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Agency warns of solicitations for state trooper dog

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Alaska group asks governor to delay sale of Fox well

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Body of missing hiker found after 4-day search

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How humpback whales are causing conflict in Southeast Alaska

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Troopers say K-9 death leaves agency with just 6 trained dogs

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  • Alaska News

    Agency warns of solicitations for state trooper dog

    by Associated Press on Sep 27, 12:17

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Department of Public Safety says fundraising efforts have begun in the name of a state trooper dog killed Sunday but that the department is not behind the effort. The department is not seeking donations and is warning against donating to solicitations on the “Go Fund Me” website. The agency says […]

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    Alaska group asks governor to delay sale of Fox well

    by Associated Press on Sep 27, 6:46

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A grassroots group is appealing to Alaska’s governor to keep a popular watering hole north of Fairbanks open to the public. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2d3o5qd ) that the Fox Springs Task Force is looking for ways to fund maintenance at the Fox well. In its Sept. 22 letter to […]

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    Body of missing hiker found after 4-day search

    by Associated Press on Sep 27, 6:32

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The body of a man who went on a day hike on Mount Verstovia in Sitka has been found after a four-day search. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2cA3w3q ) that the search for 37-year-old Michael Hansen ended Friday after his body was discovered at the bottom of a steep mountainside […]

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    How humpback whales are causing conflict in Southeast Alaska

    by Emily Carlson on Sep 26, 22:56

    Once hunted to the brink of extinction, the humpback whale is making a comeback. Researchers in southeast Alaska estimate the number of humpbacks has quadrupled in the last 20 years. However, that increase comes with a cost. Maeve O’Connell lives for data. The more she has, the more she understands what’s going on beneath the ocean. […]

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    Troopers say K-9 death leaves agency with just 6 trained dogs

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 26, 20:46

    Alaska State Troopers said a K-9 that was shot and killed following a traffic stop early Sunday morning in Palmer is the first dog to die in the line of duty in the state. On Monday, troopers wore a black band over their badges in honor of the death. Troopers haven’t identified the dog or […]

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    State worker accidentally tweets about rape, Trump on DHSS account

    by Emily Carlson on Sep 26, 20:35

    We apologize, some recent tweets were inadvertently posted to our account by a DHSS staff member who was logged into the wrong account. — Alaska DHSS (@Alaska_DHSS) September 27, 2016   ANCHORAGE — The state Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is apologizing to Alaskans after one of their employees tweeted about rape and […]

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    With WRDA bill passed, Nome Arctic deep draft port back in conversation

    by Tyler Stup / KNOM on Sep 26, 15:02

    With U.S. Sen. Dan Dullivan’s help, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) has passed the U.S. Senate, inching Nome closer to the possibility of an Arctic deep draft port. The act will bring $1.4 billion dollars to new water infrastructure over the next five years. The funding is focused in three areas: infrastructure, subsistence harbors, and an […]

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    Expert recommends consolidation for southeast Alaska hospitals

    by Associated Press on Sep 26, 7:46

    Two Alaska hospitals facing financial challenges will consider consolidation. KCAW-FM reports the Sitka Community Hospital board plans to discuss possible courses of action at a Monday work session. Hospital CEO Rob Allen says the hospitals are anticipating the needs of an aging population as well as less funding from the state. ECG Management Consultants came up […]

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    Sitka group wants plastic bag fee

    by Associated Press on Sep 24, 13:01

    A group is exploring a possible plastic and paper bag fee in Sitka. The Sitka Sentinel reports the first Bags for Change meeting brought in about a dozen people. Supporters say single-use grocery bags harm the environment. A fee could range from 10 to 25 cents on paper and plastic grocery store bags. The group […]

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    Shaktoolik plans to ‘stay and defend’ current location

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Sep 24, 12:42

    This August, representatives from Shaktoolik completed a strategic management plan to protect their community from erosion and violent storms. The plan lists nine critical actions, including replacing the health clinic, reinforcing the berm, and building an evacuation center. All of these critical actions are part of the village’s larger goal of remaining at their current […]

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    Kenai council to vote on cat leash law

    by Associated Press on Sep 24, 11:28

    Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and council member Tim Navarre have proposed a cat leash law after complaints from residents about roaming felines. The Peninsula Clarion reports that current city code does not include cats on its list of animals […]

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    New dental health facility opening in Dillingham

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 11:11

    A new dental health facility is set to be unveiled Friday in Dillingham. Representatives say the Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. is set to hold a public celebration of the opening of its facility Friday afternoon in the town of nearly 2,400. The clinic is the newest building on the grounds of the Kanakanak Hospital. […]

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    Gov. Walker announces $1,022 dividend check in online video

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 8:21

    Gov. Bill Walker has announced the amount of the 2016 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks in a video posted online. This year’s check — $1,022. 2016 PFD Check Amount Announcement from Alaska Governor Bill Walker on Vimeo. The video, recorded at Valley Pathways High School in Palmer, shows the governor joined by Palmer eighth-grader Shania […]

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    Troopers get new sonar device to locate drowning victims

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 22, 16:56

    When it comes to drowning deaths, Alaska has 10 times the national average, according to the State Office of Boating Safety. But despite the high numbers, the bodies of most victims are never recovered. Alaska State Troopers are hopeful a new tool will change that. On Thursday, troopers and search and rescue volunteers were training […]

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    Power restored to nearly all Alaskans after outages Wednesday

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 10:09

    Widespread outages throughout the state were for the most part resolved Thursday morning. Chugach Electric Association announced Thursday that all storm damage had been repaired and that all their customers were back on line. Happy to report no outages this morning. All storm damage fixed. Thank you to customers and crews for patience and great […]

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    Kodiak weather sensor back in service after vandalism

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 7:57

    A weather station in Kodiak that provides information to boaters is back online after it was vandalized earlier this year. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that the Gull Island weather sensor in Chiniak Bay cost about $5,000 to build and $2,000 to get fixed after someone apparently smashed it. The system sustained gunshots in a […]

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    ConocoPhillips agrees to help the state market its natural gas

    by Liz Raines on Sep 21, 19:54

    The state is moving forward alone with its natural gas pipeline project — known as AKLNG — after its three oil producer partners announced last month they are pulling out. But one of those partners, ConocoPhillips, has agreed to help in some of the negotiations. The oil company signed a memorandum of understanding with the […]

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    Alaska Railroad, firefighters prepare to make LNG history

    by Liz Raines on Sep 19, 18:54

    The Alaska Railroad Corporation and firefighters statewide are preparing for a first — transporting Alaska’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Alaska’s railroad was the first in the country to receive the necessary permit to be able to carry out the operation. “We’re really proud to be the first railroad in […]

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    20 new houses completed in Kodiak for US Coast Guard

    by Shannon Riddle on Sep 18, 15:40

    The U.S. Coast Guard held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday for 20 new housing units reserved for military families in Kodiak. The ceremony was held in the Upper Government Hill neighborhood, where the new homes were built. USCG 17th District commander Rear Adm. Michael McAllister and Capt. Patrick Dugan attended the event, as did Sen. Lisa […]

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    Juneau teen dies following accidental shooting with shotgun

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 17, 13:53

    A 17-year-old in Juneau died Saturday morning, after an accidental shooting with a shotgun. In a somber news release Saturday afternoon from the Juneau Police Department (JPD), Lt. David Campbell stated police received a call at 9:04 a.m. that a young man had been shot in the torso. Campbell said the incident happened outside a […]