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McClanahan stops 2-start skid, Rays beat Orioles 8-2

Aug. 13, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Shane McClanahan stopped a two-start losing streak, working six solid innings as the Tampa Bay Rays moved back in front of the Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card race with an 8-2 victory on Saturday. The benches and bullpens briefly emptied...

Fire at apartment complex in western Alaska kills 3 people

Aug. 12, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Three people were killed Friday in a fire that broke out at a low-income apartment complex in the western Alaska town of Bethel, authorities said. Another two people were taken to the hospital after the early morning fire at an Association of Village Council...

Over $2B announced for roads, bridges, bike lanes across US

Aug. 11, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving the way for new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in scores of communities across the country. The competitive grants are more than double the...

Groups get creative to help Alaska voters with ranked voting

Aug. 11, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Drag performers shimmied up and down a walkway between café tables, as enthusiastic patrons took photos, waved cash and filled out ballots ranking the shows. The mock election, fueled by performances that brought the din of an Anchorage, Alaska, café to a...

Ruling clouds future of southeast Alaska king salmon fishery

Aug. 11, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal court ruling this week has thrown into doubt the future of a valuable commercial king salmon fishery in Southeast Alaska, after a conservation group challenged the government's approval of the harvest as a threat to protected fish and the endangered killer whales that eat...

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...

Federal program helps Alaska villages get broadband access

Aug. 09, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will receive at least $100 million through a new federal program to expand high-speed internet to underserved rural areas and promote workforce development, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, an Alaska Republican, coordinated a summit...

Washington ferries to get $38 million to improve services

Aug. 09, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State Ferries will receive $38 million from the Federal Highway Administration to improve its ferry service. Eight other Washington ferry providers — including the King County Department of Transportation — will receive around $4 million in federal...

Man in Alaska corrections department custody dies

Aug. 08, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man in state corrections custody while facing charges has died at an Anchorage prison, the Alaska Department of Corrections said Monday. Austin Earl Wilson, 34, was pronounced dead Friday at the Anchorage Correctional Complex, a statement from the...

Alaska fair cancels poultry exhibits amid bird flu concerns

Aug. 05, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials with the Alaska State Fair have decided against the usual array of poultry exhibits this year amid avian flu concerns. Fair CEO Jerome Hertel in a statement said officials believed it was best "to err on the side of caution." The...