Southeast

A company that once operated a Sitka bottled-water plant but switched its focus to bulk exports says it has confirmed water buyers in drought-stricken California. Yereth Rosen
The Coast Guard reported the rescue of a 55-year-old woman Saturday who’d gone missing from a lodge whose operators became worried after her dog returned without her.Jerzy Shedlock
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will consider making the yellow cedar the first Alaska tree to be granted Endangered Species Act protections. The conifer is afflicted by a long-term die-off linked to climate change. Yereth Rosen
Federal prosecutors say a man who set off a series of small bombs inside a Ketchikan tunnel on Independence Day 2013 has been sentenced to five years probation. Jerzy Shedlock
Alaska Wildlife Troopers said two California men struck a deer with their truck in Ketchikan, then salvaged it without first notifying authorities. The eventually led to a slew of charges, including weapons violations.Megan Edge
When you live in Alaska, where does your food come from? Where does your kid's school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the answer is a barge. And some are hoping to change that.Melissa Griffiths
Two Juneau men were cited Friday after authorities noticed them smoking marijuana in the parking lot of the local Alaska State Troopers post. Alaska Dispatch News
A subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday cut an additional $6 million from the system's $152 million unrestricted general fund budget.Pat Forgey
The Haines cast members got to know each other in ways that busy small–town life rarely affords, thanks to the intimacy even a pretend family creates.  Heather Lende
Thanks to a rerouting of the jet stream resulting from a melting Arctic, Eaglecrest, like most ski areas in the western part of North America, is suffering its worst season ever. Perhaps the word “season” is too generous. Non-season is more like it.Katie Bausler
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