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  • Smokejumpers Respond to Two New Fires in Interior Alaska Jul 14, 2020
      (Fairbanks, Alaska) – BLM Alaska Fire Service Smokejumpers responded to two fires in rural Alaska in the last few days, emphasizing dry conditions still exist in some areas despite the wet, cold weather present in other regions. The Richmond Fire (#338) burning 39 miles north of Bettles is suspected of being human-caused. It’s a reminder that […]
  • Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary, Monday, July 13 Jul 14, 2020
      DHSS today announced 71 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 60 are residents in 17 communities: Anchorage (28), Fairbanks (11), Wasilla (4), Chugiak (3), Eagle River (2), Bristol Bay and Lake & Peninsula boroughs (2), and one each in Bethel, Bethel Census Area, Girdwood, City of Kenai, Kodiak, NW Arctic Borough, Palmer, Seward, Soldotna […]
  • Trump Accused of Suppressing CDC Warning That Full School Reopenings Pose ‘Highest Risk’ of Covid-19 Spread Jul 14, 2020
      The leader of one of the largest teachers’ unions in the U.S. accused President Donald Trump over the weekend of “trying to bury” federal guidelines warning that fully reopening schools and universities in the fall poses a high risk of spreading Covid-19 and endangering the health of students, faculty, and parents. A 69-page packet (pdf) of […]
  • Okinawa Governor Rips US for Letting Covid-19 Infections Surge on American Military Bases Jul 14, 2020
      “Infections are rapidly spreading among U.S. personnel when we Okinawans are doing our utmost to contain the infections.” Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki slammed the U.S. military over the weekend for not taking sufficient action to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after dozens of Marines stationed on the Japanese island tested positive, threatening to spark […]
  • UPDATE: Cheechako Street Homicide Investigation Continues, Victim Identified Jul 13, 2020
      Update: Police say that the victim, now identified as 23-year-old Monica Jefferies, was involved in an altercation with two other persons as it escalated to gunfire. APD reports that multiple persons were brought into the department for questioning, but no charges or arrests have been made it the case. Original: “The circumstances of the […]
  • Fairbanks Driver Gathers Multiple Charges after REDDI Stop Jul 13, 2020
      A Fairbanks camper driver landed in jail on multiple charges after the camper he was driving was called in as a REDDI(report every dangerous driver immediately) on Saturday evening on the Richardson Highway, troopers reported. A caller reported a camper “weaving all over the road, nearly going off the road twice,” at 7:37 pm […]
  • One Dead, Three Injured in Sunday Kuskokwim River Boating Collision Jul 13, 2020
    It was reported by troopers on Monday morning that on Sunday afternoon a boater on his way to Bethel on the Kuskokwim River came upon two boats that had been involved in a wreck.  According to AST, in one boat was found a deceased adult victim as well as a child who had suffered life-threatening […]
  • Granite Tors Evidence of Ice-Free Alaska Jul 13, 2020
      As I started hiking a ridgetop during the July 4th weekend, a friend told me to look for the mushroom rock ahead. At first, I thought I may have heard her wrong. But a few hours later I saw the rock she was talking about. It appeared to be a granite tor, but looked […]
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  • Adding Insult to the ‘Injury of Colonialism,’ Trump Suggested Selling Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, Former Advisor Says Jul 13, 2020
      “You may try to sell the office you hold, your personal integrity and your soul, Mr. President—but I assure you Puerto Rico is not for sale!” tweeted Rep. Nydia Velazquez. According to a New York Times interview with Elaine Duke, who served as Homeland Security Secretary from 2017 to 2018 and worked in President Donald Trump’s cabinet […]

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