An Inter-Island Ferry Authority ship docks at the South Mitkof Ferry Terminal in 2007, when regular sailings took place. (Photo by Ryan McFarland, Flickr)

Petersburg-Coffman Cove ferry sailings canceled

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The Alaska Marine Highway System has canceled this summer’s sailings between Petersburg and northern Prince of Wales Island.

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.

To the delight of American fans, Carli Lloyd of the United States scored a hat trick in the first 15 minutes of the FIFA Women's World Cup Final against Japan on Sunday.
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U.S. Women Win World Cup Final 5-2, After Spectacular Start

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In the first five minutes, Carli Lloyd scored two swift goals. Lauren Holiday brought the score up to 3, and then Lloyd scored from midfield for a hat trick. The team led 4-0 after just 15 minutes.

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The timeline for an Airborne jump starts more than a day before the mission begins. Jump packs were laid out Sunday at JBER, well-ahead of the actual mission. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/APRN)

Paratrooper drill sets off from Alaska to Australia

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On Monday, military units stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson began a massive multinational training operation with hundreds of paratroopers are departing for Australia as part of the exercise.

The B-25 Mitchell bomber recovered in Nome in June 2015. The plane, destined for the Russia front, still bears the red star of the Soviet Air Force. Photos: Warbirds of Glory Museum.

Historic WWII bomber recovered in Nome

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A B-25 J Mitchell bomber left to rust in Nome after World War II is being stripped for parts and may one day be refurbished.

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.

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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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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The Confederate battle flag flies at the South Carolina State House in Columbia late last month. The state's Senate voted Monday to remove the flag; after one more vote on the bill, it will head to the House.

S.C. Senate Takes A Strong Step Toward Removing Confederate Flag

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The state’s Senate will need to approve the bill one more time before it can go on to the House. Monday’s tally was 37-3; a final vote will be held Tuesday.

Most of the people who got measles in last year's outbreaks hadn't been vaccinated with the MMR vaccine.
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After Measles Outbreaks, Parents Shift Their Thinking On Vaccines

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The widely publicized measles outbreak linked to California theme parks appears to have made parents more confident about vaccine safety and benefits, a national poll finds.

Following the money trail is pretty easy with doctors, but nurses are another story.
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Industry Payments To Nurses Go Unreported In Federal Database

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The latest data on drug and device company payments to health professionals largely exclude nurse practitioners and physician assistants, even though they play an increasing role in patient care.

Tibetan men living in Kathmandu, Nepal, danced Monday during celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama.
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Monsoon Takes A Break; Tibetans Celebrate Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday

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Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, his home in exile, sang, danced and told us what their spiritual leader has meant to them.