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  1. Whale gets entangled in cruise ship anchor for half a dayRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    JUNEAU, Alaska>> A humpback whale became entangled in an anchor line on a small cruise ship in southeast Alaska, getting stuck for roughly 12 hours while federal authorities and the boat's crew worked to free it. NOAA Fisheries says ultimately the anchor chain was cut in hopes the whale could wriggle loose.


  2. Church showcases dome for sheltering homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    First Assembly of God has moved an igloo- shaped shelter from the church in Moanalua to the state Capitol lawn during the special legislative session to give lawmakers and the public a chance to see it in person. Pastor Daniel Kaneshiro shows off the shelter.


  3. Boat captain leaps into chilly sea to save crew after capsizingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    The captain of the fishing vessel Grayling, left, rescued one of his crewmen, Monday, after the vessel capsized in the Kupreanof Strait near Raspberry Island, Alaska. The captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast.


  4. Alaska lawmaker censured over abortion commentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Alaska state Rep. David Eastman speaks during a House floor session on today in Juneau, Alaska, after a motion was made to censure him for comments he recently made about abortions that many considered to be offensive and hurtful. JUNEAU, Alaska>> The Alaska House voted today to censure a Republican member over comments he made suggesting there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a "free trip to the city" for abortions.


  5. Alaska lawmaker under fire after 'free trip' abortion claimRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    JUNEAU, Alaska>> Alaska lawmakers on Friday demanded a public apology from a Republican legislator who said there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a "free trip to the city" for abortions. Pressure mounted on Rep. David Eastman, who has cited concerns with abortions being covered by state funds and Medicaid, a government program for lower-income people.


  6. Alaska reporter says state senator slapped himRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    JUNEAU, Alaska>> The editor of Alaska's largest newspaper said today that a state senator slapped one of his reporters when the reporter sought the senator's opinion on a recently published article. Alaska Dispatch News Editor David Hulen said reporter Nathaniel Herz has filed a police report over the Tuesday afternoon incident at the state Capitol.


  7. Alaska lawmakers mull measure calling abortion 'child abuse'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    JUNEAU, Alaska>> A conservative state lawmaker has successfully tacked an anti-abortion message onto an otherwise innocuous resolution in the Alaska House aimed at raising awareness about sexual assault and child abuse. The amendment was approved by a divided House Rules Committee.


  8. 'A little storm': A call to anti-drug action in HoonahRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    The city council meets to discuss anti-drug efforts in Hoonah, Alaska. The small Alaska city is grappling with addressing its drug problem amid new laws.


  9. US senators propose bill to improve volcano monitoringRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    JUNEAU, Alaska>> U.S. senators in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii have proposed legislation intended to improve volcano monitoring efforts and early warning capabilities. The measure would put the Alaska, Cascades and Hawaiian volcano observatories into a connected system and create a 24-hour Volcano Watch Office to provide ongoing situational awareness of active volcanoes in the U.S. and its territories.


  10. Alaska board mulls pot use in retail storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    In this Jan. 18, 2017 photo shows Giono Barrett, right, arranges marijuana products at Rainforest Farms in Juneau, Alaska. James Barrett, left, is co-owner of Juneau's first marijuana retail store.


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