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Lawmaker says she won’t hear Alaska abortion ban bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state House Health and Social Services Committee co-chair says she will not hear a bill that seeks to outlaw abortion in Alaska. Democratic Rep. Ivy Spohnholz of Anchorage says she has “no interest in making it illegal for women to get an important health care procedure.” The bill was introduced […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Anchorage, Juneau Alaska


Bear hunter found dead on Kodiak Island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska authorities are investigating the death of a 39-year-old bear hunter on Kodiak Island that was not reported until five days after he went missing. Alaska State Troopers have not disclosed how Viacheslav Akimenko of Delta Junction might have died. An autopsy is planned. Akimenko and 33-year-old Aleksandr Neverov of Delta […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Delta, Northwest, Anchorage Alaska, Kodiak Island, Viacheslav Akimenko, Akimenko, Aleksandr Neverov


Alaska unemployment rate holds steady at 6.5 percent

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s unemployment rate remained steady at 6.5 percent last month. Federal labor statistics show that rate has held since August. Unemployment stood at 6.7 percent in April 2018. The state labor department says employment was up an estimated 0.9 percent from April 2018, with construction adding the largest number of jobs […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Juneau Alaska, Federal Labor


Former manager gets prison time for embezzling from utility

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Naknek woman will serve nearly three years in a federal prison for embezzling more the $500,000 from the village utility. Donna Vukich used the money to pay her daughter’s college tuition and on entertainment items, like spending $51,000 with Norwegian Cruise Lines, said Bryan Schroder, the U.S. attorney in Alaska. […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Anchorage Alaska, Bryan Schroder, Donna Vukich


Christmas lovers travel to Santa house in North Pole, Alaska

NORTH POLE, Alaska (AP) — Travelers have been visiting the Alaska city of North Pole to show their Christmas spirit and declare their love at the Santa Claus House. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Thursday that Princess Cruises has steered its “Santa Cruise” to North Pole for the past three years. A bus operated by […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Santa, North Pole, Northwest, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, Santa Claus House, North Pole Alaska, Santa Cruise


Air Force exercises may disrupt Alaska navigation systems

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pilots and others using navigation systems throughout Interior Alaska may experience disruption due to Air Force training. The Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday that Eielson Air Force Base is conducting GPS signal-jamming exercises through May 24 that may disrupt navigation systems. The Air Force says in a statement that the tests […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Air Force, Northwest, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Alaska, Interior Alaska, Eielson Air Force Base


Alaska Legislature opens special session called by governor

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska legislators have convened a special session called by Gov. Mike Dunleavy when they failed to complete their work by a constitutional deadline. Lawmakers ended the regular session late Wednesday. Unresolved are state budgets, crime legislation and a decision on how to handle the dividend residents receive from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Alaska Legislature, Mike Dunleavy, Juneau Alaska


The Latest: Retired fisherman saved plane crash passengers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the midair collision of two sightseeing floatplanes in Alaska that killed six people (all times local):
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Man sentenced for killing girlfriend during suicide attempt

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who attempted suicide and accidently shot his girlfriend has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The Anchorage Daily News reports 23-year-old Victor Sibson fired a shot into his own head in 2017. The bullet passed through his skull and struck and killed 22-year-old Brittany-Mae Haag. Sibson was […]
Tags: News, Alaska, Northwest, Anchorage, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska AP, Victor Sibson, Brittany Mae Haag Sibson


Judge denies bail for Alaska man arrested on weapons charges

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A judge has denied bail for an Alaska man being held on charges of illegally purchasing and manufacturing weapons. The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday that 19-year-old Michael Graves will remain in custody in Anchorage. Graves is charged with possession of a machine gun and possession of an unregistered firearm. Prosecutors […]
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Authorities say man raped woman at Alaska police station

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man was arrested after a surveillance camera showed him raping a woman inside an Alaska police station, authorities said. An emergency dispatcher alerted officers after security cameras caught the assault in the station vestibule, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday. An officer pulled the man off the unconscious woman, who […]
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Police: Alaska man thought station rape was ‘adventurous’

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say an Alaska man told officers he thought it would be “adventurous” to rape an incapacitated woman in a police station. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday that 25-year-old Devan Thomas Gage was arrested Monday at the Fairbanks Police Station. Police say an emergency dispatcher saw the assault in the […]
Tags: News, Alaska, Northwest, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, FAIRBANKS Alaska AP, Devan Thomas Gage, Fairbanks Police Station Police


Alaska floatplanes collided at 3,300 feet before crashing into water, NTSB says

Federal investigators of the crash Monday of two floatplanes said the collision happened at 3,300 feet. The Coast Guard has raised the death toll to six.
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Profiles of victims from deadly Alaska mid-air collision

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family's savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vivacious personality and a heart of gold were among the six victims in this week's deadly midair collision of two sightseeing planes in Alaska.
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Cruise goers recount word of Alaska plane crash

Passengers on the Royal Princess cruise ship say the mood was somber after hearing word of the collision of two float planes that killed six people, including five passengers from the ship. They spoke when the ship docked in Juneau, Alaska. (May 15)            [Author: AP]
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Big items left as Alaska lawmakers face adjournment deadline

