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Hansen victim one step closer to being identified

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Alaska March unemployment rate stands at 6.5 percent

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Legislature unanimously passes bill granting volunteer firefighters liability protections

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Tanana teen meets with President Obama to discuss rural poverty, domestic violence

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Grass fire spread quickly Wednesday off Dillingham's Wood River Road

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    Hansen victim one step closer to being identified

    by Shannon Kemp on Apr 17, 22:53

    The DNA  of an unidentified victim of deceased serial killer Robert Hansen is now available for comparison with potential family members. Hansen led authorities to the body of a young woman at Horseshoe Lake in Palmer on April 25, 1984. Known as Jane Doe #3, or “Horseshoe Harriet”, she was buried at Anchorage Memorial Cemetery until […]

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    Alaska March unemployment rate stands at 6.5 percent

    by Associated Press on Apr 17, 20:54

    Alaska labor officials say the state’s unemployment rate in March was 6.5 percent, a slight increase over February’s rate of 6.3 percent. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the latest seasonally adjusted rate compares with the national rate of 5.5 percent. Last year, Alaska’s seasonably adjusted rate for March was 6.9 percent. […]

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    Legislature unanimously passes bill granting volunteer firefighters liability protections

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 17, 18:25

    Both the Senate and House have unanimously passed a bill protecting volunteer and university firefighters from civil liability. Employees of municipal fire departments are already protected under state law, but Sen. John Coghill says Senate Bill 43 could help others. “Liability protections should not be exclusive to employees of fire departments operated by municipalities and […]

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    Tanana teen meets with President Obama to discuss rural poverty, domestic violence

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 17, 16:39

    A Tanana teenager was one of eight 4-H participants who met with President Barack Obama in the White House Monday. Geneva Wright, 18, said she was surprised when Obama himself opened the door to the Oval Office, according to a release from University of Alaska Fairbanks spokeswoman Debbie Carter. Each student was asked to make […]

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    Grass fire spread quickly Wednesday off Dillingham’s Wood River Road

    by Hannah Colton/KDLG on Apr 17, 14:46

    The Dillingham Volunteer Fired Department turned out Wednesday afternoon to battle a quickly spreading grass fire off Wood River Road. “When we got here, the building was burning. It had burnt in from the outside but had some burning in the roof area… it’s probably a 12 by 18 small building, small home. Pretty heavy […]

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    LGBT community petitions Governor, AG to change course

    by Shannon Kemp on Apr 16, 19:42

    More than 1,200 signatures have been collected for an online petition urging Gov. Bill Walker and Attorney General Craig Richards to stop actions preventing same-sex marriages in the state of Alaska. The Change.org petition “Stop Anti-Equal Marriage Appeal and Withdraw Alaska from Anti-Equal Marriage Amicus Brief” was created in response to “the state’s choice to […]

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    Traveler’s loaded pistol confiscated at Juneau airport

    by Associated Press on Apr 16, 14:35

    Police say a 64-year-old man’s loaded pistol was confiscated after it was found in his carry-on bag at Juneau International Airport. Juneau police and airport manager Patty deLaBruere said Thursday no evacuation was initiated in the incident Wednesday morning. Juneau police Sgt. Chris Gifford tells the Juneau Empire newspaper the man was not arrested because […]

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    Comment period extended for Arctic offshore drilling rules

    by Associated Press on Apr 16, 13:07

    The public will have 30 more days to comment on federal regulations for exploratory drilling in the Arctic. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced Thursday they’re extending the comment period. The regulations would apply only to the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off Alaska’s northwest and north […]

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    FBI looks into Bethel incident

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Apr 16, 12:33

    FBI staff were in Bethel recently on a fact finding mission related to an incident in which a former Bethel police officer arrested a man in a parking lot. An FBI spokesperson says they are looking at a possible civil rights violation. It’s not an official investigation in the terms used by the FBI, but the spokesperson […]

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    UA president’s retirement date extended as Board of Regents reviews candidates

