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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).

THE EPOCH TIMES - 2018-10-15 13:31:22

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

NATIVENEWSONLINE.NET - 2018-10-15 04:42:11

4.5 quake rattles Southcentral Alaska

A 4.5 earthquake shook much of Southcentral Alaska on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Credit: Courtesy USGS)

KTVA - 2018-10-15 06:37:00

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

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-10-15 18:05:00

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.


New Alaska ferry launches at Ketchikan Shipyard

Part of the ferry Hubbard sticks out of the Vigor Alaska shipyard assembly hall in Ketchikan on May 16, 2018. (Photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD)KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The construction of the second of two new Alaska state ferries is nearing completion.The 280-foot ferry Hubbard was lowered into the wate

KTOO.ORG - 2018-10-15 18:59:28

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

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-15 11:33:17

Heartland Film Festival: ‘Alaska is A Drag’ is anything but

There are not a surplus of films about drag performers. Sure, there are quite a lot of movies in which actors in the film dress up in drag such as (i.e.Mrs. Doubtfire,Some Like It Hot,White Chicks). But movies about drag queens, kings and others whose art and passion revolves around the practice

BALLSTATEDAILY.COM - 2018-10-15 19:00:07

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.


Sitka sea lion hits the westward trail - KCAW

The Sitka sea lion has traveled about 337 nautical miles northwest to Kayak Island, marked above in red, according to the NOAA Stranding team in Juneau. (Photo courtesy of NOAA Stranding team)


Sitka Health Summit chooses two community wellness projects - KCAW

Teen center — 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at Agave Mexican Restaurant (236 Lincoln Street, use entrance off Harbor Drive), contact Maggie Gallin, 966-1377, gallinm@sitkaschools.orgExpand services and housing options for elder care — 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Swan Lake Senior Center, contact


Commemorate Alaska Day with the Sitka Historical Society - KCAW

The Sitka Historical Society will host a number of events in the lead-up to Alaska Day including a tour of their museum tonight, Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. (Image/HealyKohler Design)


Sitka High mock election closely mirrors municipal election - KCAW

Sitka High teacher Howard Wayne organizes a mock election for his American government classes every year. Before tallying the votes, he relayed a story from Lyle Sparrowgrove, former principal, whose father won a mayoral race in Minnesota with a coin toss. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)


Remembering Kiks.ádi Warriors: Sitka Tribe of Alaska, National Park Service renew co-management agreement - KCAW

Representatives of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and the National Park Service renewed a funding agreement Friday that allows the tribe to co-manage the park. This, after a somber ceremony mourning the Kiks.ádi warriors who fought at the Fort of the Young Saplings. (Photo by Enrique Pérez de la Rosa, KC


Celebrate Indigenous People's Day at UAS Sitka tonight - KCAW

The second annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day community celebration hosted by the University of Alaska Southeast on Monday, October 8 will focus on the importance of herring and salmon to Alaska Native people and culture. (Courtesy of Indigenous People’s Day at UAS.)Downloadable audio.The University of


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

REDSTATE - 2018-10-14 09:30:00

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

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-14 16:29:45

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

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-10-14 16:40:27

Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last month in the remote tundra outside of Kotzebue, a northwest Alaska town that has been home to the Inupiat people for centuries. A 41-year-old man from