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Red Cross volunteers install free smoke detectors for MLK Day

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Alaska reaches criminal justice agreement with tribe

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Chalkyitsik, Fort Yukon tribes celebrate historic land-use plan

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ConocoPhillips announces oil discovery

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Alaska halfway house walkaway numbers show marked improvement

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  • Alaska News

    Red Cross volunteers install free smoke detectors for MLK Day

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 16, 19:09

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day not only honors the life and legacy of the legendary civil rights leader, it also offers opportunities to translate his words into action. On Monday, that sense of volunteerism and community was felt in the South Park Estates trailer park off Arctic Boulevard. A group of about a dozen people with […]

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    Alaska reaches criminal justice agreement with tribe

    by Associated Press on Jan 16, 8:16

    The state has given a tribal government in western Alaska authority to hand down sentences for low-level offenders in its jurisdiction. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Saturday that the agreement between the state and the Anvik Village Tribe has been described as a model for other tribes to take more active roles in their communities’ criminal […]

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    Chalkyitsik, Fort Yukon tribes celebrate historic land-use plan

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 15, 18:35

    As one tribal leader put it: The land is our culture and our culture is the land. That’s why two interior Alaska tribes in Chalkyitsik and Fort Yukon celebrated historic land-use agreements with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that were more than eight years in the making. The BLM land-use plan covers about 6.5 […]

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    ConocoPhillips announces oil discovery

    by Associated Press on Jan 14, 22:20

    ConocoPhillips has announced an oil discovery where production could start as early as 2023. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the site in the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve could yield as much as 100,000 barrels of oil per day. ConocoPhillips Alaska president Joe Marushack said the discovery could lead to thousands of construction jobs as well […]

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    Alaska halfway house walkaway numbers show marked improvement

    by Rhonda McBride on Jan 14, 12:27

    Halfway houses are one of the final steps to freedom for inmates, where they can leave during the day to go to work or look for jobs. But early last year, an alarming number of inmates simply chose to walk away and become fugitives. The Alaska Department of Corrections touted a statewide turnaround in those […]

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    Craig tribe gets Alaska’s first federal land trust

    by Associated Press on Jan 14, 10:28

    About an acre owned by the Craig Tribal Association will be the first Alaska Native land to go into trust with the federal government. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the decision Friday. A July court decision ended a long-standing practice barring Alaska Native land from going into trust. […]

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    Alaska sues federal agencies over hunting prohibitions

    by Associated Press on Jan 13, 19:04

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The state of Alaska is suing two federal agencies over game management on national refuges and preserves. The lawsuit filed Friday against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service challenges their prohibition of certain hunting methods and management techniques approved by the state. Among the “customary and […]

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    USDA Rural Development Alaska director warns of changing fiscal times

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 13, 16:55

    In the midst of celebrating projects that have enhanced the quality of life in rural Alaska, the state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD) made it clear that the way Alaskans secure funding for those projects has to change. On Thursday, the state USDA-RD office released an eight-year progress report, detailing $2.16 billion in […]

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    Alaska village to see return of centuries-old artifacts

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 13, 8:13

    Last updated at 12:09 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 The southwest Alaska village of Quinhagak is preparing to receive artifacts from an archaeological dig conducted in the area over the last several years. KYUK-AM reported Thursday that a team from Scotland’s University of Aberdeen has preserved artifacts that include wooden tools and weapons. They will […]

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    Police release identity of man found dead in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Jan 12, 14:54

    Police have released the identity of a man found dead in a wooded area of Juneau over the weekend. Juneau police say the man was identified as 23-year-old Brandon Shaun Estes of Juneau. They have preliminarily ruled out foul play. The man’s body had been discovered by a hiker on Saturday afternoon, and police initially […]

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    Man found dead following fire at Ketchikan high-rise

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 11, 16:48

    A man was found dead in a Ketchikan apartment building following a fire Tuesday evening, but officials are uncertain whether the fire is to blame for this death. In a statement Wednesday, Ketchikan Fire Chief Abner Hoage said the department responded to an automatic fire alarm in the Tongass Towers at 11:19 p.m. On the […]

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    Troopers release name of man burned in truck along Steese Highway

    by Associated Press on Jan 11, 15:06

    Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of a man found dead in a truck that burned in a ditch along the Steese Highway. Troopers shortly after 5 p.m. Dec. 7 took a report of a truck burning at Mile 155, about seven miles from the village of Circle. A body was in the truck. […]

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    Kenai Peninsula Borough invocation policy challenge moves to federal court

    by Associated Press on Jan 11, 13:49

    A lawsuit challenging a Kenai Peninsula Borough policy that restricts who can give invocations at assembly meetings is moving to federal court. The case originally was filed in state court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska. The organization is representing two Kenai Peninsula residents who say the assembly’s policy is discriminatory. To deliver […]

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    Man found dead in wooded area in Juneau; identity unknown

    by Associated Press on Jan 10, 22:34

    Authorities say a man has been found dead in a wooded area in Juneau, several hundred feet from a road. Juneau police say the man’s body was discovered by a hiker Saturday afternoon. Police say the body showed signs associated of being unattended in the woods. It wasn’t immediately clear how long the body had […]

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    How hair stylists could become allies in the fight against domestic violence

    by Liz Raines on Jan 10, 20:15

    Fifty percent of women in Alaska have experienced domestic or sexual violence in their lifetime, according to a report by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center. It’s a statistic the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) has been working since 1980 to eliminate. Drawing inspiration from the state of Illinois, it may […]

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    Alaskans gather at vigils to remember those lost to addiction

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 10, 16:47

    With candles held high, dozens in Wasilla gathered to remember loved ones lost in heroin-related deaths. Among the list of names John Green read aloud was his daughter’s, Kellsie Green. She died from complications while detoxing from heroin in the Anchorage Correctional Complex. The vigil marked the one-year anniversary of her death.  “The answers that […]

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    Update: Missing boy found hiding in bedroom of his home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 10, 15:02

    Last updated at 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 A 3-year-old boy reported missing from his home Tuesday afternoon has been located and is safe. Officers searched the are near the boy’s home on E. 20th Ave for about an hour after he was first reported missing at around 2 p.m. He was hiding in […]

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    Silver Alert cancelled for missing Wasilla woman

    by KTVA 11 News on Jan 10, 11:17

    Last updated at 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 The Silver Alert for a Wasilla woman was cancelled Tuesday afternoon when it was reported to authorities that she had been found and was safe. Wasilla police investigator Dan Bennett said 66-year-old Betty Prada was found in Anchorage and was being brought back to Wasilla as of […]

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    Witnesses pull unconscious Kodiak teen from burning car

    by Associated Press on Jan 10, 8:02

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – A Kodiak teenager was injured when his car crashed and burned on a road south of the city. Alaska State Troopers say 18-year-old Devan Monkiewicz was driving Sunday on Rezanof Drive when his car left the roadway and crashed in a ditch near Mile 9. The engine compartment burst into flames. […]

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    Alaska to test Amber Alert system Wednesday

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 09, 19:36

    Pay close attention to any Amber Alerts you might see on Wednesday — the state is testing its emergency system from 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to make sure everything goes smoothly should a real-life Amber Alert need to be sent out in the future. The state relies […]