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Shelters in Gambell, Savoonga, St. Michael open doors, while Golovin worries about prospect of evacuation if major flooding damages much of town's infrastructure.  Jill Burke,Craig Medred
Warm weather means there won't even be one last weekend to snowmachine at Hatcher's Pass this season.Alaska Dispatch
The Alaska Senate has approved a bill that would require a bond to be posted for challenging industrial projects in court. Critics say it amounts to an unfair limitation on legal recourse.Alaska Dispatch
The Kamchatka volcanoes are Shiveluch, Klyuchevskaya, Bezymianny, Kizimen and Karymsky, NASA said. Of the five, 15,580-foot Kluychevskaya is the tallest, while 5,039-foot Karymsky, which has erupted regularly since 1996, is the most active.Alaska Dispatch
Superintendent Pete Lewis was placed on leave last week due to an internal investigation of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's role in a recently-opened sex abuse case against one of its employees, the School Board president announced Monday.Alaska Dispatch
Alaska Air National Guard personnel conducted a medevac for a sick 2-week-old infant in rural Alaska Saturday morning, then rescued a father and two sons who became stranded while hiking between Eagle River and Girdwood later that night.Alaska Dispatch
Alaskans currently staffing the positions will be able to apply for them after the move.Alaska Dispatch
A 40-year-old man was injured at Arctic Man in the HooDoo Mountains and had to be evacuated by helicopter.Alaska Dispatch
A Ketchikan man has been charged with a host of crimes, including sending videos to a minor of himself masturbating.Alaska Dispatch
Nathaniel Ulroan was charged with the premeditated murder of his 3-year-old son earlier this month. According to a news release, Ulroan, 23, was also charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of assault consummated by a battery and one count of communicating a threat. ​Alaska Dispatch


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