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Choose Respect campaign on chopping block

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Army, Marine Corps, Air Force conduct joint airborne training in Alaska

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24-hour run raises money for families of fallen airmen

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Medical Examiner confirms some human remains as missing Kenai family

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Air Force official touts Eielson assets at scoping meeting

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    Choose Respect campaign on chopping block

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 27, 9:56

    As communities across Alaska rallied Thursday supporting the Choose Respect campaign, the Senate Finance subcommittee on the Department of Public Safety recommended eliminating what was left of the budget. Former Gov. Sean Parnell initiated the program in 2009 with the aim of putting an end to domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. Gov. Bill Walker is […]

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    Army, Marine Corps, Air Force conduct joint airborne training in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 26, 18:20

    Thursday morning, members of the 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team conducted a routine training jump, but this time they weren’t alone. Marine Staff Sgt. Kevin Huff also made the jump, his first in Alaska. “I gotta say, it’s a nice view coming down,” Huff said. Huff is stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He’s in Alaska to learn […]

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    24-hour run raises money for families of fallen airmen

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 26, 17:18

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson airmen are running for 24 hours in memory of their fallen brothers — the TACP 24 Hour Memorial Run kicked off at 1 p.m. Thursday. A TACP — or tactical air control party — is a member of the Air Force who coordinates air strikes during battle. As part of the TACP […]

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    Medical Examiner confirms some human remains as missing Kenai family

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 14:00

    The State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Thursday that the adult human remains found in Kenai last week are those of Rebecca Adams and Brandon Jividen — part of the family that went missing in May 2014. The remains of the children “are presumed to be” Jaracca Hundley and Michelle Hundley, pending confirmation by DNA, according […]

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    Air Force official touts Eielson assets at scoping meeting

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 11:31

    An Air Force colonel says “phenomenal assets” at Eielson Air Force Base make it an attractive prospective home for new F-35 fighter jets. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1Izk29z) reports Col. Michael Winkler spoke Wednesday in Fairbanks at a public scoping meeting required before the Air Force can make a final decision on placement of 48 […]

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    Volcano in western Aleutians shows signs of unrest

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 7:28

    The Alaska Volcano Observatory is keeping an eye on a western Aleutians Island volcano that last erupted in 1987. The observatory has upgraded the alert level to “advisory” for Semisopochnoi Volcano, indicating it’s exhibiting signs of elevated unrest above known background levels. The volcano is 2,625 feet high. It’s on an uninhabited island 40 miles […]

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    State tests tsunami warning system on 75 coastal communities around Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 25, 19:19

    The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s command center came to life after an earthquake in Russia — a fictional one — that could send a tsunami towards Alaska. Emergency management specialists called 75 coastal communities to see if they were notified about the tsunami test and how each was prepared. Messages went […]

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    Nevada man found dead at Southeast Alaska logging site

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 16:56

    A Nevada man was found dead at a logging site in Southeast Alaska Tuesday, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch online. At 4:54 p.m., troopers were notified that the body of 55-year-old David Fussell was found at a logging site on Zarembo Island, west of Wrangell. AST spokeswoman Beth Ipsen stated that while the exact cause […]

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    Man and dog die in Port Lions residential fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 16:02

    Human remains were found in a home in Port Lions on Monday, according to an online Alaska State Trooper dispatch. The remains were found after a large residential fire “heavily damaged” the Main Street home, despite efforts from the Port Lions Village Public Safety Officer and volunteer firefighters, troopers wrote. AST was notified around 12:15 […]

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    More than half of Bering Strait women report experiencing violence In their lifetime

    by Francesca Fenzi / KNOM on Mar 25, 15:01

    A recent study reveals that 51 percent of women in the Nome Census area have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence — or both — during their lifetimes. Andre Rosay leads the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center team that conducted the study, which was supported by Kawerak Wellness and the Bering Sea Women’s Group. Rosay […]

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    Point Hope withdraws legal challenge to Chukchi Sea lease

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 12:50

    The Native Village of Point Hope — the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that successfully challenged environmental work ahead of a 2008 federal petroleum lease sale in the Chukchi Sea — says it has withdrawn its legal action. A vote to dismiss litigation regarding Lease Sale 193 was unanimous from Point Hope tribal council members […]

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    Compartment holding 4,000 gallons of fuel punctured in Dalton Highway crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 25, 12:10

    A tractor-trailer hauling fuel from Fairbanks to Deadhorse crashed along the Dalton Highway Tuesday morning, puncturing a compartment containing 4,000 gallons of fuel. The crash happened at roughly 7:30 a.m. three miles north of the Yukon River crossing on the Dalton Highway, according to a situation report from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. While […]

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    Former Pa. judge living in Alaska pleads guilty in missing cocaine case

    by Associated Press on Mar 25, 10:38

    A retired western Pennsylvania judge has pleaded guilty to stealing cocaine being held as evidence. Former Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky stood Friday in the same courthouse where he worked and pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, obstructing the administration of law and misapplication of entrusted property. The misdemeanor counts carry a maximum of […]

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    Faulty wiring blamed for fatal Ketchikan fire

    by Associated Press on Mar 25, 8:22

    Ketchikan authorities are blaming faulty wiring for a residential fire that left one man dead. Ketchikan radio station KRBD (http://is.gd/95nrFX) reports the cause of the Monday morning fire in the 2100 block of First Avenue was determined to be an electrical wiring problem. Fire Chief Abner Hoage says bystanders saw a man entering the home […]

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    Pebble hires firm to review EPA actions

    by Associated Press on Mar 25, 7:32

    The group behind the proposed Pebble Mine has hired a consulting firm to review whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “acted fairly” in evaluating potential large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region. Pebble Limited Partnership spokesman Mike Heatwole said Pebble hired The Cohen Group because it was not certain that the various reviews of what […]

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    Alaska’s special advisor for crime policy and prevention aims to reduce violence against women

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 24, 23:13

    Gov. Bill Walker recently appointed a special advisor to help reduce violence crime in the state. Amanda Price is the new special advisor for crime policy and prevention. Price will act as an intermediary between state agencies and nonprofits to ensure everyone is working together efficiently. In this role, she says she wants to tackle Alaska’s […]

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    Former Alaska fish board appointee charged in Montana

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 15:57

    A former nominee for the Alaska Board of Fisheries has been charged with wildlife violations in Montana. Montana authorities say Roland Maw has been charged with seven misdemeanors for purchasing resident sporting licenses there. Candy Hoerning, a judge in Beaverhead County, Montana, says Montana’s wildlife department filed seven charges March 12 alleging Maw purchased licenses […]

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    Alaskans testify in support of film tax credits

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 12:27

    Aspiring actors and representatives of companies that support the film industry testified in support of the state’s film tax credit program during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday. The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Sen. Bill Stoltze’s bill to end the state’s film tax credits. The governor’s proposed budget, and the version that passed […]

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    Ketchikan responders say 1 person dead in house fire

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 8:33

    Ketchikan authorities say one person has died in a residential fire. The Ketchikan Daily News newspaper (http://is.gd/ZoCdtE) says the fire was reported just after 7 a.m. Monday. Fire Chief Abner Hoage says responders arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the home, which is located in the 2100 block of First Avenue. Hoage says the […]

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    70 wood bison, so far, have arrived to Shageluk’s 65-resident community

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 23, 22:53

    An operation to return 100 wood bison back into the wilds of Western Alaska is going smoothly. By day’s end Monday, more than 70 animals had arrived by cargo plane to their new home in Shageluk. The bison are being released into a large pen that is several acres in size. The plan is to […]