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Parnell asks USDA to buy surplus canned pink salmon

Parnell asks USDA to buy surplus canned pink salmonGov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy $37 million of canned pink salmon to ease a glut weighing down prices for Alaska fishermen.

Man fatally shoots bear attacking him in Eagle River

Alaska wildlife officials say a man fatally shot a bear as it was attacking him.

Oil tax debate draws standing room only crowd

It was standing-room only at a debate on whether to keep the new capped oil tax rate or to switch back to a system where the rate goes up along with the profits.

Judge allows set-net ban initiative to move forward

Judge allows set-net ban initiative to move forwardA superior court judge has ruled in favor of an initiative to ban commercial set netting for salmon in urban areas.

Snow forecast for northern Alaska

Snow forecast for northern AlaskaIt may still officially be summer, but there's snow in the forecast for northern Alaska.

Long lines for sixth annual Governor’s Family Picnic

Long lines for sixth annual Governor’s Family PicnicFifteen minutes before the scheduled start of yesterday’s sixth annual Governor’s Family Picnic, there was already a long line down the sidewalk at Sandy Beach.

Secondhand dealers ordinance getting reworked

Secondhand dealers ordinance getting reworkedPublic hearing delayed until Aug. 11

Bartlett Regional Hospital narrows CFO search to two finalists

Bartlett Regional Hospital narrows CFO search to two finalistsFinalists Cliff Hendren of Charlotte, N.C. and Bill Alsdurf of Kennewick, Wash. were brought to Juneau for in-person interviews.

Wasilla teen charged with death of foster mother

A 19-year-old Wasilla man is charged with murder, accused of fatally stabbing his foster mother in the neck with a steak knife.

Fruit recall hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart stores

Fruit recall hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart storesThe recall includes Wal-Mart and Costco stores in Alaska.