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Cruise ship passengers using Ketchikan homeless shelter to get free food, coffee

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NTSB: Plane hit bald eagle before crashing in Chugiak, killing 4

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Study: Alaska one of the worst states for working moms

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Bethel's first liquor store in more than 40 years opens

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Anchorage detox center temporarily suspends opiate addiction treatment

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  • Alaska News

    Cruise ship passengers using Ketchikan homeless shelter to get free food, coffee

    by Associated Press on May 05, 9:25

    Tourists have been hanging out at a Ketchikan homeless shelter to get free coffee and a bite to eat, but an employee of the shelter says few of the cruise ship passengers make a donation. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the shelter operated by First City Homeless Services relies on donations and funding from the […]

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    NTSB: Plane hit bald eagle before crashing in Chugiak, killing 4

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 04, 11:02

    New information has been released regarding the fatal April 20 plane crash that killed four people near the Birchwood airport in Chugiak. The plane apparently hit a young bald eagle before it crashed, according to new findings announced Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. An investigation into the incident, which is still ongoing, revealed […]

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    Study: Alaska one of the worst states for working moms

    by Bonney Bowman on May 03, 21:01

    Alaska is one of the worst states to live in if you’re a working mom, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub. Overall, Alaska ranked 47th out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The study’s criteria included  childcare, wages and time off policies. Alaska ranked 40th for access to pediatric care, […]

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    Bethel’s first liquor store in more than 40 years opens

    by Associated Press on May 03, 16:50

    An Alaska town’s first liquor store in more than 40 years has opened, and the police chief there worries he won’t have enough officers to handle an expected spike in alcohol-related calls. The AC Quickstop opened to a small crowd Tuesday in Bethel, a community of about 6,200 people located in southwest Alaska and founded […]

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    Anchorage detox center temporarily suspends opiate addiction treatment

    by Alexis Fernandez on May 02, 19:22

    Alaskans addicted to opiates will have to wait a few days to detox in an inpatient environment. Alaska’s two opiate detox centers are suspended from accepting new patients after they learned through an audit that they haven’t been following a new federal regulation. Both the Gateway to Recovery Detox Center in Fairbanks and the Ernie Turner […]

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    Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest face increased wildfire threat

    by Associated Press on May 02, 11:04

    Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer. The National Interagency Fire Center released its outlook for the spring and summer on Sunday. It says most of the country will face normal or below-normal wildfire problems. That’s welcome news after last year, when a record 15,800 […]

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    Remains of missing Oregon man found in Denali National Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 15:59

    ANCHORAGE — Search efforts to locate a missing Oregon man were called off when his body was discovered not far from the Savage River Loop Trail in Denali National Park and Preserve Sunday. The hiker, 24-year-old Michael Purdy, was found dead near the north end of the trail, according to park spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri. “Clues indicate […]

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    May 1-7 declared Wildland Fire Prevention & Preparedness Week in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 12:27

    Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have declared the first week of May in 2016 as Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week in Alaska. In a special video announcement, the two leaders discussed what Alaskans can do to prevent wildfires in the state. “Wildland fires can start unpredictably and spread at a rapid pace, […]

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    Parents in Seward concerned about looming gap in childcare

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 29, 7:40

    The State of Alaska’s Division of Public Assistance Child Care Program Office says they haven’t been properly inspecting home daycare facilities in Seward for years. The office has a new supervisor, and he says when inspectors make unannounced visits to home daycares, they also have to inspect the provider’s personal home space, including bedrooms and […]

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    Driver dies in Parks Highway crash south of Cantwell

    by Associated Press on Apr 29, 7:38

    Last updated at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 2 Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased driver as 59-year-old Russell Benzel, of Fairbanks, Benzel’s next of kin has been notified of his death. Original Story CANTWELL, Alaska (AP) – A driver died early Thursday morning in a crash on the Parks Highway about 15 miles south of […]

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    Troopers investigate 2 caribou wanton waste cases

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 8:22

    Alaska State Wildlife Troopers are investigating two cases of wanton waste of caribou in northwest Alaska. Troopers found multiple cow caribou killed and left to waste near the Kauk River. The say it’s likely the caribou were killed near the beginning of April. Troopers found another kill site 25 miles northwest of the first on […]

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    Federal officials end plans for Alaska island feral cattle

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 8:13

    Federal wildlife managers say efforts to remove a herd of more than 2,000 feral cattle on Chirikof Island that have long gone without caretakers have stopped due to funding issues. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge made the announcement Monday. Refuge officials say in a release that the 2016 Federal […]

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    Small earthquake hits north of Talkeetna

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 26, 12:38

    An initial 4.7 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Alaska early Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The event took place about 30 miles north of Talkeetna at 12:29 p.m. No tsunami is expected. The event was recorded as a 4.6 magnitude quake by the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks. The earthquake was felt at […]

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    Alaska marijuana board to weigh onsite consumption rules

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 10:54

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Marijuana regulators in Alaska plan to consider this week rules for onsite consumption at authorized retail pot stores. The first retail stores are months from being licensed but it will take time for the rules surrounding onsite consumption to be finalized. The Marijuana Control Board plans to consider three similar but […]

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    Army, Park Service work together to deliver supplies to Denali base camp

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 25, 18:17

    Climbers camped out on the Kahiltna Glacier had some company Sunday afternoon. Two dozen soldiers from Fort Wainwright’s 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment’s Bravo Company, known as the “Sugar Bears,” unloaded thousands of pounds of gear from CH-47 Chinook helicopters onto the snow at Denali base camp. “A lot of these black boxes are food […]

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    Trans-Alaska pipeline suffers another setback in production following power outage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 25, 18:11

    A power outage on Sunday has caused continued issues for the Trans-Alaska pipeline, which was still suffering a setback in production on Monday. “Crews are in the process of restarting production at the Prudhoe Bay oil field after a power outage on Sunday,” a BP spokeswoman said. “We are working diligently and expect to bring […]

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    Alaska State Parks could soon sell merchandise online for profit

    by Alexis Fernandez on Apr 25, 15:52

    People from around world could soon be able to buy merchandise that shows off our great state online or at a retail store. The Alaska Legislature recently passed a bill that allows Alaska State Parks to sell merchandise and print materials for profit. Some of Anchorage’s most popular mountains, like Flattop Mountain, could soon be on a […]

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    Body of missing Ketchikan man found during targeted search and rescue training

    by Shannon Kemp on Apr 24, 17:15

    The body of a Ketchikan man missing since November was found Sunday during a targeted training session led by a local search and rescue group. The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad (KVRS) has been involved in the search for 22-year-old Justin Nathan since he was reported missing near Deer Mountain on Nov. 11. According to a GoFundMe page created to […]

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    Whale Pass looks to be Alaska’s newest city

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 14:28

    Residents of the community of Whale Pass on northern Prince of Wales Island are hoping to become Alaska’s newest city. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the state Local Boundary Commission of Friday released its review of the petition to make Whale Pass a second-class city. The commission recommended the petition be approved and scheduled […]

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    Exxon announces start of production at Point Thomson

    by Associated Press on Apr 22, 15:43

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Exxon Mobil Corp. says it has commenced production from the Point Thomson petroleum field on Alaska’s North Slope. In a release, the company says that at full production, the facility is designed to produce up to 10,000 barrels per day of natural gas condensate and 200 million cubic feet of recycled […]