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Study finds killing wolves and bears did not increase moose harvests

A new study found that killing thousands of wolves and bears did not make for better moose hunting in a popular Southcentral game unit over nearly four decades. The study, by retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game and University of Alaska...

 By Zaz Hollander    News    December 7, 2022

Federal report recommends new safety regulations for Ketchikan flightseeing tours

The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for new federal regulations to safeguard Ketchikan flightseeing tours following years of deadly crashes, several of them involving cruise ship passengers and bad weather. Seven flightseeing crashes...

 By Zaz Hollander    News    July 13, 2022

Troller crew rescued as boat sinks off Chichagof Island

Howard Starbard knew he had a problem when the pumps couldn’t keep up with the water pouring into his 37-foot commercial fishing boat, Miss Amy. The 63-year-old retired Alaska State Troopers commander couldn’t know he was about to spend 45...

 By Zaz Hollander    News    June 22, 2022

Mat-Su schools ban transgender girls from girls sports

PALMER — The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District board on June 15 approved Alaska’s first local ban on transgender girls participating in girls sports and other school-sponsored activities. The change requires schools designate school-spons...

 By Zaz Hollander    News    March 25, 2021

Anchorage worries about high COVID counts in Mat-Su Borough

PALMER — Health officials in Anchorage say they’re worried about a COVID-19 transmission source that could delay efforts to move past the pandemic’s human toll and crippling economic effects. That source is the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the...


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