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Police report

Monday, May 17 Citizen assist. Suspicious noise. Reckless driving complaint. Tuesday, May 18 Violation of conditions of release. Disabled vehicle. Agency assist: Search and rescue. Agency assist: Public Works Department. Found property. Wednesday,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 27, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor: Recycled fishing nets turned into fiber to make outerwear

Grundens is using recycled plastics from old fishing gear for a new line of rugged casual wear, and the first batch contains contributions from Cordova. Grundens, whose motto is “We are fishing,” is the go-to brand for outerwear and foul-weather...

 

The new way to take pictures

Elevate UAS finished flying its drone over Wrangell last week, taking photos and gathering digital data of the terrain from a pulsing laser aimed at the ground, known as LiDAR. The company was in...

 

Alaskans will be able to see vaccination records on mobile app

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Alaskans could soon access their vaccination records through their phones and other devices. The state health department is working to adopt technology that would give residents easy access to immunization records, which could also...

 

Alaska adds jobs, still down from a year ago

JUNEAU (AP) - Alaska had 19,100 more jobs in April than it did the same month in 2020, but the numbers still lagged what they were before the pandemic, the state labor department reported last Friday. There were an estimated 297,200 nonfarm jobs in...

 

State health department website offline after malware attack

JUNEAU (AP) - The state health department website was the target of a malware attack, officials said, weeks after a similar attack affected the state’s court system. The department in a statement May 18 said its website was taken offline the day...

 

Village needs to raise $1.86 million to buy back ancestral land

TAZLINA — Catholic missionaries first started venturing into Alaskan territory in the late 19th century, not long after Russia sold the land to the United States for two cents per acre. The Catholic Church built missions and churches and, in the...

 

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