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Alaska borough assembly passes police discrimination measure

Sep. 24, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska borough assembly has passed a resolution calling on the state Legislature to add police officers to a list of classes of citizens protected from discrimination. The Ketchikan Borough Assembly's vote Monday was tied before the city's mayor broke the deadlock by voting in...

Alaska logging proposal moves forward despite opposition

Sep. 10, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal government proposal to open parts of Alaska's Tongass National Forest for commercial logging has raised protests from conservationists and questions from the timber industry. The South Revilla project near Ketchikan involves more than 7.8 square miles (20 square kilometers)...

Alaska mayor vetoes proposed equality rights resolution

Aug. 20, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska mayor has vetoed a resolution asking the state Legislature to expand sexual and gender identity protection, claiming the action could result in discrimination against Christians. Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor Rodney Dial issued the veto Tuesday on the grounds that the...

Alaska tribal group sues over commercial fishing system

Aug. 18, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska tribal group has filed a lawsuit against state officials claiming the commercial fishing permit system unfairly prevents local anglers from fishing on their traditional grounds. The lawsuit filed by the Metlakatla Indian Community asks a federal judge to prevent the state...

Report describes Alaska midair crash that killed 6 people

Aug. 17, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board released details of a fatal midair collision between two Alaska sightseeing planes, which include descriptions of the moments before and after the crash. The agency released hundreds of pages of investigation documents filed by teams in...