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  • Alaska News

    Expert recommends consolidation for southeast Alaska hospitals

    by Associated Press on Sep 26, 7:46

    Two Alaska hospitals facing financial challenges will consider consolidation. KCAW-FM reports the Sitka Community Hospital board plans to discuss possible courses of action at a Monday work session. Hospital CEO Rob Allen says the hospitals are anticipating the needs of an aging population as well as less funding from the state. ECG Management Consultants came up […]

  • National

    LSU fires head football coach Les Miles

    by Associated Press on Sep 25, 22:49

    Les Miles has finally been done in by one of the frantic finishes that came to define the Mad Hatter’s tenure at LSU. LSU fired Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach. The moves came less than 24 hours after Miles briefly watched his […]

  • US/World

    Mall victims include teen, probation officer, Boeing worker

    by Associated Press on Sep 25, 18:53

    Five people died in the shooting at a Macy’s store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about three of the victims have been reported by Washington state media. Here’s what is known about them: ___ SARAI LARA: The 16-year-old high school sophomore […]

  • National

    Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

    by Associated Press on Sep 25, 17:46

    Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, “The King,” died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87. Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday […]

  • US/World

    Russia threatened with war crimes probe over Syria

    by Associated Press on Sep 25, 12:08

    At least 23 civilians have been killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as France and Britain’s Foreign Ministers raised the prospect of investigating Russia for war crimes, ahead of an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting about the spiraling violence in Syria’s civil war. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power […]

  • Alaska News

    Sitka group wants plastic bag fee

    by Associated Press on Sep 24, 13:01

    A group is exploring a possible plastic and paper bag fee in Sitka. The Sitka Sentinel reports the first Bags for Change meeting brought in about a dozen people. Supporters say single-use grocery bags harm the environment. A fee could range from 10 to 25 cents on paper and plastic grocery store bags. The group […]

  • Alaska News

    Kenai council to vote on cat leash law

    by Associated Press on Sep 24, 11:28

    Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and council member Tim Navarre have proposed a cat leash law after complaints from residents about roaming felines. The Peninsula Clarion reports that current city code does not include cats on its list of animals […]

  • Outdoors

    Kentucky man recovering after being mauled by bear in southeast Alaska

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 15:56

    A 57-year-old Kentucky man is recovering from injuries suffered when he was mauled by a bear on Alaska’s Admiralty Island. Alaska State Troopers say Douglas Adkins of Jenkins was injured as he hiked Thursday night with a big game hunting guide on the southeast Alaska island. Adkins and the guide at about 8:30 p.m. were […]

  • Alaska News

    New dental health facility opening in Dillingham

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 11:11

    A new dental health facility is set to be unveiled Friday in Dillingham. Representatives say the Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. is set to hold a public celebration of the opening of its facility Friday afternoon in the town of nearly 2,400. The clinic is the newest building on the grounds of the Kanakanak Hospital. […]

  • Military

    Military: Pot confabs off-limits to Alaska-based soldiers

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 16:51

    Marijuana may be legal in Alaska, but pot fairs are still off-limits to about 11,000 members of the Army stationed here. Officials with U.S. Army Alaska say in a release Thursday that Alaska-based soldiers are forbidden from attending any marijuana, cannabis or hemp fairs, festivals, conventions or similar events. The letter from Maj. Gen. Bryan […]

  • US/World

    Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 13:47

    Yahoo says the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a massive security breakdown. The breach disclosed Thursday, the latest setback for the beleaguered internet company, dates back to late 2014. The stolen data includes users’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and security questions for verifying an accountholder’s […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Don Young files letter to update financial disclosures

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 13:29

    U.S. Rep. Don Young has sent a letter to the House clerk updating financial disclosure statements to reflect his ownership in a family farm starting in 1992 and income from oil and gas leases. Young’s office previously announced that it intended to make the changes. In May, Young asked that his filings be updated to […]

  • Alaska News

    Kodiak weather sensor back in service after vandalism

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 7:57

    A weather station in Kodiak that provides information to boaters is back online after it was vandalized earlier this year. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that the Gull Island weather sensor in Chiniak Bay cost about $5,000 to build and $2,000 to get fixed after someone apparently smashed it. The system sustained gunshots in a […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks borough schools get $3M to help military families

    by Associated Press on Sep 20, 7:10

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District has received $3 million in federal grants to support the expansion of its resources for students in military families. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the district will use the two grants to fund initiatives known as “Project 360″ and “Basic Training 1-1.” The money from the Department of Defense […]

  • US/World

    Possible explosion reported in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood

    by Associated Press on Sep 17, 18:00

    Police and firefighters are at the scene of a possible explosion in New York City. The Fire Department says the blast was reported shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday on West 23rd Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. No information about injuries or about the extent of the damage was immediately available. City Councilman Corey […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska ferry repairs to interrupt service to Bellingham

    by Associated Press on Sep 17, 11:34

    Repairs will take an Alaska ferry off the water and interrupt service to Bellingham, Washington, for two weeks. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Columbia’s travel speeds are reduced and routes will be delayed through its scheduled arrival in Bellingham Sept. 25. Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says a log probably caused damage that […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Opioid abuse a growing problem in Alaska

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 19:36

    Abuse of opioids has been a growing problem in Alaska for the past decade. Jay Butler, Alaska’s chief medical officer, says the problem has been more visible the past couple years, and some of that could be driven by the national dialogue taking place about the issue. A joint investigation by The Associated Press and […]

  • US/World

    Congressional report slams NSA leaker Edward Snowden

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 14:00

    A House intelligence committee report on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he’s not a whistleblower and that the vast majority of the documents he stole were military and defense secrets that had nothing to do with Americans’ privacy. The committee on Thursday released a three-page unclassified summary of its two-year investigation into the […]

  • US/World

    US regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 12:31

    U.S. regulators are issuing an official recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone because of the risk that its batteries can explode or catch fire. Samsung already has voluntary recalled the devices, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is stepping in on a formal recall. Samsung says it has confirmed a few dozen instances […]

  • Alaska News

    Helicopter rescues 3 boaters stranded in southwest Alaska

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 11:58

    Three rural residents stranded after their boat ran aground were rescued Wednesday by chartered helicopter. Alaska State Troopers say 27-year-old Jeremiah Chukwuk, 26-year-old Alice Moxie and 27-year-old Daniel Tugutuk Jr., all of Manokotak, ran aground as they returned from a trip to Dillingham. Troopers received a call that the party was overdue and a Bristol […]