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Latest on probe: Son-in-law Kushner says he 'did not collude with Russia'

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Latest on probe: Son-in-law Kushner says he 'did not collude with Russia'

- Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The California senator is the top Democrat on the committee. In a letter to committee chairman Sen Chuck Grassley, Feinstein notes that Sessions hasn't been before the committee since his January confirmation hearing. She says it's important the committee hear directly from Sessions in light of a Washington Post report last week
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Underwater camera keeps an eye on Atka mackerel

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Underwater camera keeps an eye on Atka mackerel

- Counting Atka mackerel became really important, according to National Marine Fisheries Service Biologist Suzanne McDermott, when Steller sea lions were declared endangered in 1997. “We learned that Atka mackerel are their main food item,” McDermott said. “That’s when we really started looking at them in relation to Steller sea lions.” McDermott knows the mammals face competition for their food — commercial fishermen
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Interest in kelp farming drives state tideland applications

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Interest in kelp farming drives state tideland applications

- The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is beginning to work through tideland lease applications for the mariculture industry. Current and potentially new farmers are applying to use state tidelands to grow Pacific oysters and geoducks. Those are all typical requests, but what’s different this year is the acreage farmers are requesting and the increasing interest in kelp farming. The number of applications for mariculture tideland leases this year are the highest DNR Leasing Unit Manager Christy Colles can remember
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Bans on game harvest techniques currently under review

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Bans on game harvest techniques currently under review

- The Trump administration has directed the National Park Service in Alaska and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to reconsider bans on certain state allowed game harvest techniques. July 14th memos to the directors of the two Alaska entities from Virginia Johnson, acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, tell them to initiate a new rule making process, in light of effects on sport and commercial hunting and trapping
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Alaska barbecuers grill up fun alongside tasty food at championship

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Alaska barbecuers grill up fun alongside tasty food at championship

- FAIRBANKS — Alaska’s top barbecuers competed for cash and bragging rights at the Big I this weekend, and they had a great time in the process. Fourteen teams competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, brisket, steak, dessert, seafood and a pork butt tasters’ choice, but it was Rockin’ W Smokers who took home the grand prize of $2,000. Alaska BBQ Association President Michael Bork said more than $10,000 in prizes were given away
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Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

- A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure
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Seattle’s renegade marching band; here’s what it takes to join

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Seattle’s renegade marching band; here’s what it takes to join

- Chaotic Noise Marching Corps is a street punk band. While its decibel-level is high, its “chaotic noise” level is low. The band plays hard rock and Latin, classical, Brazilian, all-instrumental foot-stomping, move your feet to the beat music in the street. While improvisation is encouraged, the degree of musicality and discipline required is significant. It’s a tight family. You have to be voted in
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To build trust among adults, Kent schools chief gathers them to tell their stories

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To build trust among adults, Kent schools chief gathers them to tell their stories

- Much has been written about schools’ use of “restorative justice” as a way to address student misbehavior through deeper communication, rather than suspensions and expulsions. But the Kent School District is taking that approach to a whole new level. Last week, Kent Superintendent Calvin Watts sat in a dimmed board room with three elementary school principals, their supervisor and several peace circle leaders from a local consulting group
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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway amasses a Western energy force

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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway amasses a Western energy force

- From California to the Midwest, billionaire investor Warren Buffett is steadily building an energy powerhouse. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary has gobbled up utilities and natural gas pipelines and tapped into clean energy production, including from Southern California’s abundant geothermal resources. The latest move by Berkshire Hathaway Energy is the planned $9-billion purchase of Dallas-based Oncor, a regulated electricity service provider with 10 million customers and more than 3,700 employees
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Bale reveals what he said to Lukaku after Man Utd loss

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Bale reveals what he said to Lukaku after Man Utd loss

- The Real star has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford but went up against Jose Mourinho's side in California on Sunday. Gareth Bale has revealed what he said to Romelu Lukaku following Manchester United's penalty victory over Real Madrid in Sunday's ICC meeting. The Real winger has been mooted with a return to the Premier League in recent weeks, with United reported to be the main targets
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Gray whale calf spotted swimming up Ship Creek

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Gray whale calf spotted swimming up Ship Creek

- Dan Butts and two friends identified the whale by its two blowholes and its distinctive heart-shaped spout. The three friends may have been the perfect people to spot the calf, Butts says he was a Kenai Fjords tour guide for 12-years after spending two winters studying Humpback whales in Maui. His two friends are also experienced whale tour guides. Butts says the calf was around 15-feet in length, a size that he says means the whale was probably born this year
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Troopers: Man drowns in Johnson Lake after removing life jacket

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Troopers: Man drowns in Johnson Lake after removing life jacket

