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Update: 1 body recovered, 2 still missing after Sitka landslide

...for an emergency declaration, and Walker said his office is expediting the request.___Associated Press writer Rachel D'Oro contributed to this report from Anchorage
New, larger clinics planned for 2 villages

ANCHORAGE - Two of Alaska's most remote villages are getting new, larger clinics in an effort to improve health care services for residents of the island communities. The Norton Sound Health Corp.
Amid heavy rainfall, Sitka officials suspend search for body

SITKA - Authorities in Sitka say heavy rainfall has caused them to stop searching for the body of a third man believed to be buried in landslide debris. KTUU-TV reported that officials say they suspended search efforts around 8 p.m.
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Whale deaths remain mystery

...were not sampled, but Wynne said those deaths could be part of a die-off that occurs periodically.___Follow Rachel D'Oro at
Village seeks to reunite with Russian relatives heaven," he said.___Associated Press writer Lynn Berry in Moscow contributed to this report.___Follow Rachel D'Oro at story has been corrected to remove an erroneous reference to when Russia...
Panel sides with new group in tribal dispute

ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals panel has sided with the new leaders in a tribal power dispute that has stalled efforts to relocate a badly eroded village in western Alaska.
3 people missing after several landslides in Sitka

ANCHORAGE - A landslide described by one witness as a sea of logs, mud and debris is believed to have trapped three people who were missing Tuesday from a neighborhood in the Alaska coastal town of Sitka.
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VA secretary pays tribute to WWII Alaska Native militia

ANCHORAGE - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald paid tribute Wednesday to those who served in the Alaska Territorial Guard during World War II.
Updated: Sitka landslide debris too unstable for search efforts

Authorities haven't begun clearing tons of logs and mud to search for three men believed buried by a landslide because the debris that crashed into a southeast Alaska town remained too unstable Wednesday and poses a danger.
Feds: Plane in deadly crash had safety technology

...if weather was a factor."At this point right now, the jury's still out on that," Johnson said.___Follow Rachel D'Oro at


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