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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 30, 2016 - Alaska Public Radio Network

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 30, 2016
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Crews are battling a large blaze about 50 miles southeast of McGrath, dubbed the Medfra Fire. The fire is about 20 miles from the small community of Medfra. Czech climber dies while skiing on Denali. The Associated Press A mountaineer from the Czech ...
Czech Republic Man Dies While Skiing on Alaska MountainABC News

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Alaska to consider privatizing youth detention centers - KTUU.com

Alaska News - 3 hours 20 min ago

Alaska to consider privatizing youth detention centers
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KENAI, Alaska The state is seeking contractors to look into the feasibility of privatizing four of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' juvenile detention facilities. The Peninsula Clarion reports that the department is considering ...

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Alaska's immigration story is a model for America's path forward - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - 3 hours 27 min ago

Alaska's immigration story is a model for America's path forward
Alaska Dispatch News
He was also the first executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund. His decade of integrity and success in the job created the traditions that give the fund the strength we rely on today. Rose died several years ago, but his son runs an investment ...

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'Just a matter of time' before Zika arrives in Alaska, officials say - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - 3 hours 48 min ago

'Just a matter of time' before Zika arrives in Alaska, officials say
Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska's many mosquitoes are not the type that can carry the Zika virus, which can cause serious birth defects if contracted by a pregnant woman. But travel-related Zika cases in the U.S. are on the rise, and scientists worry that infected people could ...

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Columbus Travel: Hawaii and Alaska Travel Deals - KUTV 2News

Alaska News - 4 hours 25 min ago

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Columbus Travel: Hawaii and Alaska Travel Deals
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Salt Lake City — (KUTV) Columbus Travel visited Fresh Living with some amazing travel deals for Hawaii and Alaska. It's the Fire and Ice Sale! Fire: Hawaii is on Sale! Get savings to the tropical paradise of Hawaii starting $679 per person. This is ...

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Two Southwest Alaska wildfires grow, expected to merge - KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather

Alaska News - 4 hours 52 min ago

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Two Southwest Alaska wildfires grow, expected to merge
KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather
The Alaska Division of Forestry is battling two wildfires near McGrath, including one that has grown to 1,650 acres, according to an update from the Alaska Division of Forestry. Smoke from the larger fire, known as the Medfra Fire, was reported at 10 ...
Rapidly growing wildfire near McGrath expands to 500 acresAlaska Dispatch News
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Building for Alaska museum, library archives set to open - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - 5 hours 2 min ago

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Building for Alaska museum, library archives set to open
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In a Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, Linda Thibodeau, state librarian and director of the Alaska state division of libraries, archives and museums, poses with deputy director Bob Banghart near an eagle exhibit at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library ...

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Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port - Fox News

Alaska News - 5 hours 38 min ago

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Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port
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A veterinary pathologist worked Monday to determine what killed a juvenile fin whale discovered Monday on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port. The cause of death was not immediately apparent for the endangered whale spotted just after 5 a ...
Endangered whale found dead on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska portDaily Mail

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Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port - U.S. News & World Report

Alaska News - 8 hours 12 min ago

Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port
U.S. News & World Report
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A cruise ship arrived at an Alaska port carrying a dead whale on its bow. The Zaandam, a Holland America Line cruise ship, was preparing to dock in Seward just after 5 a.m. Sunday when the juvenile fin whale was spotted on ...

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Building for Alaska museum, library archives set to open - Washington Times

Alaska News - 10 hours 8 min ago

Washington Times

Building for Alaska museum, library archives set to open
Washington Times
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A new state museum, library and archives building is opening in Juneau, a project years in the making and one of the last major buildings to be constructed by the state before the oil crash plunged Alaska into a deep deficit. The ...

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US Vessel Response Plans – Alaska and Oregon - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Alaska News - 16 hours 18 min ago

US Vessel Response Plans – Alaska and Oregon
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Members are referred to Circular No 2015/015 informing Members that non-tank vessels in transit through Western Alaska waters en-route to or from a US port are required to follow Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) in order to fulfil federal requirements.

