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Officials search for cause of plane crash

...take alternate routes to reach destinations in the region.Spokeswomen for the airlines spoke anonymously in line with their respective...We need to know what happened first," Tourism Ministry spokeswoman Rasha Azazi told The Associated Press.There was no sign...
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Search called off for Ketchikan hiker

...was last spotted Wednesday trying to climb down a mountain has been called off, according to Alaska State TroopersTroopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said Monday that even though the search for Justin Nathan is over, a missing persons case will remain open...
Alaska governor says refugee vetting process 'stringent'

...ensuring the vetting process the governors were briefed on "remains the most stringent refugee vetting process in the world."Walker spokeswoman Katie Marquette says the governor wants to be kept apprised of refugee relocations in Alaska.
Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...been focused on solving the state's fiscal challenges," spokeswoman Katie Marquette said by email Monday. She said Walker has...asks Rhode Island to host Syrian refugees. Raimondo's spokeswoman says the governor would coordinate closely with the White...
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Putin vows to hunt down, punish those who bombed Russian jet

...will be responsible for giving them shelter," he said.An image posted on the Facebook page of Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova apparently sought to show solidarity between Russia and France. Similar to the popular meme of the Eiffel...
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Treacherous roads prompt school cancellation in Anchorage

...conditions following an overnight snowstorm.Anchorage school spokeswoman Heidi Embley says the district decided to cancel classes...and almost all of those were on the Glenn Highway.Police spokeswoman Anita Shell says people are "slipping, sliding and crashing...
Search underway for Ketchikan hiker

...Nathan had been consuming alcohol while hiking," Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters told the Empire by email. "The 17 year old...hunters are out, we get search and rescues," Troopers spokeswoman Peters said. "That happens in every part of the state...
Blast levels New Jersey home 'like a pancake,' killing one

...and ages of the victims weren't immediately released.A spokeswoman for the mayor said one person who was initially unaccounted...when the blast occurred at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the mayor said.The blast leveled the two-family duplex...
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Search on for Wrangell fisherman

...searching for a Wrangell boater who embarked on a five-day fishing trip on Nov. 5 and hasn't been seen since.Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said the family of Kenneth Trammel reported him as an overdue boater on Sunday morning. A 53-year-old Wrangell...
2 University of Alaska officials step down

...Johnsen, who started in September, said in a memo that Roy and Seastedt had resigned after speaking with him.University spokeswoman Robbie Graham wouldn't comment on why the two men stepped down, but said the resignations are not unusual, citing Johnsen's...


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