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City of Bethel will provide free water deliveries to the Winter House through March

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Criminal justice commissioner resigns

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Alaska's Bogoslof Volcano erupts, sends up ash cloud

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Troopers kill Big Lake man allegedly threatening to kill small child

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Taxi driver kicks out fare who has Medicaid voucher

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  • Alaska News

    City of Bethel will provide free water deliveries to the Winter House through March

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Feb 19, 12:07

    The Bethel City Council agreed Tuesday to provide free water deliveries to Bethel Winter House, Bethel’s homeless shelter, for the remainder of their season, according to a story published by KYUK Public Media. Bethel Winter House director Eva Malvich had made the request at the last council meeting, saying the shelter had run out of water several times and […]

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    Criminal justice commissioner resigns

    by Associated Press on Feb 18, 11:12

    A supporter of Alaska’s sweeping criminal justice legislation is no longer a member of a commission that has recommended changes to the law. The Juneau Empire reports Juneau Police Department Lt. Kris Sell declined to comment after she resigned from the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission. Commissioners provided input for a law that focused on punishments […]

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    Alaska’s Bogoslof Volcano erupts, sends up ash cloud

    by Associated Press on Feb 17, 11:47

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska volcano that’s been active since mid-December has erupted again. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted just before 10 a.m. and sent an ash cloud to 25,000 feet. Ash can harm and stop jet engines. Ash from southwest Alaska volcanos is a threat airliners […]

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    Troopers kill Big Lake man allegedly threatening to kill small child

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 17, 7:52

    Last updated at 6:58 a.m. on Feb. 20 Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of the agency’s Special Emergency Reaction Team officer who fired the fatal shot as Lt. James Helgoe. He has worked for the Alaska Department of Public Safety for 17 years. Original story posted at 8:32 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 Alaska State Troopers […]

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    Taxi driver kicks out fare who has Medicaid voucher

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 15, 19:51

    He said he was kicked out of a cab because he didn’t have cash, but what Cory Martin did have should have gotten him a free ride. Martin lives in the tiny town of Chistochina on the Tok Cutoff Highway. He broke his back a little more than a year ago. “A Ford Explorer fell […]

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    New volcano monitoring bill aims to keep communities safe

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 14, 19:43

    There are nearly 170 active volcanoes in the United States, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and 52 of those are in Alaska. That’s one reason Sen. Lisa Murkowski is among the sponsors of a bill that would allow scientists to keep a closer eye on them. Just last month, geophysicists with the Alaska Volcano Observatory […]

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    Juneau assembly cracks down on homeless sleeping downtown

    by Associated Press on Feb 14, 18:32

    The Juneau Assembly is cracking down on homeless people sleeping near downtown businesses. The city and borough assembly voted 5-4 Monday to pass an ordinance that will let police cite anyone caught sleeping on private property downtown between midnight and 7 a.m. KTOO radio reports the ordinance will take effect in April. The move followed […]

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    Surviving family says supposed suicide victim in Bethel was murdered during drug dispute

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Feb 14, 16:15

    On the night of Jan. 31 of this year, a Bethel man named Michael “Big Mike” Chris was found dead outside his home. At the time, police called it an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound, but his family believes that this was not a suicide or an accident, according to a story published by KYUK Public Media. […]

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    Ex-crewman says cause of Alaska sinking may never be known

    by Associated Press on Feb 14, 14:40

    The brother of a crewman aboard a crab boat missing and presumed sunk in the Bering Sea says it’s likely no one will ever know what went wrong. Dylan Hatfield says a number of factors probably contributed to a capsizing Saturday morning of the 98-foot crab boat Destination with six crewmen on board. Hatfield spent […]

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    Search suspended for 2 missing boaters near Ketchikan

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 13, 17:07

    Last updated at 7:40 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended the search for two Metlakatla men who disappeared on a boating trip near Ketchikan over the weekend. USCG officials said multiple agencies searched about 800 miles over 42 hours for the missing men. Timothy Staples, 38, and Troy Smart, […]

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    ‘With heavy hearts,’ Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishing vessel with 6-man crew

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 11, 16:42

    Last updated at 10:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended the search for a missing fishing vessel and its six-man crew near St. George. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the six crewmembers during this extremely difficult time,” Rear Adm. Michael McAllister, Coast Guard […]

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    Search suspended for owner of personal locator beacon activated near Thompson Pass

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 11, 14:58

    Last updated at 5:55 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 Alaska State Troopers, the Valdez Fire Department and other groups spent much of Saturday trying to locate the point of origin for a personal locator beacon that was activated earlier that morning. On Saturday evening, the search was suspended due to lack of evidence that someone was in […]

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    Southeast Conference recommends making Alaska Marine Highway a public corporation

    by Liz Raines on Feb 09, 21:15

    In the last five years, the price of a ferry ticket in Southeast Alaska has gone up 30 percent, and schedules have become increasingly unpredictable. That’s why the economic development organization, Southeast Conference, is recommending the Alaska Marine Highway become a public corporation. Much like the Alaska Railroad, the Marine Highway would have a board […]

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    St. George without water after reservoir damage

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 08, 20:20

    The small Pribilof Island community of St. George is without water after ice damaged the village’s reservoir. Mayor Pat Pletnikoff said he believes an ice buildup during the last cold snap crushed on of the pipes leading to the 280,000-gallon tank. “When the water levels go down, the ice after it thaws a little bit […]

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    Southeast Alaska facility won’t can salmon this year

    by Associated Press on Feb 08, 8:50

    PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – A seafood processing company will stop canning salmon at its facility in the southeast Alaska city of Petersburg this year in response to a growing demand for frozen salmon. KFSK-FM reported Tuesday that Tom Sunderland with Ocean Beauty Seafoods says the company will make more money selling frozen salmon than canned […]

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    Alaska ranks worst in the nation for wastewater systems, report card shows

    by Liz Raines on Feb 07, 20:31

    Alaska got a report card on its infrastructure for the first time Tuesday. Overall, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave the state a C-minus. The state got a failing grade on one tough subject — water and wastewater systems. According to ASCE, Alaska ranks worst in the nation, so bad in some parts […]

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    Walker issues disaster declaration for St. Lawrence Island storms

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 07, 15:06

    ANCHORAGE — Help is on the way for the residents of Savoonga and Gambell after a series of strong winter storms hit St. Lawrence Island, causing extensive damage between Christmas and New Years Day. Gov. Bill Walker issued a state disaster declaration for the area last week, freeing up state funds for those affected communities. At […]

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    AVCP urges compliance with wood bison hunting ban

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Feb 06, 16:34

    The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) is urging compliance with the hunting ban on wood bison in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, according to a story originally published by KYUK Public Media. Two weeks ago, a cow known as wood bison 124 was illegally shot and killed near Quinhagak. The bison was one of 130 released […]

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    Barrow’s new Inupiat name to stay – for now

    by Rachel D'Oro / AP on Feb 06, 11:16

    Alaska voters in the nation’s northernmost town won’t get a chance at the polls after all to repeal the community’s new Inupiat Eskimo name. The City Council in the town formerly known as Barrow voted 5-1 against the proposal by Mayor Fannie Suvlu last week. Suvlu was voted into office in the same October 2016 […]

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    American Red Cross of Alaska practices emergency preparedness, requests more volunteers

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 04, 18:50

    The American Red Cross of Alaska works with people who are often going through one of the most difficult times in their life. The organization responds to roughly 400 disasters statewide each year, helping an estimated 500 to 600 Alaskans get back on their feet. The majority of disasters are house or apartment fires, but […]