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Computer Models Aid Firefighters

Computer Models Aid Firefighters

The wildfires around Nulato and Ruby on the Yukon River have been burning slowly but steadily this week.

The Nulato Fire has covered more than 26 thousand acres, while a series of fires around Ruby have burned close to 65 thousand acres.

Ruth Eddy, KRBD - Ketchikan

Sunshine affects Ketchikan’s tourism industry

Sunshine affects Ketchikan’s tourism industry

Ketchikan’s summer tourism season is well underway. Record low rainfall in May and warmer-than-usual temperatures had a lot OF tourists smiling. But in a place known for rain, is sunshine bad for business?

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Troopers Detain Man After Standoff in Selawik

Alaska State Troopers have taken a man into custody after he barricaded himself inside a home in the village of Selawik. One person was found dead outside the residence.

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Couple Missing From Denali Highway Found Dead

Alaska State Troopers say a man and woman reported missing from a campsite off the Denali Highway have been found dead.

Matthew Smith, KNOM - Nome

Historic WWII Bomber, Recovered in Nome, Offers Russian Twist to Iconic American Plane

Historic WWII Bomber, Recovered in Nome, Offers Russian Twist to Iconic American Plane

A B-25 J Mitchell bomber left to rust in Nome after World War II is being stripped for parts—and may one day be refurbished—thanks to efforts from a Michigan war planes museum and help from students across the Bering Strait.

Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

$23 Million Paratrooper Drill Sets Off From Alaska to Australia

$23 Million Paratrooper Drill Sets Off From Alaska to Australia

Drill involving 33,000 members of the military across three continents takes 425th Airborne Brigade to the opposite side of the globe.

Lakeidra Chavis, KTOO - Juneau

In Juneau, A Call To Remove Mississippi’s Confederate Flag from Display

The Mississippi flag on Egan Drive features Confederate imagery in its upper left corner. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KTOO)

Some locals are calling for the removal of the Mississippi state flag flying on the main street into downtown Juneau because it prominently features the Confederate stars and bars.

Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Missing hiker on Mt. Roberts trail found dead

Missing hiker on Mt. Roberts trail found dead

A Florida man hiking on Juneau’s Mount Roberts trail system on July 4th was found dead last night.

Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Some Juneau Whale-Watching Companies Commit To A Higher Standard

Some Juneau Whale-Watching Companies Commit To A Higher Standard

Seven whale watching companies in Juneau are the first in the state to participate in a voluntary stewardship program that challenges them to go above and beyond federal and state viewing guidelines. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has brought the East Coast program Whale SENSE to Alaska.

Ben Matheson, KYUK - Bethel

Governor Walker Renames Wade Hampton Census Area

The western Alaska census district named for a confederate slave owner and Civil War general has a new name. Governor Bill Walker wrote Thursday to the Census Bureau to begin the process of changing the name from the Wade Hampton Census District to Kusilvak (KOOSH-lee-vak) Census District.

Jennifer Canfield, KTOO - Juneau

Federal bill introduced to fund Erin’s Law

Erin Merryn, a victim of sexual abuse as a child, testified last year in the House Education Committee on House Bill 233, also known as Erin’s Law. Rep. Geran Tarr is the bill sponsor. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)

Three U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would fund the implementation of Erin’s Law in states where it’s been adopted.

Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

No 4th of July Fireworks or Fires in the YK Delta

A burn ban that has been lifted for most of the state remains in affect for the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta region. Fire officials say drought conditions have fire danger at high levels throughout the region and no burning or setting off fireworks will be allowed.

Emily Files, KHNS - Haines

Haines man charged for shooting 3 bears

Haines man charged for shooting 3 bears

A Haines man faces misdemeanor charges after shooting three brown bears on his property last month.

Emily Files, KHNS - Haines

Haines Assembly approves cruise ship waiver incentive

Haines Assembly approves cruise ship waiver incentive

Haines has some of the lowest cruise ship moorage fees in Southeast Alaska. And last week, the borough assembly approved further lowering those fees for three summers. The assembly accepted a resolution that would give 50 percent off waivers to all cruise ships for a three-year time period. It’s part of a marketing plan to draw more ships to Haines.

The Associated Press

North Pole man sickened by ‘rabbit fever’

Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials are warning residents after a North Pole man was sickened by tularemia, a bacterial infection known as “rabbit fever.”

Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Crooked Creek Man Charged with Attempted Murder

A man is under arrest after shooting at people in the middle Kuskokwim village of Crooked Creek, Wednesday.

The Associated Press

Report: Polar bears’ fate tied to reversing global warming

If humans don’t reverse global warming and stop the loss of sea ice, it’s unlikely polar bears will continue as a species. That’s the blunt assessment in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s draft recovery plan for polar bears filed Thursday.

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Alaska: On the Cusp of Recession?

With oil prices stuck in the gutter, Alaska is staring down the possibility of economic recession. Combine that with declining federal dollars and jobs, military reductions and a weakened fishing industry and it all adds up to a perfect storm. It’s an uncomfortable question: what will our economy look like without a booming oil sector?

APRN: Tuesday, 6/30 at 10:00am

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AK: Mount Marathon

All eyes are on the nation’s July 4 birthday, but the date also marks the anniversary of an Alaska tradition. Seward’s Mt. Marathon race, which takes place July 4 turns 100 years old this year. The race is a one of a kind, grueling, uphill run, and now it is the subject of a documentary film aimed at putting a face on the men and women who take the challenge.

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49 Voices: Diane Timberlake of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Diane Timberlake of Fairbanks.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 6, 2015

Analysis of National Guard Records Released Under Walker Yields Few Significant Findings; From Alaska to Australia: A $23M Military Exercise Takes Flight; Missing Hiker Found Dead Near Juneau; Troopers Detain Man After Standoff in Selawik; Couple Missing from Denali Highway Found Dead; Juneau’s state flags display receives attention as nation debates Confederate flag; East Coast Theology School Selling Off Alaska Native Art, Feds to Investigate; Caribou Emigrate From Adak, Feds Struggle to Stop the Spread; Mt. Marathon Attracts A Deep Field of Competitors This Year

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