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Driver killed, passenger injured in Ketchikan vehicle crash

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Friends, family raise over $22,000 to continue search for missing Nome man

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Ketchikan dock repairs complete after cruise ship crash

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Air, ground search continues for hiker missing Nome Hiker

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AGDC president on AKLNG project: 'Project is not moving forward'

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  • Alaska News

    Driver killed, passenger injured in Ketchikan vehicle crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 12:55

    A Ketchikan woman died Wednesday night in a one-car crash on the south Tongass Highway. Alaska State Troopers say 43-year-old Verna Edenshaw was behind the wheel of a vehicle that rolled at Mile 5. Troopers took a call on the crash at 10:40 p.m. Five others were in the vehicle. Troopers say 26-year-old Melissa Williams […]

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    Friends, family raise over $22,000 to continue search for missing Nome man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 30, 12:07

    The search continues for a Nome man first reported missing on June 27 after he failed to show up for work. Now, friends and family are coming together in an effort to raise money to ensure the search for Joseph Balderas continues. As of 11 a.m. Thursday morning, over $22,000 had been raised on the […]

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    Ketchikan dock repairs complete after cruise ship crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 8:12

    Repairs to a Ketchikan dock that was damaged in early June by a cruise ship have been completed ahead of schedule. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Anchorage-based Turnagain Marine Construction was awarded the $928,000 contract for repairs at Berth 3, which was left unusable after the June 3 accident. Work was completed Tuesday and […]

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    Air, ground search continues for hiker missing Nome Hiker

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 8:05

    Updated at 8:05 a.m. on Thursday, June 30 A search will continue Thursday for a man missing out of Nome. Ground and air teams are looking for 36-year-old Joseph Balderas, who on Monday failed to show up for his job as a law clerk in the Nome court. Balderas’ vehicle was found along the Nome-Council […]

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    AGDC president on AKLNG project: ‘Project is not moving forward’

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 29, 21:53

    The state of Alaska may soon be making some serious changes to the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas pipeline plan, known as AKLNG. On Wednesday, Keith Meyer, the new head of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), gave an update to a House and Senate resources panel on the latest progress. Meyer told lawmakers the […]

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    Juneau grocery sales-tax exemption option shot down

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 7:26

    Juneau assembly members have rejected a proposal that would have allowed voters to decide whether to remove a 5 percent sales tax on groceries. The Juneau Empire reports the Juneau Assembly on Monday rejected an ordinance that would have put the matter on the ballot this fall. If the ordinance had passed, voters would have decided […]

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    Bear numbers in Kodiak improve after decline

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 7:18

    A recently completed study shows that southwest Kodiak’s bear population is on the rise after seeing a significant drop in 2010. KMXT-FM reports the bears were studied through a partnership between the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and the University of Montana. Will Deacy and his colleagues studied several streams in southwest Kodiak over a four-year period […]

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    M/V Susitna ready for sale to the Philippine Red Cross

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 21:23

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough got good news Tuesday about its ferry, which never transported any passengers and is in the process of being sold. Crews in Seattle have been working to repair the M/V Susitna‘s four water damaged engines. On June 23, the boat passed sea trials with representatives from the Philippine Red Cross and Mat-Su […]

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    Governor appoints Jahna Lindemuth as Alaska attorney general

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 16:30

    Gov. Bill Walker named Jahna Lindemuth as Alaska’s next attorney general Tuesday. She will take over for Craig Richards, who resigned June 23. “I am pleased to welcome Jahna Lindemuth as a member of my cabinet and the new leader of the Alaska Department of Law,” Walker said in a statement. “Jahna was one of […]

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    Alaska to receive $2.5 million from emissions-cheating settlement against Volkswagen

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 28, 15:30

    More than 1,200 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles with emission test-cheating technology have been sold in the state of Alaska, prompting the state’s Department of Law to join more than 30 other states in a settlement against the company. The settlement requires Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million to the participating states for the marketing and […]

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    Search underway for missing Nome hiker

    by Associated Press on Jun 28, 11:35

    A ground and aerial search is underway for a missing 36-year-old Nome man. Alaska State Troopers say they were notified Monday morning after Joseph Balderas failed to show up for work. State officials say Balderas works as a law clerk for the Alaska court system in Nome. Troopers say Balderas’ vehicle was found around the […]

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    Native corporation seeks to invest more in southeast Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jun 28, 6:33

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A southeast Alaska Native corporation has announced it will hold its next annual shareholder meeting in a remote village on Prince of Wales Island as it looks to invest further throughout the region. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/28ZOwtM ) that Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott says having the 2017 meeting in […]

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    Humpback whale documented for more than 40 years found dead in Southeast Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:02

    A humpback whale nicknamed “Festus” by researchers was found dead in Glacier Bay National Park near Point Carolus Sunday. Festus’ life had been recorded by researchers since he was first spotted in 1972, making him the longest-sighted humpback whale in Southeast Alaska, according to park officials. The operator of the M/V Yakobi spotted Festus and […]

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    Police release name of Florida man killed in Hoonah crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 8:57

    Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a Florida man killed last week in a traffic crash on a southeast Alaska island. Troopers say 23-year-old Jeffery Turner of Tampa Bay died in the crash in Hoonah. A Juneau man, 24-year-old Dylan Wiard, was injured in the crash. Hoonah police just before 5:30 a.m. Friday […]

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    Veteran advocate takes last ride, laid to rest at Fort Richardson National Cemetery

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 24, 20:12

    An iconic figure in Alaska’s military and motorcycle communities was remembered for his life of service. Fred “Bulldog” Becker IV dedicated much of his life to advocating for veterans on behalf of the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association and other groups. Becker passed away on June 11. He was 73 years old. Friends and family say […]

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    Company applies to be Juneau’s first pot-testing laboratory

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 18:28

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Juneau company has applied to be the first marijuana testing business in Alaska’s capital. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/28WfumQ) reports Southeast Alaska Laboratories LLC has applied for a city conditional use permit and a state marijuana establishment license. Glacier Analytics, another potential testing lab, plans to turn in permitting paperwork next […]

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    One killed in Hoonah vehicle crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 16:49

    Alaska State Troopers say they’re investigating a deadly vehicle crash in Hoonah that killed one Friday morning. The overturned vehicle was found on Long Island Road, troopers wrote in an online dispatch. Another adult involved in the incident was taken to Juneau for medical treatment, the agency said. The names of the injured and the deceased are […]

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    Norway-flagged tanker runs aground on Alaska’s Nunivak Island

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 15:38

    A nearly 600-foot chemical tanker ran aground on an Alaska island in the Bering Sea. The Coast Guard says there were no signs of pollution or injury to the 24-member crew after it hit Nunivak Island on Friday morning. The ship is carrying 14.2 million gallons of various fuel products. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly […]

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    Gov. Walker picks Natural Resources commissioner

    by Associated Press on Jun 23, 16:51

    Gov. Bill Walker has picked an attorney with oil and gas experience as his new commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Walker on Thursday announced the appointment of Andy Mack. He replaces Mark Myers, who retired in February. Marty Rutherford has been working as acting commissioner. She is retiring June 30 but was named […]

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    Bethel nonprofits ordered to pay sales taxes

    by Associated Press on Jun 23, 9:06

    The city of Bethel will soon begin requiring nonprofit organizations to pay sales taxes after a 15-year delay in enforcing the change. KYUK-AM reports that city officials sent a letter to Bethel businesses this month saying nonprofits are not exempt from sales taxes. Any business not paying taxes will be held liable starting Aug. 1. The […]