Coast Guard’s leader in Alaska says sequestration won’t hit as hard here. Civilians receive awards for aid in rescue, continued support of Coast Guard. Public gets first peek at Blue Lake construction site. Yakutat girls, boys lose at state tourney. AK House passes resolution to “protect 2nd Amendment.” Man shoots Wal-Mart manager in Anchorage over service dog argument.
Tue, March 19, 2013
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