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Alaska Airlines jet at the Juneau International Airport

Alaska Airlines diverts Juneau-Seattle flight to Vancouver, BC

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CBC News is reporting that an Alaska Airlines plane en route to Seattle from Juneau was diverted to Vancouver today due to an electrical issue.

Tlingit-Haida Central Council's Will Micklin attends the United Nation's World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Sept. 22, 2014..

Tlingit-Haida pushes for larger tribal role in U.N.

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The Juneau-based Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska wants a larger forum to address its concerns.

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Governor’s revised budget restores some funding for sexual assault prevention

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Advocates for sexual assault and domestic violence programs say the prevention programs were working in Alaska, but state lawmakers slashed funding.

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Alexandrium is a genus of dinoflagellates that leads to Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. This cell was identified by a team of researchers at NOAA’s biotoxin testing lab in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of NOAA).

Epidemiologists confirm first case of PSP in 2015

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The paralytic shellfish poisoning case originated with clams harvested on a private beach near Ketchikan.

Freshly harvested Potatoes at Meyers Farm in Bethel. (Photo by Daysha Eaton/KYUK.)

Gardentalk – Potato planting

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With a growing season that lasts 90 to 120 days, Juneau gardeners have a little flexibility in starting their potato crop.

Kivalina City Manager Janet Mitchell says the city’s long-time water plant operator is the only person who knows all the weak points, quirks, and band-aid fixes at the plant. “If he leaves,” said Mitchell, “I quit. It’ll be just hopeless.” (Photo by Joaqlin Estus/KNBA)

Rural Alaska communities struggle to keep water and sewer systems running

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Rural communities that have raised the money for modern sanitation systems face the threat of their ultimate failure from lack of funding for operations and maintenance.

Ken Leghorn has been to every festival since it began in 1987. (Photo by Scott Burton/KTOO)

Interview: Juneau Jazz and Classics 101

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Listen to Scott Burton’s interview with festival veteran Ken Leghorn for an introduction to Juneau Jazz and Classics.

The names of Toivo and Margaret Andersen have been added to the Alaska Commercial Fishermen's Memorial this year. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)

Blessing and remembering Alaska’s commercial fishermen

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This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Juneau’s Blessing of the Fleet.

On Monday night, Mayor Merrill Sanford said the ordinance would result in "a lame duck board," instead of an empowered aquatics board. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)

Juneau mayor votes ‘no’ on empowered aquatics board

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“This is not an empowered board,” said Mayor Merrill Sanford. “This has veered away from that and has given us a lame duck board.”

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Temporary water filtration system installed at Alatna

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A water filtration system has been installed in a tiny interior Alaska village where a fire damaged infrastructure last month.

Police seek ‘person of interest’ in Anchorage homicide

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Anchorage police say they’re searching for a “person of interest” in the Sunday morning homicide of a man in an east-side home.

Alaska labor relations board to hear Fairbanks police case

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An Alaska labor relations body has found probable cause that Fairbanks didn’t bargain fairly with its police officers and dispatchers over a labor contract.

Kodiak man sentenced after sex assault case guilty plea

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A judge is sending a man he calls “one of the most dangerous people to come to Kodiak” to prison for attempted assault and coercion.

Mat-Su begins budget process

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The Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly begins it’s budget sessions this week A worksession on April 30 starts the process, with public hearings to follow starting on May 4.

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Anchorage senior wins national Poetry Out Loud competition

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West Anchorage High Senior Maeva Ordaz won the national Poetry Out Loud competition this week in Washington DC. It’s the first time an Alaskan has both reached the finals and won.

A diagram of the proposed upgrades

To plan port’s future, city looks to current users

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Unalaska is preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars to upgrade the aging Port of Dutch Harbor. The hope is to serve bigger ships and more of them.

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A young boy carries a rifle in Yemen's capital Sanaa. When photographer Alex Potter arrived in Yemen in 2012, men had guns but rarely displayed them publicly. Now, as the country has collapsed into civil war, men and boys are often armed. (Photo by Alex Potter for NPR)

Yemen’s Descent, Through A Photographer’s Lens

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Photographer Alex Potter arrived in Yemen in 2012 as it was going through an uprising, part of the broader Arab upheaval. Since then, she’s grown deeply attached, even as it has fallen into chaos.

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China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

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Improving Pakistan’s infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.

Master carvers like Ratna Muni Brahmacharya are in a position to play a key role in restoring Nepal's many damaged temples and monuments (Photo by Julie McCarthy/NPR)

To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

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Many of Nepal’s historic treasures crumbled in last week’s earthquake. But generations of wood and stone carvers have spawned a tradition that could help return monuments to their former glory.

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas National Guard to monitor a joint U.S. Special Forces training taking place in Texas, prompting outrage from some in his own party. (Photo by Eric Gay/AP)

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

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Texas’ GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it’s just a cover for the president’s plan to put Texas under martial law.