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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Skagway in Alaska

A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 79 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (49 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 02:36:15 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -136.551

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Skagway assembly approves municipal wage increase and a sales tax holiday

Since conducting a wage study in 2007, the municipality has monitored increases to the cost of living and made adjustments to the employee pay scale accordingly. These adjustments, known as a cost of living allowance, happen sporadically at the discretion of the assembly. The last time the borough i

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Juneau firm proposes to take over borough's junked vehicle removal

Juneau-based Skookum Sales & Recycling, owned by parent company Channel Construction, has contacted the borough with interest in setting up a junkyard on the waterfront to process cars onsite for removal when an annual barge would pick them up, said Krista Kielsmeier, executive assistant to the boro

CHILKATVALLEYNEWS.COM

FY19 budget on Skagway Assembly agenda

And, the assembly will consider a resolution declaring Nov. 1, 2018-Dec. 31, 2018 a sales tax holiday for retail sales.

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Roaming dogs a danger to pets

Around 1 a.m. on June 15, our beloved cat Tigger was attacked by two dogs roaming loose on Small Tracts Road. He did not survive. Our family would like to publicly thank Krystal Lloyd for chasing off the dogs and calling for help for our injured pet. We would also like to thank Tracy Mikowski and HA

CHILKATVALLEYNEWS.COM

Assembly at odds over university timber sale

Assembly members, meeting as a committee of the whole June 19, debated whether the borough was misrepresented in information University of Alaska staff presented to the board of regents earlier that day regarding the school’s timber sale in the Haines area.

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University approves moving ahead with Haines timber sale

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has directed staff to proceed with negotiations for a timber sale in the Haines area, with final contract terms expected to come to the board for approval in late July or August. Allowing for permitting and work-plan approval by state regulatory agencies, th

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Wind and rain instead of snow for bike relay's 25th anniversary

"If you're a rider who's been training for months please move up to the start, and if you started training a few weeks, days, hours or minutes ago, please start 10 meters behind," was the announcement to kick off the 25th Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay on Saturday morning.

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Local idea for UA lands too late

The HEDC board of directors met in executive session June 8 to discuss “recent developments in the proposed UA timber sale.” Larry Talbert, who went to middle school in Haines and has returned to live here, was invited into the meeting with the board,MayorJan Hilland borough planner Holly Smith.

CHILKATVALLEYNEWS.COM

Ex-Alaska lawmaker sentenced on harassment count

The charging document says the two began to engage in "consensual sexual activity," when Fansler, without permission or warning, slapped the woman in the head with both hands.

AP

Convicted murderer gets 90-year prison sentence

This past October, when a Juneau jury found Christopher Strawn guilty of the 2015 murder of Brandon Cook, Cook’s friends and family wore shirts that said “Justice for Brandon” as the verdict was read.

JUNEAU EMPIRE

Judge rules CBJ was within its rights to demolish Gastineau Apartments

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —An Alaska judge has ruled that Juneau was within its rights to demolish an apartment building that caught fire twice.The Juneau Empire reports Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg issued the ruling last week, saying the owners of the Gastineau Apartments did not do ever

KTUU

Walker signs bonding bill that has already prompted lawsuit

The Legislature last year voted to end the tax credit program geared toward small producers and developers, saying it had become unaffordable. Prior to passage of this bill, the state had been making annual payments toward the obligation.

TIMES-HERALD

Wrangell car crash kills mother, daughter; 2 girls injured

Wrangell Police Chief Doug MCloskey says the two injured girls, ages 12 and 3, were flown to Seattle for treatment.

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Revamped Fools Run set for Saturday

Most notably, the race won’t start at midnight like it has for most of the past 33 years. The 5-kilometer fun run and the 1-mile walk begin an hour earlier than normal, at 11 p.m., across Egan Drive from the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.

JUNEAU EMPIRE

Juneau pleads for stop to unauthorized rainbow crosswalks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Juneau officials are searching for a compromise between public safety and creative expression in response to unauthorized multicolored crosswalks.The Juneau Empire reports the white lines marking a crosswalk in the city have been painted over with rainbow colors five times sinc

WASHINGTON TIMES

The Latest: Ex-Alaska lawmaker sentenced on harassment count

The charging document said the two began to engage in "consensual sexual activity," when Fansler, without permission or warning, slapped the woman in the head.

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Defense seeks to limit access to visitation records in cruise ship murder case

Recent headlinesIn Alaska, family separations evoke past traumaA survivor of a BIA boarding school for Alaska Natives says the separation of children at the border is reminiscent of her own experiences. The context is different: but the traumatic effects are arguably similar.Fansler sentenced to yea

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Ex-lawmaker Fansler pleads guilty, gets community service for striking woman

Fansler could have served up to 90 days in prison or been fined up to $2,000 for the class B misdemeanor, which stems from an alcohol-fueled attack whereFanslerslappedawomansoharditrupturedhereardrum. Instead, he was court-ordered to do 80 days of community service within a six-month time span.

JUNEAU EMPIRE

Walker signs bonding bill that has already prompted lawsuit | Newstalk 750 - 103.7 KFQD

The Legislature last year voted to end the tax credit program geared toward small producers and developers, saying it had become unaffordable. Prior to passage of this bill, the state had been making annual payments toward the obligation.

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