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Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab

Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing labThe Sitka Tribe of Alaska is planning to build a lab to test shellfish for naturally occurring toxins that could pose a health threat to subsistence harvesters.

Village shows teamwork breaking up a frozen river for fuel delivery

Village shows teamwork breaking up a frozen river for fuel deliveryResidents from the coastal village of Kongiginak, in Southwest Alaska, rallied against nature to clear the way for a barge, carrying a load of heating fuel and gasoline earlier this week.

Water main break leaves some Douglas residents without water

The break means residents between the Douglas bridge to the Lawson Creek bridge have no water service until the main is fixed.

Sullivan raises more than Begich in latest quarter

Sullivan raises more than Begich in latest quarterRepublican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan raised more money than Democratic Sen. Mark Begich during the latest fundraising quarter.

Gov. Parnell appoints 3 Southeast residents to state boards

Gov. Parnell appoints 3 Southeast residents to state boardsLarry Gaffaney of Juneau, Wayne Nicolls of Juneau and Bill Moran Jr. of Ketchikan were on the list of appointees to state boards.

Southeast Alaska community gets new mayor

Southeast Alaska community gets new mayorThe Ketchikan Daily News reports that 60-year-old Sylvia Banie became mayor after being elected to the position by the Saxman City Council.

Late journalist honored by fishermen’s group

Late journalist honored by fishermen’s groupThe United Fishermen of Alaska has inducted the late journalist Bob Tkacz into its Hall of Fame.

Archives at the Walter Soboleff building to be named after Native rights attorney, lawmaker

Archives at the Walter Soboleff building to be named after Native rights attorney, lawmakerThe archives facility at the Walter Soboleff building will be named after William L. Paul Sr.

Sitka couple’s 10-year marriage recognized

Sitka couple’s 10-year marriage recognizedIn 19 years, the couple adopted 12 children and actively pursued opportunities to wed. The first came in 2004, when city officials in San Francisco began issuing marriage licenses.

Feds seek dismissal of King Cove lawsuit

Feds seek dismissal of King Cove lawsuitArguments have been scheduled on the federal government's request to dismiss a lawsuit over the Interior Department's refusal to allow for a road from King Cove to an all-weather airport at Cold Bay.