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  1. Audit says some Alaska towns need to track cruise ship passenger taxes betterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 15 | Anchorage Daily News

    Some Alaska communities have spent money raised from a cruise ship passenger tax without proper documentation to show it was used in accordance with state law. The tax, called the commercial passenger vessel excise tax, adds $34.50 per passenger, per voyage, for cruises lasting longer than 72 hours in Alaska's waters.

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  2. Searchers seek Sitka man missing on kayak tripRead the original story

    Friday Apr 8 | Anchorage Daily News

    Mills left his home for a kayak outing late Wednesday and troopers took a call Thursday that he not returned by 5 a.m. The Sitka Fire Department Search and Rescue and Dive Team, the Coast Guard and volunteers searched Sitka Sound and shorelines throughout Thursday.

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  3. Troopers, Coast Guard suspend search for missing Sitka kayakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 9 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska State Troopers and the Coast Guard suspended searches for a missing kayaker near Sitka Friday night after an extensive search turned up no significant leads. Forty-year-old Jesse Mills of Sitka was reported missing Thursday morning after not returning from a late-night kayaking trip Wednesday, according to a troopers dispatch.

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  4. The temperature just hit 71 degrees. In Alaska. In March.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 31 | Anchorage Daily News

    The temperature measured at Klawock Airport in Southeast Alaska hit 71 degrees, which University of Alaska Fairbanks climate researcher Brian Brettschneider said is a record high for the state for the month of March, in any year on record. Brettschneider said the previous March record-high temperature in Alaska was 69 degrees, recorded in Ketchikan on March 28, 1915.

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  5. Internet problems in Kansas delay student testing in AlaskaRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 30 | Anchorage Daily News

    Standardized testing at some Sitka schools was pushed back after the first day was cut short because of Internet connectivity problems in Kansas. Sitka School District officials said the Alaska Measures of Progress test was halted Tuesday because a fiber optic cable that provides broadband to the University of Kansas was cut.

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  6. Endangered Alaska tree? Rapidly dying yellow cedar may be listedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    One of these Alaska tree saplings is not like the others. Each one of its needle-covered branches resembles a feather, each feather comprised of green scales.

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  7. Sitka High basketball team likely saved lives of people in burning building, AFD saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Anchorage Fire Department responded to a two-alarm structure fire in a six-plex in Spenard on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The Anchorage Fire Department responded to a two-alarm structure fire in a six-plex in Spenard on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

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  8. Walker administration says loophole costs $1.4M in taxes from big fishing boatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Gov. Bill Walker's proposed fish tax increase has drawn attention to a loophole giving a discount of as much as $1.4 million a year to some of the big Washington-based factory trawlers that fish off Alaska's coast - and Walker's administration is working to fix it. Price estimates used by the state to assess existing taxes on 300 million pounds of yellowfin sole are less than one-sixth of the true prices upon which the taxes are supposed to be based, according to officials at the state fish and game department.

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  9. Effort to arm some village officers is off to a slow startRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    When crisis strikes in rural communities in Alaska, it's often village public safety officers -- VPSOs -- who are on the scene first. Until recently, VPSOs weren't allowed to carry firearms while on duty.

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  10. Fireworks erupt when Senate subcommittee chair drafts another GOP senator for a budget voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Thursday morning meeting of a Senate budget subcommittee erupted into accusations and threats when two Republican members failed to show up and Chair Anna MacKinnon drafted another Republican to pass the state revenue department's $400 million spending plan. The drafted Republican, Sen. Pete Kelly of Fairbanks, wasn't an official member of the subcommittee, but he voted as if he was.

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  11. Fireworks erupt at committee when chair drafts another GOP senator for voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Thursday morning meeting of a Senate budget subcommittee erupted into accusations and threats when two Republican members failed to show up and Chair Anna MacKinnon drafted another Republican to pass the state revenue department's $400 million spending plan. The drafted Republican, Sen. Pete Kelly of Fairbanks, wasn't an official member of the subcommittee, but he voted as if he was.

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  12. 'Aggressive sea lion' in Sitka leads to stolen fish, impaled footRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Wildlife troopers in Sitka say a fisherman's foot was impaled after an aggressive sea lion snatched most of a large halibut away from him. On Thursday, Sitka-based troopers got a report about the sea lion at the cleaning dock at Sealing Cove Harbor, according to an online dispatch.

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  13. Mid-winter months break temperature records across AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The meteorological winter has ended -- a three-month period from Dec. 1 to the end of February, typically the coldest period of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Barrow, King Salmon and Sitka had their warmest midwinters on record.

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  14. Alaskans awaken to issues of mining, salmon and rivers we share with CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Although my parents are from Western Alaska, I consider myself lucky to have been born in Sitka. Work opportunities took our family northward, but my life led me back to Southeast Alaska, where I have chosen to raise my children.

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  15. Damaged undersea cable disrupts Sitka's Internet, TV serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A damaged fiber optic cable has left GCI customers in the Southeast Alaska towns of Sitka and Angoon with severely reduced Internet, cable and cell service services since Valentine's Day, company spokespeople said Tuesday. The damaged cable line may be fixed by Saturday, Feb. 20, GCI vice president David Morris said, but that could change.

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  16. Man arrested after reportedly trying to ram fishing vessels with boat near SitkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Klawock man faces a slew of charges, including boating under the influence, after Alaska State Troopers say he ran his fishing vessel over other vessels' deployed gear near Sitka on Saturday. Troopers said in a Sunday dispatch that 33-year-old Timothy D. Demmert was taken into custody after several calls shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, reporting "a fishing vessel attempting to ram other vessels" during the Sitka Sound winter salmon troll fishery near Cape Edgecumbe.

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  17. Photos: Best of February 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    An answer to the question, "What would your perfect neighborhood be like?" is written on a Peace Project Workshop banner at the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club on February 8, 2016. A crew in Sitka delivering the log, Feb. 4 , 2016, which was donated by Sealaska.

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  18. With cedar log in hand, Southeast carvers will begin work on dugout canoeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A crew in Sitka delivering the log, Feb. 4 , 2016, which was donated by Sealaska. The log will be made into a full-size, Native canoe.

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  19. Deer carcasses washing up on Sitka runway during hunting seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Officials have seen a spike in the number of dead deer washing up on the runway of Sitka's airport during this year's hunting season. U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife specialist Heather Bauscher removes wildlife that could interfere with air traffic from the runway, which is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.

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  20. Ricketts, Calvin and the charisma of an Alaska placeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    If I understand the foundation of what Edward Ricketts, Jack Calvin, Sasha Calvin, and Joseph Campbell were contemplating as they were working their way up the coast on board the Grampus in 1932, simply put, it was this: place shapes life. If this is so, what clues do these words give us to the lives that must have been found in the bustling little community of Monterey, California, the place where it all started? "Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.

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