Tidal Vision's salmon leather wallets will retail for about $75. (photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)

New Juneau business to bring salmon skin wallets, crab shell shirts to the masses

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Fish leather has a long history in Alaska; one local company is hoping to make it the next big thing in fashion.


With budget talks stalled, Republicans see out with Permanent Fund shift

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The bill offered Tuesday executes an accounting trick that makes it easier to access the state’s $10 billion Constitutional Budget Reserve.

Sealaska Plaza pellet boiler

Ten run for five Sealaska Corp. board seats

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Five independent candidates are challenging the same number of incumbents for seats on Sealaska’s board of directors.

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If fish debris gathers near the runway, the feeding eagles pose a safety hazard. “A bird that size, especially an ingestion into an engine, could be catastrophic for human lives,” said Tresham. (Photo courtesy of Dave Tresham)

With fish in the sea, danger of eagles on Sitka runway

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As fishing season moves into full swing, so does the workload of the staff who haze birds off of Sitka’s runway.

The proposed Pebble Mine site looking northwest. (Photo by Jason Sear)

Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case

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Pebble alleges EPA violated a federal law by establishing and working with groups of mine critics that essentially acted as advisory committees but failed to notice meetings or provide transcripts.

(Photo courtesy of Dr. Linda Chamberlain)

Researcher leaves Homer for studies in the Arctic

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Chamberlain will contribute to the initiative by sharing her more than 20 years of experience studying ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences.


Tank trailer spills 6K gallons of diesel near Cook Inlet

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Clean up and assessment work continues following a diesel spill in southern Cook Inlet over the weekend.

Kathmandu, Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude eartquake in April. (Creative Commons photo by UK Department for International Development)

Alaska pastor’s missionary trip to Nepal becomes relief effort

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On April 25th, Pastor Mike Sloan and his group were on a plane from Bangkok to Kathmandu when the earthquake struck.

This photo was taken in the beginning of the month. Due to a warmer and dryer than normal May, the mountaintops are now a lot more bare. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Juneau gets a short break from warm and dry

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May has been drier than normal. On average, Juneau usually gets 3.4 inches of rain in May. So far, less than half an inch has fallen.

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McCain leading US Senate delegation to Vietnam, Singapore

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McCain’s office says Sens. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Dan Sullivan of Alaska also are making the trip.

7 injured in Anchorage crash; driver arrested at hospital

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Anchorage police say Matthew Duwayne Weedman is charged with five counts of felony assault and a misdemeanor charge of leaving an accident.

Norway’s king opens Arctic drilling conference in Alaska

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The king says Norway and Alaska have much in common, including rugged terrain, harsh climate and thriving societies based on natural resources.

House Finance unveils draft spending plan

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The plan addresses two minority priorities, full funding of the per-student funding formula for next year and cost-of-living increases in union contracts, but with strings.

Wildfire officials monitor fire started east of Nikolai

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The fire so far has burned 2.4 acres in heavy white spruce and tundra.

Water levels drop, repairs can start on Dalton Highway

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Culverts are being installed on the north end of the highway to allow flood waters to flow back into the Sag River.

Troopers say Kotlik remains may be those of missing boy

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Terrell Hunt was last seen playing with a friend in May 2014. His disappearance was followed by an intensive search near the Western Alaska Village.

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Police officers are illuminated by patrol car lights during a protest against the acquittal of Michael Brelo on Saturday in Cleveland.

Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Agreement Over Police Conduct

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Similar settlements — known as consent decrees — have required cities to allow independent monitors to oversee new policies. They typically also require new training.

Part of Texas' congressional redistricting map from 2003. The lead plaintiffs in Evenwel v. Abbott are residents of a state Senate district in Texas who say their equal rights to representation are diluted because Texas equalized the districts in population terms and€” not in terms of eligible voters.
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Test Of ‘1 Person, 1 Vote’ Heads To The Supreme Court

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Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.

Miami swimwear entrepreneur Mel Valenzuela (right) explains online strategies to Cuban business owners Victor Rodriguez (middle) and Caridad Limonta (left) in Wynwood this month. Miami boutique owner Monica Minagorri (rear) watches.
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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

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Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That’s why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

A Malaysian forensic team personnel handles bags of human remains found at abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the Malaysia-Thailand border in Wang Kelian on Monday.
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Police: Malaysia Uncovers 139 Mass Graves Believed To Hold Migrants

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Most of the victims are believed to be Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. They are held until their families pay more money, which few can afford to do.