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“Even though water might be going over the logs, the force itself is going under the log, and that’s where bodies, boats will be propelled or pushed,” said Joe McCullough, with the Department of Natural Resources Office of Boating Safety.

"Pogo Mine experienced a surface ground wall failure that restricted access to one of the underground access portals on Aug. 21, 2019," Pogo spokeswoman Wendie MacNaughton said in a statement sent Thursday to the Daily News-Miner. "There were no injuries as a result of the incident."

“This helps the kids who come in who are totally scared and traumatized to being in the hospital,” said Doris Casey, organizer of the benefit and a retired nurse of the hospital. “It’s a scary place for little kids and they like the stuffed animals. They know they can relate to that and snuggle with it, and they can take them home.”

“The theme sets our convention’s tone and guides the agenda,” said AFN President Julie Kitka in a news release. “AFN is reaching out to all Alaskans to help build an Alaska we all want to live in. That’s going to be a big part of what we discuss this year.”

Stiver, a longtime Fairbanks-area resident, was appointed earlier this year to the Alaska Marijuana Control Board, an appointment that was strongly opposed by members of the industry and ultimately was rejected by the Legislature by a single vote in April over issues pertaining to Stiver’s conservative approach to marijuana regulations in the past.

Lanier says the reasons given were recent scratches in the race and feedback from officials of the Yukon Quest race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Lanier finished the Yukon Quest last year in a little more than 12 days.

Dead salmon have shown up in river systems throughout Alaska and the mortalities are probably connected to warm water or low river water levels, said Sam Rabung, director of commercial fisheries for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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