Haines Highway mudslide

Update: Mudslides block Haines Highway, no injuries reported

Jillian Rogers, KHNS
- The Haines Highway is blocked because of mudslides this afternoon after a couple days of heavy rainfall. According to highway residents, there are four slides between 18 and 21 mile that have made the road impassable.

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‘Great Pause’ Among Prosecutors As DNA Proves Fallible

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Experts say the field of forensic DNA is having a moment of truth about years of overstated claims, and it may tarnish its reputation as the “gold standard” of legal evidence.

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California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

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The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients’ metadata or digital communications to the government.

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4 Ways This Whole Republican Speaker Situation Gets Resolved

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With Kevin McCarthy out of the race for House speaker, the path forward is not clear. Everyone is pointing to Paul Ryan, but what if he doesn’t do it?

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A U.S. Negotiator Says There’s Still Pending Business With Iran

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Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks, tells NPR the U.S. still has plenty of other issues to settle with Iran, such as the release of Americans being held in that country.

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Rodell picked to lead Alaska Permanent Fund Corp

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Angela Rodell has been selected to be the new CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. The corporation’s board voted unanimously Friday to offer Rodell the job.

Biologists track unusual fish sightings on Alaska’s coast

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Biologists say unusual fish are appearing near Alaska’s shores, likely because of warmer ocean temperatures caused by El Nino and the patch of warm water known as “the blob.”

Bodies of 2 more men identified in 1952 plane crash

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The remains of two more U.S. service members who died in a plane crash outside Anchorage in 1952 have been identified.

Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

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The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has launched a pilot program to revert the process of scheduling appointments to how it was before reforms.

Gas leak forces evacuation at Anchorage elementary

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Anchorage school officials say there are no injuries and all students are safe after a gas line break forced the evacuation of an elementary school Wednesday.

Agency issues split decision in water reservation case

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A state agency has delivered a split decision for conservationists seeking to protect fish from the potential development of a coal mine in south-central Alaska.

Denali name change trickles down to fast-food burger

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The extra-large sized McKinley Mac available at Alaska McDonald’s restaurants will now be marketed as the Denali Mac.

Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii

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NOAA officials said there has been a general trend toward earlier arrivals in the past two decades. About 10,000 humpbacks winter in Hawaii each year.