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Proposed ordinance would require permits for charging electric vehicles at Juneau-owned stations

An electric vehicle charging station at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO) The Juneau Assembly may soon mandate electric vehicle owners to buy a permit in order to use its electric car charging stations. City-owned chargers in downtown Juneau and Douglas, the valley li

KTOO.ORG - 2017-11-24 21:39:52

Skier dead after avalanche strikes in Hatcher Pass

A skier died in an avalanche Wednesday afternoon in Hatcher Pass, north of Palmer, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers identified the skier as Randall Bergt, 60, of Anchorage, the Associated Press reported today. The man's death is the first avalanche fatality in Alaska this winter. Trooper

KTOO.ORG - 2017-11-24 22:45:04

Skagway mayor vetoes Assembly action on White Pass memorandum

A cruise ship moored at Skagway's ore dock. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS) The Skagway Assembly took a step forward at a meeting Tuesday in waterfront negotiations with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. The group unanimously approved a draft memorandum of understanding with the private company. But,

KTOO.ORG - 2017-11-24 22:29:55

Sitka students get 'hands-on' experience with subsistence

A student at Pacific High tries his hand at processing a locally harvested deer. (Photo by KCAW) "Experiential learning" in high school takes on a whole new meaning when the subject is subsistence. At Pacific High School in Sitka the students already understand that they're going to experience a lot

KTOO.ORG - 2017-11-24 21:28:40

Alaska DOC commissioner wants to stop easy access of illegal drugs in prisons

Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams speaks to reporters after Gov. Bill Walker announced his appointment Jan. 28, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North) It's easy to access illegal drugs in prison in Alaska, Department of Corrections says. Commissioner Dean Williams says his department is trying to

KTOO.ORG - 2017-11-24 20:05:11

Personal rights and stigma: When and where can sex offenders participate in the community?

Homer Council on the Arts will host the Nutcracker Faire at the Homer High School. (Photo by Aaron Bolton/KBBI) Towns across Alaska have to grapple with what to do once a known sex offender returns to the community after serving their punishment. Though there are clear limits in some areas, there ar

KTOO.ORG - 2017-11-24 19:25:57

Sitka hikers wrap up epic, six-year Baranof Island trek

A pair of Sitka adventurers has just wrapped up a six-year odyssey in their own backyard. Eric Speck and Dan Evans are likely the first people to walk the length of Baranof Island, north-to-south. They did the trip in segments - hiking a total of 32 days - through some of the most rugged terrain on

KTOO.ORG - 2017-11-23 23:00:34

Juneau Assembly to expand controversial mining panel

The Juneau Assembly's three-member subcommittee tasked with overhauling the city's mining ordinance is adding four new members. At least 10 applicants put their names forward this month for four open seats, two from the city's planning commission and two from the general public. The proposed appoint


October unemployment rate falls slightly in Trinity

Trinity County's unemployment rate in October was 4.7 percent, down 0.1 percent from the revised September rate of 4.8 percent. The year-over-year rate is also down 1.2 percentage points from the October 2016 rate of 5.9 percent, according to data released this past week by the Labor Market Informat


Pacific Logging Congress holds memorial tribute to Larry Holmgren

This year, the late Larry Holmgren would have been the president of the 109th Pacific Logging Congress, an organization that represents timber industry workers and related businesses in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. Holmgren was asked to lead the group in 2013 and the Hydesville reside

EUREKA TIMES-STANDARD - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Mountain Magic to kick off holiday season

Weaverville is under the spell of Mountain Magic. At the foot of snow-capped Alps, Weaverville Chamber of Commerce volunteers climbed 10- and 20-foot ladders that straddled bushes and rocked on uneven ground to install ice cycle lights in the Historic District. "It's tricky, reaching these high roo


So. Trinity teacher honored

Talk about someone who makes the most out of so little. Southern Trinity High School volleyball coach Clint Maybee has been awarded the distinguished North Coast Section coach honor award in volleyball. Maybee is the girls volleyball coach at one of the tiniest schools in the North Coast Section. Wi


Grandfather disappears heading to wedding in Seattle

Arizona resident Keith J. Olsen, 74, was reported missing on Wednesday, Nov. 15, after he disappeared in Northern California. His car was found and towed from MP 18.5 on Zenia Lake Mountain Road in Trinity County on Saturday, Nov. 18. Belongings including his wallet, cell phone, cell phone charger,


Subaru and Roderick Center 'Share the Love'

Roderick/Hayfork Senior Nutrition Center joined Subaru of America, Inc. and Redding Subaru General Manager Jonathan Campbell to celebrate the annual Share the Love Event in 2017. Campbell visited Roderick Center on Thursday, Nov. 16, to kick off the event. This year marks the automaker's 50th annive


Bridge Lighting & Fireworks this Saturday

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the residents and businesses in Lewiston, Weaverville and beyond, there is enough money in the proverbial Christmas stocking to pay for the annual Lewiston Bridge Lighting & Fireworks! The fireworks, set for Saturday, Nov. 25, will be lighting up the skies ar


Black police officers complain about racial Facebook post by police recruit

The Little Rock Police Department has acknowledged a complaint by the Little Rock Black Police Officers Association about a racially tinged message allegedly found on the Facebook page of a member of the police recruit class as well as an insensitive drawing posted on a window of police offices Th

ARKANSAS TIMES - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

PB Zebras heading to state after Friday win over Searcy

The Pine Bluff Zebras defeated the Searcy Lions Friday night at home, earning a trip to Little Rock to face off against the Greenwood Bulldogs in the 6A State Championship at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. This isn't the first time Pine Bluff has topped Searcy in 2017. On Oct. 13, Pine Bluff handed Searc

PINE BLUFF COMMERCIAL - 2017-11-25 04:53:52

Fayetteville council appoints resident to fill vacancy

NWA Democrat-Gazette/STACY RYBURN Kyle Smith (left), Ward 4 resident, speaks Tuesday to Fayetteville's City Council. The council appointed Smith to fill former member Alan Long's vacant Ward 4 seat. FAYETTEVILLE -- The City Council appointed a school teacher to fill a vacancy left by former member


Ex-alderman sued by former partner

A Fayetteville City Council member who resigned Saturday is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his former domestic partner and of not living in the ward he represented, according to a lawsuit filed late last month. Lawyer Steven Kay filed the suit Oct. 31 in Washington County Circ


D.J. Williams to Usher in 2018 in NYE Countdown Show

DALLAS -- What's a New Year's Eve without parties, music, a countdown and even some fireworks to finish it off? "Lone Star NYE: Countdown to 2018" will bring all of that and more into living rooms across Texas and beyond during a live broadcast as Nexstar Media Group and NBC 5/KXAS in Dallas ring i