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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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Federal staff will manage the 2015 king run within the Yukon Delta refuge boundary. (Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK)

Federal biologists to manage Kuskokwim kings

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Federal staff will again manage king salmon on the lower Kuskokwim River after requests from tribes.

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Special Olympics athletes compete in Bethel

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Special Olympics athletes from across the state will compete for the Fifth Annual Bethel Unified Invitational.

Petersburg Medical Center tests local water in laboratory

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The Petersburg Medical Center may be small but there are a lot of services in its lab and imaging departments that many small hospitals don’t have.

Fairbanks borough to consider mail-in municipal ballots

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Voters in the Fairbanks North Star Borough will be able to cast ballots from home if a proposal by two assembly members is approved next month.

Two dozen Petersburg High School students visit D.C.

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This year Petersburg High School sent 24 juniors and seniors to Washington, DC for an indepth look at what goes on there. The program is called, “Close Up.”

Police locate man as part of probe into death in Anchorage

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Anchorage police say they’ve located a man they were looking for in connection with a death at an east-side residence.

Man dies in fall from pickup truck bed at rural lodge

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A 56-year-old man died Saturday after falling from the back of a pickup and striking his head.

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U.S. Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft arrive Sunday at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP)

U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Aid Earthquake Victims

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Western countries complained that Nepal’s bureaucracy was keeping goods at warehouses. The Marines come with Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, which should make reaching remote areas easier.

Leg 5 from New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil aboard aboard Team SCA in March. (Photo by Anna-Lena Elled /Team SCA)

A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing’s Toughest Race

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For the first time since 2001, an all-women team is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world slog through some of the most unforgiving water on the planet.

Can candidates courting billionaires count as corruption, even if there are no explicit strings attached? Some activists see the campaign contributions of the super-rich as a problem, regardless of whether "quid pro quo" deals are made. Here, activists protest the political influence of the wealthy Koch Brothers near David Koch's Manhattan apartment on June 5, 2 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

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Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn’t qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

Carly Fiorina speaks in Des Moines, Iowa, in January. Fiorina is, so far, the lone Republican woman eying the White House. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces She’s Running For President

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Fiorina joins a crowded field of Republicans already seeking the nomination. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced his campaign on Sunday.