- According to the AST dispatch, troopers responded to the area of Johnson Lake shortly before 1 p.m. . Troopers report Nickolas Thornton, of Kenai was swimming near his paddleboat when he removed his life jacket and continued swimming around the boat in the middle of the lake. "The boat drifted away from Thornton and his swimming partner. Thornton was unable to swim to the boat or make it to shore," the dispatch report states
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Senate health care bill leaves many Alaskans, including veterans, behind

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Senate health care bill leaves many Alaskans, including veterans, behind

- Republicans in the U.S. Senate have spent more than two months now trying to improve upon the abysmal health care bill passed by the House. I’m a Republican, so I am dismayed to learn that they don’t have much to show for the effort, at least according to the latest Congressional Budget Office assessment of their new legislation. The bottom line is that by 2026, the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) still leaves an estimated 49 million people uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance under current law
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The benefits of community goodwill

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The benefits of community goodwill

- On the day we first heard the word Jökulhlaup in Juneau, the Mendenhall River began a dramatic shift eastward into backyards of Meander Way residents. Six years later it’s threatening to drop a few homes into the river. But instead of doing its job, local government officials are aimlessly wandering around the belief that only the federal government has the power to help private citizens protect their property
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Search how your high school ranks on California AP tests

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Search how your high school ranks on California AP tests

- The state Department of Education updated Advanced Placement test data for schools across the state last month — five weeks after acknowledging it had posted incorrect scores for the 2015-16 school year. inewsource brought the faulty data to the attention of the California Department of Education after comparing results with data provided by the College Board, the national organization that administers the test
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Smoky fire clogs Battery Street tunnel and Alaskan Way Viaduct

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Smoky fire clogs Battery Street tunnel and Alaskan Way Viaduct

- A smoky fire in downtown Seattle clogged traffic and closed both the Battery Street tunnel and the Alaska Way viaduct for more than an hour Sunday afternoon, according to fire and transportation officials. Smoke poured from the mouth of the tunnel as firefighters sought a source for the blaze. What initially was reported as a car fire was later said by fire officials to be a brush fire
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Could a nurse miles away help save your life? A ‘virtual hospital’ has come to Tacoma

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Could a nurse miles away help save your life? A ‘virtual hospital’ has come to Tacoma

- In a bunker-like former bank office near Tacoma’ Hilltop neighborhood, 200 doctors, nurses and medical-technology workers spend their days treating scores of hospital patients they never meet. Their daily work is what CHI Franciscan calls a “virtual hospital” where a dizzying array of patients’ pulse-rate monitor data, webcam conversations with bedbound patients and complex medical charts flash by in real time from seven hospitals across the South Sound, from Silverdale to Enumclaw
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Popular Stories

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  • Castle Park High School keeping male mascot, adding a female
    Castle Park High School keeping male mascot, adding a female

    , cbs8.com

    CHULA VISTA (NEWS 8) — Alumni of Castle Park High School are upset over the mural of their Trojan mascot being taken down from the school's gymnasium. But schools administrators say that isn't the case and that they're actually adding another mascot. "Once a Trojan, always a Trojan," is the school's slogan and for more than 50 years, the Tommy Trojan mascot has been the symbol of Castle Park "Tommy Trojan represents this school, this area and we're all proud of it," said school alumnus Tommy Sablan
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Politics & Government

  • Senate plan to repeal Obamacare appears doomed as moderates balk
    Senate plan to repeal Obamacare appears doomed as moderates balk

    , jsonline.com

    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's sudden move to try to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan appeared doomed Tuesday as at least three moderate Republicans rejected the idea. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said they will not support a motion to proceed to the bill, which would repeal Obamacare in two years
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Business

  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway amasses a Western energy force
    Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway amasses a Western energy force

    , latimes.com

    From California to the Midwest, billionaire investor Warren Buffett is steadily building an energy powerhouse. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary has gobbled up utilities and natural gas pipelines and tapped into clean energy production, including from Southern California’s abundant geothermal resources. The latest move by Berkshire Hathaway Energy is the planned $9-billion purchase of Dallas-based Oncor, a regulated electricity service provider with 10 million customers and more than 3,700 employees
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Health

  • Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs
    Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

    , seattletimes.com

    A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure
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Society & Culture

  • Smoky fire clogs Battery Street tunnel and Alaskan Way Viaduct
    Smoky fire clogs Battery Street tunnel and Alaskan Way Viaduct

    , seattletimes.com

    A smoky fire in downtown Seattle clogged traffic and closed both the Battery Street tunnel and the Alaska Way viaduct for more than an hour Sunday afternoon, according to fire and transportation officials. Smoke poured from the mouth of the tunnel as firefighters sought a source for the blaze. What initially was reported as a car fire was later said by fire officials to be a brush fire
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Seattle’s renegade marching band; here’s what it takes to join
    Seattle’s renegade marching band; here’s what it takes to join

    , seattletimes.com

    Chaotic Noise Marching Corps is a street punk band. While its decibel-level is high, its “chaotic noise” level is low. The band plays hard rock and Latin, classical, Brazilian, all-instrumental foot-stomping, move your feet to the beat music in the street. While improvisation is encouraged, the degree of musicality and discipline required is significant. It’s a tight family. You have to be voted in
    Read More ...