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Alaska Soldier of the Year strives to live up to her father - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - 17 hours 51 min ago

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska Soldier of the Year strives to live up to her father
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
She currently is stationed at Fort Wainwright, where she's not only met the challenge but excelled. Cobb-Lyttle was named U.S. Army Alaska Soldier of the Year for 2015, an award that came after winning brigade Soldier of the Month and Quarter. She has ...

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Alaska Blast 02 hockey to compete for title in Los Angeles - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska News - 17 hours 52 min ago

Alaska Blast 02 hockey to compete for title in Los Angeles
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Blast 02 hockey will be playing for the Carmen Stars Invitational title today in Los Angeles. The Blast beat the L.A. Jr. Kings 2-1 in the semifinals on Sunday to advance to the title game. The Alaska Blade 07, also competing at ...

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Rapidly growing wildfire near McGrath expands to 500 acres - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:38

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Rapidly growing wildfire near McGrath expands to 500 acres
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A wildfire near McGrath grew to 500 acres on Sunday, with the Alaska Division of Forestry calling in smokejumpers and numerous other assets to fight it. The Medfra Fire started in a previously burned area approximately 50 miles southeast of McGrath, in ...
An Approximately 100 Acre Wildfire Rapidly Growing in Southwest Alaskayouralaskalink

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Alaska nonprofits try to do more with less amid oil slump, economic uncertainty - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 21:27

Alaska nonprofits try to do more with less amid oil slump, economic uncertainty
Alaska Dispatch News
"I can tell you 100 percent that we are seeing an increased need for our services all across the state," said Thomas Brown, spokesman for the Salvation Army in Alaska, which is active in 18 communities across the state. "Rental assistance, housing ...

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Lawmakers head to Alaska on the eve of wildfire season - Washington Examiner

Alaska News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 20:22

Lawmakers head to Alaska on the eve of wildfire season
Washington Examiner
The peninsula is home to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, which is widely known for its large population of brown bears. "Last year alone, more than 5 million acres burned in Alaska — an area the size of Connecticut," Murkowski said this week. "As ...

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Alaska scientist receives $1.6 million award for vaccine research - EurekAlert (press release)

Alaska News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 18:03

EurekAlert (press release)

Alaska scientist receives $1.6 million award for vaccine research
EurekAlert (press release)
Dr. Andrea Ferrante, a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist, hopes to change that. As the story goes, an English milkmaid told physician Edward Jenner that she would never get smallpox - a deadly disease and a leading cause of blindness - because ...

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Czech Republic Man Dies While Skiing on Alaska Mountain - ABC News

Alaska News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 17:08

Czech Republic Man Dies While Skiing on Alaska Mountain
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The body will be flown by helicopter to the Alaska State Medical Examiner once the weather is safe. The park service says Messner Couloir is a steep 5,000-foot-long gully that connects the 14,000-foot basin and the upper mountain at 19,000 feet, KTUU ...

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Great Pacific Seafoods files for bankruptcy, shuts down operations in Alaska and elsewhere - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 16:22

Great Pacific Seafoods files for bankruptcy, shuts down operations in Alaska and elsewhere
Alaska Dispatch News
The company kept corporate headquarters in Seattle but plants will close in Kenai, Whittier and Anchorage that processed salmon from the Copper River, Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet, as well as cod from the Gulf of Alaska. It pulled out of an ...

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Czech Republic man dies while skiing on Alaska mountain - U.S. News & World Report

Alaska News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 13:03

Czech Republic man dies while skiing on Alaska mountain
U.S. News & World Report
TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) — A mountaineer from the Czech Republic is dead after an estimated 1,500-foot fall on Denali Mountain. The National Park Service reports 45-year-old Pavel Michut was skiing Messner Couloir when he fell Saturday.

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