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Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals

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    Underwater fiber-optic cable repair may disrupt service in Southeast

    by KTVA Web Staff on Feb 12, 13:45

    Residents in Sitka and Angoon might not be able to binge-watch their favorite shows Sunday evening. General Communication, Inc. (GCI) announced Friday that Sitka and Angoon customers should expect service interruptions due to recent damage to the undersea fiber-optic cable that serves the Sitka and Angoon areas. A release from the company states services may […]

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    Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals

    by Dan Joling / AP on Feb 12, 12:51

    A study led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists says toxins from harmful ocean algae were detected at surprising levels in samples of more than 900 Alaska marine mammals. NOAA Fisheries research biologist Kathi Lefebvre says the agency looked at feces, urine and stomach contents of 13 marine mammal species collected over nine years […]

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    Fairbanks debates federal proposal on Alaska predator hunts

    by Associated Press on Feb 12, 9:04

    Fairbanks residents have shown support for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal that would ban some bear, wolf and coyote hunts on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that a majority of people who testified at a public hearing in Fairbanks Wednesday were in favor of the federal agency’s predator hunting […]

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    Sitka to act on recommendations in landslide study

    by Associated Press on Feb 12, 8:35

    Sitka officials say they plan to make land development improvements following the release of a study on the August landslides. The Sitka Sentinel reports the consulting firm Shannon & Wilson presented their findings Tuesday at a Sitka Assembly meeting. The report examined the causes of the Aug. 18 landslide above Kramer Avenue that left three people […]

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    Sitka settles with teen from stun gun video

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 12, 7:55

    Sitka has settled out of court with the teen Sitka police officers shocked multiple times with a stun gun. Video from the incident was posted on Youtube (below). Frank Hoogendorn was 18 when officers arrested him for for drinking alcohol in September 2014. When the video surfaced last November, he claimed police used excessive force […]

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    Officials: Barrow man pointed shotgun at police before being shot, killed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 11, 23:14

    BARROW — The North Slope Borough released new information Thursday in the officer-involved shooting death of 36-year-old Vincent Nageak III. Police were called to a home at the 7400 block of North Star St. in Barrow Wednesday at around 3:30 a.m. Upon arrival, the person who made the 911 call, as well as children inside […]

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    Alaska adopts new rules for dispersant use in oil spills

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 12:21

    Alaska oil spill responders have adopted new rules for the rapid use of chemical dispersant but say dispersant will continue to be considered only rarely when mechanical cleanup is not practical. Chemical dispersant has been used on an oil spill just once in Alaska in the last 40 years — in tests during the 11-million […]

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    App to help Alaskans fight climate change goes global

    by Emily Carlson on Feb 11, 8:11

    A grassroots effort to fight climate change in Alaska is so successful, it’s now being used on smartphones around the world. The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Wednesday afternoon for their work on the Local Environmental Observer Network (LEO), an app you can now download to your smartphone. The EPA presented […]

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    ‘Schools on the Edge’ Part Three: Clark’s Point

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 10, 23:30

    In Clark’s Point, snow or sun, children in the village play outside. Mariano Floresta can’t help but smile as they show off an old metal shelf they’ve turned into a makeshift sled. But he remembers a time when there were more laughing faces, more families and a school. In 2012, enrollment at the Clark’s Point […]

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    Police-involved shooting ends in death of Barrow fire chief

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 10, 22:35

    A North Slope Borough police officer was involved in a shooting early Wednesday morning resulting in the death of a 36-year-old Barrow man. Just after 3:30 a.m., the officer responded to a call for assistance on the 7400 block of North Star Street in Barrow. While responding, a shooting occurred that resulted in the death […]

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    Alaska could see fewer renewable energy projects due to budget cuts

    by Alexis Fernandez on Feb 10, 19:46

    A fund created by the state to help renewable energy projects across Alaska become a reality will likely get a lot less money next year. The Alaska Renewable Energy Fund, which was created by the legislature in 2008 to fund energy projects is expected to get $5 million in state funds next year thanks to […]

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    Hollis man charged with driving through ferry security gate

    by Associated Press on Feb 10, 9:15

    A 35-year-old southeast Alaska man suspected of driving a van through a security gate at a ferry terminal was arrested Tuesday. Alaska State Troopers say Kenneth Burchfield of Hollis about 1 a.m. broke into a secured yard at the Inter-Island Ferry Authority in Hollis and stole an IFA passenger van. Troopers say he drove through […]

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    Report: Trees in Kodiak borough parcel likely to die

    by Associated Press on Feb 10, 8:35

    An assessment into the damage from the August 2015 Twin Creeks fire on land owned by the Kodiak Island Borough has determined that many of the area’s trees will likely die. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that the borough hired Joe Stanley of Washington state-based NorthWind Forest Consultants to inspect the borough’s 800 acres of damaged […]

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    Predictions show southcentral Alaska at risk in 2016 wildfire season

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 09, 20:29

      ANCHORAGE — The conditions are right for an early and damaging wildfire season. How do experts know? The science behind predicting where the fire season will spark looks at available fuel, past precipitation and the weather right now. Alaska’s 2015 wildfire season was the second biggest on record, with more than five million acres […]

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    ‘Schools on the Edge’ Part One: Twin Hills

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 08, 22:32

      ANCHORAGE — The State of Alaska is in a budget crisis, and one lawmaker says education is not off limits. Rep. Lynn Gattis said she wants to change how the state funds rural schools. Right now, a village needs a minimum of 10 students to get state funding. Gattis said she wants to see that number […]

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    State’s first VAWA training since historic opinion begins in Bethel

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Feb 08, 15:46

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission.  BETHEL — Today in Bethel starts the first training  in Alaska on the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, since Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards issued the opinion last summer that law enforcement agencies must uphold tribal protection orders the same as state orders. “This […]

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    Alaska, Oregon lift suspension of Moda

    by Associated Press on Feb 08, 11:51

    Insurance regulators say they have lifted the suspension of an Oregon-based company to again offer health insurance policies in Alaska and Oregon. The Alaska Division of Insurance and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced Monday that they’ve reached an agreement with Moda Health Plan Inc. The Division of Insurance says it will […]

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    Report: Ferry system spending had double economic impact

    by Associated Press on Feb 08, 6:27

    A newly released study found that every dollar put into the Alaska Marine Highway System has double the economic benefit to Alaska. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the state contributed $117 million in general funds to the ferry system in 2014. The report from the McDowell Group, which was funded by the ferry system, shows […]

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    MSU student from Anchorage dies on skiing trip

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 07, 15:56

    The body of 20-year-old Nathaniel “Alex” Wright was found in Hyalite Canyon in Montana after he was reported overdue from a skiing trip. Wright’s girlfriend notified authorities of his absence on Feb. 4 just before 11 p.m., according to Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. Wright, who was from Anchorage, was studying at Montana State University. He […]

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    Bethel businesses submit new round of liquor license applications

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Feb 06, 13:41

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission.  BETHEL — The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is considering two liquor license applications for Bethel next week: one for a package liquor store for Bethel Native Corporation’s subsidiary Bethel Spirits LLC and another for Fili’s Pizza restaurant. BNC has reapplied for a license but at a […]