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State closes Bristol Bay red king crab and snow crab harvests

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska officials have canceled the fall Bristol Bay red king crab harvest, and for the first time have also scrapped the winter harvest of smaller snow crab. The move is a double whammy to a fleet from Alaska, Washington and Oregon c...


Former real estate broker John L. Tullis Sr. dies at 99

Former Wrangell real estate broker John L. Tullis Sr., 99, passed away peacefully with his two daughters present on Sept. 28 in Camas, Washington. Tullis was born on Jan. 16, 1923, in Pendleton,... Full story

 By KINY Juneau    News    October 19, 2022

Anchorage man pleads guilty to illegal trafficking in walrus ivory

An Anchorage man pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of illegally trafficking in walrus ivory and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and sentenced to two years on probation. Uzi Levi, 71, of Anchorage, purchased six Pacific walrus tusks and...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    October 19, 2022

State task force focusing on possible answers to salmon bycatch

The stakes in Alaska are high in the search for a solution to the problem of bycatch, the unintended at-sea harvest of non-target species, such as hundreds of thousands of salmon a year, by commercial fishermen that are going after pollock or other f... Full story

 By Yereth Rosen    News    October 19, 2022

Quakers apologize for Native boarding schools, including one in Juneau

The Alaska Quakers apologized to Alaska Native communities for the boarding schools it ran in Alaska and the United States, which forcibly assimilated and abused Indigenous children, separated them from their families and caused intergenerational... Full story


Haines bicyclist finds a 30-pound mushroom just off the highway

Liz Landes found a 30-pound puffball mushroom while on a bike ride on the Haines Highway. She said she was enjoying her bike ride when she spotted something unusual. "I looked up from the highway and...


Canada's Indigenous groups want Vatican Museums to return artifacts

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican Museums are home to some of the most magnificent artworks in the world, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to ancient Egyptian antiquities and a pavilion full of papal chariots. But one of the museum’s least...


Ukrainian fisheries worker succeeds in bringing his wife and daughter to Petersburg

When Ukrainian Arsen Tatizian arrived in Petersburg in February he did not think he would be staying in Alaska beyond the end of his contract with OBI Seafoods, much less with his wife and his...


Former state Senate president Ben Stevens dies at 63

JUNEAU (AP) — Ben Stevens, a former Alaska Senate president and son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, has died. He was 63. The state troopers said they responded to a report last Thursday evening of a hiker — later identified as Stevens — havin...


Report says Washington hydro dams cannot be breached to help salmon unless electricity replaced

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP)— The benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the Snake River must be replaced before the dams can be breached to save endangered salmon runs, according to a final report issued by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and W...

 By Keith Ridler    News    October 19, 2022

Review determines protections remain in place for Snake River salmon, steelhead

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A five-year review by U.S. officials has determined that Endangered Species Act protections for oceangoing salmon and steelhead that reproduce in the Snake River and its Idaho tributaries must stay in effect. The National O...


Police report

Monday, Oct. 10 Letter served to remove a person from a licensed establishment. Civil paper service. Citizen assist. Tuesday, Oct. 11 Gunshots: Unfounded. Civil issue. Found property. Dog complaint. Wednesday, Oct. 12 Agency assist: Alaska State...


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 By John Ryan    News    October 19, 2022

Pacific Northwest tribe builds 'clam garden' on Puget Sound

SEATTLE (AP) — By the time you read this story, what it describes will probably have disappeared beneath the waves. That’s how it was meant to be — and how it used to be. Since time immemorial, as the saying goes, people in what is now Washington and...


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