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Former Guard member speaks out about her assault

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Yupik speakers get ballot translation help from radio station

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In Kenai, search continues for missing family

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Judge rules on National Guard document release

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Survey ranks Alaska low in energy efficiency

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    Former Guard member speaks out about her assault

    by Emily Carlson on Oct 31, 11:23

    A former Alaska National Guard member says it wasn’t what Guard leadership did, it’s what they didn’t do that nearly killed her after she was sexually assaulted. In the wake of the September report that revealed claims of misconduct and mistrust within the Guard, Spc. Melissa Jones is speaking out. It’s agonizing, she says, but […]

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    Yupik speakers get ballot translation help from radio station

    by Kate McPherson on Oct 31, 7:21

    With only a few days before the general election, Bethel radio host and translator John Active is reading information to voters in Yupik. “In the past it was not adequate, not at all, not at all,” said the 66-year-old, who was born in Bethel and raised by his Yupik-speaking grandmother. Active says Yupik speakers don’t […]

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    In Kenai, search continues for missing family

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 30, 22:46

    Kenai police are making a last push to find a missing family of four and their dog. Rebecca Adams, her two daughters and her boyfriend, Brandon Jividen, have been missing since late May. Kenai police conducted what could be their last search for the family Thursday. They focused their efforts on the large wooded area […]

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    Judge rules on National Guard document release

    by Emily Carlson on Oct 30, 21:30

    On Friday, Alaskans will get a glimpse into what Gov. Sean Parnell knew about the Alaska National Guard scandal, and when he knew it. Thursday afternoon, a Superior Court judge ruled the state must provide a detailed log of hundreds of pages of emails by Friday at noon. Judge Greg Miller lectured state attorneys on Alaska […]

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    Survey ranks Alaska low in energy efficiency

    by Associated Press on Oct 30, 14:32

    A new survey on how states are improving energy efficiency programs ranks Alaska near the bottom. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has been tracking energy inefficiencies for eight years. It issues an annual survey on whether states are making progress. This year’s survey ranked Alaska 47th in the nation. Much of Alaska’s low […]

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    State launches notification program to locate missing at-risk adults

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 30, 13:03

    A new tool is available in Alaska to help locate missing vulnerable adults. The Silver Alert plan, a partnership between law enforcement, government and media, is designed to notify the public when a vulnerable adult goes missing and could be in serious danger, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety. For an alert to […]

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    Elderly man severely injured in Homer fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 30, 12:11

    An 88-year-old Homer man suffered serious injuries after a fire consumed his home Wednesday morning. Around 9:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers, Kachemak Emergency Services, Anchor Point Fire and Homer Fire responded to the fire on Diamond Ridge, according to an online dispatch from AST. An investigation found that the man tried to start a fire […]

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    Former Guard commander describes working with ‘the three-headed monster’

    by Emily Carlson on Oct 30, 7:24

    They are the documents that led to local schools banning military recruiters from campus. Now, the four men named in those documents are suing the U.S. Army after their confidential investigations were leaked to the media. Lt. Col. Joseph Lawendowski, Sgt. Shannon Tallant, Master Sgt. John Nieves and Master Sgt. Jarrett Carson say they are […]

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    After blaze in Bethel, alcohol addiction counselors soldier on

    by Kate McPherson on Oct 29, 23:10

    Reaching out for help to overcome alcohol addiction can be hard. Experts in Bethel say finding someone who can help can be even harder, especially in rural Alaska. People travel to Bethel from all over Alaska for treatment at the Phillips Ayagnirvik (or Alcoholism) Treatment Center, whose renovated building went down in flames on Monday […]

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    4 Alaska National Guard members sue over leaked records

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 15:24

    Several Alaska National Guard members have filed a suit against the U.S. Army, arguing that investigative reports and other records that named them were improperly leaked to media outlets and state officials. The plaintiffs — Shannon Tallant, John Nieves, Jarrett Carson and Joseph Lawendowski — were part of the Guard’s recruiting team and have been […]

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    Blaze in Bethel leaves many unanswered questions

    by Kate McPherson on Oct 29, 0:42

    Two state fire marshals are in Bethel to determine how a 16,000-square-foot building caught fire. The structure, a new alcohol treatment facility, was still under construction when fire ripped through it on Monday night, razing it to the foundation and pilings. “The entire place was just a huge fire,” said Bethel resident Kevin Carter. “One […]

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    Article of clothing brings new life to search for missing Kenai family

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 28, 21:33

    Months after a family in Kenai mysteriously disappeared, a new find brings new life to the search. The missing persons case — a search for a mother, her two daughters, her boyfriend and their dog — began in May of this year. So far, searches have turned up fruitless. Now, the Kenai police chief says […]

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    USDA makes high tunnels a standard Alaska program

    by Associated Press on Oct 28, 10:15

    Alaska’s success with federally funded high tunnels for extending growing seasons is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA says it’s changing its High Tunnel Cost Share grant program from an interim practice to a standard practice. That means less uncertainty about future funding. High tunnels are tall hoop houses used to […]

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    Falling oil prices, falling Alaska revenue

    by Kate McPherson on Oct 28, 7:25

    Falling oil prices have some industry watchers warning of tough budget cuts in Alaska in the coming years. Investment bank Goldman Sachs issued a new forecast Sunday, predicting oil prices will drop $15 a barrel in the first quarter of 2015. Goldman analysts said in the report that West Texas Intermediate is expected to fall […]

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    Arson suspected in Bethel treatment center fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 27, 22:52

    Video above courtesy Daniel Albrite It was almost finished, a new $12.5 million alcohol and substance abuse treatment center in Bethel. But it was destroyed in a suspected arson fire that broke out just after 8 p.m. Monday night. The flames burned near the Hoffman Subdivision and could be seen almost by the whole town. […]

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    Alaska’s tourism industry sees continued improvement

    by Dave Leval on Oct 26, 19:41

    Selina Evarson is among those who spent the last week in Anchorage for the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. Now that the convention is over, she is going home to Juneau. “I really enjoyed it,” Evarson said. “I enjoyed shopping and the people and seeing everyone.” Evarson stayed at the downtown Anchorage Marriott. That hotel and others […]

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    Bethel Food Pantry struggles to open

    by Associated Press on Oct 26, 12:19

    The Bethel Food Pantry has been having difficulty getting enough food to open. The food pantry, run by the Bethel Lion’s Club, usually opens in August or September but isn’t slated to open this year until November. Carol Ann Willard is president of the local Lion’s Club. She says there’s less help from the government […]

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    AFN Day 3: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses Begich, Walker-Mallott

    by Rhonda McBride on Oct 25, 21:29

    The Alaska Federation of Natives has only endorsed two political candidates since it formed in 1966. On Saturday, the final day of the 2014 AFN Conference, the list grew by two more. After a prolonged closed-door debate, AFN made endorsements in both the governor and U.S. Senate race. In the end, Sen. Mark Begich came away with […]

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    In Fairbanks, Steese Highway collision kills 1

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 23:00

    One person is dead and others are injured following a head-on crash outside Fairbanks Friday night, Alaska State Troopers said. The collision on the Steese Highway near Hagelbarger Avenue was reported to troopers in Fairbanks just before 7:15 p.m., according to an AST dispatch. One person was seriously injured and later succumbed to their injuries, […]

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    Dam expansion increases Sitka’s power production

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 24, 19:44

    The Blue Lake Project in Sitka is set to dramatically increase the production of hydroelectricity for the city. Five miles out of town, up a one-lane dirt road, tucked into the mountains, construction crews work on the expansion in the windy canyon. The project is so massive it takes Alaska’s largest, 600-ton crane to make […]