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University sends out climate survey on sexual assault

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After years with SeaLife Center, beloved Steller sea lion dies

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Troopers investigate reported child death in Shungnak

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Village officer will not be charged in stun gun case

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CSI: Cyber Alaska?: Foreign threats keep FBI Cyber Squad busy

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    University sends out climate survey on sexual assault

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 05, 19:44

    The University of Alaska is asking some very personal questions of more than 15,000 students, staff and faculty. The so-called “Climate Survey” was sent out by email on Monday to students at every campus around the state. The anonymous survey asks specific questions about whether the recipients have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault on […]

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    After years with SeaLife Center, beloved Steller sea lion dies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 05, 17:25

    A 21-year-old Steller sea lion that was a favorite among staff and visitors has died following complications with bone degeneration, the Alaska SeaLife Center announced. Sugar was humanely euthanized Wednesday, the Seward facility said in a press release. Because of her age, veterinarians had been monitoring her health. She had not previously displayed signs of […]

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    Troopers investigate reported child death in Shungnak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 05, 15:07

    Alaska State Troopers are responding to the village of Shungnak to confirm the death of a child. Wednesday around 10 p.m., the Shungnak Village Public Safety Officer notified Alaska State Troopers in Kotzebue “of an incident involving a child,” according to an online dispatch posted Thursday afternoon. A medevac was dispatched to transport the child to Anchorage […]

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    Village officer will not be charged in stun gun case

    by Associated Press on Mar 05, 10:27

    Prosecutors will not file charges against a former Kake village public safety officer who used a stun gun on two boys who wanted to know how it felt to be shocked by the device. The Juneau Empire newspaper (http://is.gd/ufOWkA) reports Charles “Mac” McGonigal is no longer employed as a VPSO in the southeast Alaska community. […]

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    CSI: Cyber Alaska?: Foreign threats keep FBI Cyber Squad busy

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 04, 23:38

    FBI Special Agent Betsy Bartko doesn’t know how many times a day computers are hacked in Alaska, or across the country, but she says it’s more than she could guess. “We are constantly battling those nation states that are attacking our interests here,” said Bartko, who is part of the Cyber Squad based in Anchorage. […]

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    Alaska watches as Russia plans to build its Arctic military presence

    by Hope Miller, Bonney Bowman on Mar 04, 23:04

    During an Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the world is watching — allies and enemies — to see if our country continues to invest in its own defense, especially in the Arctic. Some of the people responsible for that defense are in Alaska. At Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, dozens of […]

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    Wood bison set to return to the wilds of Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 04, 22:13

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is getting set to return a wood bison herd to the wilds of Alaska. Wood bison were native to the state up until about 100 years ago when over-hunting took its toll. In 2003, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage received about a dozen of the animals […]

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    Man dies after falling through ice at Hidden Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 16:58

    An ice fishing trip to Hidden Lake ended badly for three men, one of whom died after apparently falling through the ice, according to Alaska State Troopers. At 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, authorities responded to a call for help from two men at Hidden Lake on the Kenai Peninsula. The men reported that a third man, […]

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    Alaska Native corporation announces record dividend

    by Associated Press on Mar 04, 10:23

    Calista Corp. officials say shareholders are receiving a record dividend. Bethel radio station KYUK (http://is.gd/LLswfX) reports the dividend totals just over $5 million. The individual dividend amount is $3.80 per share. For the average shareholder with 100 shares, that works out to a $380 payout. Calista is the Alaska Native corporation for the Bethel region. […]

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    Alaska receives AAA bond ratings from agencies

    by Associated Press on Mar 04, 7:50

    Alaska has received AAA bond ratings from three ratings agencies for general obligation debt. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Fitch Ratings each gave Alaska a stable outlook. Moody’s Investors Service, meanwhile, had a negative outlook. Low oil prices have exacerbated the state’s budget deficit, projected to be in the billions of dollars this year […]

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    Funding cuts threaten Alaskan nonprofits

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 03, 22:48

    Alaska’s safety-net agencies are there to help residents during the hardest of times, but now they face a crisis of their own. Every year, the Department of Health and Social Services awards community matching grants to Alaskan nonprofits. Those funds are set to be downsized dramatically by the House Finance committee on Thursday. If they are, […]

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    Valdez police teach residents safety preparedness

    by Jacquie Slater on Mar 03, 21:20

    The Valdez Police Department says their community is ready should an active shooter ever take aim at their city. Back in May of 2013, the department trained in a program called ALICE — which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. The program’s founder, Greg Crane, says it is designed to be a proactive […]

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    Tuluksak emergency generator fails

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Mar 03, 15:28

    Tuluksak residents are now on the backup to the backup electric generator. The state flew out a second generator after part of the fan assembly failed Thursday, leaving the community without power for days for the second time in four months. Power was restored Sunday afternoon. Emily Ford is the Energy Policy and Outreach Manager […]

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    Forrest Dunbar off to Juneau, will join effort to improve Alaska National Guard

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 22:50

    Alaskans may remember Forrest Dunbar from his catchy campaign slogan, “Run, Forrest, Run.” The former Democratic candidate for Congress now has a new job. He will join the team of leaders selected to create change in the Alaska National Guard. Dunbar posted on his Facebook page that in the wake of a sexual assault scandal within […]

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    Federal agency seeks comment on offshore Arctic drilling risks, rewards

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 02, 22:28

    The federal government said no to energy development on millions of acres in Alaska. But the fate of the outer continental shelf – the submerged lands lying seaward of state waters — has been, for the most part, unexplored for oil. Consumer Energy Alliance Alaska is one of several energy advocate groups that wants to change […]

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    2 men rescued after snowmachine collision near Noorvik

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 19:16

    A multi-agency search-and-rescue effort helped authorities locate two men separated after their snowmachine was disabled Sunday in a collision in rural Alaska. Alaska State Troopers were contacted by the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator a little after 10 a.m. and alerted to a collision along the Noorvik-Selawik winter trail. A search effort was […]

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    Contractor to continue cleanup of federal legacy wells

    by Associated Press on Mar 02, 12:24

    A contractor will begin work this month remediating six “legacy” wells drilled by the federal government decades ago in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The Bureau of Land Management and the Army Corps of Engineers are overseeing remediation work. The Corps awarded a $10 million contract to Marsh Creek, LLC to plug Umiat Wells 1, 3 […]

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    Search for missing Platinum man reveals no clues

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 11:14

    A cooperative effort between Alaska State Troopers and search and rescue teams to locate a missing Platinum man has revealed no clues to his whereabouts. Henry Williams, 74, left Goodnews Bay on a four-wheeler around 4 p.m. Friday and was reported missing by a Village Public Safety Officer after failing to arrive in Platinum nearly […]

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    Officials respond to North Slope production line leak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 11:08

    Updated Monday, March 2 at 1:15 p.m. Responders recovered thousands of gallons of crude oil, water and other fluids after a production line ruptured at a Hilcorp site on the North Slope over the weekend. The leak from a 10-inch flow line at Milne Point — about 25 miles northwest of Deadhorse — was spotted […]

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    Troopers: Italian vacationer crushed to death by glacier ice

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 7:46

    A 28-year-old Italian man visiting Alaska was killed Sunday after being crushed by a large piece of glacier ice, authorities say. Alexander Hellweger was one of eight people visiting the state from Belgium and Italy, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Girdwood-based Chugach Power Guides took seven of the vacationers to the […]