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Victims of Sitka charter wreck identified as a local boat captain and visitors from California and Hawaii

The passengers aboard the fishing charter boat were two sisters and their partners visiting Alaska from out of state.

Japanese climber survives thousand-foot fall from Denali

A mountaineering ranger evacuated the 24-year-old Japanese climber Saturday from a point at 15,100 feet in elevation, park officials said.
an avalanche

Denali National Park worker killed in avalanche

Eric Walter was caught in an avalanche while skiing in the backcountry, not far from the park’s entrance.
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Black boxes recovered from site of fatal U.S. Army helicopter crash near Healy

An investigative team from Alabama went to the crash site Monday and recovered the flight data recorders, sometimes referred to as black boxes.
Apache helicopters

Army helicopters crashed near Healy in mountains, fair weather

The two AH-64 Apache helicopters were returning to Fort Wainwright from an aerial gunnery range southeast of Fairbanks when they collided.
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3 soldiers killed, 1 injured in midair Army helicopter collision near Healy

It's the second accident involving military helicopters in Alaska this year.
Deb Haaland

Haaland defends Alaska’s Willow project, says U.S. won’t end oil drilling

“We’re not going to say we’re not going to use gas and oil. That’s not reality,″ Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Friday.
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Canada’s public broadcaster pauses Twitter after ‘government-funded media’ label

Twitter labelled CBC/Radio-Canada "government-funded media" — the same label that prompted NPR in the U.S. to quit Twitter last Wednesday.
Prudhoe Bay. The Department of Natural Resources has refused to approve the oil field’s 2016 Plan of Development until operator BP includes detailed marketing information for its massive gas reserves. (Photo courtesy of BP)

Federal agency OKs exports for proposed Alaska gas project

Thursday’s action reaffirms a 2020 U.S. Department of Energy authorization that was challenged by environmentalists.
a dog and family

Pet arrives home, dog-tired, after Alaska sea-ice odyssey

A 1-year-old Australian shepherd crossed 150 miles of frozen Bering Sea ice, being bitten by a seal or polar bear, before he was taken home to Gambell.
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Family of Czech billionaire sues over fatal Alaska heli-ski crash

The companies should have known about the crash immediately and notified authorities, the lawsuit says.
Louisville shooting

Police: 4 killed in shooting at downtown Louisville building

A Monday shooting in Louisville killed at least four people and wounded at least eight others, police said. The suspected shooter was also dead.
a green sea turtle

Hawaii’s lawmakers mull imposing fees to pay for ecotourism crush

Taking care of Hawaii's unique natural environment takes time, people and money. Now Hawaii wants tourists to help pay for it.
Donald Trump in court

Donald Trump pleads not guilty to 34 felony charges

The former president pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 34 counts of falsifying business records arising from hush money paid to a porn actor in 2016.
Ed Sniffen

Sex abuse case against ex-Alaska attorney general thrown out

A judge dismissed a sex abuse case against former acting Alaska Attorney General Clyde “Ed” Sniffen, citing the statute of limitations at the time.
oil engineers

Saudis, other oil giants announce surprise production cuts

The cuts, totaling up to 1.15 million barrels per day from May until the end of the year, could raise prices worldwide and strain Saudi-U.S. relations.
Donald Trump

Lawyer: Trump indicted; 1st ex-president charged with crime

It becomes the first ever criminal case against a former U.S. president and a jolt to Donald Trump’s bid to retake the White House in 2024.
a Seattle police officer

Seattle and Justice officials seek to end most oversight of city’s police

Much of the Seattle Police Department has been overhauled since a 2011 federal report found officers too often escalated situations and used force.
Four orcas breach

The big problem for endangered orcas at center of Southeast Alaska salmon suit? Inbreeding

A 2018 study found that just two male southern resident killer whales had fathered more than half the group's calves since 1990.
Tanaga Volcano

Aleutians volcanoes now pose lower threat, after quakes slow

Diminished earthquake activity led authorities to reduce warning levels at two volcanoes on an uninhabited island in Alaska’s Aleutian chain.