NOTN 7-12

    News of the North

    Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 9 minutes

    White Pass and Yukon Route rail workers voted over a week ago to authorize a strike. The railway is Skagway’s biggest employer and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Southeast.

    Early Tuesday morning, Capital City Fire Rescue responded to the 1900 block of Crest Street for a commercial structure fire. No injuries were reported.

    The Coast Guard medevaced the master of a tug six miles west of Zarembo Island, Alaska.

    Pat Harris and Deb Rudis came onto Capital Chat to talk about their upcoming gardens tour this Saturday.

    A small plane that crashed in Alaska last month, killing a bush pilot who was featured on a reality TV show, along with a hunting guide, apparently struck a tree during takeoff from a rural airstrip, an official said yesterday.

    Dan Robinson, Chief Researcher and Analyst for the Alaska Department of Labor's Economic Trends Magazine talked about the cost of living in Alaska.

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