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    News of the North

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 - 14 minutes

    Authorities say a plane with seven people onboard bound for Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska crashed into the water as it was leaving a seaplane base in Anchorage on Tuesday.

    In an email to passengers, Alaska Airlines is warning them that the carrier is expecting heavy volumes of bicycles shipped to Juneau in the week prior to the Ironman Alaska event.

    Cycle Alaska, a high-end bicycle sale, rental and service shop in Juneau, is seeing a big increase in business ahead of the Aug. 7 triathlon.

    A bear going through trash has been killed by authorities in Sitka, a community that experienced a record number of bear incidents last year.

    Kenny Skaflestad, a fisherman and former mayor of Hoonah, is running to replace Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins in the House of Representatives.

    The filing period to be a certified candidate for the City & Borough of Juneau Assembly and Board of Education has closed. A number of revenue and spending issues will go to Juneau voters in the October election.

    During a business meeting held by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Lisa Murkowski spoke about her legislation to make Alaska eligible for the same level of offshore revenue sharing as Gulf Coast states.

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