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Juneau camping ban heads toward hearing, possible vote

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What's at stake for Alaska if Trump repeals ACA Medicaid expansion?

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Audit of $90M state crime lab highlights empty promises, need for improvement

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Aleutians volcano sends up ash cloud Friday; aircraft warned

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17-year-old boy killed when ATV flips on Iliamna Lake

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  • Alaska News

    Juneau camping ban heads toward hearing, possible vote

    by Associated Press on Jan 21, 11:15

    People camping in downtown Juneau are the target of a proposal that’s up for discussion on Monday. KTOO-FM reports Assembly members may vote after Monday’s public hearing. The Juneau Police Department said the proposal allows officers to arrest campers for disorderly conduct if they refuse to move. Tickets could also be issued. Juneau Police Officer Alexander […]

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    What’s at stake for Alaska if Trump repeals ACA Medicaid expansion?

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 20, 19:50

    One of President Donald Trump’s first actions in office was an executive order regarding health care reform, the first step in seeking to promptly repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The order “allows the Health and Human Services Department and other federal agencies to delay implementing any piece of the law that might impose a ‘fiscal […]

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    Audit of $90M state crime lab highlights empty promises, need for improvement

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 20, 16:20

    Empty promises and revelations about evidence procedures — a newly released audit of the $90 million crime lab the state built in 2012 isn’t a shining report card. The 86-page audit references public testimony from Department of Public Safety management in 2010. “[At the new crime lab] there would be an immediate increase in efficiency of twenty […]

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    Aleutians volcano sends up ash cloud Friday; aircraft warned

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 16:10

    An Alaska volcano that has been erupting periodically since mid-December has sent up another ash cloud. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian lslands erupted at 1:17 p.m. Friday. Pilots report an ash cloud reached 36,000 feet. Ash clouds higher than 20,000 feet are a threat to intercontinental jet aircraft because ash […]

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    17-year-old boy killed when ATV flips on Iliamna Lake

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 15:11

    A 17-year-old boy riding double on an all-terrain vehicle died in a crash on Iliamna Lake 12 miles north of the village of Kokhanok. The boy’s name has not been released. Alaska State Troopers say the teen and another juvenile Thursday night were traveling at about 40 mph and didn’t see a snowbank on the […]

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    Strip club owner says he was unfairly targeted

    by Rachel D'Oro / AP on Jan 20, 13:10

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on sentencing of strip club owner in waste dumping case (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A sentencing hearing has been canceled for the second day in a row in the case of an Alaska man who was convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a […]

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    Feds declare salmon disaster for Gulf of Alaska fisheries

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 8:13

    The federal government has issued a disaster declaration for Alaska’s pink salmon fishery and several other salmon and crab fisheries along the West Coast. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday that Gov. Bill Walker requested the declaration after last year’s pink salmon harvests in Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Chignik and lower Cook Inlet came […]

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    Bethel homeless shelter dealing with drunk residents

    by Associated Press on Jan 19, 9:23

    Operators of a homeless shelter in Bethel say they’re struggling to deal with intoxicated residents. KYUK-AM reported Wednesday that Bethel Winter House Director Eva Malvich says she may be forced to shut down the facility if problems continue. Malvich described an incident that took place earlier this month in which staff had to call police. She […]

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    Bethel police: Napaskiak man dies from injuries sustained in snowmobile crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 18, 20:13

    A Napaskiak man died after a snowmobile crash on Friday morning, Bethel police report. The Bethel Police Department announced the death of 28-year-old James Joekay Jr. in a Facebook post about the crash. BPD and the local fire department responded to a report about the crash around 8:30 a.m., police wrote. They found Joekay with his snowmobile […]

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    Alaska volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud to 31,000 feet

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 18, 16:07

    An Alaska volcano active since mid-December has erupted again. Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian lslands erupted at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday and sent up an ash cloud that pilots reported was estimated at 31,000 feet. “Bogoslof volcano is in an active eruption sequence that began on December 16, though retrospective analysis suggests unrest may have started […]

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    Troopers: Fairbanks man overdue from snowmachine trip found dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 18, 15:36

    Search teams found a Fairbanks man’s body Tuesday after he didn’t return home from a snowmachine trip. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an online dispatch that 27-year-old Travis Loughridge was reported missing on Monday morning; the same day he was expected to return from his trip. Loughridge left Shungnak on Friday around noon […]

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    Kindness well-wishers encourage Alaska lawmakers on 1st day

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 16:38

    A small group of well-wishers gathered in front of the state Capitol during the noon hour to encourage Alaska lawmakers on the first day of the new legislative session. The event was part of the Juneau Police Department’s campaign to promote kindness throughout the community in 2017. Dee Ojard is part of the steering committee […]

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    Alaska’s population climbing despite net migration loss

    by Associated Press on Jan 17, 6:41

    Alaska’s population is climbing despite the fact that more people are moving away from the state than moving in. KTOO-FM reports that according to a Department of Labor report released Thursday, Alaska’s population has grown slightly due to births, though net migration remains down. Net migration – the number of people moving two Alaska minus […]

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    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 […]