Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion,' says pope

...ultra-conservative group as typical of a "one-two, liberal-conservative punch for Francis."__AP Religion Writer Rachel Zoll contributed from New York and Associated Press Writer Brad Brooks contributed from Rio de Janeiro.___Frances D'Emilio...
Nation and World
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.
State | Local
Village seeks to reunite with Russian relatives her in 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...
Photo: Exploring the newspaper biz

"Reporters" Madeline McCowan, left, and Rachel Wood, both 9, work on their stories as Marjorie Hamburger, of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, helps other students make photographs...
Volunteer coaches needed for youth running programs

...person is interested to coach Girls on the Run or Boys Run: I Toowu Klatseen, they must register before Wednesday. Contact Rachel Wintz at or 586-6623 to register for Girls on the Run. Contact Cecelia Westman at ceceliaw@aware...
Update: 1 body recovered, 2 still missing after Sitka landslide return home after being evacuated.The city has asked the state 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
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.
State | Local
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.


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