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One month on, wreck of tugboat Challenger isn't moving anytime soon 

updated 9:19am

The tugboat Challenger is breaking apart. One month after the 96-foot wooden boat sank in Gastineau channel, bits of it are starting to wash up. Spurred by wind, wave and tide, debris is spreading.

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Out of a trap, into a pickle

Today, 12:01am

In John Forrest's eyes, anti-trappers have been springing his traps, stealing his catch, destroying his equipment and generally hindering his livelihood for years. The offenders have always remained faceless, and they've always gotten away with it.

Columbus Day renamed Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, 12:00am

Gov. Bill Walker opened the first day of the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage by renaming the second Monday in October from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in past year

Today, 12:01am

JUNEAU - About 285 same-sex couples have married in Alaska in the year since a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional, according to the state health department.

4th suicide in 3 weeks hits village

Today, 12:00am

ANCHORAGE - A fourth young adult has killed himself in less than three weeks in a remote Alaska Native village, the latest in a tragic cycle in which each of the previous three deaths influenced the subsequent one, authorities said.

Alaska issue gets spot on Supreme Court agenda

Today, 4:47pm

Alaska is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The nation's highest legal body began its new term this month, and among the 80 or so cases this term is at least one appeal dealing specifically with Alaska.

Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

Today, 10:17am

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary.

Council advances 4 finalists for Anchorage judgeship

Today, 3:30pm

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Judicial Council has advanced four finalists for consideration for an upcoming vacancy on the Anchorage Superior Court.

AMHS may explore selling Taku ferry

Today, 12:02am

If the state's budget outlook remains unchanged, the Alaska Marine Highway System will begin investigating whether to surplus the state ferry Taku in the next six months.

Shell drill vessels leave Arctic after oil exploration ends

Today, 3:30pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two drill vessels employed by Royal Dutch Shell PLC off Alaska's northwest coast have safely departed Arctic waters for the Pacific Northwest.
The 572-foot Noble Discoverer, owned by Noble Drilling U.S.

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Steck, Froehlich cycle to wins

Ken Steck topped the men's field and Hanna Froehlich the women's in Saturday's Treadwell Mine Cycloscross Bike Race at Sandy Beach. Steck covered the beachfront ride and 10 loops along the Treadwell Mines Trails circuit in 39 minutes and 23 seconds.

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The Zen Master of the Big Salmon River

It's become a tradition: the fall trip to Yukon, Canada, and a week or so spent on some stretch of birch-lined river listening to wolves howl, watching osprey feed their young and trying not to go for any involuntary swims.

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