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Adopt-a-Sailor: Juneau encourages locals to host crew members arriving on Navy ship

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Southeast Alaska hatchery to reopen with new owner

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Bethel DMV office to close indefinitely starting May 1

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Kokhanok man dies in three-wheeler crash on Iliamna Lake

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Aurora watchers spot something new in night sky

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  • Alaska News

    Adopt-a-Sailor: Juneau encourages locals to host crew members arriving on Navy ship

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 12:12

    The U.S. Navy’s USS O’Kane and its 330 crew members will be arriving in Alaska’s capital May 13 and will stick around until May 18. On Thursday, the city and borough encouraged some of its 32,739 residents to host a visiting sailor. The O’Kane’s homeport is in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is described as a 505-foot Arleigh Burke-class […]

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    Southeast Alaska hatchery to reopen with new owner

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 6:58

    PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – A hatchery in a small southeast Alaska community that closed down under a mountain of debt in 2014 has been purchased by a nonprofit organization that plans to produce chum and Chinook salmon at the site. KFSK-FM reported he state foreclosed on the Gunnuk Creek hatchery’s $22 million debt and put […]

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    Bethel DMV office to close indefinitely starting May 1

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Apr 25, 12:06

    If you need a new driver’s license, get it before the end of the week. Starting May 1, the Bethel DMV Office will be closing indefinitely until a new employee is hired, according to a report by KYUK. Current DMV employee Rebecca Phillip is leaving the office at the end of the month to take […]

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    Kokhanok man dies in three-wheeler crash on Iliamna Lake

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 7:52

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A 53-year-old Kokhanok died after his all-terrain vehicle crashed on Iliamna Lake. Alaska State Troopers say Gregory Wassillie died. Troopers on Sunday morning took a call from a local flight service that a man was spotted lying on the lake ice. Two Alaska Wildlife Troopers from King Salmon flew to the […]

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    Aurora watchers spot something new in night sky

    by CBS News on Apr 24, 21:00

    Citizen scientists looking at the northern lights appear to have stumbled upon a new natural phenomenon. Members of the Facebook group Alberta Aurora Chasers posted photos of a mysterious purple streak cutting through the night’s sky. In their early posts, the group’s members referred to the streak of purple light as a “proton arc” — […]

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    Alaskans might need passport for flights, military base access

    by Liz Raines on Apr 24, 19:38

    If state lawmakers don’t pass new legislation soon, Alaskans may not be able to use their  State of Alaska driver’s license to fly or access military bases.  That’s because of the Real ID Act passed by Congress in 2005, designed to create minimum security standards for all state ID cards nationwide. Now, 12 years later, the […]

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    Salvage operations planned for tug that sank near Sitka

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 15:39

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Divers are expected Tuesday to begin salvage of an 81-foot tug that sank last week near Sitka. The Powhatan, owned by Samson Tug and Barge, sank Wednesday night while docked at Staffigavan Bay about 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Sitka. The tug after it sank shifted downslope 1,083 feet (330 […]

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    Fairbanks recycling center project $150,000 over budget

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 5:57

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The Fairbanks North Star Borough is seeking out additional funding to start up a recycling program, as the project is facing a $150,000 cost overrun. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the borough is looking to open a community recycling center at a warehouse in Fairbanks by July 1, when the Fairbanks […]

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    AK dentist did dental procedure while on hoverboard, prosecutors say

    by Associated Press on Apr 23, 12:50

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Prosecutors say an Alaska dentist charged with Medicaid fraud pulled a sedated patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard. Seth Lookhart was charged with 17 counts of Medicaid fraud after prosecutors say he billed Medicaid $1.8 million last year for IV sedation used in procedures that didn’t call for it. Prosecutors say in […]

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    Kenai River bank at popular fishing spot to get restored

    by Associated Press on Apr 23, 12:36

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) – A heavily trafficked stretch of the Kenai River’s southern bank is getting repaired in time for the sockeye salmon season thanks to a $37,500 grant from the federal government. The Peninsula Clarion reports the crumbling riverbank behind the Donald E. Gilman River Center in Soldotna has been depositing silt into the […]

