday release from Walker’s office says he is putting a moratorium on the order “to allow for a more robust […]

  • Alaska News

    Bullet strikes Juneau school bus carrying 4, shatters window

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 10:08

    A Juneau school bus carrying two students and two adults was struck by a bullet Wednesday afternoon. The bullet shattered a bus window. No one was injured and the suspected shooter told police he didn’t know the gun was loaded. Besides the driver, the bus carried two students and an adult aide shortly before 4 […]

  • Marijuana News

    Walker fills vacancy on state Marijuana Control Board

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 9:43

    An Anchorage man opening a retail marijuana business has been appointed to the state Marijuana Control Board. Gov. Bill Walker announced Wednesday that Nicholas Miller will serve on the board. He replaces Bruce Schulte, whom Walker removed from the board July 29. Miller is chairman of the Anchorage Cannabis Business Association. The association is made […]

  • Health

    Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 6:38

    Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will be reduced through a savings card that will cover up to $300 for an EpiPen 2-Pak. The company said it’s […]

  • Alaska News

    Kenai Peninsula Borough will continue invocations following appeal to Satan

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 6:33

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has decided to continue allowing religious groups to offer invocations at its meetings after an invocation from a member of the Satanic Temple prompted a call for change. Iris Fontana encouraged attendees of an Aug. 9 meeting to “embrace the Luciferian impulse to eat of the tree of knowledge.” She […]

  • Alaska News

    Cruise line CEO details Alaska bear mauling of 2 workers

    by Associated Press on Aug 24, 15:46

    The owner of a cruise ship line says a bear that mauled two company wilderness guides during a hiking excursion in southeast Alaska went on the attack so quickly it was over in a matter of seconds. UnCruise Adventures CEO Dan Blanchard tells the Juneau Empire the attack occurred after the hikers from the cruise […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska roadkill thieves target dead moose meant for needy

    by Associated Press on Aug 24, 12:53

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a charity program run by state troopers. Two moose killed recently by cars or trucks were set to be picked up by the trooper-sponsored program that alerts […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Worker hurt after coworker’s shotgun discharges

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 12:08

    Alaska State Troopers say a 43-year-old state Department of Fish and Game worker sustained minor injuries after a coworker’s shotgun unexpectedly discharged while they were out in the field. Troopers say John “Chris” Ford of Petersburg was treated and released following the Aug. 17 incident in the Stikine River drainage in southeast Alaska. Troopers say […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska group works to let locals test shellfish for toxins

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 7:52

    An Alaska group is working to create an at-home tester for detective toxins in local seafood. The Kodaik Daily Mirror reports that Alaska SeaGrant officials are working on a tester for paralytic shellfish poisoning, an illness that can cause tingling in the lips, tongue, fingers and toes and eventual breathing problems. Officials say testing currently […]

  • Alaska News

    Juneau Assembly passes LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 7:16

    The Juneau Assembly has passed an ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Juneau Empire reports that on Monday the assembly voted 8-1 to pass the city’s first anti-discrimination ordinance, which will protect residents from discrimination when seeking housing or employment. Federal and state law prohibit […]

  • Aviation

    Alaska Airlines breaks ground on $40M Anchorage hangar

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 14:40

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Airlines formally broke ground Monday on construction of a $40 million aircraft maintenance hangar in Anchorage. Officials with the Seattle-based airline say the planned 105,000-square-foot structure is part of a $100 million investment in Alaska that includes new cargo planes and rural terminal improvements. On Monday, airline officials and state […]

  • Military

    Viability of Bergdahl trial date in doubt

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 13:06

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The Latest on pretrial hearings taking place this week for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local): ___ 4:35 p.m. A military judge has cast doubt on the viability of the early 2017 military trial date for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The judge, Army Col. Jeffery Nance, stopped short of changing […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks to take sides on Denali park wolf hunting

    by Associated Press on Aug 22, 8:53

    Fairbanks officials are weighing in on a statewide dispute about wolf hunting rules near Denali National Park. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that a resolution brought by Fairbanks North Star Borough Assemblyman Van Lawrence urges Gov. Bill Walker to halt wolf hunting and trapping near a boundary on the park’s northeast side. The Assembly will consider […]

  • US/World

    Official: Pills found at Prince’s estate contained fentanyl

    by Associated Press on Aug 21, 13:07

    Several pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl - a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said Sunday. The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said many pills […]

  • Crime

    When schools are threatened, untold learning time is lost

    by Associated Press on Aug 21, 10:53

    Police, school employees, security consultants and others say threats to schools are increasing nationwide. They come both from local students and outsiders seeking to cause disruptions or a big emergency response. One researcher estimates there were about eight bomb threats per school day nationwide during the 2015-16 school year, and that doesn’t include other threats […]