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Records: 5 Alaska children died in gun mishaps since 2014

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:37:04 GMT

Five children younger than 12 died in Alaska between 2014 and 2016 after accidentally shooting themselves or being shot by another child, according to an analysis by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network.

Alabama, Alaska veterans benefit from OCW grants

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:16:06 GMT

The American Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors program has recently made a few grants to benefit veterans receiving care at VA medical centers in Alabama and Alaska. The Central Alabama VA Health Care System received a $9,000 grant last month that was used to purchase 250 tickets for post-9/11 veterans to attend Military Appreciation Night during a Montgomery Biscuits minor league baseball game at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium.

Conservation groups aim to build climate change resiliency in the classroom

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:58:05 GMT

A handful of research and conservation groups received a grant this month that will fund a program aimed at engaging students in western and northern villages in real-world problem solving. The two-year grant will train teachers to integrate climate change adaption, oil spill response and several other hazards facing their communities into their classroom.

'They are going to kill me': Inmate fights to halt execution

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:13:03 GMT

Arthur, nicknamed the Houdini of death row after ... The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what's under the ground in Alaska. The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what's under the ground in Alaska.

Coast Guard reminds Alaskans of boating safety during National Safe Boating Week

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:27:57 GMT

It's widely known as the unofficial launch of boating season-Memorial Day. That's why this week the Coast Guard is reminding Alaskans to anchor down on their boating safety before hitting the waterways.

Alaska acquisitions, upgrades exceed $700 million for shipper Matson

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:54:35 GMT

The 710-foot Matson, Inc. vessel Matson Tacoma is readied for an evening departure to Kodiak on Tuesday afternoon at the Port of Anchorage. A California-based transportation company has spent more than $700 million to enter the Alaska market over two years by buying up freight companies - just as the state's economy was souring and business was drooping.

Wide array of Alaska programs face elimination under president's proposed budget

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:37:30 GMT

President Donald Trump's proposed budget would eliminate huge swaths of federal spending in Alaska, from water infrastructure grants to college tuition assistance. The White House sent the long-awaited details of the president's fiscal year 2018 budget recommendation to Congress Tuesday, detailing $52 billion in cuts designed to match the same amount in new spending for the Department of Defense.

3 things for Alaskans to know about Trumpa s budget

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:37:29 GMT

President Trump is proposing to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. That's one detail from the budget the White House delivered to Congress Tuesday.

Ask a Climatologist: The early arrival of - peak summer' in Alaska

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:03:46 GMT

Alaskans may not have very warm temperatures to look forward to each summer, but the interior part of the state hits peak summer earlier than almost anywhere else in the country. What the heck is peak summer? To answer that, we turned to Brian Brettschneider with the segment, Ask a Climatologist.

Red Cross of Alaska issues top Memorial Day safety steps

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:28:49 GMT

This Memorial Day, many Alaskans will be traveling or firing up the backyard grill, all while we are entering the warm, dry wildfire season. The American Red Cross of Alaska offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend.

Alaska harbor fire razes 2 boats, damages 1

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:01:45 GMT

The Craig fire department and volunteers contained the fire Sunday morning, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported .

Rain, strong winds forecast for Southcentral Alaska through Thursday

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:32:30 GMT

A storm system will send "multiple waves of rain" and high winds across Southcentral Alaska starting overnight Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy rains are forecast to begin late Tuesday, causing rises in rivers and streams - with some of the highest expected in the Susitna Valley.

Methode Electronics Inc. (MEI) Position Raised by Bahl & Gaynor Inc.

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:42:05 GMT

Bahl & Gaynor Inc. increased its position in Methode Electronics Inc. by 10.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The fund owned 63,090 shares of the electronics maker's stock after buying an additional 6,175 shares during the period.

Alaskans look to reindeer farming in warming climate

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:06:27 GMT

As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.

Filtered birch syrup at the OneTree Alaska STEAM studio in the Lola...

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:49:22 GMT

Interested in making birch syrup, but tired of lugging hundreds of gallons of sap from the woods only to tediously watch it boil for hours in order to get a few pints of syrup? For the last year, Steve Caccamo, owner of Next Generation Maple Products, a New York-based machinist who sells syrup-making equipment, has made his way around Alaska selling hobby-scale evaporators. One of those products includes a small-scale reverse osmosis machine.

The tourist's guide to navigating Alaska's legal marijuana market

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:35:53 GMT

Marijuana is stocked on the shelves of Herbal Outfitters in Valdez on October 29, 2016. Summer is here, and that means tourists are descending on the state in search of mountain viewing, whale sightings, and sometimes, marijuana.

AFD responds to increased numbers of opioid Overdoses in May

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:03:59 GMT

The Anchorage Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services has been responding to increased numbers of suspected heroin overdoses with a dramatic rise beginning in the first week in May. The AFD has administered the opioid antagonist medication naloxone in suspected heroin overdoses to 34 patients from May 1st to May 15th. In all of 2016, November saw the highest numbers of suspected heroin overdoses with 17 patients receiving naloxone for the entire month.