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  1. Strong King Salmon Catch Means Early Closure For Southeast TrollersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | APRN

    Southeast Alaska's commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port now that the winter season has closed. Thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka.

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  2. Rural designation process could impact Saxmana s subsistence statusRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | APRN

    The Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council met in Saxman and Sitka last week to discuss and gather input on issues related to subsistence in the region, including a proposed change to the rural designation process. That change could make a big difference to Saxman, which has been considered non-rural since 2007, for the purpose of federal subsistence rights.

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  3. Alaska News Nightly: March 24, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | APRN

    It's the 26th anniversary of America's second largest oil spill, when an Exxon tanker leaving Valdez Arm ran aground, leaking 11 million gallons of North Slope Crude into Prince William Sound. In Washington D.C., environmental activists marked the occasion with a demonstration in front of the White House.

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  4. Roe Herring Fishery Gets Two-Hour NoticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | APRN

    The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery will be on two-hour notice starting 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game announced this Tuesday afternoon. A test sample taken from a body of herring west of Black Rock showed about 7% mature roe, which is low for the commercial fishery.

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  5. Alaska News Nightly: March 13, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | APRN

    Juneau A Medicaid reform bill has been filed in the Alaska Senate. Many Republican legislators have said reform of the state's low-income health care program must happen before they accept federal dollars to expand it.

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  6. First Sergeant James Hoelscher instructs officers at a 2014 training. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | APRN

    Three Village Public Safety Officers have been selected to advance in the VPSO Arming Pilot Project with training this month in Sitka. 21 VPSOs initially showed interest in taking part.

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  7. Navigating "The New Normal" Of Legal MarijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | APRN

    Samantha Cox has already begun taking custom orders for marijuana pipes and products. Some are discreet vaporizers shaped like pens.

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  8. Alaska News Nightly: February 26, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | APRN

    Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell defended his management of the Tongass National Forest to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who chairs the panel, says the service isn't allowing enough timber sales to keep what remains of the logging industry in Southeast Alaska in business.

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  9. Alaska News Nightly: February 17, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | APRN

    After President Barack Obama announced a plan to designate most of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, Alaska lawmakers seized a chance to meet his Interior Secretary on their own turf. A team of nine legislators took a break from session work in Juneau to travel to Kotzebue this week to confront Sally Jewell about those actions.

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  10. Sitka Police Officer Noah Shepard serves coffee to inmates in Sitka's ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | APRN

    Sitka Police Officer Noah Shepard serves coffee to inmates in Sitka's jail, while supervisor Dave Nelson looks on. Police departments across the state have been taken aback by a state Department of Corrections proposal to end funding for local jails.

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  11. North Pacific Halibut Bycatch Limit Could See 50 Percent CutRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | APRN

    Halibut harvests have been on the decline in the Bering Sea for years, but the amount that trawlers and catcher-processors are allowed to take has stayed the same. Now, federal regulators have agreed to consider stiffer limits on halibut bycatch.

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  12. Training Nears For First Wave Of Armed Alaska VPSOsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | APRN

    YK Delta VPSOs spoke with DPS officials about the process of arming VPSOs during training in Bethel. Village Public Safety Officers in Western Alaska will be participating in a pilot program that could make them the first VPSOs in the state to carry weapons in their job.

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  13. Eyak Salvaged, Back In SitkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | APRN

    Ten days after the 80-foot tender and mail boat ran aground and sank just north of the Goddard hot springs, it's back afloat - after a virtual alphabet soup of state and federal agencies and local companies worked together to salvage it. At about 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon , the tugboat Marauder chugged into Sitka Channel with the Eyak in tow.

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  14. Four Rescued As F/V Eyak Sinks Near SitkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | APRN

    Sitka search and rescue volunteer Jake Denherder took this photo of the sinking F/V Eyak from the Alaska State Trooper vessel Courage, early on January 19, 2015. Four people were rescued from the F/V Eyak early Monday morning after the boat went aground near Calligan Island, just north of the Goddard hot springs.

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  15. Klawock Couple Plans Halftime WeddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | APRN

    A couple in Klawock has been engaged since 2001, but they couldn't quite come to agreement about what kind of wedding ceremony to have. They finally settled on a unique venue: Center court at halftime during Friday's home basketball game.

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  16. Alaska News Nightly: December 26, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | APRN

    Alaska lawmakers sent a letter to Governor Bill Walker this week urging measures to rein in budget items. Incoming Senate President Kevin Meyer, a Republican from Anchorage and House Speaker Republican Mike Chenault of Nikiski signed the letter, along with the chairs of the finance committees for both chambers.

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  17. Hospital staffers participate in the Alaska Day Parade.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | APRN

    Sitka Community Hospital will get a $1-million infusion of cash from the Sitka assembly, in order to meet short-term expenses. There was no public opposition at all during the assembly's last regular meeting of 2014 to increasing Sitka Community Hospital's line of credit.

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  18. Nine Months In, Orthodox Bishop Takes StockRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | APRN

    When David Mahaffey was installed as the Orthodox Bishop of Alaska in a a ceremony in Sitka this past February , he became the 16th leader of America's oldest Orthodox diocese. Under the Julian calendar, St. Michael's Feast falls in late November.

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  19. Southeast Divers Finish Up Sea Cucumber SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | APRN

    It was a relatively quick season for Southeast Alaska sea cucumber divers. The season closed in mid-November after the fleet landed a little more than a million pounds of the seafood delicacy.

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  20. Report: Subsidized logging costs feds millionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | APRN

    Beached logs pile up in Shoal Cove on Revilla Island in the Tongass National Forest. A new report challenges old-growth logging spending in the forest.

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