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Some residents are asking for the removal of the Mississippi flag on Egan Drive because of the Confederate imagery in its upper left corner. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KTOO)

Juneau’s state flags display receives attention as nation debates Confederate flag

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A group of Juneau residents are calling for the removal of the Mississippi flag on Egan Drive because of its Confederate imagery.

With Temsco Helicopeters, Alaska State Troopers performed an aerial search over Mt. Roberts Sunday evening. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)

Missing hiker on Mt. Roberts trail found dead

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Five search teams went up the Mount Roberts trail and Temsco Helicopters provided an aerial search.

The Oosterdam cruise ship docked in Haines. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)

Haines Assembly approves cruise ship waiver incentive

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Haines has some of the lowest cruise ship moorage fees in Southeast Alaska. And last month the borough assembly approved further lowering those fees for three summers.

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The Nome court. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/KNOM)

Nome judge responds to allegations of misconduct, denies wrongdoing

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In late May, the state body charged with oversight of judges and courts cited Judge Dooley for six incidents the commission said may have violated codes of professional conduct.

Arctic Fibre plans to route its 10,000-mile-long cable linking Great Britain to Japan along the coast of northern Canada and Alaska. (Image courtesy of Arctic Fibre)

Slow or no Internet access hinders remote Arctic communities

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Dial-up Internet access is a distant memory for most of us. But slow connections to the web are still a fact of life in much of the far north.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman (WHEC 720) leaves the White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa in 2006. (Public domain photo by Senior Chief Journalist Melinda Larson)

Engine malfunction forces Coast Guard cutter to head back to port

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The ship and its crew are in Alaska this summer to enforce fisheries regulations and provide search and rescue support. They are slated to depart again Monday.

A member of the of the New Old Time Chautauqua juggles at the Douglas Fourth of July parade. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)

Slideshow: July Fourth in Douglas, Alaska

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Colors, cheer and sun grace Douglas on the Fourth of July.

This picture was taken early June, after Ofi and some friends gathered for dinner around a first king salmon of the season.
(Photo by Hannah Colton/KDLG)

Bristol Bay elder, Alaska Native leader dies at 75

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Olson was a Bristol Bay fisherman, and was the longtime president, CEO and chairman of the board of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation.

Teacher Theressa Phillips reads to the toddler class with Assistant teacher, Brina Compton and teen worker, Kallie Caples looking on. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)

In Petersburg, childcare shortage leaves parents hanging

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There is not enough child care in Petersburg. One of the preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids. A planned expansion could help drop that number.

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Troopers: 2 missing people found dead near Denali Highway

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The bodies of the pair were found inside a dilapidated trailer in the area after troopers heard noises coming from the vehicle Sunday afternoon. Troopers say there was no response when communication was attempted.

Troopers: Man barricades self in Alaska village, with 1 dead

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Four troopers flew to the community of Selawik Monday morning after receiving a report shortly after 4:30 a.m. that a man was shooting a firearm in the village.

Alaska pipeline inspected by tiny WALL-E look-alike

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It’s not just humans watching over the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline, making sure oil continues to pump along beneath the surface of the state.

Volunteers build new homes for Sockeye Fire victims

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The Willow Community Rebuild Project quickly gained 150 volunteers and raised more than $27,000 to help build new homes.

Earthquakes hit Southcentral Alaska, one right after other

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At 4:49 p.m. Alaska time, a magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck 24 miles southwest of Talkeetna, a town of nearly 900 residents.

Police in Juneau will upgrade to collapsible baton model

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Police in Juneau kept their old school batons longer than many departments in the country, but they now plan to replace the straight stick model with collapsible steel batons this fall.

Body found near Juneau may belong to overboard crew member

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Troopers said in a press release that the body and clothing found Friday match descriptions of de Miranda Santiago.

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Greeks stand outside of a local school in Athens that served as a voting station.
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After Rejecting Bailout Plan, Greece’s Economic Future Is ‘Invisible’

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Greek voters turned down a bailout offer from European leaders on Sunday. Both before and after the votes were counted, Greeks were divided over how the outcome would affect the country’s future.

NASA's New Horizons mission will be the first ever to visit Pluto and its moons. This artist's conception shows the probe as it passes the dwarf planet.
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Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

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After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA’s New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, week-long study of the distant world.

This photo from Discovery Channel shows a Great Hammerhead, one of the largest sharks in the world, during an episode of Shark Week.
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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

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Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren’t as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.

During the Revolutionary War, many loyalists were treated brutally --€” like the tarred and feathered man in this print. When the war wrapped up, loyalists often found they had to fend for themselves, or flee.
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What Happened To British Loyalists After The Revolutionary War?

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Not everyone celebrated when the British surrendered at Yorktown. About a fifth of all colonists remained loyal to the Crown; for them, the American victory spelled exodus and, often, more violence.