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Hawaii welcomes back tourists as COVID cases decline

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have declined to the point where the islands are welcoming travelers once again. Gov. David Ige said vacationers and business travelers were welcome to return to the islands...

 

Federal COVID rules will be voluntary for cruise lines next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have extended for nearly three more months its rules that cruise ships must follow to sail during the pandemic, adding that the government will move to a voluntary program next year. The U.S. Centers for...

 

Alaska Railroad rescinds vaccination requirement

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The board of the Alaska Railroad has voted unanimously to rescind a requirement for all of its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Initially, railroad employees were supposed to be vaccinated by Dec. 8 to comply with vacci...

 

Police report

Monday, Oct. 25 Noise complaint. Agency assist: Airport. Tuesday, Oct. 26 Suspicious vehicle. Agency assist: Endangered adult and ambulance requested. Disabled vehicle. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for defective trailer lights and up-to-date...

 

Both sides pause lawsuit to negotiate settlement over Columbia River salmon

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday granted a stay in litigation seeking to save endangered salmon runs on the Columbia and Snake rivers. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland granted a request by both sides in the lawsuit...

 

'Garbage problem' leads to a dozen bears killed in Sitka

SITKA (AP) — A dozen bears have been killed in Sitka this year, including four last week, that were deemed dangers to life and property, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported. The city “has a garbage problem,” Stephen Bethune, a wildlife biologist...

 

State troopers solve identity of 1980s' murder victim

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A woman known for 37 years only as Horseshoe Harriet, one of dozen or so victims of a notorious Alaska serial killer, has been identified through genetic genealogy and a DNA match, authorities said Oct. 22. The victim was...

 

Air Force selects Fairbanks base for nuclear microreactor

FAIRBANKS (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has selected a Fairbanks base to receive the nation’s first nuclear microreactor at an Air Force installation. Eielson Air Force Base, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Fairbanks, was selected in a project...

 

Lawsuit targets dams in Maine to protect salmon

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group of environmental organizations filed court papers Oct. 21 to try to halt operations at Maine dams to protect salmon. Atlantic salmon are listed as endangered by the federal government. They used to swim upstream and...

 

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