Juneau Police Department's Mobile Incident Command Center blocks the road to the crime scene on Saturday night, Dec. 3, 2016. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)

‘I woke up to gunshots’ — Juneau’s first police shooting in almost 10 years

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- A man who was shot by a Juneau police officer was medevaced to Seattle and is expected to live. The police, the Department of Law and the Alaska Bureau of Investigation are trying to determine why lethal force was used.

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Jacob Brooks makes adjustments to one of the camp's many "tarpees," a winterized teepee made of tarp with a built-in chimney, designed by Paul Cheokoten Wagner. There are roughly 60 tarpees around various camps now, and Wagner has fundraised enough for another 20 more. Celia Talbot Tobin for NPR

Despite Evacuation Orders, Pipeline Protesters Hunker Down For Winter

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Authorities have ordered the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline to clear out — but those who have gathered to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe are preparing for a long stay.

Jill Stein, at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in August. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Jill Stein Campaign Drops Statewide Recount Effort In Pennsylvania

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Citing the $1 million bond required by the court, Stein’s lawyer discontinued the request Saturday. Stein had raised nearly $7 million for recount efforts in three states.

Andy Savage, defense attorney for former North Charleston, S.C., police Officer Michael Slager, awaits a verdict from the jury on Friday.

Jury in S.C. police shooting trial says it is struggling to reach verdict

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The jury is considering the case of Michael Slager, who shot and killed unarmed motorist Walter Scott in 2015. Jurors told the judge they could not agree, and the judge told them to try one more time.

Former Marine Corps General James Mattis, now President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Defense Department, at a 2011 congressional hearing.

Trump’s defense pick challenges rules around civilian control of the military

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Legally, recently-retired generals aren’t eligible to serve as Secretary of Defense. While praising George Mattis’ service, some Democrats question whether he should lead the Defense Department.

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Young doesn’t see GOP as a rubber stamp of Trump’s ideas

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U.S. Rep. Don Young says there are similarities between the election of Donald Trump and the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, which he says came during a period of “malaise” when people lacked hope and wanted change. Young is the…

Bethel homeless shelter opens early amid severe weather

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Bethel’s homeless shelter has opened a week early after a severe wind chill dropped the temperature to 40 below. KYUK-AM reports that Bethel Winter House opened its doors on Monday, almost a week ahead of schedule. The shelter serves meals…

Alaska Marine Highway System prepares to sell ferry Taku

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The Alaska Marine Highway System is working to get rid of the state ferry Taku. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the state has not yet decided how it will dispose of…

Alaska town’s new Inupiat name challenged in court

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On paper, the new Inupiat Eskimo name of the nation’s northernmost town is now official. But not so fast. The reality is not so simple. The town was known as Barrow until Thursday, when the new name, Utqiagvik (oot-GHAR’-vik), became…

Haines man who allegedly ‘pistol-whipped’ another man faces felony assault charge

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A Haines man who allegedly shot at and “pistol whipped” another man was arrested Thursday.

Coast Guard, troopers search for missing Port Graham man

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The U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers are searching for a 34-year-old Port Graham man missing since Wednesday.

Community of Stebbins experiencing ‘water crisis’

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The community of Stebbins has been experiencing an ongoing “water crisis” for the better part of this week.

A southwest Alaska man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a female family member will serve three months and be required to register as a sex offender. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)

Tuluksak man pleads guilty to attempting to sexually assault family member

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A southwest Alaska man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a female family member will serve three months and be required to register as a sex offender.