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Widespread technology outage disrupts Alaska 911 service, global flights and banking

The problem affected airline communications, causing the FAA to ground all domestic American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines flights.
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Tongass National Forest exits years-long insect outbreak with a ‘bad haircut’

Insect infestations began tearing through Southeast Alaska years ago, leaving behind scores of balding trees and annoyed hikers.
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U.S. District judge hears food stamp backlog case against Alaska’s health department

Plaintiffs say they waited unlawfully long for food aid and asked the court to order the health department to obey federal deadlines.
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A solemn Trump recounts details of assassination attempt: ‘I’m not supposed to be here’

Trump opened his presidential nominating speech with an emotional recounting of the shooting at his rally that left him injured and killed another.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 18, 2024

Juneau residents express frustration after a beloved homeless man is killed by police. Plus, a floating fish processor returns after a fire.
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Saucy Yoda performing vinyl release show this weekend | State of Art

The punk and hip-hop influenced party band recently released the album "Who They Are."
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Fistfight led to fatal shooting outside Anchorage bar, police say

Two people are charged with evidence tampering in the Sunday encounter that left 30-year-old Tahjeay Baldwin dead and another man wounded.
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Alaska Made: Revel Treks and Tours | Outdoor Explorer

Kierre Childers shares her story of becoming a small business owner leading hiking and backpacking trips in Southcentral Alaska.

After a dry June sparked wildfire concerns, Alaska has had a very rainy July

Climate researcher Brian Brettschneider says the rain has “certainly, quite literally put a damper” on wildfire concerns.
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FEMA announces $108M award to Merbok-related projects

Authorities announced the approval of $108.8 million for Alaskan communities reeling from 2022’s Typhoon Merbok.
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Bristol Bay floating fish processor back at full capacity after fire

Northline Seafoods CEO Ben Blakey doesn't think this summer's electrical fire aboard the Hannah will have a lasting financial impact.
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Rogue waves can strike without warning. These scientists found a way to predict them.

Scientists have created a new tool that can give 5 minutes advance warning of a dangerous rogue wave in the ocean.
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Juneau residents hold vigil for homeless man killed by police

Both Steven Kissack, who was fatally shot Monday, and his dog Juno were familiar faces to those who live and work in downtown Juneau.
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Judge suspends controversial federal Cook Inlet lease sale, citing impacts on beluga whales

The landmark Inflation Reduction Act mandated the federal oil and gas lease sale. But the agency offering it fell short, the judge ruled.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 17, 2024

The state's review of shooting footage draws criticism. Plus, a Cook Inlet lease sale is on hold to consider the impact on endangered whales.
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An expansion underway at the Alaska Native Heritage Center includes a new healing garden and a subsistence kitchen

The center’s president said the new offerings will help Alaska Natives pass down traditional knowledge.
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Alaska officials say they’re working to speed up investigations of police shootings

So far this year, officers have shot nine people during responses, killing six of them. Five of those shootings involved Anchorage police.
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1 missing, 4 safe after boat capsizes near Noorvik

Dozens of searchers are looking for 30-year-old Brandon Sheldon on the Kobuk River north of Noorvik after Monday's capsize, troopers said.
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‘Strange’ bald eagle attacks at Kodiak harbor cause multiple injuries

Kodiak officials have asked people to keep an eye on the sky at St. Herman Harbor after the attacks, some of which have left people needing sutures.
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Arctic air brings historically cold July temperatures to Bethel

This summer is the first time in more than 50 years that Bethel has seen back-to-back July days with highs that didn’t top 50 degrees.

Co-parenting after divorce or separation | Line One

Host Prentiss Pemberton speaks with parenting coordinator and mediator Bettsie Wild about co-parenting on this Line One.

Statewide initiative would restore Alaska campaign finance limits

Alaska's latest campaign finance limits were struck down three years ago by federal judges. Citizens Against Money in Politics hopes to create new ones.
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Anchorage Assembly to APD: Publish recordings of recent police shootings and revise body camera policy

Police Chief Sean Case said he intends to discuss changes at the end of the week and have the new policy in place on July 22.
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Assembly confirms Anchorage’s new police chief and municipal attorney

Assembly members lauded both Police Chief Sean Case and Municipal Attorney Eva Gardner. They were confirmed in 10-0 votes.
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9th Circuit to hear oral arguments on Southeast king salmon troll fishery lawsuit

Federal judges will hear oral arguments Thursday in an appeal of a ruling that threatened to halt the Southeast troll fishery for king salmon.

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