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Major quake hits off the coast of Alaska, triggers tsunami warnings but no large waves

A major earthquake struck near the Alaska Peninsula at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, triggering tsunami warnings for much of the Gulf of Alaska coastline but no major waves.

Truck carrying crude oil crashes on Sterling Highway Tuesday

Officials from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said the leak did not reach any nearby wetlands or immediately impact nearby wildlife. They said the site has since been blocked and a crew is removing the affected soil to be remediated.

Kikkan Randall is returning to Anchorage to lead the club she grew up skiing in

Randall has been living in Canada, but grew up in Anchorage. She won the U.S.A.'s first cross country ski gold medal in South Korea in 2018 for the women's team sprint.
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They have a deal: Murkowski, bipartisan senators’ group, get infrastructure bill to square 1

Sen. Murkowski was part of a bipartisan group that reached deal with the White House on a $1t bill.
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Assembly approves plan for shelter talks with Bronson administration

The Anchorage Assembly says it has a plan to work with the Bronson administration to find a way to shelter the city’s homeless residents but finding a way to move people out of the current Sullivan mass shelter is months away.
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Should you be wearing a mask indoors in your region of Alaska? Here’s what the CDC says.

The answer is probably yes, according to the new federal guidance that says fully vaccinated people should wear a face mask in indoor public settings if they’re in a place with “substantial” or “high” virus transmission.
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Kotzebue couple charged with assaulting and starving children in their care

A Kotzebue couple has been arrested and charged with two dozen felonies for allegedly assaulting children in their care, according to court documents.
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Alaska assistant attorney general out of job after social media post inquiry

An assistant attorney general in Alaska identified by a news outlet as the person behind a social media account that posted racist and antisemitic comments no longer works for the state Department of Law, an agency spokesperson said.
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Feds to consider protections for Southeast Alaska wolves

A notice in the federal register published on Tuesday found merit to a conservationist coalition’s petition that says logging and road development, illegal and legal trapping and hunting, the effects of climate change and loss of genetic diversity were factors threatening
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After dodging the worst of pandemic, Hoonah hopes it can handle cruise ships safely

The first large cruise ship in nearly two years arrived in Alaska at the end of July. It marks the return of the region’s biggest source of tourism, which lost an estimated $3 billion and 40,000 jobs during the pandemic hiatus.
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Troopers identify 2 people killed in Chugach small plane crash

The wreckage was found in a steep, mountainous area of Eagle River Valley in Chugach State Park. Recovery efforts were underway throughout the day Tuesday.

Seward swimming in hometown pride for its Olympic champ

As Alaska's first-ever gold medal swimmer traveled to the Tokyo Olympics to win and beat record holders at the 100 meter breaststroke, her hometown city of Seward followed on an emotional journey all its own.
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Skill and tradition honored at 60th anniversary World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

The 2021 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics drew a smaller crowd this year due to the pandemic but the athletes were no less impressive. These photos tell the tale.
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‘If it’s so good, why are you bribing me?’: The quandary of vaccine incentives

Cash has a way of lowering vaccine hesitancy, but not for everyone.
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Leaders of Alaska’s largest hospitals issue stark warning as COVID-19 surge continues

One Anchorage hospital has postponed non-emergency surgeries, and health care executives around the state pleaded with Alaskans to get vaccinated during an unusual news conference Tuesday.
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Rural Alaska awaits court decision on energy subsidy with $1B on the line

Rural energy costs could double for consumers in many communities if a court upholds the Dunleavy administration's decision to put money for the Power Cost Equalization program in a fund where it can be used for general spending.
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How Alaska cruise towns are handling COVID-19 arriving on ships

The cruise tourism restart after a nearly two-year hiatus is bringing hope for a revived economy, but also concerns about the safety of the tourists and Alaskans alike.
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White House considering vaccine mandate for federal workers

The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask — a potentially major shift in policy that reflects growing concerns about the spread of the more infectious delta variant.

Interior stalls aerial survey in Izembek Refuge, says Murkowski

The state is conducting surveys in the refuge to advance a controversial road for King Cove. It needs permits to continue.
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CDC urges vaccinated people to mask up indoors in places with high virus transmission

In a reversal of its earlier position, the agency is now recommending that some fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors if they live in areas with significant or high spread, which includes most of Alaska.