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    Small earthquake hits near Talkeetna

    by Associated Press on Apr 23, 10:49

    TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) – A minor earthquake has hit central Alaska, near the town of Talkeetna. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the magnitude-2.9 earthquake hit 14 miles southeast of Talkeetna, which has a population of about 900, at 12:13 a.m. Saturday. The earthquake had a depth of 28 miles (44 kilometers.) There are no […]

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    March for Science draws large crowd in downtown Anchorage

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 22, 17:33

    About 1,500 Alaskans gathered in downtown Anchorage Saturday morning to stand in solidarity with science. The March for Science is part of a national movement to increase the visibility of the scientific community and voice concerns about President Donald Trump’s policies regarding issues like climate change and healthcare. Bryan Box, a lead organizer for the Anchorage […]

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    Ketchikan seafood processors to see water rate hikes

    by Associated Press on Apr 22, 13:14

    Officials in Ketchikan have approved an ordinance that more than doubles water rates for the southeast Alaska city’s seafood processors over the next three years. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the City Council approved the ordinance Thursday. Water rates will increase by 35 percent each year over the next three years for Ketchikan’s three fish processors […]

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    Hillside residents make preparations as wildfire season begins in Southcentral Alaska

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 22, 12:22

    Wildfire season has begun in Southcentral Alaska. People who live on the south end of Anchorage’s Hillside neighborhood got a scare Thursday night when police shut down the Seward Highway so firefighters could work on a fire near mile 105. It took 10 firefighters to get the two-acre fire under control. Michelle Corburn, who lives […]

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    Gambell teenager leads successful whale hunt, brings home 57-foot bowhead

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Apr 21, 19:59

    Families and community members on St. Lawrence Island will be eating bowhead whale this week after a local hunter caught Gambell’s second whale of the season Monday night, according to a report from KNOM Mission Radio. Chris Apassingok, a 16-year-old who would normally be spending his days in high school, was the “striker,” or hunter […]

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    Tug sinks in southeast Alaska; responders look for spill

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 17:15

    Emergency responders have placed containment and absorbent booms near a tugboat that sank in southeast Alaska. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says the Powhatan, owned by Samson Tug and Barge, sank Wednesday night while docked at Staffigavan Bay about 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Sitka. The tug after it sank shifted downslope 1,083 […]

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    Cause of 2015 whale die-off in Gulf of Alaska still unknown

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 8:13

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – The cause of a Gulf of Alaska whale die-off in 2015 is still unknown, but researchers believe changes in oceanographic conditions could have played a part. The Daily Kodiak reported (http://bit.ly/2plzTZG ) Thursday that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say warmer gulf waters could be the cause. From 2000 to […]

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    New airline route to connect Alaska, British Columbia

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 8:06

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Flights between Ketchikan and Prince Rupert, British Columbia will soon be available for the first time since the 1990s. The Ketchikan Daily News reported Thursday that the flights will begin May 1. Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting Inc. will fly three scheduled round-trip flights per week. Flights will leave from the […]

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    Reliving gold’s glory at the Treadwell Mine, 100 years later

    by Liz Raines on Apr 20, 21:05

    People in Juneau are getting ready to celebrate a big anniversary. Friday marks 100 years since the collapse of the Treadwell Gold Mine complex on Douglas Island, connected today to downtown Juneau by a bridge. Treadwell launched Alaska into the national spotlight in 1882, but its prosperity was cut short suddenly on April 21, 1917. […]

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    Alaska to get $2M to help fight opioid abuse

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 14:59

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska is set to receive a $2 million federal grant to help fight addiction to heroin and other opioids. The funding is part of a larger disbursement of grants for prevention and treatment efforts across the country. Gov. Bill Walker says the funding will be critical to ongoing state efforts to […]