Southeast News

Medevac insurance biz regains state license

A view inside an Alaska medevac flight. Courtesy nocatsallowed blog.

Apollo Medi Trans, a popular medevac insurance company, has its state license back. more

Marshall sentenced to 15 years

Steven Marshall, of Wrangell, was convicted of assault in June. His sentencing hearing was Tuesday. Judge William Carey sentenced Marshall to 15 years imprisonment with five years suspended. more

Update: Kookesh upgraded to fair condition

Albert Kookesh sits in hid Capitol office when we was a state senator.

Former state Senator Albert Kookesh’s condition has been upgraded from serious to fair. more

Yellow cedar ‘declines’ in Southeast

Yellow cedar foliage and wood block - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK News

The Tongass National Forest makes up a large part of Southeast Alaska and is one of the wildest places in North America. But some of its trees are dying. Depending on where you are in Southeast, there’s Sitka spruce, hemlock, and in certain areas a type of tree called the yellow cedar. This type of tree is suffering from yellow cedar decline. more

SEAPA seeking innovative ways to make hydropower more effective

A diagram from SEAPA's Hydro-to-Hydrogen proposal showing how the energy storage setup might look.

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency is seeking new ways to make hydropower more efficient and more consistent through innovative new technology. KSTK’s Anne Hillman found out more about the study.

The problem with hydropower is that sometimes the water flow … more

Local Environmental Observer program seeking help

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The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is seeking more participants for the Local Environmental Observer program, which collects observations from around the state about unusual or extreme environmental occurrences and changes.  Since the program began in January, 130 tribal environmental … more

Wilson wins House District 33 Republican primary

Peggy Wilson from Wrangell won the primary election for the Republican nominee for House District 33 Tuesday night defeating two opponents from Ketchikan. Wilson won 46 percent of the 2,145 votes cast. Agnes Moran took 32 percent and Patti Mackey … more

Former Alaskan Navy SEAL writes a book about capturing Osama bin Laden, name released by Fox News

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On Thursday morning Fox News outed the author of “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden.” The AP and NPR have all confirmed that former Alaskan resident Matt Bissonnette penned the book under … more

Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline could impact Alaska

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Enbridge Inc. is proposing to build a pipeline that would transport oil sands crude 730 miles from Alberta, Canada to the coast of British Columbia. From there, the pipeline would fill supertankers headed primarily to China. The fastest route takes

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Trident president passes away

Jerry Dowd, the president of Trident Seafoods, passed away from a sudden heart attack on Monday while on a fishing trip near Bristol Bay. Dowd began working at Trident in 2004 and was appointed president of the company’s domestic operations … more