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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.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash: What we know

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash: What we knowOne day after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, investigators are working to learn more about the crash — and who might be responsible.

Alaska unemployment rate hit 6.4 percent in June

Alaska unemployment rate hit 6.4 percent in JuneAlaska's unemployment rate stood at 6.4 percent in June.

Treadwell joins call to abolish IRS

Treadwell joins call to abolish IRSRepublican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell says the IRS should be abolished.

Alaska-based firefighters head south

Alaska-based firefighters head southMore than 100 firefighters and other personnel from Alaska are headed south to help battle wildfires in the western United States.

Glacier-like mass moves toward Dalton Highway

Glacier-like mass moves toward Dalton HighwayOfficials in Alaska are keeping an eye on a giant glacier-like mass of soil and rock that is moving down a mountain toward the Dalton Highway.

Alaska museums awarded grants for exhibits, training

Alaska museums awarded grants for exhibits, trainingThree Alaska museums have received more than $142,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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.