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Berkowitz says that has taken a toll on safety in Alaska's largest city. "I think the state went way too far, they cut ... "We have an amazing number of parks and facilities here in town that some citizens don't feel safe using now because of the number of homeless we have." Anchorage leaders won't likely get ...
Sam's Club has announced that it will close its three Alaska stores on Jan. 26 at the latest. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that hundreds of people visited the Fairbanks warehouse on Friday for a liquidation sale that symbolizes a shift in suppliers for many businesses. The Sam's Club is the largest ...

Brandon Howard, a cofounder of Amalga Distillery, left, serves mixed drinks to Nick Thein and Terra Veler at the distillery's tasting room at Franklin and Second Streets on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, has proposed a bill that would allow the distillery to keep serving cocktails.
Juneau's three-person delegation to the Alaska Legislature told a well-attended town hall meeting Thursday night that they are worried about what will and ... Kito and Parish each said public pressure is needed if Alaskans want to see something beyond spending from the Permanent Fund and cuts to the ...
Rep. Justin Parish addresses a packed room at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library during a town hall with Juneau's state legislators on Thursday. Parish, Rep. Sam Kito III, left, and Sen. Dennis Egan make up Juneau's legislative delegation. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO). Juneau's state legislators ...
On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Alaskans in four cities can sit down with an attorney and get legal advice for free. The Alaska Bar Association will host the free legal clinics in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. as a "powerful way of building community and providing service," Krista Scully, pro bono ...

During a lengthy informational meeting Wednesday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly finance Committee agreed to have city staff look into becoming an "intervener" in the purchase of Alaska Electric Light & Power. As Kirk Gibson, a partner in the McDowell Rackner Gibson PC law firm, ...
The photos also made their way to Alaska Department of fish & Game biologist Stephanie Sell. She agreed with Bishop's estimation: Fellman most likely encountered a wolf at Sandy Beach on Saturday. Looking at Fellman's photos, Sell said it's hard to tell the wolf's age or sex. It's also unclear why the wolf ...
Anchorage Public Transportation director Abul Hassan said the city is looking into buying electric buses when it comes time to replace its fleet of diesel powered People Mover buses. The city is leasing a single electric bus from a California Company for the next four months to see how well it performs in ...
DILLINGHAM, Alaska (KTUU) - Investigators are still looking for answers into how a young hunter in an Alaskan village wound up dead on Wednesday. According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch report, Jarius Nelson, 24, left his home in the village of Koliganek to go hunting earlier in the day on Jan.
Juneau resident Bill Paulick, 66, founded a Tesla facebook user group for Alaskans. He believes Alaska is home to fewer than three dozen Teslas. About 10 are in Juneau, including his. Nissan Leafs are increasingly popular in the city of 33,000, he said. There are at least 175. "They're growing like rabbits ...
Alaska's diverse fishing fleet of nearly 10,000 vessels is made up mostly of boats under 50 feet. Each is a small business that supports several families. For towns like Kodiak, Cordova, Homer, Petersburg and Sitka, where 500 to 700 vessels are homeported, boats are the majority of our downtown store ...
This month's Wildlife Wednesday talk will address the topic of managing bear populations on Alaska's national preserves. Jim Adams, Alaska Regional Director of National Parks conservation Association, will lead the presentation on Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at the University of Alaska Southeast Egan ...
As Keemuel Kenrud explains below, the moose is very important to Alaskans. Photo: JLS Photography Alaska. The edges of our country are eroding, raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American experiencing climate change today. To connect the shared ...
The main argument in the proposal was that parts of the city's mining ordinance are redundant to federal and state regulations. Since the Alaska-Juneau Mine closed in 1944, there have been occasional attempts to reopen it or pursue other mining opportunities in the borough. A group under the name of ...
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Ketchikan officials are seeking an ordinance requiring health care practitioners in the city to disclose estimated medical costs ... a measure adopted in Anchorage earlier this year that aimed to make health care costs more transparent, the Alaska Journal of commerce reported.
Ice levels seen in late November this year were typical of early or mid-October just 15 years ago, says Rick Thoman, climate science and services manager for the National Weather Service Alaska Region. In the 1970s those same ice levels would have been closer to what was typically seen in September, ...

