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    News of the North

    Thursday, October 6th, 2022 - 13 minutes

    Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is urging residents throughout a huge swath of rural western Alaska to prepare for what forecasters called a strong storm that is expected to pack high winds and could result in areas of coastal flooding.

    Blood Bank of Alaska said Tuesday that they are in critical need for O Positive and O Negative donors, due to recent use of these blood types there is an immediate need for donors at all Alaska centers.

    On Oct. 4, Superior Court Judge Eric A. Aarseth sentenced 36-year-old Kevin Gerald Tuckfield to serve 50 years for escape, robbery, and attempted kidnapping.

    Authorities in Juneau are still asking assistance in solving a car fire from August.

    Fairbanks International Airport received top honors for their environmental work on per- and polyfluorinated substances, or PFAS, used in fire-fighting activities at airports.

    The US Postal Service provided shipping deadlines this week ahead of the holiday season.

    News of the north checked in with Congresswoman Mary Peltola this week.

    Juneau Senator Jesse Kiehl voiced his thoughts on the DOT program aimed at reimagining the marine highway system.

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