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 By Jim Morris    News    March 23, 2022

Canada drops COVID testing requirement for vaccinated travelers

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Canadian government’s announcement it is dropping the requirement for vaccinated travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the country was greeted with relief by tourism and business groups...


Sitka legislator will not seek sixth term

JUNEAU (AP) - Sitka Democratic Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins announced last Friday that he will not seek reelection to a sixth term in the Alaska House of Representatives. In addition to Sitka, his district includes Petersburg, Kake, Angoon, Hoonah,...

 By Garland Kennedy    News    March 23, 2022

National Geographic outdoors show features Sitka father and son

For years, Robert Miller and his son RJ have hunted, fished and enjoyed the outdoors around Sitka together. And now they have a wide audience through National Geographic's "Life Below Zero: Next Gener...


House approves bill to ban 14-, 15-year-olds from marrying

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska House passed legislation last Wednesday that would repeal a provision of law that allows a court to grant permission for someone as young as 14 to marry. The repeal provision was adopted as representatives weighed...

 By Becky Bohrer    News    March 23, 2022

State House passes campaign finance bill; Senate action uncertain

The Alaska House has narrowly passed legislation that would set a limit on individual contributions to candidates after previous limits were struck down by a court The bill passed 21-18 on March 16, with all the no votes coming from Republicans. It...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 23, 2022

Hatchery salmon provided a third of last year's statewide catch

The 64 million salmon returning home to Alaska hatcheries accounted for nearly one-third of the 2021 statewide commercial harvest. It was the eighth-largest hatchery homecoming since 1977. At a payout of $142 million, the salmon produced 25% of the...


Police report

Monday, March 14 Dog at large. Agency assist: Ambulance. Tuesday, March 15 Domestic violence order. Domestic violence order. Agency assist: Hoonah Police Department. Wednesday, March 16 Nothing to report. Thursday, March 17 Agency assist: Ambulance....

 By Mark Thiessen    News    March 23, 2022

Appeals court sides with land swap for road through wildlife refuge

ANCHORAGE — A federal appeals court panel on March 16 reversed a decision that had rejected a land swap aimed at allowing construction of a road through an Alaska national wildlife refuge which is an internationally recognized habitat for...

 By Gillian Flaccus    News    March 23, 2022

Environmental review supports dismantling California dams that imperil salmon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Federal regulators have issued a draft environmental impact statement declaring there are significant benefits to a plan to demolish four massive dams on Northern California's...


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