During a storm, the Alaskan village of Newtok can lose 10 to 20 feet of tundra. Erosion is getting ... Record low sea ice this fall, and near record warm temperatures, are bad news for villages along Alaska's coast. ... People here want to move, but not to a distant city like Anchorage, some 500 miles from here.
WALDHOLZ: So scared, she wants to move, but not to a far-away city like Anchorage. Life here is distinct. Nearly all of Newtok's 400 or so residents are Alaska Native. Families depend on hunting and fishing. Stop by the school, and you can hear the Pledge of Allegiance in the local language, Yup'ik.
VILLAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A Western Alaskan village was placed on lockdown for five-hours after reports that a man assaulted his girlfriend and fired shots from his house. The Alaska State Troopers in St. Mary's say they received a report from Mountain Village around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The report ...
As I read Gov. Walker's opinion in the Juneau Empire (Dec. 5, "Alaska LNG: The time is now") I wondered about those new "construction jobs for Alaskans." Does he really believe it? Perhaps he's just a typical politician tickling our ears with hope, all the while preparing for his political campaign next year.
These changes are symptoms of a warming climate visible in Alaska's cities, like Fairbanks, amid all the comforts of small-town America: great ... This left us without resources to cope with climate change, at a time when dozens of villages already required relocation at a price tag of $100 million each.
"I knew where Alaska was, but I had never really thought of it until a month before I ended up on the Kenai." Faustine was raised in ... Tasked with organizing the logistical needs of researchers in the Arctic, she spent considerable time in Barrow, a town she speaks warmly of. "That's when I got exposed to ...
police said Mark, who was based in Blaine, Washington, and his crew arrived in the rowdy town of Craig, Alaska, on Sept. 5, 1982, shortly before for the final days of the commercial fishing season. The ambitious, hard-working and well-liked skipper had recently become the proud owner of one of the most ...
For the many small villages that are not on the state road system, planes and boats are the only way in and out. For Port Heiden residents in Southwest Alaska, a gallon of milk can cost more than $20, and a pound of bacon can cost more than $13. So two years ago, the village fund raised and won grants to ...
The Latest on allegations of inappropriate behavior by an Alaska lawmaker (all times local):. 4:50 p.m.. Leaders of the Alaska House majority coalition are calling for Democratic Rep. Dean Westlake to resign amid allegations of inappropriate behavior. The statement, released by the House speaker, cites ...
Fairbanks, Alaska (AP) -- A man whose conviction was erased in the beating death of a 15-year-old boy has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Fairbanks and four police officers. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Marvin Roberts on Thursday filed the suit that claims he was coerced ...
From left, Darryl Parks, chief of operations in civil engineering at JBER; Bob Sherrill of the Defense Logistics Agency; and Newtok Tribal Administrator Andrew John stand in front of one of the barracks units. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska's Energy Desk). For years, as the eroding village of Newtok has ...
The killer moved in plain sight on the foggy morning of Sept. 6, 1982, in the tiny southeast Alaskan fishing village of Craig. Hours after shooting his eight victims with what police believe was a .22-caliber pistol or rifle, he fired up the engines on the 58-foot fishing boat investor, waving nonchalantly to a ...
VILLAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A Western Alaskan village was placed on lockdown for five-hours after reports that a man assaulted his girlfriend and fired shots from his house. The Alaska State Troopers in St. Mary's say they received a report from Mountain Village around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The report ...
An Alaska Native tribe and three environmental groups sued the U.S. government, claiming an agency granted mineral exploration permits without considering how a mine could affect a major salmon river and bald eagle preserve. The lawsuit filed Monday by the Chilkat Indian village of Klukwan calls for ...
Alaska's lone individual insurance carrier has reached an agreement with the state Division of Insurance to make a one-time $25 million reimbursement. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska announced on Friday that its reimbursement will go toward ...
For Alaska's marijuana industry, things have certainly been busy. On Friday, the Alaska Department of Revenue disclosed the state received almost $1 million in marijuana tax revenue during the month of October. tax collectors pocketed $953,591, a new single-month record for the state, which saw 1,004 ...
