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Alaska Highway partially reopens after Yukon floods
The Alaska Highway in the Yukon has been reopened to one lane of traffic following several days of closures due to extensive flooding and washouts. Washouts closed several roads through the Yukon Territory during the weekend. The most significant is a 150-mile stretch of the Alaska Highway north of Watson Lake.  While crews are working around the clock to fully repair the highway, the Yukon Territory Department of...
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Bear mauling recounted
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 30-year-old Alaska man mauled by a bear pleads for help in a recorded 911 call, telling the dispatcher he's up a tree and can hear the animal huffing below him. In the recording released by Alaska State Troopers, Ben Radakovich tells the dispatcher to send an ambulance, saying he is "bleeding bad." At one point the two are disconnected and Radakovich calls back. Radakovich climbed 30 feet up the...
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Eagle River man recalls bear mauling near Anchorage
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 30-year-old Alaska man mauled by a bear pleads for help in a recorded 911 call, telling the dispatcher he's up a tree and can hear the animal huffing below him. In the recording released by Alaska State Troopers, Ben Radakovich tells the dispatcher to send an ambulance, saying he is "bleeding bad." At one point the two are disconnected and Radakovich calls back. Radakovich climbed 30 feet up the...
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US Senate's farm bill could aid commercial fishermen
An amendment to the U.S. Senate’s farm bill could be a boon for Alaska fishermen, but it first must run a legislative gauntlet. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and the Massachusetts Senate delegation, would open agricultural loans to commercial fishermen, providing a wide range of cheap federal loans to the industry. “The Department of Agriculture considers fish an agriculture product, w...
Jun 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting kerfuffle shows GOP divide
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Republican Party failed Saturday to reconvene its convention after a rift between outgoing chairman Randy Ruedrich and supporters of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul resulted in a quorum shortage. Ruedrich had been urging the party faithful to stay away from Saturday’s convention amid fears that Paul supporters would try to grab more delegates than Paul earned for the national convention. Paul has st...
Jun 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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APD officer kills man waving stick
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Police say an officer fatally wounded a 26-year-old man in a confrontation in an Anchorage neighborhood. Spokesman David Parker said the officer fired as Shane Tasi approached him aggressively Saturday night with a stick and refused repeated commands to put it down. Parker said the man was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. The confrontation began after police responded to reports ...
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Woman allegedly burns roommate
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 25-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree murder and arson in the death of her roommate at an apartment complex in east Anchorage. Anchorage police said Gina Virgilio poured gasoline on 24-year-old Michael Gonzales as he slept on a couch, set him on fire and left the apartment they shared early Friday morning. Police said the fire destroyed the apartment and forced the evacuation of 1...
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Coast Guard blotter - June 8
May 31 Sector Juneau received notification that the motor vessel Fugly was aground and taking on water, with two people onboard, near West Indian Pass in Southern Lynn Canal. The Fugly got off the rocks and onto the beach in Indian Cove in Auke Bay before sinking. A good Samaritan vessel delivered a pump and the Fugly got under way with the assistance of the Rusty Nails and under the observation of the Sea Pirate ...
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Jig fishermen discuss ways to protect new federal Pacific cod quota program
Jig fishermen are enjoying the benefits of a change to federal regulations, and now they want to keep it that way. During its meeting in Kodiak this week, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will consider a range of measures to stop longliners and fishermen using other gear from claiming jig quota in the Pacific cod fishery. “It’s my understanding that the jig fleet really wants to put some teeth into thi...
Jun 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACS and GCI agree to merge wirelessly
JUNEAU (AP) — Two Alaska telecommunications companies on Tuesday announced a joint venture that they say should create the fastest wireless network in the state. The announcement by General Communication Inc., or GCI, and Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. comes as Verizon Wireless prepares to enter the Alaska market. GCI and Alaska Communications said they had signed agreements to form The Alaska Wireless N...
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