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Navy has explaining to do about military exercise, Murkowski says

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the Navy is again snubbing the concerns of Alaskans as it prepares for the next Northern Edge. That’s a military exercise, held every two years, that stretches from the Gulf of Alaska into the Interior. The next Northern Edge is scheduled for May. Murkowski says more than 100 Alaskans sent her letters this summer with concerns about the potential impact of the exercise, particularly on fish and marine mammals.

Plane crash kills pilot in Anchorage

One man is dead after his float plane crashed Saturday into a residential neighborhood on Anchorage’s Hillside. Anchorage police have identified the deceased as James Hefty, 75. He was the only person onboard. Emergency crews responded to the crash site about 4:30 Saturday afternoon on Crooked Tree Drive. The cause of the crash is currently unknown, and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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