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Hiland Lullaby Project: Music to connect inmates and their children

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Troopers say powerful painkiller found in Alaska heroin

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Alaska identifies first case of H5N2 bird flu

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Alaska State Fair begins, celebrates 80 years of festivities

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At Goose Creek Prison, a program for second chances

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  • Alaska News

    Hiland Lullaby Project: Music to connect inmates and their children

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 26, 22:04

    There’s something promising cooking at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center for women. The recipe is simple. You bring women together –- both inmates and local musicians –- to compose lullabies. The artists record the songs on a CD, along with a personal message from the inmates. The result? A way for inmates to connect with […]

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    Troopers say powerful painkiller found in Alaska heroin

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:01

    Alaska State Troopers say lab tests showed the presence of the powerful painkiller fentanyl in heroin seized from a village where four people recently overdosed on heroin, including one woman who died. Troopers say 19-year-old Jamie Roberts died in the village of Quinhagak died earlier this month and two others were flown to Bethel, where […]

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    Alaska identifies first case of H5N2 bird flu

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 11:55

    The bird flu strain that wiped out millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest last year has been found in Alaska for the first time. State health officials say a positive sample of a highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian flu came from a mallard duck. It was among wild bird samples collected during […]

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    Alaska State Fair begins, celebrates 80 years of festivities

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 25, 20:50

    It’s a day that many people look forward to all year. Thursday, the Alaska State Fair opened it’s doors for it’s annual run at the fairgrounds in Palmer. Marketing manager Dean Phipps said the fair is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary this year. Phipps said there is something new to look forward to every year, but […]

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    At Goose Creek Prison, a program for second chances

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 25, 20:17

    Terral Wright has been a professional barber for about six months. A customer favorite at AK Fadez in South Anchorage, he prides himself on his attention to detail. “I’m turning this into a career path,” said Wright. His arrival at AK Fadez came after a long journey through the justice system. He was sentenced to […]

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    Oil partners in Alaska LNG pull out of project

    by Liz Raines on Aug 25, 16:54

    The state’s three oil partners on the Alaska LNG (AKLNG) gas line have pulled out of the project. In a Thursday briefing with law makers, oil companies chose their words carefully. One by one, BP, Conoco Phillips and ExxonMobil each explained why the project would lose too much money moving forward into the next phase. […]

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    Bullet strikes Juneau school bus carrying 4, shatters window

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 10:08

    A Juneau school bus carrying two students and two adults was struck by a bullet Wednesday afternoon. The bullet shattered a bus window. No one was injured and the suspected shooter told police he didn’t know the gun was loaded. Besides the driver, the bus carried two students and an adult aide shortly before 4 […]

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    Kenai Peninsula Borough will continue invocations following appeal to Satan

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 6:33

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has decided to continue allowing religious groups to offer invocations at its meetings after an invocation from a member of the Satanic Temple prompted a call for change. Iris Fontana encouraged attendees of an Aug. 9 meeting to “embrace the Luciferian impulse to eat of the tree of knowledge.” She […]

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    State plans to take over gasline project, still unsure how to pay for it

    by Liz Raines on Aug 24, 20:22

    The state is moving forward with plans to take over the Alaska liquefied natural gas pipeline project (AKLNG), one of the most expensive of its kind in the world, after its three oil company partners — ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, and BP — expressed hesitancy to move under current market conditions. The project carries a price tag […]

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    Goodbye Juke: Unalakleet family bids farewell to their service dog

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 24, 16:04

    They say it takes a village to raise a child. One Unalakleet family needed more than that for their son. Donna and Jeff Erickson’s youngest son, Logan, is severely autistic. For the past six years his service dog, Juke, has been by his side, bringing comfort to Logan and peace of mind for his mom. […]

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    Cruise line CEO details Alaska bear mauling of 2 workers

    by Associated Press on Aug 24, 15:46

    The owner of a cruise ship line says a bear that mauled two company wilderness guides during a hiking excursion in southeast Alaska went on the attack so quickly it was over in a matter of seconds. UnCruise Adventures CEO Dan Blanchard tells the Juneau Empire the attack occurred after the hikers from the cruise […]

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    Alaska roadkill thieves target dead moose meant for needy

    by Associated Press on Aug 24, 12:53

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a charity program run by state troopers. Two moose killed recently by cars or trucks were set to be picked up by the trooper-sponsored program that alerts […]

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    Wasilla man dies in crash near Chickaloon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 21:21

    A Wasilla man died Monday afternoon after his vehicle collided with another vehicle on the Glenn Highway. Alaska State Troopers arrived at the scene of the crash at mile 94 near Chickaloon around 4 p.m. Matanuska-Susitna Borough EMS also responded, and pronounced one of the drivers involved, 31-year-old Joshua Campbell, dead at the scene, according […]

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    Advocacy groups concerned after lawmaker shows support for convicted child molester

    by Liz Raines on Aug 23, 20:45

    Child advocacy groups are responding to one lawmaker’s perceived support for a man convicted of sexually abusing his 11-year-old foster daughter. Juneau Rep. Cathy Muñoz has asked a Superior Court judge to reconsider sentencing in the case of Thomas Jack Jr, who Muñoz describes as a family friend. The state has requested a sentence of 49 […]

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    Troopers: Worker hurt after coworker’s shotgun discharges

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 12:08

    Alaska State Troopers say a 43-year-old state Department of Fish and Game worker sustained minor injuries after a coworker’s shotgun unexpectedly discharged while they were out in the field. Troopers say John “Chris” Ford of Petersburg was treated and released following the Aug. 17 incident in the Stikine River drainage in southeast Alaska. Troopers say […]

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    Alaska group works to let locals test shellfish for toxins

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 7:52

    An Alaska group is working to create an at-home tester for detective toxins in local seafood. The Kodaik Daily Mirror reports that Alaska SeaGrant officials are working on a tester for paralytic shellfish poisoning, an illness that can cause tingling in the lips, tongue, fingers and toes and eventual breathing problems. Officials say testing currently […]

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    Juneau Assembly passes LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 7:16

    The Juneau Assembly has passed an ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Juneau Empire reports that on Monday the assembly voted 8-1 to pass the city’s first anti-discrimination ordinance, which will protect residents from discrimination when seeking housing or employment. Federal and state law prohibit […]

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    On the Crystal Serenity, keeping alert for an icy voyage ahead

    by Lauren Frost / KNOM on Aug 22, 20:35

    Birger Vorland is the captain of the Crystal Serenity, and he doesn’t shake hands. When I met him onboard the ship on Sunday, we touched elbows. “Make sure everybody stays healthy,” said Vorland. “It’s a Crystal handshake.” I don’t blame him for taking precautions. The Crystal Serenity is carrying 980 passengers on a 32-day journey from Anchorage […]

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    Bench debate spurs talks to help homeless, inebriated people

    by Associated Press on Aug 20, 17:13

    Complaints about behavior at benches in Ketchikan have spurred a discussion about how the city can help homeless and inebriated residents. The Ketchikan Daily News reports Councilmember Bob Sivertsen recently directed city staff to create a task force to explore solutions. Ketchikan Gateway Borough officials discussed removing a street’s planter box benches in response to […]

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    BLM: Exploration can expand near Alaska eagle preserve

    by Associated Press on Aug 20, 11:03

    A federal agency has approved expanded exploration for a copper, zinc and gold deposit upstream of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve outside Haines. The Bureau of Land Management approved additional exploration work for Vancouver, British Columbia-based Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. The company is exploring a prospect about 35 miles northwest of Haines. The approval means […]