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Taylor Balkom | Ketchikan Daily News
In this July 19 photo, Brooke Mickel, 16, stands with her Ruger 12-gauge shotgun over her shoulder at the Ketchikan Rod and Gun Club in Ketchikan.

Ketchikan teen trap shooter takes state

KETCHIKAN - Brooke Mickel's victory as the girls junior varsity state champion in trap shooting was classic Ketchikan.

by NICK BOWMAN

Expanse of warm water dubbed 'the blob' consumes North Pacific

PORTLAND, Ore. - Weird things are happening off the Pacific Coast. And at the center of the action is a warm-water mass that scientists call "the blob." It's turning the coastal ecosystem on its head.
TARA KULASH

79 makeshift riverboats take on final Red Green Regatta

FAIRBANKS - After watching the last Red Green Regatta come to a close, Steve Smith couldn't help but smile as he described the fiasco he'd just witnessed on the Chena River.
JEFF RICHARDSON

Only drug clinic in Mat-Su Borough to close

ANCHORAGE - The only methadone clinic in Alaska's Mat-Su Borough will close in less than a month.

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Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Expanse of warm water dubbed 'the blob' consumes North Pacific

PORTLAND, Ore. - Weird things are happening off the Pacific Coast. And at the center of the action is a warm-water mass that scientists call "the blob." It's turning the coastal ecosystem on its head.
By TARA KULASH

79 makeshift riverboats take on final Red Green Regatta

FAIRBANKS - After watching the last Red Green Regatta come to a close, Steve Smith couldn't help but smile as he described the fiasco he'd just witnessed on the Chena River.
By JEFF RICHARDSON

Ketchikan teen trap shooter takes state

KETCHIKAN - Brooke Mickel's victory as the girls junior varsity state champion in trap shooting was classic Ketchikan.
By NICK BOWMAN

Only drug clinic in Mat-Su Borough to close

ANCHORAGE - The only methadone clinic in Alaska's Mat-Su Borough will close in less than a month.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Court affirms conviction of woman in hot sauce case

JUNEAU - An Alaska appeals court has affirmed the conviction of an Anchorage woman whom prosecutors said used a videotape of herself punishing her son to get on the "Dr. Phil" show.
By Becky Bohrer

Some Natives allowed visa-free travel in Russia

ANCHORAGE - Some western Alaska Natives can again travel back and forth to Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived.
By RACHEL D'ORO

Authorities report 2 arrests in Portland's drilling protest

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says it made one arrest during an effort by protesters to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland for an Arctic drilling ...

Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage methadone clinic is turning people away as they wait for the state to send its grant award notice for the coming fiscal year.

New ruling on protective orders for Native tribes

FAIRBANKS - Alaska Native tribes will no longer be forced to go the extra mile to have their domestic violence restraining orders enforced by the state.

NTSB: No reported problems at takeoff

JUNEAU - The small plane that crashed during a scheduled commuter flight bound for the southeast Alaska community of Hoonah earlier this month took off with no reported problems, according to a ...
By Becky Bohrer

Murkowski revenue sharing bill advances

A measure to give Alaska a share of oil and gas revenue from federal waters off its coast is advancing in the U.S. Senate.

Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt

Greenpeace USA must immediately get its activists out of the way of a vessel contracted to work in the Arctic Ocean for Shell or face fines ramping up each day until it does.
By ELWOOD BREHMER

Shell to cut jobs to cope with long period of cheap oil

LONDON - Royal Dutch Shell announced deep cuts to jobs and investment on Thursday as the global energy giant prepares for a prolonged period of low oil prices.
By DANICA KIRKA

Doctor gets prison for Medicaid fraud

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage physician convicted of defrauding the government of Medicaid funding has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh was sentenced Wednesday ...

UAS Fairbanks cuts $20M from budget

FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced it will cut $20 million from its budget this upcoming year. Some of the cuts come from 150 eliminated positions, reduced campus ...

Cooling fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing

ANCHORAGE - A preliminary inspection conducted after the emergency landing of a Cathay Pacific flight at a remote air base in the Aleutian Islands indicates that an equipment cooling fan failed, ...
By RACHEL D'ORO

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

The Tongass will be roadless once more. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court today upheld a lower court ruling 6-5 that overturned the Tongass National Forest's exemption to the President George W.
By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

Anchorage hospital for service members named for Chris Kyle

ANCHORAGE - A new Anchorage hospital for veterans and active duty military in need of mental health care has been dedicated to the late Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL who inspired the movie "American ...

UA appoints new president

ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska Board of Regents has named a new university president after a monthslong search for the right candidate.

Cathay Pacific plane departs Aleutians after emergency landing

LOS ANGELES - A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles departed from a remote U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands late Wednesday morning, hours after making an emergency landing ...
By RACHEL D'ORO

Activists rappel off bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

PORTLAND - Environmental activists rappelled off Portland's tallest bridge early Wednesday in an effort to stop a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving the city. Thirteen protesters dangled ...
By STEVEN DUBOIS

Rising river threatens Glenn Highway

ANCHORAGE - Transportation officials are working to protect Glenn Highway from rising waters in the Matanuska River near Sutton.

Officials arrest 4 in Kodiak drug raid

KODIAK - Four people were arrested in Kodiak early Sunday after police said they found drugs and weapons in their homes.

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