Lisa Murkowski

Murkowski calls proposed endangered listing for Alaska king salmon ‘wrongheaded’

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the Wild Fish Conservancy's proposal, like its lawsuit over Southeast king fishing, is meant "to basically stop our wild fisheries."
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2 dead, 3 rescued after boat capsizes north of Sitka

The capsize occurred Tuesday night about 25 miles north of Sitka, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, with bodies found inside the vessel Wednesday.
Downtown Anchorage, with water in the foreground and mountains behind.

Alaska labor forecast calls for continuing shortages as Boomers age

With roughly two jobs open for every job seeker, a state economist says Alaska's workforce may not stabilize until Baby Boomers have aged out of it.
a FedEx van

Staffing shortages, shipping delays leave Sitkans fed up with FedEx

Residents say a week-long backlog of undelivered packages last month was only broken when FedEx brought in staff from out of town.
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1 dead, 3 rescued after rogue wave capsizes skiff near Yakutat

Yakutat police haven't named the person killed in the Sunday incident, which took place as the boaters were fishing near Khantaak Island.
Kruzof Island

Search suspended for 4 missing people after charter boat accident near Sitka

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for four people after recovering one body from the wreck of a fishing charter near Sitka.
Brooke Mulligan

‘A guilty mind’: Sitka woman gets 4 years in cyclist’s hit-and-run death

Brooke Mulligan, 21, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in Terry Carlson, Jr.'s death — which the judge called closer to manslaughter.
fishing boats

Woman’s body recovered from Sitka harbor

Police officers, firefighters and a dive team helped recover 37-year-old Amanda Oktoyak's body from Eliason Harbor on Wednesday morning.
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Teen kills brown bear outside Sitka home

Alaska Wildlife Troopers have concluded their investigation into the shooting of a brown bear killed by a 16-year-old in a Sitka neighborhood early Wednesday.
map of Lake Diana near Sitka

Coast Guard recovers body of missing hunter near Sitka

A Coast Guard helicopter crew Tuesday found the body of 46-year-old Ryan Ruesch at the foot of a 300-foot cliff Tuesday.