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Hilcorp only bidder in Cook Inlet lease sales

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DMV counting down to deadlines, government shutdown

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Alaska Supreme Court weighs PFD lawsuit

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Playground burned in alleged arson will rebuild

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Corps employee dies in workplace accident in North Pole

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    Hilcorp only bidder in Cook Inlet lease sales

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 21, 18:37

    An oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet on Wednesday had just one winning bidder: Hilcorp Alaska. The sale was the last to be held under the federal government’s five-year management plan for offshore oil and gas leases that started in 2012. Dr. James, Kendall, regional director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […]

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    DMV counting down to deadlines, government shutdown

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 21, 18:00

    If lawmakers in Juneau don’t pass a budget, the government will shut down in just nine days. The DMV is warning Alaskans to check their license and registration expiration dates before that happens. If the government shuts down, work at every DMV office and partner agency will stop, including processing licenses and registrations. To ensure […]

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    Alaska Supreme Court weighs PFD lawsuit

    by Liz Raines on Jun 20, 17:48

    The future of Permanent Fund dividends is now in the hands of five judges. On Tuesday, the Alaska Supreme Court heard from both sides in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Bill Walker’s partial veto of last year’s PFD checks. The historic case will set a precedent for decisions about the dividend program moving forward. Debate in […]

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    Playground burned in alleged arson will rebuild

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 20, 17:22

    Crews will be working for the next week to clean up a playground that burned to the ground in Juneau. The Twin Lakes playground caught fire in April. Two 13-year-olds were charged with arson in connection to that fire. While crews work, the public is allowed in the area but the restrooms and shelter at […]

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    Corps employee dies in workplace accident in North Pole

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 20, 15:51

    A United States Army Corps of Engineers employee died Monday in a construction accident in North Pole. USACE says the accident occurred on a construction site and involved a vehicle rollover. The victim, identified as Melvin C. McLaurin, of Chicago, was pronounced deceased at the scene around 4:20 Monday afternoon. McLaurin was on temporary assignment […]

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    Stranded 2-week-old walrus calf finds new home in Seward

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 20, 9:24

    There’s a new addition at the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward: a 2-week-old Pacific Walrus calf. It was found stranded near Nome Wednesday. The Sealife Center says the 120-pound newborn was hauled onto a gold mining barge. The barge returned to Nome, but the crew noticed the walrus was still on board the next day. The […]

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    Info wanted on family in connection with mass killings

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 19, 18:18

    Investigators in Ohio are asking Alaska residents who may have had contact with the Wagner family, who is now believed to be living on the Kenai Peninsula, to give them a call. George “Billy” Wagner, III, 46, Angela Wagner, 46, George Wagner IV, 25, and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 24, are the focus of an investigation […]

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    Accident shuts down Seward Highway

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 18, 15:13

    Crazy pic.twitter.com/0rE14pZbvU — Andy Morton (@Andy_Morton1) June 18, 2017 An accident on the Seward Highway caused lane closure and delays Sunday. According to a tweet from AK511 Anchorage, there was an accident at milepost 106. Motorists were warned to be prepared to stop as emergency vehicles responded. No details on the severity of the accident […]

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    Hiker dies descending Denali Pass

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 16, 12:18

    The National Park Service has named the climber who died while descending Denali Pass. According to a release from Denali National Park and Preserve, 28-year-old Sanjay Pandit of Kathmandu, Nepal was the mountaineer who died Friday morning. An NPS ranger patrol was called to Denali’s West Buttress route at 17,500 feet around 1 a.m. Friday. […]

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    Bear chasing dog shot, killed by homeowner

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 15, 15:35

    A brown bear shooting death in Sitka has been ruled as “justified defense of life and property,” according to Fish and Game. A man, who is also an Alaska State Trooper, heard his dog yipping after he let it out early Wednesday morning. That is when he saw an adult male brown bear chasing his […]

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    JPD ‘disables’ suspected explosive; turns out to be geocache

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 15, 14:43

    Whoops! Adventurers in Juneau have one less surprise to find after police “disabled” a geocache found in a wooded area. Juneau Police were called to a reported pipe bomb off a trail near Glacier Spur Road Wednesday afternoon. The device was described as a seven-inch “cylindrical tube wrapped in camouflage tape.” The bomb squad disabled […]

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    Gov. Walker signs bill to open door for Uber/Lyft in Alaska

    by Liz Raines on Jun 15, 14:12

    On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Bill Walker signed into law a bill to encourage ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska. House Bill 132 allows drivers to operate as independent contractors and exempts them from workers’ compensation, similar to taxi drivers. “We heard loud and clear the support, we also heard the concerns. […]

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    Sunken tugboat pulled out of Starrigavan Bay

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 14, 21:17

    A tugboat that sank near Sitka in April and was pulled out of Starrigavan Bay on Monday. According to a release from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the tug Powhatan sank at the Samsun Tug and Barge dock and was removed from a containment boom to mitigate oil leakage. It was placed on the […]

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    ACLU and DOC teams up to lower use of solitary confinement

    by KTVA 11 News on Jun 14, 20:34

    The ACLU of Alaska and the Alaska Department of Corrections is working together to reduce solitary confinement in state jails and prisons. Joining this effort are solitary confinement experts from New York University who are touring Anchorage Correctional Complex, Spring Creek Correctional Center and Goose Creek Correctional Center this week. “Our instances of segregation are […]

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    Ride-hailing companies to return to Alaska roads Thursday

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 14, 18:48

    You may soon see Uber and Lyft on roads across Alaska. Governor Bill Walker is expected to sign a bill on Thursday afternoon that opens the door for ride-hailing companies to operate within the state. Once signed, the new law will take effect immediately. Lyft representatives say they have drivers in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau […]

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    Fairbanks inmate dies in custody

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 14, 7:45

    The Alaska Department of Corrections said Wednesday that an inmate has died while in their custody. Inmate Arlo Olson, 40, was pronounced dead Tuesday night at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital after being found unresponsive in his cell by a correctional officer at Fairbanks Correctional Center. The DOC says Olson’s death appears to be suicide. Olson was […]

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    Bob Walp, late cofounder of GCI, honored at event

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 14, 7:13

    An Alaska telecommunications pioneer was remembered Tuesday. Bob Walp died this year at the age of 89. Walp cofounded GCI with Ron Duncan in 1979. At the time, there was only one long distance phone company in Alaska. Duncan, the company’s current CEO, told the gathering that Walp was a believer in competition. This ultimately […]

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    Katmai bans tripods for bear viewers

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 14, 7:10

    If you’re headed to Brooks Falls for bear viewing this summer, check to see if you can use a tripod. Katmai National Park announced it’s banning the use of all tripods and “rail-mounted” fixtures from June 15 to August 15. Park staff say the demand for viewing space led to the decision. During the peak […]

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    Coast Guard recovers bodies of missing boaters

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 13, 16:39

    The bodies of two overdue boaters were recovered Tuesday by search teams. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, Alaska State Troopers and local volunteers began searching for an overdue uncle and nephew near St. Michael. According to troopers, 55-year-old Peter and 35-year-old Justin Nanouk left Unalakleet Saturday morning in their 22-foot […]

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    Former governor Tony Knowles on state budget

    by KTVA 11 News on Jun 13, 11:26

    Tony Knowles, former governor of Alaska does not think state government will shut down. Knowles told KTVA Monday, he introduced a bill on an income tax and measure to use the permanent fund earnings when oil went to $9 a barrel, but, he said those measures weren’t needed because the price went up. “Probably, if […]