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Feds release initial report on crash near Bethel

...Hageland Aviation Cessna 208. Four people were killed and six others injured in the crash of that commuter flight outside the southwest Alaska village of Saint Marys. A preliminary NTSB report said the plane had diverted its course because of deteriorating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-20/feds-release-initial-report-crash-near-
State
Troopers name 2 men killed in Alaska plane crash

...commercial plane that crashed during a training flight near a Southwest Alaska town, state troopers said Wednesday.The pilots who...were injured in the crash of that commuter flight outside the southwest Alaska village of Saint Marys. A preliminary NTSB report...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/troopers-name-2-men-killed-alaska-plane
State
Hawaiian Airlines still tops on-time rankings, Alaska Airlines in second

...Airlines, 74.0 percent6. US Airways, 73.8 percent7. Virgin America, 73.2 percent8. SkyWest, 71.1 percent9. Southwest Airlines, 70.4 percent10. United Airlines, 70.0 percent11. American Eagle, 66.5 percent12. JetBlue Airways, 64...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-11/hawaiian-airlines-still-tops-time-ranki
Local
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

...come to significantly different conclusions from the Canadian federal government on a project. Looking at Prosperity Mine in southwest B.C., the Canadian federal government found several significant issues with the project; the EAO found only one. The...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/ksm-part-iii-perfect-storm-mining-pu
Outdoors
Coast Guard releases report on cutter fatality

...failure, improper placement of a crewman and a Bering Sea swell contributed to the crewman's death on a rescue mission in southwest Alaska.Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf died Dec. 18 from injuries suffered five weeks earlier on the 418-foot...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/coast-guard-releases-report-cutter-fata
State
'Mumtez' times: A semester in Morocco

...Mediterranean Sea from Europe and bordered by Algeria and Western Sahara. I had previously been to Europe but never to the Southwest, so I took my opportunity to visit Portugal and Spain. Both were amazing countries and relatively cheap compared to the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-30/mumtez-times-semester-morocco
Neighbors
My Turn: Bristol Bay Salmon - Alaska's chance for an enduring resolution

...invoked its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay salmon from the mining of the Pebble ore deposit in Southwest Alaska. EPA acted at the request of Alaskan tribes, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, and an Alaska coalition of commercial...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-11/my-turn-bristol-bay-salmon-alaskas-ch
Opinion
Research range successfully fires rocket

...electrical particles and electrical fields changed by the aurora.Lead scientist Marilia Samara of the San Antonio, Texas-based Southwest Research Institute says the rocket took four minutes to reach a spot above the aurora.The launch had previously been thwarted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/research-range-successfully-fires-rocke
State
Senate throws its support behind pair of Southeast mining projects

...both in Southeast.The first amendment allows AIDEA to issue bonds to help finance Bokan-Dotson, located about 40 miles southwest of Ketchikan, on Prince of Wales Island.The second amendment does the same for the Niblack mine project - also on Prince...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-27/senate-throws-its-support-behind-pair-s
State | AK legislature
For natural dyes, look to the yard or kitchen

...shutters in the south of France are from indigo. The golden yellows of Provence are of ochre. And from the American desert Southwest, those dazzling reds and fuchsias are made from cochineal, a parasite that lives on cactus."I try to stay open and think...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-23/natural-dyes-look-yard-or-kitchen
Neighbors

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