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Man took extra shift, missed landslide that destroyed home

Sep. 29, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man whose home was destroyed by a landslide this week in Juneau said the outcome could have been worse had he not picked up an extra shift at work. “Fortunately, I wasn’t at home at the moment, but I was there about an hour and a half before it happened,...

Crews begin removing landslide debris in Alaska's capital

Sep. 28, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Efforts began Wednesday to remove enough trees, rocks and dirt to fill half a football field that were deposited on a street in Alaska’s capital by a landslide. The Monday evening slide began several hundred feet above Gastineau Avenue, just above Juneau’s...

Alaska landslide damages 3 homes, 'squishes' pickup

Sep. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A landslide triggered by record rainfall significantly damaged three homes, prompted the evacuation of about a dozen residents and caused power outages in downtown Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Geological assessment teams determined Tuesday that...

Juneau, cruise line officials sign agreement

Aug. 30, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The city of Juneau has signed an agreement with the major cruise lines that visit Alaska's capital city that is based on recommendations from a local tourism task force. “This was kind of the grab bag of issues that came out of the task force that we wanted...

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

Aug. 15, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They have been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Donald Trump. And after the Jan. 6 insurrection, they supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing from cruise ship

Aug. 09, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for a man who was reported missing from a cruise ship late Monday near Juneau and believed to have gone overboard. A statement from Holland America Line Tuesday said the man was a crew member on the vessel Koningsdam and...

Alaska House candidates talk ranked voting ahead of election

Aug. 01, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin on Monday said the state's ranked choice voting system “needs to be changed,” though Alaska has yet to conduct an election under the system. The state's first ranked voting election, under a system narrowly approved...

Haines continues long recovery from late 2020 landslides

Jul. 25, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — More than a year and half after the Haines landslides, organizations, both local and out-of-state, are still helping to repair damage from the dozens of landslides that occurred around the borough. That recovery work has evolved over time, said members of the...