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4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Anchorage, Alaska
An earthquake hit near Anchorage, Alaska, on the night of Oct. 14, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Alaska Native Female Police Officer Sues Police Department Where She is Employed
SITKA, Alaska— Mary Ferguson, 32, an Alaska Native police officer has filed a lawsuit against her employer, the Sitka Police Department, where she is the only female sworn officer on the police force. The lawsuit filed on Friday, October 12, 2018 alleges she was treated differently because of her ge
4.5 quake rattles Southcentral Alaska
A 4.5 earthquake shook much of Southcentral Alaska on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Credit: Courtesy USGS)
In Interior Alaska, reinvestment in coal power runs counter to national trend
But in the Interior of Alaska, that picture looks different. Last year, almost 40 percent of the Interior’s electrical generation came from coal, according to a 2018 report by the McDowell Group, and the area is home to the only coal power plant built in the United States since 2015. So why has coal
Proposed Alaska rules tighten water-contamination cleanup
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Proposed rules in Alaska would restrict the cleanup of water contamination.The Fairbanks Daily News-MinerreportsAlaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation looks to tighten the standards for per- and polyfluoralkyl chemical pollution in a set of regulation changes up f
Investigators release report on Alaska helicopter crash that killed 3
The 14-year-old survivor told an NTSB investigator that the pilot “reached down and rolled the throttle off” before the helicopter entered the freefall. The pilot increased throttle, but the helicopter hit shallow water near Lituya Bay, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of Gustavus. The passe
New Alaska ferry launches at Ketchikan Shipyard
The remainder of work on the Hubbard consists of interior outfitting and finishing. That includes installing light fixtures, sinks, toilets, interior walls and flooring, Vigor Dockmaster Greg Howe said.
Investigators close case in fatal Admiralty Island plane crash mystery
Admiralty Island, Alaska — Federal investigators closed their investigation into a decade-old fatal plane crash mystery on an Alaska island, concluding the pilot accidentally flew into a mountain.
Flood advisory issued through noon Monday
The weather report for Juneau on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 on a home weather station. (Photo courtesy Mikko Wilson)The National Weather Service issued aflood advisoryin effect until noon Monday due to heavy rainfall in the Juneau area.According to the weather service, between 1.5 and 3 inches of rain ha
NTSB releases report on helicopter crash that killed 3
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The surviving passenger of a deadly helicopter crash told federal investigators that the aircraft entered a freefall from about 500 feet (152 meters) in the air before smashing on a beach in Glacier Bay National Park last month.The Juneau Empire reports the National Transportat
Sitka grand jury indicts two on gun-related charges - KCAW
According to court documents, Davidson allegedly stopped a man riding his bicycle on Prince Street on September 30th. Approaching him from a nearby bus stop in the company of another witness, he told the man to get off his bike and brandished a gun.
Alaska GOP Weighs Reprimanding Murkowski For Opposing Kavanaugh
Drew Angerer/Getty Images North AmericaJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican party leaders plan to consider whether to reprimand U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for opposing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.The party has asked Murkowski to provide any information she might want its st
AMHS exploring options for crew quarters on Alaska Class Ferries
Crew quarters had originally been planned for the ACFs, according to Aurah Landau, public information officer for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. The concept was cut from the design as the process continued.
Exempt seniors may be asked to donate
Senior citizens who receive mandatory property tax exemptions may be presented the option to “pick, click, give” back to Haines this fiscal year, an idea proposed by assembly member Tom Morphet.
Sitka's senior citizens asked to show ID for tax exemption - KCAW
The Assembly voted to remove the tax exemptionat that meeting. Citizens voted to reinstate itat the municipal election two weeks ago. The low-income rebate program, which would have begun seeking applicants in 2019, was eliminated.
The Justin Schneider case exposed problems in Alaska’s justice system. Judge Michael Corey shouldn’t be the scapegoat.
When Justin Schneiderreceived a plea dealthat allowed him to avoid jail time in a sexually motivated assault case that shocked Alaskans, many were justifiably outraged. The punishment didn't fit the crime, and the leniency of the sentence was difficult to square with any notion of justice. Unfortuna
Proposed Alaska rules tighten standards for water-contamination cleanup
PFAS chemicals are found in many products, including nonstick pots, waterproof fabrics and high-end ski wax. In Alaska, the cause of most water pollution is an old fire suppressant known as aqueous film-forming foam. The substance is considered “emerging contaminants,” because they’ve been found to
What A Trip: Alaska
Back in July, my family and I had been hiking for hours in the Tongass National Rainforest in Juneau when we happened upon a tranquil pond, reflecting the trees above like glass. We were on our way to see the Mendenhall Glacier, but this quiet scene captivated me. Scenery such as this reveals nature
Oil tops $80, boosting industry jobs – and hopes for the broader Alaska economy
Oil prices have hit four-year highs, lifting activity at some Alaska companies linked to the petroleum industry and boosting hopes for a broader economic turnaround, though economists say job losses statewide could continue for months.Outfitter chain Big Ray's says it's selling more insulated clothi
11 Spooky Places You'll Want To Visit In Alaska This Fall
With the fall chill in the air, things are starting to get spooky. Alaska is darkest in the fall just before the snow falls and this long, late fall season has been spookier than ever. Check out these spooky places that will get you in the Halloween spirit. There are historic places all over Alaska,