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  1. Stika hospital treats first known Alaskan case of Zika VirusRead the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | APRN

    The state department of Health and Social Services announced the first known case of the Zika Virus in Alaska today. The patient was treated at SEARHC's Mt.

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  2. Stedman, nine others, face no election challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | APRN

    A fifth of Alaska legislators running for re-election this year face no opposition. That begs the question: Why, in such a politically active state, does anyone run unopposed.

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  3. Obama Administration announces new rules for Arctic drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | APRN

    Shell's Polar Pioneer leaving Dutch Harbor on Oct. 12, heading for Washington state. The new rules will hold oil companies in the Arctic Ocean to a higher standard than those drilling in, say, the Gulf of Mexico.

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  4. Small earthquake adds to Sitka's holiday blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | KSKA

    A small earthquake rattled dishes along the outer coast of Southeast Alaska Monday evening. The US Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 3.6 quake occurred about 20 miles west of Whale Bay off the coast of Baranof Island, at 7:20 PM.

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  5. Linda Behnken to represent Alaska on halibut commissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | APRN

    Linda Behnken with her sons, Rio and Hahlen. Behnken lives the small-boat fishing life she advocates for, but she's no stranger to IPHC politics.

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  6. Alaska News Nightly: June 29, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | KSKA

    Governor Bill Walker cut Permanent Fund dividends Wednesday to $1,000 per person, about half of the projected amount. The cut was one of a series of reductions that Walker made to lower the state's budget by $1.5 billion.

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  7. AK: Before Orlando and after OrlandoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | APRN

    In gay communities all over the country, there is a before and an after. A before June 12th, and an after.

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  8. Hoonah's Native corporation names new CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | KSKA

    Russell Dick will take over as Huna Totem CEO this fall. The Native corporation for Hoonah operates the Icy Strait Point tourist attraction.

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  9. Rating agencies warn Alaska: wea re watching youRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | KSKA

    They don't live in Alaska - some of them have never been to Alaska - but they have the power to give Alaska lawmakers an ulcer every time they speak. Like an individual's credit score, Alaska's credit rating is our calling card in the world of finance.

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  10. Substance abuse treatment is hurting, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | KSKA

    While more attention is being brought to solve the state's drug problems, proper services have always been hard to get in more remote areas. Detox facilities are not available in many communities like Sitka.

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  11. In a flash, Girl Scouts resolve HPR crosswalk issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | KSKA

    If you want to get something done, ask the Girl Scouts. After years of government inertia, the Girls Scouts of Troop 4140 in Sitka have spearheaded the installation of flashing crosswalk signs along some of the busiest state road in town.

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  12. Some must leave home to get helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | KSKA

    For all its prevalence in Alaskan communities, drug addiction can be a difficult health care problem to manage. Proper treatment depends on timing and access to services, which aren't always available in small-town Alaska.

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  13. Private nonprofit to assume management of Valdez-area parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | KSKA

    Alaska's Department of Natural Resources saw more than half a million dollars slashed from its budget heading into this fiscal year, and some state parks suffered for it. Now, four sites near Valdez are set to join a growing list of Alaska parks under private management.

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  14. Voices of Sitkans mourning Orlando shooting victimsRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2016 | KSKA

    A crowd of more than 50 Sitkans gathered in Totem Square Monday night, to honor the 49 victims of Sunday's shooting at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub. Organized by Sitka resident Hannah Guggenheim, the group gathered beneath a blue sky in a big circle and, holding strips of orange paper, took turns reading the forty nine names aloud.

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  15. Third major ratings agency downgrades Alaska creditRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | APRN

    Credit ratings agencies have cited Alaska's $3.8 billion budget deficit and ongoing legislative gridlock in downgrading the state's credit. Lawmakers were unable to pass a budget in the constitutionally-mandated 121-day regular session, and are currently meeting in a special session called by Gov. Bill Walker.

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  16. Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 14, 2016Read the original story

    Jun 14, 2016 | KSKA

    Since the Senate passed the bill last week that would draw money from the Permanent Fund to pay for state government, two things have happened. One is that many Alaskans have raised concerns with the part of the bill that would cut Permanent Fund dividends in half, .

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  17. Juneau charges ahead with electric vehiclesRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | APRN

    With its limited road system, Southeast doesn't seem like a paradise for car lovers. But it might be the perfect spot for Travis McCain.

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  18. In Anchorage, U.S. Attorney General announces new focus on Alaska NativeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | KSKA

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to reporters on June 10, 2016, as she rolled out a new Department of Justice focus on Alaska Native issues. Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRN In Anchorage today to discuss issues of criminal justice and public safety with Alaska Native leaders, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said it is unacceptable that Native residents are victims of violent crimes at rates much higher than the general population.

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  19. AK: Bear spray doa s and dona tsRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2016 | APRN

    The extremely mild winter means bears have been out and about earlier than usual this year. So far, there've been two bear attacks in Southeast Alaska, and summer is just getting started.

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  20. Gov. Walker: We're taking each step as we canRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | KSKA

    Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck, Budget Director Pat Pitney and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker held a press conference on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in Juneau, Alaska. Lawmakers approved a budget that draws heavily from state savings, Walkers administration is advocating for different sources of revenue.

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