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Alaska Airlines shut down Monday by fiber optic failure. Assembly eye opener: New mayor, members to be sworn in; city to issue $80-million in bonds for hydro expansion; sales tax holidays to be considered; Pacific High renovation contract. Sen. Mark Begich tours Air Station Sitka pellet boiler. Martin, Westman named to top ANB/ANS posts.
Tue Oct 9, 2012
On July 7, 2014, KCAW News broadcast a special report from the Center for Investigative Reporting on the aftermath of the crash of Coast Guard helicopter 6017, and its impact on the culture of accountability in the Coast Guard. On the same day, the co-pilot and lone survivor, Lt. Lance Leone, revisited the crash site to talk with the Quileute Tribe fishermen who pulled him from the ocean. Former KCAW reporter Ed Ronco accompanied Leone on his return to La Push, Washington -- his last as an officer in the Coast Guard. more
Mother Nature rattled Northern Southeast this morning (7-25-14) with and magnitude 5.9 earthquake and several dozen aftershocks. The quake appeared to have damaged internet and cell service to thousands of Southeast residents. Service providers suspect damage to an underwater fiber-optic cable, but the cable's owner, Alaska Communications Systems, has not released any information. more