The cruise industry has dodged a tax increase after Alaska's U.S. senators helped strike the provision from the tax bill that passed the Senate. The bill approved early Saturday includes other provisions that Alaska Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan hailed as significant for Alaskans, ...
10 at the University of Alaska Southeast Glacier View Room and at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 at Centennial Hall Ballroom 1. ... The city has already funded part of the rebuild with $1.3 million from an initial property insurance reimbursement from Lexington Insurance Company. That money is enough to build ...
According to filings with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and past statements by company directors, Juneau Hydropower intends to send most of the new dam's ... "I think Kensington burns more diesel and produces more power than the city of Haines and the city of Skagway combined," Mitchell said.
Thanks to partnerships with local telecom companies, Point Hope and other northern Alaskan towns will soon boast some of the highest internet speeds in the country: up to 25 gigabytes per second. For other areas that already had internet access, the new lines will offer the chance for higher download ...
A home destroyed by beach erosion tips over in the Alaskan village of Shishmaref. Temperatures that have risen 15F (4.4C) over the last 30 years are causing a reduction in sea ice, thawing of permafrost along the coast, making the shoreline vulnerable to erosion. Credit: Gabriel Bouys Getty Images.
A hulking orange helicopter named Annie hoists a gleaming metal tower into the sky on the outskirts of Kotzebue, a small Alaskan city just north of the Arctic ... So was it worth $300 million to bring slightly better Internet to approximately 45,000 people in 84 rural villages spread out over an area roughly the ...
Residents of Newtok return from Mertarvik, seen in the background, the site the village hopes to move to. At right is tribal administrator Andrew John. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska's Energy Desk). The village of Newtok is disappearing as it loses land to a combination of thawing permafrost and coastal ...
"Feel It Still," with its inescapable "Please Mr. Postman" melody and falsetto hook, has become an atom bomb hit for Alaska-grown rock band Portugal. The Man. While closely tied to their current hometown of Portland, the band's DNA is in the back roads of Knik-Goose Bay and the halls of Wasilla High.
The Alaska earthquake Information Center confirmed that a moderate earthquake jostled Alaska's largest city, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit Monday and was located at a depth of about 10 miles and centered about 105 miles southeast of Anchorage in ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- City officials are considering an ordinance to ... People caught charging without a valid permit at the city-owned ...
A miniature village stands at the annual Juneau Holiday Village, which raises money for four local nonprofits. The village opens this Friday, Nov ...
How much should one subway station cost? The city of Toronto has an answer. The plan to extend transit in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough ...
FAIRBANKS - What do Gwen Stefani, the Goo Goo dolls, Hello Kitty, Miss America and Fairbanks' North Star All Stars cheerleaders have in common? They are scheduled to be part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The parade is televised starting at 9 a.m. Thursday on KTVF ...
Rural towns struggle shipping it out ... At great expense, small Municipalities are stuck trying to fix the problem: How do you get the potentially dangerous trash back out of town? ... Penor has been in Juneau for close to a decade, trying to make the math of shipping the city's hazardous waste pencil out.
Three former construction workers have filed a lawsuit saying "ridiculous" working conditions at an Alaska chemical building resulted in brain damage. The suit was filed against oilfield service company Baker Hughes, and cites unsafe conditions in 2014 at a Kenai chemical transferring building, KTVA-TV ...
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Court hearings have been continued for 18 taxicab drivers charged with illegally selling alcohol out of their cabs in a remote Alaska town known for its large taxicab fleet. During a status hearing Wednesday, attorneys for the drivers in Bethel told a judge they need more time to ...
A young polar bear prepares to feast on the remains of a bowhead whale, harvested legally by whalers during their annual subsistence hunt, just outside the Inupiat village of Kaktovik, Alaska on Sept. 11, 2017. The rise in global temperatures is having a very real, and very devastating, effect on Arctic ice ...


 

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