Oho path

Remnants of Hurricane Oho barrel toward Southeast

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg
- The remnants of Hurricane Oho will bring high winds and heavy rains to southern and central Southeast Alaska on Friday.

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Diego next to posters of his brother Jose. The agent involved in Jose's death will be the first ever charged with murder for a cross-border shooting. (Photo by John Burnett/NPR)

In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence

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Diego Roman Elena Rodriguez’s brother was unarmed, walking on a sidewalk in Nogales, when Lonnie Swartz shot him. The agent says he felt threatened by rock-throwers; he’s expected to plead not guilty.

Photos of victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., are displayed behind Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson (left) and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin. (Photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Gun Debate Divides Nation’s Police Officers, Too

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“Talking about firearms now is like talking about race” among officers, says a national law enforcement leader. In Milwaukee, for instance, a sheriff and police chief took vocal, opposing stances.

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On Campus, Older Faculty Keep On Keepin’ On

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Many professors are postponing retirement, and colleges say it’s hurting their efforts to cut costs.

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McCarthy Drops Out Of Speaker Race, Throwing GOP Leadership Into Chaos

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The current House GOP leader said he was withdrawing because, for Republicans to unite, “we probably need a fresh face.” Now, leadership elections have been postponed.

More Alaska News

Denali name change trickles down to fast-food burger

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The extra-large sized McKinley Mac available at Alaska McDonald’s restaurants will now be marketed as the Denali Mac.

Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii

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NOAA officials said there has been a general trend toward earlier arrivals in the past two decades. About 10,000 humpbacks winter in Hawaii each year.

1 dead in small plane crash near Alaska high school

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Troopers say 23-year-old Joe Mielke of Big Lake was the only person on board the small plane when it went down.

Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

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The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has launched a pilot program to revert the process of scheduling appointments to how it was before reforms.

Gas leak forces evacuation at Anchorage elementary school

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Anchorage school officials said there are no injuries and all students are safe after a gas line break forced the evacuation of Rabbit Creek Elementary School on Wednesday.

Agency issues split decision in water reservation case

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A state agency has delivered a split decision for conservationists seeking to protect fish from the potential development of a coal mine in Southcentral Alaska.

Former Fairbanks tutor convicted of sexual abuse of minor

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A former Fairbanks public school tutor has been found guilty of forcing a boy to have sex with him in 2010.

UAA launches Alaska’s first pharmacy program

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The University of Alaska Anchorage is launching the state’s first entirely local pharmacy program in partnership with Idaho State University.