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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).
4.5 quake rattles Southcentral Alaska
A 4.5 earthquake shook much of Southcentral Alaska on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Credit: Courtesy 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
Homer video store closes its doors
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — After decades of serving Homer independent movie selections, Barb's Video and DVD is closing its doors this month.Rentals have been declining over the last few years, and owner Janet Higley has decided to close the business. Barb's will close its doors on Oct. 31.The business ha
Proposed Alaska rules tighten water-contamination cleanup
The regulations up for comment add three additional chemicals to the list of substances that require cleanup when concentrations in groundwater reach a concentration of 70 parts per trillion, which represents about 31/2 drops of liquid in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The three new chemicals are p
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.
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
Letter: Galvin would serve Alaska well
As a Kotzebue resident and voter, I am casting my vote for Alyse Galvin for U.S. Congress. Alyse's credentials as a dedicated public servant and involved parent have been well-documented.Her tireless campaign efforts are greatly appreciated, as are the goals she has articulated for the great state o
Hospital adds physician at Homer Medical Center
South Peninsula Hospital announces Christina Tuomi, D.O. (doctor of osteopathic medicine), board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, as a new member of the Active Medical Staff at SPH. Dr. Tuomi is now seeing patients at Homer Medical Center and in the emergency department.
Ostrom pleased with Homer's efforts at state
"I am really proud of both teams," said Ostrom. "We knew we had to get the best effort from each runner, both boys and girls, to give the team the best chance. Both teams had their best races of the year, multiple PRs, and big improvements compared to when we raced there early in the season,"
For three generations, inn has been home
What started out as a homestead cabin converted into a small cafe with adjacent apartments owned and operated by the April family and then sold to Julie Egbert, eventually grew into the business it is today a restaurant and lounge with an adjoining hotel and a grocery story, liquor store, motel, lau
It's official: Castner wins mayoral election
Castner defeated opponent David Lewis by less than 100 votes in the election. Overall, Castner received 829 votes - or 53 percent of the ballots cast. Lewis, a former city council member, received 731 votes.
Alaska court: Borough prayer policy violates constitution
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Documentaries receive awards at annual film fest
The movies were chosen from the winners of audience and jury awards at seven premier documentary festivals in North America. From this pool, and the additional recommendations of program directors at those festivals, the 40 candidate films are reviewed and the nine best were chosen.
Troopers find dead woman and uncooperative male inside an RV near Ninilchik
Credit Image courtesy of Alaska State TroopersAlaska State Troopers say a man was found in an RV with a dead Anchorage woman near Ninilchik Saturday. Troopers found 58-year-old Kathy Vancleve of Anchorage dead inside of her RV after troopers unsuccessfully attempted to verbally contact an unknown ma
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
The Midterms: Alaska and West Virginia
The big interest here is the gubernatorial race and the future of Alaska’s GOP representation in the Senate. The current Governor is Bill Walker, an independent. In 2014, the incumbent Republican Governor, Steve Parnell, ran for reelection. He was opposed by Byron Mallot on the Democratic side as
Farming works in Alaska, just not the way the government planned it
Saskia Esslinger realized she had miscalculated when spring came and she still had 25 pounds of kale preserved from the previous fall. It turned out living for a year only on Alaska food was much easier than she had expected."We worked ourselves up into a frenzy in harvest season, trying to put so m
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,
Alaska borough spends $2M on cyberattack recovery efforts
PALMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska borough has spent more than $2 million in recovery efforts after a cyberattack paralyzed its computer systems for weeks, officials said.