Boats anchored in Juneau's harbor watch the fireworks.

Live fireworks barge video, parade photos

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Morning Edition host Matt Miller will be aboard the fireworks barge streaming live video when the show begins Friday night. Watch here.

SHI is looking for the tribe the tunic belong to. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)

East Coast theology school selling off Alaska Native art, feds to investigate

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The country’s oldest theological school is selling off its Native art collection, and Sealaska Heritage Institute is asking the feds to investigate. Tlingit and Haida pieces are among the works.

Gov. Bill Walker discusses a tax credit veto with the press, July 1, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

Walker delays payment on oil tax credits

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Gov. Bill Walker is delaying payment of $200 million worth of oil tax credits. The veto is the most significant change the governor made to the state budget.

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Alaska State Troopers car. (Creative Commons photo by Amanda Graham)

$8.5M cut to Troopers budget strains already thin force

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Rural residents already complain that state Troopers are slow to respond to serious crimes and dangerous situations. But as of July 1, 30 more Trooper positions have been eliminated.

The Polar Pioneer drill rig arrives in Dutch Harbor. (Photo by Emily Schwing, KUCB/Unalaska)

Polar Pioneer: An economic boon for Dutch Harbor

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Billions of dollars worth of drilling equipment and support vessels operated by Royal Dutch Shell are sitting out in the Bay in front of Dutch Harbor this week.

Henry with his litter of three-week old kittens. (Photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD)

Ketchikan rescued kittens nurtured by male cat die

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The six kittens were found in May in a cardboard box on the side of a road on Prince of Wales Island. They were a little more than a week old at the time.

David Parks Jr. gives some casting tips to his client Sarah Pearl in the Kulik River. (Photo by Matt Martin/KDLG)

Guide academy helps Dillingham locals land jobs at sport lodges

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For the past seven years, a mosaic of organizations including Bristol Bay Land Trust, Trout Unlimited, and BBEDC have run the Bristol Bay River and Guide Academy to train local kids in the art of fly fishing.

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Juneau’s Loren Jones appointed to state marijuana board

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Jones was appointed to the public health seat for his long history in the substance abuse and mental health fields.

Lake No Lake during a glacier dam release in 2008. (Photo by Aaron Jacobs/National Weather Service)

Taku River rising quickly, but no flood warning

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As of 2 p.m., the river was at 38.3 feet and is expected to rise another four and a half feet, just below minor flood stage, by late tomorrow morning.

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Report: Polar bears’ fate tied to reversing global warming

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If humans don’t reverse global warming and stop the loss of sea ice, it’s unlikely polar bears will continue as a species.

Gov: New name for census area named for confederate officer

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The president of the Association of Village Council Presidents says the push began months before the deadly June shootings in South Carolina that brought renewed attention to remnants of confederate history.

State will discontinue filling grayling in Alaska lakes

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The canceled grayling program makes up 11 percent of the fish that the Fairbanks hatchery planned to stock next year. The decision also removes grayling production at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage.

North Pole man sickened by ‘rabbit fever’

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Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials are warning residents after a North Pole man was sickened by tularemia, a bacterial infection known as “rabbit fever.”

Ketchikan man remains missing after 6 months

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The family of a Ketchikan man who has been missing for six months has filed a presumptive death petition.

University of Alaska Southeast director won’t take job

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Just over a week before he was supposed to start, the newly named director of the University of Alaska Southeast-Sitka Campus says he won’t be showing up for work.

Alaska officially drops lawsuit challenging same-sex marriage

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal of a court case that struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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The favorite hat of Harry Bollinger, 88, a World War II Navy veteran who was a participant in secret military experiments that exposed him to mustard gas, causing long-term health problems.
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Senators Call For VA To Explain Why It Couldn’t Find Mustard-Gassed Veterans

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A dozen senators have also called on the Veterans Administration to say why some of the WWII-era troops who were found by an NPR Investigation were denied benefits.


Antipsychotics Too Often Prescribed For Aggression In Children

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Drugs intended to treat psychosis are also used to treat behavioral problems in children with ADHD. Less risky behavioral treatments and medications should be the first choice, researchers say.

Metropolitan Division officers finish another "rollback" operation. They searched the apartment of a paroled armed robber and gang member. These rollbacks are a cornerstone of the Metro Division's strategy of tracking people who may re-offend, and suppressing crime before it happens.
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Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Their Approach

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Violent crime has ticked up in certain metro areas. Police are scrambling to hold the line while at the same time trying not to appear overzealous.

NOAA scientists estimate they saw about 10 billion sea scallops off Delaware and southern New Jersey this spring as part of an annual survey.

The Scallop Scoop: Survey Forecasts A Banner Year In Atlantic

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Federal fisheries researchers says their survey found about 10 billion scallops in waters off Delaware and southern New Jersey. They’re predicting a boom for the nation’s most valuable fishery.