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Washington, Oregon heat-wave deaths total 194

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state’s death toll from last month’s record-breaking Pacific Northwest heat wave has risen to 78. A year earlier, Washington had just seven heat-related deaths from mid-June to the end of August, the state Department...


Idaho rescues endangered salmon to save them from warm waters

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Sockeye salmon at risk from high water temperatures are being captured at an eastern Washington dam to save as many of the endangered fish headed for Idaho as possible, wildlife managers said. The Idaho Department of Fish and...


Alaska Republican Party votes to support Murkowski opponent

ANCHORAGE (AP) - The leaders of Alaska’s Republican Party on Saturday endorsed a Trump-backed conservative challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has been one of the GOP’s most outspoken critics of the former president. The Alaska Rep...


Sealaska publishes children's book in Haida

Sealaska Heritage Institute has released the first children's book in the Haida language Xaad Kil through its Baby Raven Reads program. "Nang Jaadaa Sgaana 'Laanaa aa Isdaayaan," or "The Woman...


More graves found at former boarding schools in Canada

CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) - A Canadian Indigenous group said June 30 a search using ground-penetrating radar has found 182 human remains in unmarked graves at a site near a former Catholic Church-run residential school that housed Indigenous c...

 By Sentinel staff    News    July 15, 2021

Wrangell reports 2nd COVID case this week

Borough officials late Friday afternoon reported Wrangell's second COVID-19 case since the Fourth of July celebration. The individual is a Wrangell resident who had not recently traveled out of town, but is linked to the other case reported earlier... Full story


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