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Coast Guard and DOT leaders visit Nome to hear needs

Coast Guard and DOT leaders visit Nome to hear needsIncreasing arctic traffic and emergency response needs prompted federal officials to visit Nome Friday to get a first-hand account of what's happening.

Gov. Parnell endorses Alaska as “Right to Mush” state

Gov. Parnell endorses Alaska as “Right to Mush” stateThe resolution was created after mushers across the state began reporting harassment like obstructed trails, traps set on trails, and lawsuits threatening kennel operations.

New recycling program tackles illegal dumping of fishing nets

New recycling program tackles illegal dumping of fishing netsA new recycling initiative aims to curb illegal dumping of fishing nets in Wrangell, and send the old nets to Slovenia to be melted down for re-use.

Sealaska planning significant investments in Southeast

Sealaska planning significant investments in SoutheastNew Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott says investing locally is part of the regional Native corporation’s strategy for reversing recent losses.

New student fee to help cover UAF budget shortfall for facility upgrade

New student fee to help cover UAF budget shortfall for facility upgradeAccording to a memorandum sent last week by University of Alaska System President Pat Gamble, the Board of Regents plans to implement a student fee to cover costs associated with the project.

Rain and wind put a damper on derby catches

Rain and wind put a damper on derby catchesParticipants of last weekend’s derby caught about 15,000 pounds of fish, half of what was caught last year.

School board begins self-assessment behind closed doors

School board begins self-assessment behind closed doorsThe board will discuss the other nine categories of the self-assessment during a public board retreat Sept. 13.

Body of Wilderness Classic racer recovered from Tana River

Body of Wilderness Classic racer recovered from Tana RiverRob Kehrer was found dead while competing in the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic over the weekend in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

School district brings in outside attorney to investigate alleged hazing

School district brings in outside attorney to investigate alleged hazing"There’s an allegation that some older students either kidnapped or in some way took some younger students out to a remote area and there was paddling or hitting involved," Miller says.

Boat tips over at low tide, takes on water at high tide

Boat tips over at low tide, takes on water at high tideLarry Coleman, a 67-year-old retired logger originally from Petersburg, owns and lives aboard the 63-foot ocean dragger.