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New harbor is home to memorial for Air National Guard crash victims

A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins. A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane's mission April 25, 1964, was...

 

Yup'ik language storyteller and broadcaster John Active died last week

An Alaska Native broadcaster who helped preserve the Yup'ik language and culture one story at a time died last week. John Active was 69. Active worked at KYUK public radio and television stations in...

 

Bloody battle against Japanese soldiers on Alaska soil ended 75 years ago

ANCHORAGE - William Roy Dover's memory of the World War II battle is as sharp as it was 75 years ago, even though it's been long forgotten by most everyone else. His first sergeant rousted him from...

 

Gasline agreement with China holds no guarantees for development

ANCHORAGE - The state of Alaska took a major step toward realizing a long-sought pipeline to move natural gas from the North Slope to Asia, siding with interests from China after major oil companies stepped back from the project. The agreement...

 

Gov. Walker announced he has a "highly treatable" form of cancer

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday that he has a treatable form of prostate cancer, but said it won't prevent him from performing his duties as governor. Walker, 65, told reporters that he was...

 

Montague Island rubbish removed by Gulf of Alaska Keeper

ANCHORAGE - Beachcombing is serious business for Chris Pallister, and he needed help sorting the haul this year. Pallister is president of the Gulf of Alaska Keeper, which annually helps clean marine debris off Alaska beaches. This year, the group...

 

Criticism of reserve tax proposal brushed by Walker

Gov. Bill Walker on Friday brushed aside criticism from Republican lawmakers that they were blindsided by his call to reinstate the gas reserves tax during the upcoming special session. "I sat right...

 

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