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Hawaii woman charged with assault on jet
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal grand jury in Anchorage has indicted a 56-year-old Hawaii woman on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting a flight attendant. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said Kyong Cha Lee of Aiea struck the female flight attendant with both hands Aug. 19 on an Alaska Airlines Flight from Hawaii to Anchorage. Loeffler said Lee also used profane language to threaten the flight attendant. Prosecutors said th...
Aug 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldier pleads guilty at Fort Bragg in hazing case
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A soldier from an Alaska-based Army unit was sentenced Monday to about three months in prison and demoted to private for his role in the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen, who authorities say killed himself because he was hazed over his Chinese ancestry. Spc. Thomas Porter Curtis pleaded guilty to hazing, assault and other charges in the case of Chen’s suicide last fall in Afghanistan, The Fayette...
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5 Dems seek party nom for US House
JUNEAU (AP) — Five Democrats are vying for their party’s nomination for U.S. House — and the chance to be the first Democrat representing Alaska in that chamber since 1973. For nearly 40 years, that seat has been held by Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young, who is expected to easily win his primary Tuesday over little-known candidates John R. Cox and Terre Gales. Young remains a formidable force, with instant name reco...
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Site of bear mauling remains closed
ANCHORAGE (AP) — About 200 square miles of Alaska backcountry terrain where a California hiker was mauled to death by a grizzly bear remained closed Sunday as investigators continued to piece together what happened. Weather permitting, rangers at Denali National Park were planning to recreate the steps taken by 49-year-old Richard White, of San Diego, before he was attacked Friday afternoon near the Toklat River, ...
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Tuesday vote gives Alaskans a choice on coastal management
On Tuesday, Alaska voters will go to the polls to determine the fate of Alaska’s coastal management program. The hotly debated Ballot Measure 2 revives a coastal management program in Alaska. If it is approved by voters, it would allow local governments to have a say in projects conducted in federal waters more than three miles offshore. The Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak are supporting the measure becau...
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Alaska restaurants, no rule on inspection schedule
Restaurants in Kodiak aren’t being inspected every year, but Division of Environmental Health officials say island eateries are still safe to dine at. The state’s food safety has health inspectors across the state to examine the safety of food businesses, but Alaska has no law that dictates when or how frequently a restaurant needs to be inspected. Kodiak health inspector Mike Gardner has been in charge of all hea...
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20 whales strand selves near Anchorage
ANCHORAGE (AP) — About 20 endangered beluga whales freed themselves after being stranded for several hours on the mudflats of Turnagain Arm, a law enforcement officer said Wednesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration got a call Tuesday afternoon that some beluga whales were spotted stranded in the arm southeast of Anchorage, agency spokeswoman Julie Speegle said. NOAA law enforcement officer Noah...
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State sues to exclude Alaska from Voting Rights Act restrictions
JUNEAU (AP) — The state of Alaska on Tuesday sued to block enforcement of provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act. Alaska is among the states required to submit redistricting plans or proposed election changes to the U.S. Justice Department for review to ensure the plans aren’t discriminatory. But the state, in its lawsuit, argues this is unwarranted — and that no evidence before Congress, at the time the act ...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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53 cats taken from woman's car in Ketchikan
KETCHIKAN (AP) — Animal control officials in Ketchikan found 53 cats, including one dead feline, in a woman’s car as they met her at the ferry dock. KRBD reports officials in Metlakatla tipped off the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Animal Protection Department about the woman and a large number of cats who had been escorted off Annette Island. Ketchikan officials obtained a warrant and met her when the ferry Lituya arr...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears drove sightseeing boat onto rocks
JUNEAU (AP) — The captain of a sightseeing vessel that apparently struck a rock at Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve had been trying to get the vessel nearer shore to see brown bears, an official with the boat’s owner said Monday. John Dunlap, a vice president with Allen Marine Tours, said the captain, after trying to maneuver closer to shore so passengers could see the one or more bears that had bee...
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