Freight barge runs aground near Unalaska

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A freight barge ran aground early this morning at Humpy Cove on Unalaska Island, northeast of the town of Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. Tugboat crews were...

Greenpeace advises fisheries managers to protect Pribilof canyons

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Greenpeace staff gave a presentation last evening to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council on the preliminary findings from research conducted this summer in...

AKRR and MatSu to build Port MacKenzie rail spur

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The Mat-Su Borough and the Alaska Railroad are partnering in a project to build a railroad spur connecting Port MacKenzie to the existing Interior...

August 16 float plane crash claims final victim

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A three-year-old Oregon girl who survived a float plane crash near Ketchikan two months ago died yesterday at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center. Allison Smith...

'Bones' Alaskan art show opens in Fairbanks

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An art show opening in Fairbanks tonight -- the Well Street Art Companies "Bones" Show -- is employing a seasonal theme to showcase the...

Meth forum features strong testimony from recovering addicts

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Yesterday's anti-meth forum at Anchorage's Loussac Library covered the gamut in the war against meth. Speakers spoke of law enforcement, prevention and education campaigns....

Former legislator Vic Kohring hit with revised corruption indictment

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The federal government has released new details in their case against former state legislator Vic Kohring. Prosecutors have filed a new indictment against Kohring...

Senate committee debates international 'Law of the Sea' treaty

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The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave critics a chance to air their concerns about the Law of the Sea Treaty today. In testimony...

Stevens complains of diminishing Coast Guard service in Alaskan waters

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Senator Ted Stevens said today he believes Alaska is getting short-changed when it comes to ocean and port security. At a Senate Commerce oversight...

State legislators rejecting Governor's — or anyone's — oil tax proposals

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Legislators don't anticipate a final resolution to the tax issues the Governor wants them to consider in a special session later this month. With...

Murkowski wants to know: Is the BIA office moving or not?

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The man who oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs says no decision has been made to move the Alaska regional office from Juneau to...

National, state and local anti-meth campaigns synchronizing

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An afternoon-long anti-methamphetamine forum held today in Anchorage was preceded by a press conference with federal, state and local officials describing various enforcement and...

Polar sea ice retreat to affect Alaska's oceans

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Sea ice coverage in the Arctic Ocean shrunk to its lowest point on record this summer. That news has huge implications for nearly every...

Petersburg not so sure about 'trashy' future

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Petersburg will continue to take part in planning for a regional solution for garbage disposal needs in Southeast Alaska. But at this week's city...

Kott seeks retrial

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The attorney for convicted felon Pete Kott is asking for a retrial. The former legislator was found guilty on counts of conspiracy, extortion and...

Large ship emissions subject of petitions

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Conservation groups and the State of California today filed petitions urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to start regulating greenhouse gas emissions from ocean-going...

Increasingly acidic oceans to impact Alaska's fisheries

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We hear a lot about global warming these days, but what about global warming's evil twin? That's what researcher Dr. Richard Feely calls ocean...

Election results roundup

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Voters across the state went to the polls yesterday to elect mayors, city and borough representatives and decide a long list of ballot initiatives....

2007 Southeast cruise ship season ends; might be a record

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Photo by Ed Schoenfeld Southeast Alaska's cruise ship season ended last weekend when the "Serenade of the Seas" sailed south from Ketchikan. The 2,500-passenger vessel...

Illegal sales of 'seal sticks' yields probation and fines

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A former Aleut tribal leader from St. Paul Island was sentenced to three years probation today for illegally selling fur seal penis bones, also...