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Seiner engine room floods, USCG responds

Seiner engine room floods, USCG respondsA six-person seiner taking on water near Ketchikan Friday morning was helped out by U.S. Coast Guard personnel, and escorted back to port.

Skiing on Eagle Glacier connects Alaska to the world

Skiing on Eagle Glacier connects Alaska to the worldAbout two dozen women take advantage of the summertime snow during a week-long training camp.

Ketchikan approves background checks for volunteer chaperones

Ketchikan approves background checks for volunteer chaperonesThe Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved required background checks for volunteer chaperones on overnight school-sponsored trips.

Earthquake rattles Yakutat; felt in Whitehorse; No damage reported

Earthquake rattles Yakutat; felt in Whitehorse; No damage reportedA strong earthquake near the Canadian border rattled portions of Southern Alaska and the Yukon Territory just before 4 yesterday morning.

Tracking salmon to their birth streams

Tracking salmon to their birth streamsIn research for his college degree, Sean Brennan used strontium's unique qualities to track salmon in an Alaska river.

Federal agents blow up explosives at Petersburg’s rock pit

Federal agents blow up explosives at Petersburg’s rock pitFederal agents destroyed over 50 pounds of an explosive in Petersburg’s rock pit behind the community’s airport Wednesday afternoon.

State road projects in Sitka at $70 million and climbing

State road projects in Sitka at $70 million and climbingThe state has spent nearly $70 million on transportation projects in Sitka over the last five years, and there’s more on the way.

Arctic climate researchers zoom in on plankton

Arctic climate researchers zoom in on planktonThey’re not recognizable like polar bears or whales. But phytoplankton are a key part of life in the Arctic -- and now, they're at the center of a new research effort to predict how the region will respond to climate change.

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverage

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverageA U.S. Senate bill requiring companies to cover birth control in employee healthcare plans failed a procedural vote yesterday.

Rep. Chris Tuck fined $14,000 for campaign finance violations

Rep. Chris Tuck fined $14,000 for campaign finance violationsRep. Chris Tuck, an Anchorage Democrat, acknowledged that he mixed up his campaign contributions with his personal savings and failed to make accurate and timely disclosures.