     

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Education

  • To build trust among adults, Kent schools chief gathers them to tell their stories
    To build trust among adults, Kent schools chief gathers them to tell their stories

    , seattletimes.com

    Much has been written about schools’ use of “restorative justice” as a way to address student misbehavior through deeper communication, rather than suspensions and expulsions. But the Kent School District is taking that approach to a whole new level. Last week, Kent Superintendent Calvin Watts sat in a dimmed board room with three elementary school principals, their supervisor and several peace circle leaders from a local consulting group
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Travel & Recreation

  • Fish and Game opens red king crab fishing off Juneau next week
    Fish and Game opens red king crab fishing off Juneau next week

    , juneauempire.com

    Two crab per person allowed in 4-day season Juneau fishermen looking for good news might find it in a crab claw. On Friday afternoon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that a long-closed personal-use red king crab fishery will open for four days at the end of the month. According to the department, king crab fishing will open in Section 11A at 6 a
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Law & Crime

  • More than 1 ounce of meth seized by Ketchikan police
    More than 1 ounce of meth seized by Ketchikan police

    , ktva.com

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A nearly month-long investigation by the Ketchikan Police Department has resulted in the seizure of more than 1 ounce (28 grams) of methamphetamine. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the department began investigating June 20 after a suspicious package was mailed to a residence. A search warrant was issued and authorities say
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Science & Nature

  • Moon dust heading to auction after galactic court battle
    Moon dust heading to auction after galactic court battle

    , seattletimes.com

    NEW YORK (AP) — A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction — surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle. The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in 1969, will be featured Thursday at a Sotheby’s auction in New York City of items related to space voyages
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Books & Literature

  • Discovering writer Paul Theroux at Skagway’s North Words
    Discovering writer Paul Theroux at Skagway’s North Words

    , juneauempire.com

    “All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.” -Mao Tse Tung (as quoted by Paul Theroux) Before we signed up for the North Words Writer’s Symposium, held the first weekend in June in Skagway, neither of us had read Paul Theroux, the keynote speaker best known for his nonfiction and fiction travel writing. We registered as fan-girls of Sherry Simpson and her work on, well, anything; of John Straley’s novels and haiku; of Tom Kizzia’s investigative nonfiction
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Media & Information

  • NRA to media: ‘You do more harm to the country with a keyboard than NRA members with guns’
    NRA to media: ‘You do more harm to the country with a keyboard than NRA members with guns’

    , mprnews.org

    The National Rifle Association today doubled down on its “clenched fist of truth campaign” with a video aimed at the Washington Post and media outlets that called its previous video “dark”. The NRA’s Grant Stinchfield, a conservative talk show host, said the Washington Post does “more damage to our country with a keyboard than every NRA member combined has ever done with a firearm
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Real Estate

  • City Council to address affordable housing shortage in San Diego
    City Council to address affordable housing shortage in San Diego

    , cbs8.com

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The City Council address the critical affordable housing shortage in San Diego Monday and consider steps to alleviate the problem. According to the California Association of Realtors, barely over one quarter of San Diego area households can afford a median priced home. A lack of affordable housing has also contributed, in part, to a significant growth in the area's homeless population
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Life & Style

  • ‘It’s so dope’: Rebel Wilson launches plus-size clothing line at Seattle Nordstrom
    ‘It’s so dope’: Rebel Wilson launches plus-size clothing line at Seattle Nordstrom

    , seattletimes.com

    Back before “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids” and fashion pros picking out or even making her clothes, Rebel Wilson was like any other plus-sized girl in a department store. Grab and go. ”If something fit me around the waist I would go, ‘All right,’ ” the actress said. “I wouldn’t think, ‘Is this flattering or is this the right color I wanted?’ If it fit, I would say, ‘Bingo, let’s go
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Motoring

  • Designers reinvent interior in self-driving cars
    Designers reinvent interior in self-driving cars

    , cbs8.com

    SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – Self-driving cars are the wave of the future and they are on track to arrive quicker than one might think. In the Bay Area, designers are already trying to answer one of the most critical question about autonomous automobile travel: When the car is on auto-pilot, how do you pass time until you arrive at your destination? Designers said they used input from consumers in Germany, China and the United States to answer some questions
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