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature faces a Wednesday deadline to complete its work, with agreement on state spending plans and a crime package and a decision on how to handle the dividend paid to residents from the state’s oil-wealth fund remaining. House and Senate negotiators have nearly reached agreement on a state operating […]
Tags: News, Senate, Ap, Alaska, House, Northwest, Alaska Legislature, Juneau Alaska


Six confirmed dead after Alaska floatplanes collide

Six people are confirmed dead after two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided mid-air in Alaska, the US Coast Guard said on Wednesday. Volunteer rescuers wrapped up their search on Tuesday night once the remains of the last victim were spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter, the agency said in a statement. The dead included four Americans, one Australian and a Canadian, Princess Cruises said Wednesday.
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Two Small Planes Crashed in Alaska. Here’s Why Few Experts Were Surprised.

Planes operated by private pilots and smaller companies face less stringent regulation, and have more crashes.
Tags: Cruises, News, Alaska, Princess Cruises, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Maritime Accidents and Safety


Death toll rises to 6 in midair collision of floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers in Alaska

Six people are dead after two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided in flight near Ketchikan, Alaska, on Monday, the US Coast Guard said.
Tags: Cnn, Alaska, US Coast Guard, Ketchikan Alaska


Search for victims ends after mid-air crash of Alaska tour planes; probe begins

Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a mid-air collision that killed six people and injured 10, officials said. The two missing, an Australian and a Canadian, had been among 14 passengers from a Princess Cruises ship who boarded two seaplanes operated by separate tour companies in the town of Ketchikan on Monday, the cruise line said. "This is not the outcome we hoped for," said ...
Tags: News, Alaska, U S Coast Guard, Ketchikan, Capt Stephen White


Jail deaths highlight ongoing rural Alaska safety issues

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The deaths of three people in two weeks at western Alaska jails underscore a perennial problem that rural officials have attempted to address: a lack of public safety personnel and facilities in villages. The Association of Village Council Presidents, a regional tribal consortium made up of 56 federally recognized tribes of […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Alaska, Northwest, Anchorage Alaska, Association of Village Council


How did it happen? NTSB begins probe of midair collision of Alaska floatplanes that killed 6 people

On the same day the death toll from a floatplane collision in Alaska rose to 6, the NTSB launched what's expected to be a week-long investigation.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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6 people were killed after two planes carrying cruise ship passengers collided midair in Alaska

Six people are dead after two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided in flight near Ketchikan, Alaska, on Monday, the US Coast Guard said.
Tags: Cnn, Alaska, US Coast Guard, Ketchikan Alaska


Alaska borough residents face new heating pollution controls

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Residents of an Alaska borough who burn wood, coal and oil for heat face new air pollution control measures. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday that the draft rules released by the state Tuesday are expected to result in additional bans on burning wood and coal in the Fairbanks North Star […]
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Spring storms accelerate erosion in western Alaska village

NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska community says spring storm damage to its riverbank is due to accelerated erosion caused by climate change. Alaska’s Energy Desk reported Tuesday that Napakiak has lost its boat landing and chunks of land along the Kuskokwim River. The community 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of Bethel says it has […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Bethel, Kuskokwim River, Alaska s Energy Desk, Napakiak, NAPAKIAK Alaska


2 More Bodies Found After Alaska Plane Collision, Bringing Death Toll to 6

Officials said they did not know the cause of the midair crash of two small planes, which happened after one descended several hundred feet.
Tags: News, Alaska, Princess Cruises, United States Coast Guard, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Deaths (Fatalities


Australian man one of six dead after midair seaplane collision in Alaska

Four Americans and a Canadian also among those killed after crash involving cruise ship sightseeing planesAn Australian man has been confirmed as among six people killed after two sightseeing seaplanes crashed midair in Alaska.Four Americans and one Canadian were also among those killed when two planes carrying 16 people – including the two pilots – collided and plunged into the icy cold waters of a inlet near the south-eastern Alaskan town of Ketchikan on Monday, the US coast guard said. Conti...
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2 More Bodies Found After Alaska Plane Collision, Bringing Number Killed to 6

Officials said they did not know the cause of the midair crash of two small planes, which happened after one descended several hundred feet.
Tags: News, Alaska, Princess Cruises, United States Coast Guard, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Deaths (Fatalities


Jail deaths highlight ongoing rural Alaska safety issues

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A spokeswoman for an Alaska regional tribal consortium says the recent deaths of three people at village jails underscores ongoing public safety problems in rural parts of the state. Azara Mohammadi (ah-ZAHR-ah moh-HAH-mah-dee) a spokeswoman for the Association of Village Council Presidents, which is made up of 56 federally recognized tribes […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Alaska, Northwest, Anchorage Alaska, Association of Village Council Presidents, Azara Mohammadi


4 dead and 2 missing after small planes collide in Alaska

At least four people are dead after two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided in flight near Ketchikan, Alaska, according to the US Coast Guard.
Tags: News, Alaska, Stories, Ketchikan Alaska



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