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Alaska Red Cross volunteer heads to Nepal

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US proposal would ease voting access for American Indians

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Drilling foes block Seattle port entry; city issues notice

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Kennewick woman celebrates 80th birthday with 12.5K-foot skydive

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Hundreds of activists 'Paddle in Seattle' to send anti-Arctic drilling message

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    Alaska Red Cross volunteer heads to Nepal

    by Heather Hintze on May 22, 20:29

    Ellie Rubenstein has six weeks of gear crammed into just two large bags. She’s the first American Red Cross volunteer from Alaska to go to Nepal. “I’m excited, humbled, energized. It’s going to be chaotic, hectic, very fulfilling,” Rubenstein said. She found out on her 27th birthday, just one week ago, that she would be […]

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    US proposal would ease voting access for American Indians

    by Associated Press on May 21, 20:48

    The Justice Department is proposing legislation to make it easier for American Indians and Alaska Natives to vote. A legislative proposal sent to Congress on Thursday would require states that are home to Indian reservations or tribal lands to have at least one polling place in a site selected by the tribal government. Attorney General […]

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    Drilling foes block Seattle port entry; city issues notice

    by Associated Press on May 18, 17:28

    Foes of Royal Dutch Shell’s use of a Seattle terminal to prepare for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean have attacked on two fronts as a few hundred protesters blocked port entrances and the City of Seattle declared that Shell and its maritime host lacked a proper permit. The city issued a violation notice […]

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    Kennewick woman celebrates 80th birthday with 12.5K-foot skydive

    by Associated Press on May 17, 12:30

    A Kennewick woman celebrated her 80th birthday with a 12,500-foot skydive. The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/IUVYpb ) that Marian Roberts jumped out of a plane operated by West Plains Skydiving in Ritzville on Saturday. She had her 30-year-old granddaughter, Jen Roberts, with her, and that made the jump even more fun than her prior skydiving […]

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    Hundreds of activists ‘Paddle in Seattle’ to send anti-Arctic drilling message

    by Associated Press on May 16, 15:59

    Hundreds of activists in wetsuits and life jackets have taken to the waters of Seattle’s Elliott Bay in kayaks, canoes, and other vessels to protest Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean. The “Paddle in Seattle” is being held only blocks from where Shell’s Polar Pioneer drilling rig is docked at the […]

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    FBI looks into shattered glass in new twist in derailment

    by Associated Press on May 15, 23:45

    The FBI is looking into whether a flying object struck the windshield of an Amtrak train just before it derailed this week, killing eight people and injuring about 200. That revelation came from the National Transportation Safety Board on Friday, three days after the deadly accident in Philadelphia. The NTSB says an assistant conductor on […]

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    Update: Boston Marathon bomber receives death penalty

    by Associated Press on May 15, 11:39

    Update: 4:10 p.m.  U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says a jury’s decision to sentence Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death is “a fitting punishment.” Lynch issued a statement Friday after the verdict came down. She says Tsarnaev “coldly and callously perpetrated a terrorist attack” that injured hundreds and took the lives of four people. […]

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    Survey finds decline in school bullying

    by Associated Press on May 14, 20:18

    Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. Those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys and more likely to be white than minority students. The Education Department says survey results find that 22 percent of students age 12 to 18 say they were bullied in 2013. That’s down 6 […]

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    Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell’s Arctic base

    by Associated Press on May 14, 14:38

    A 400-foot-long Arctic oil drilling rig pulled by tugs has arrived in Seattle waters despite environmentalists’ protests and the city’s opposition to letting it dock here. The Polar Pioneer drilling rig arrived in Seattle waters Thursday afternoon and was headed to Terminal 5. The Polar Pioneer is one of two drilling rigs that Royal Dutch […]

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    Sen. Murkowski wants to change federal ‘rural’ label process

    by Associated Press on May 14, 7:47

    A U.S. senator for Alaska has introduced legislation that would reverse a 2007 federal decision designating Saxman a nonrural community, making residents ineligible for subsistence hunting and fishing on federal land. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1G9BXVz) that a bill from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, would reinstate the list of rural Alaska communities as […]

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    Amtrak passengers recall ‘nightmare’ wreck as probe begins

    by CBS/AP on May 13, 7:32

    Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos. Some passengers had to scramble through the windows of toppled cars to escape. One of the seven […]

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    Navy Secretary Mabus to propose doubling maternity leave

    by Associated Press on May 12, 14:56

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus wants to double the amount of paid maternity leave that sailors and Marines can take to 12 weeks. A senior Navy official says Mabus will detail the proposal during a speech at the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland on Wednesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was […]

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    Police recover gun from George Zimmerman, 2 guns from other man

    by Associated Press on May 12, 10:58

    Police say they have recovered a handgun from George Zimmerman and took two guns from a man accused of shooting at Zimmerman. Lake Mary Police Officer Bianca Gillett said Tuesday that detectives are still investigating and no charges have been filed against Zimmerman or Matthew Apperson. Zimmerman and Apperson were involved in a road-rage episode […]

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    Another major quake hits Nepal, epicenter near China border

    by Associated Press on May 12, 10:16

    Updated Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10 a.m. AKST Nepal’s Home Ministry has raised the death toll from the latest quake to at least 42, while saying another 1,117 people had been injured. The magnitude-7.3 quake hit hardest in remote mountain districts northeast of the capital of Nepal, terrifying a nation already shell-shocked by a […]

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    Police: George Zimmerman involved in shooting in Florida

    by Associated Press on May 11, 10:42

    Update:George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted two years ago of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager, has escaped serious injury in his latest involvement with gunfire. Zimmerman today was sprayed with glass from his car windshield and other debris when someone fired a gun at his head.  Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, said the […]

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    Police officer burned by free coffee sues Starbucks

    by Associated Press on May 07, 12:53

    A police officer who got a free cup of Starbucks coffee is suing the company for $50,000 after he spilled it and got burned. WRAL-TV reports attorneys said in court Monday that Raleigh officer Matthew Kohr should be compensated for burns, blisters and emotional damage caused after the officer spilled the coffee in his lap […]

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    US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is excessive

    by Associated Press on May 07, 7:26

    A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its decision Thursday. In it, a three-judge panel said the case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union illustrated the […]

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    The Latest on Texas attack: White House says IS link unclear

    by Associated Press on May 05, 14:30

      The White House says “it’s too early to say” whether U.S. officials have been able to corroborate claims that the Islamic State group is responsible for a shooting outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the IS group and others were trying to capitalize on […]

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    Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet

    by Associated Press on May 04, 15:56

    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the Port of Seattle can’t host Royal Dutch Shell’s offshore Arctic oil-drilling fleet unless it gets a new land-use permit. Shell has been hoping to base its fleet at the port’s Terminal 5. Environmentalists have already sued over the plan, saying the port broke state law in February when it […]

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    As Anchorage vigil mourns Nepal victims, JBER joins earthquake relief efforts

    by Sierra Starks on May 03, 21:18

    A team from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has touched down in Nepal to join the relief efforts. In support of the government of Nepal, airmen from Anchorage will join more than 16,000 U.S. military members and civil servants offering aid to the Himalayan country. The JBER team flew out in a C-17 Thursday morning, making a stop […]