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Small explosion detected at volcano in Aleutian Islands

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Kenai Assembly defeats proposal to drop invocation policy

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Alaskans march against domestic violence and sexual assault

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Longtime leader of Sealaska board to step down

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Troopers: Man's body recovered from fire-destroyed Seward home

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  • Alaska News

    Small explosion detected at volcano in Aleutian Islands

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 13:08

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Another volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is showing signs of unrest. Bogoslof Volcano has been erupting periodically since mid-December. On Friday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory detected a small explosion at Cleveland Volcano. Geologists say the event at 8:15 a.m. did not last long and was similar to or smaller than other […]

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    Kenai Assembly defeats proposal to drop invocation policy

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 7:57

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Though legal challenges still remain, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has defeated a proposal to drop its controversial invocation policy. The Peninsula Clarion reported Wednesday that the assembly voted down an ordinance that would have repealed the section of code allowing for an invocation before meetings. Policy currently allows invocations from members […]

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    Alaskans march against domestic violence and sexual assault

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 23, 19:54

    Communities across Alaska are taking steps forward, marching in solidarity against what they call an epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault. On Thursday, the Zonta Club of Anchorage organized a march from the Delaney Park Strip to Town Square Park. Roughly 100 people attended. Demonstrations such as this are at the center of the state’s […]

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    Longtime leader of Sealaska board to step down

    by Associated Press on Mar 22, 18:59

    Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation Sealaska is losing one of its longest-serving leaders. KTOO-FM reported Wednesday that Rosita Worl will step down in June after 30 years on the Juneau-based corporation’s board of directors. Worl says she has thought about leaving her post for some time and is looking forward to completing various academic projects. […]

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    Troopers: Man’s body recovered from fire-destroyed Seward home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 20:56

    A man’s body was found after an early morning fire in Seward on Tuesday, according to Alaska State Troopers. The fire was reported just after 4 a.m. at 12232 Merlin Dr., troopers wrote in an online dispatch. Crews from the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the Seward Fire Department responded. Someone reported the home was […]

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    Japanese company withdraws plans for $1 billion LNG plant at Port MacKenzie

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 21, 20:36

    After four years of working with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Japanese-based firm Resources Energy Inc (REI), is withdrawing its plans to build a nearly $1 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Port MacKenzie. Borough manager John Moosey delivered the bad news to the port commission on Monday. “It’s something that we worked real hard hoping […]

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    Alaska city passes moratorium on gravesite reservations

    by Associated Press on Mar 21, 19:44

    The city of Kenai in south-central Alaska is holding off on allowing residents to reserve gravesites in the city’s 10-acre cemetery. The Peninsula Clarion reports the City Council approved a moratorium on gravesite reservations last week. Reservations for living immediately family members of those buried in the cemetery will be the only ones allowed until […]

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    State report: Number of violent deaths on the rise

    by Eric Ruble on Mar 21, 19:10

    A new report published by the Alaska Division of Public Health shows a rise in the number of violent deaths between 2012 and 2015. During that four-year period, 998 Alaskans died violently. The leading cause of violent death was suicide, making up 71 percent of the deaths. Homicide was the second-largest cause at 19 percent. […]

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    Congress backs bill to lift Obama limits on Alaska hunting

    by KTVA / AP on Mar 21, 16:28

    Congress has approved a bill that would allow aerial hunting of grizzly bears and killing of bears and wolves near dens on federal lands in Alaska. The Senate gave a final legislative approval Tuesday to Jouse Joint Resolution 69, which repeals an Obama-era rule on hunting in Alaska. The Fish and Wildlife Service said last […]

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    Bill signed allowing for opioid overdose drug distribution

    by Associated Press on Mar 21, 13:47

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law legislation allowing state health officials to extend a program for broader distribution of a drug used to prevent opioid overdose. Last month, in declaring rampant opioid abuse a public health disaster, Walker proposed spending about $4.1 million in federal grants through August 2021 for […]

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    Iditarod demand for king crab keeps Nome fishermen busy

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 20, 19:34

    On a brisk and breezy afternoon, the stillness of the Bering Sea ice was broken up by the sounds of commercial crabbers, hard at work removing icy buildup from their crab pot openings. “We’re about four miles west of the Cape Nome. We’re currently set about 30 feet,” Greg Mendez explained. It’s part-time job for […]

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    Pebble, EPA seek more time to try to resolve lawsuit

    by Associated Press on Mar 20, 18:08

    Additional time has been requested to try to resolve a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the group pursuing a gold-and-copper mine in southwest Alaska. Attorneys for the Pebble Limited Partnership and EPA on Monday asked that the lawsuit remain on hold until May 4. Monday was the deadline for a status […]

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    Loose snake disrupts commuter flight from Aniak to Anchorage

    by Jason Sear on Mar 20, 14:23

    For those with a fear of snakes, Alaska is something of an oasis. The common garter snake can be found in some parts of the state, but otherwise we’re snake-free. So it’s easy to understand why a loose snake discovered on Ravn Alaska flight 7133 Sunday would have caused a commotion. Photos provided by KTVA viewer […]

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    Kodiak farmer finds invasive seeds in popular brand of chicken feed

    by Associated Press on Mar 17, 10:39

    A Kodiak farmer has discovered seeds from an invasive plant species prohibited in Alaska in a popular brand of poultry feed. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that Bells Flats Poultry LLC owner Chris Ford discovered Cirsium arvense – also known as creeping or Canada thistle – seeds in Scratch and Peck brand feed. The Alaska […]

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    Pick.Click.Give. seeing fewer, but larger donations this year

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 15, 20:41

    While fewer people are giving to nonprofits and charities through Pick.Click.Give., manager Sofia Fouquet explains that those who are have given larger amounts this year. “We actually hit $2 million over the weekend, so that was a great thing to celebrate,” she said, and acknowledged that last year, the organization received $3.1 million. “While we’re […]

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    Alaska Airlines co-workers recover after kidney transplant

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 14, 19:43

    An Alaska Airlines pilot who donated her kidney to a co-worker was resting peacefully Tuesday in a Seattle hospital a day after successful transplant surgery. Jodi Harskamp is the pilot who volunteered to give a kidney to Jenny Stansel, an Alaska Airlines flight attendant who has end-stage kidney disease. In a telephone interview from Swedish Medical […]

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    Sitka teens who rescued Anchorage residents from fire get national honor

    by KTVA / AP on Mar 14, 10:57

    A national group has honored a group of Sitka High School basketball players who last year helped pull residents from a burning building in Anchorage. The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Monday that the boys basketball team will receive the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” for the western region. The […]

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    Just a drill: Tsunami warning systems to undergo testing in late March

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 13, 15:10

    Tsunami Preparedness Week kicks off on March 26, and includes a test of the Alaska tsunami warning communications system on on March 29, according to state officials. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association will conduct a joint […]

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    Alaska ferry for sale, state seeks at least $1.5 million

    by Associated Press on Mar 13, 13:53

    The state of Alaska is offering for sale a ferry that it says it no longer can afford to maintain and operate. The state transportation department, in a release, says the minimum bid price for the Taku will be $1.5 million. Sealed bids are due by May 9. The department says it’s selling the Taku […]

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    Snowmachine strikes dog sled during race in Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Mar 13, 12:58

    A man who seemed headed for the winning spot in a Fairbanks sled dog race ended up in second place after his sled was struck by a snowmachine during the final stretch. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2mk53un) the incident happened Sunday during the Annamaet Limited North American Championships. Kourosh Partow of Chugiak had been […]