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Efforts to recover the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed in southeast Alaska last week and killed six people is on hold as investigators await a break in poor weather conditions.
WASHINGTON (AP) —

Federal accident investigators say the government should issue regulations to improve the safety of air tours in part of Alaska where seven sightseeing planes have crashed since 2007, killing 31 people.
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — An advisory board for the Homer Public Library is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on whether more than 40 books aimed at children and juveniles with LGBTQ+ themes should be removed or moved to the adult section of the library.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The leaders of a southeast Alaska borough plan to hear a proposal that would cut library funding over the library’s story time event hosted by a drag queen.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of an Alaska borough has overwhelmingly reversed the mayor’s veto of grant funding to a group that provides support to the LGBTQ+ community.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The average home sale price in Alaska rose 8.9% last year, driven by high demand and low inventory, according to a state report.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska has sold the ferry named Malaspina to a business group in a deal aimed at giving the ship a new life and preventing it from being scrapped.
Officials from a southeast Alaska school district say a pep club’s “country” theme for a basketball game against a school from Alaska’s only Indian reserve wasn’t intended to be “racially provocative” but had a negative effect that was predictable and should have been prevented.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A southeast Alaska school district said it is investigating allegations of racist behavior during a high school basketball game, photos from which showed student fans dressed in Western attire, such as cowboy hats, as their team played a school from Alaska’s lone Native rese
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The cost to the state for docking an Alaska ferry that has been idled for nearly two years is close to $900,000 a year, with much of that representing insurance costs that were not previously publicly disclosed, CoastAlaska reported on Monday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rental rates across Alaska have risen during the pandemic, and it’s more difficult to find an apartment, a new study indicates.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Design plans have been finalized to add crew quarters to a state ferry that hasn’t been in service since it was built because intended routes would go beyond limits for employee working hours.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pilots reported low clouds the morning a sightseeing plane crashed near Ketchikan, killing all six people on board, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five residents of a state-supported elder-care facility in Ketchikan who tested positive for COVID-19 died in the last week, a state health department spokesperson said Thursday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A marijuana retailer in Ketchikan is again offering onsite consumption of cannabis, months after the pandemic temporarily shuttered that part of the business.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Danielle Wakefield was devastated when she discovered the diamond had fallen out of her ring, the only thing she had from her late father.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak at a high school wrestling tournament held in April is linked to more than 20 infections in five communities across southeast Alaska, according to health officials.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy visited three southeast Alaska communities during a one-day swing last week.
HYDER, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has offered COVID-19 vaccines to residents of the small British Columbia town of Stewart, with hopes it could lead the Canadian government to ease restrictions between Stewart and the tiny Alaska border community of Hyder a couple miles away.
The National Transportation Safety Board has found that obstructed views and problems with a system that alerts pilots to nearby planes combined to cause the midair crash of Alaska sightseeing planes that killed six people two years ago.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will allow prison visitations for all inmates who have been fully vaccinated, the Alaska Department of Corrections said Monday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency announced Wednesday it has awarded a contract to rebuild its port facility in Ketchikan, work state leaders called overdue.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A person who didn’t follow quarantine procedures after arriving in Alaska has created the possibility of broad community spread of the coronavirus after going to social gatherings and public places in Ketchikan while awaiting results of a COVID-19 test that turned out positi
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use would be permitted.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family’s savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vivacious personality and a heart of gold were among the six victims in this week’s deadly midair coll
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three people were killed after two sightseeing airplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided in midair Monday near a southeast Alaska town, the Coast Guard said.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s so-called bridge to nowhere, derided by critics as an example of congressional earmarks run amok, appears dead.