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 16, 11:32

    University of Alaska President Pat Gamble won’t be retiring as soon as he originally planned. Gamble, who earlier said he planned to retire in June, will “extend his resignation date for a few months” so the Board of Regents can properly vet the candidates, according to a release from UA. Board of Regents Chair Jo […]

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    For some Anchorage residents, season of giving is tax season

    by Elizabeth Raines on Apr 16, 7:23

    For one Anchorage group, the season of giving is tax season. As last-minute tax filers lined the Credit Union One building in Mountain View and the University Center in Midtown Wednesday, they were greeted by members of AARP. The tax aid volunteers worked against the clock to help people get their paperwork in on time — asking […]

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    Search suspended for missing Alaska pilot; remains found near Perry Island

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 15, 21:27

    The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for missing pilot Dale Carlson after his remains were discovered near Perry Island. Authorities confirmed Carlson’s identity Wednesday afternoon. The 53-year-old from Wasilla, piloting a Cessna 180, went missing Tuesday afternoon after the Rescue Coordination Center in Anchorage received a Mayday call. Carlson reported he was having engine trouble and stated he […]

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    Kodiak Launch Complex gets new name

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 14, 19:44

    The Kodiak Launch Complex has a new moniker, one its owners say more accurately reflects the complex’s commitment to the entire Pacific region. Alaska Aerospace Corporation announced the new name for the complex Tuesday: Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA). “The Pacific Spaceport Complex provides launch services throughout the region, as well as from our […]

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    UPDATE: Search continues for pilot Dale Carlson in PWS area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 14, 16:12

    Last Updated: Wed., April 15, 2015 at 5:01 PM The U.S. Coast Guard is leading a search for a missing small plane and its pilot in the Prince William Sound area. At around 2 p.m., the Rescue Coordination Center in Anchorage received a Mayday call from the pilot of a Cessna 180, who authorities have […]

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    Kenai schools temporarily on lockdown following ‘threatening text message’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 14, 15:22

    Kenai Central High School was placed on full lockdown for roughly 40 minutes Tuesday after a student received a “threatening text message”, according to school officials. Other schools nearby were put on modified lockdown as well. The lockdown was initiated at 12:21 p.m. after a student alerted the school’s resource officer to the message, which […]

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    Federal agency objects to Kenai River road access proposal

    by Associated Press on Apr 14, 8:02

    Federal wildlife authorities are criticizing a city of Kenai proposal for a road aimed at upgrading access to the southern mouth of the Kenai River. The proposed 1,500-foot gravel road through a city-owned wetland is aimed at improving access for summer dipnet fishermen. Most fishermen use a road that requires them to drive along a […]

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    DOT&PF continues gradual reopening of Dalton Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 14, 7:14

    The state plans to continue reopening the Dalton Highway by permitting as many as 200 trucks to travel on the road starting Tuesday. Weather permitting, authorities expect to allow about 100-200 trucks daily through Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The corridor to oilfields on […]

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    Facing budget cuts, Aleutians East to close Cold Bay school

    by Annie Ropeik / KUCB on Apr 13, 13:07

    Sandy Lopez’s twin boys, Matt and Zenny, are sixth graders at the Cold Bay School. The pair grew up in town, and celebrated their twelfth birthdays at school on Friday. Cold Bay’s four students are all in the same age group. “It’s a real personal education,” Lopez says. “They’re very attached to each other — […]

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    Park Service plans debris burns April 13 to May 1 near Portage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 13, 12:23

    Heavy amounts of smoke may be visible along the Seward Highway and areas near Portage from mid- to late-April as part of a planned burn between Placer River and Placer Overflow, according to a statement from the Alaska National Park Service. Chugach National Forest Wildland Fire Management staff will be burning piles of woody debris […]

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    Jury deliberates in lawsuit over Hoonah officers’ deaths

    by Associated Press on Apr 13, 8:46

    A Juneau jury has begun deliberations in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city of Hoonah by the widow of a city police officer killed in 2010. Haley Tokuoka-Yearout claims that Officer Matthew Tokuoka and Sgt. Tony Wallace were shot and killed in 2010 by John Nick Marvin Jr. because Wallace was not adequately […]