A Catholic priest who serves parishes in Petersburg and Wrangell has suffered a life-threatening heart attack. The Rev. Thomas Weise, 46, was hospitalized Nov. 25, the evening before Thanksgiving while visiting family in Southern California.
Maija Katak Lukin made it to Paris after two days of travel and 17 hours of air time. The Kotzebue city council member spoke at a State Department panel Tuesday morning moderated by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
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It’s 6:45 a.m. and 43-year-old April Wilson waits inside the entrance of Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River. It’s her first day out after two and a half years in prison. Her long dark hair is perfectly curled, her eye makeup sparkles, and her piles of papers and decorations are gathered in a clear plastic garbage bag. “Let’s blow this joint!” she jokes.
In a little over a year, the Bethel Police Department has had two high profile cases of police misconduct–one involving police brutality and the other an attempted rape. The department is still working to improve its hiring practices, and its unclear if either of these men still have their police certification.
Alaska receives about 120 refugees from all over the world each year. About 10,000 Syrian refugees will come to the United States. While none are expected to end up in Alaska, the state still has a significant refugee population based mostly in Anchorage. However, some have made Juneau their home.
The growth of Kasilof owes a lot to an unusual kind of farming. Kasilof in the 1920s was about as far from high society as you could get, with only a dozen year-round residents living off the land, no road, no grocery store, no bank, no post office and none of the creature comforts to be found in a civilized city of the day. Yet, for a little over 20 years, Kasilof helped supply one of the most haute couture trends of the fashionably elite.