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Governor Parnell Speaks with Guardsmen at Town-Hall Meeting

Governor Parnell Speaks with Guardsmen at Town-Hall Meeting

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell spoke with approximately 350 members of the Alaska National Guard during a town-hall meeting at the AKNG Armory here,…

Troopers Continue to Seek Two North Star Escapees

Troopers Continue to Seek Two North Star Escapees

Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks Police continue to seek 31-year-old Michael Lorenz, and 35-year-old Cody Ladig, two escapees from the North Star Center, a halfway house in the…

General News

Kodiak Man Charged with Drug Possession on Seward Highway

Kodiak Man Charged with Drug Possession on Seward Highway

A Kodiak man is in jail with a bail set at $40,000 after a traffic…

Kodiak Man Arrested after Violent Incident in Vehicle

Kodiak Man Arrested after Violent Incident in Vehicle

Troopers responded to the area of Selief Lane for a disturbance call after receiving a…

Kodiak Seeks Mailbox Bomber

Kodiak Seeks Mailbox Bomber

Alaska State Troopers are seeking information on a suspect in a dark colored SUV after…

Safety tips can Keep Halloween from Becoming a Nightmare

Safety tips can Keep Halloween from Becoming a Nightmare

MAYWOOD, Ill. – It’s no wonder Halloween has become one of the most exciting holidays…

Alaska's Arctic

Northern Alaska Joins the Cryosphere

Northern Alaska Joins the Cryosphere

It’s mid-October, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work. Since I last wrote about my three-mile commute through the raindrops of August, the…

Murkowski Inspects Icebreaker for First-Hand Answers on Arctic Availability

Murkowski Inspects Icebreaker for First-Hand Answers on Arctic Availability

ANCHORAGE, AK – As the other Arctic nations – and many outside of the region – surge their investment and focus in the area, Senator Lisa Murkowski paid…

Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River

Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River

A smoking mountain near the Yukon River not far from Eagle is, after further study, still a puzzle. People first noticed acrid smoke in September 2012. The mountain…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 12, 2014

Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 12, 2014

Tuma; Tumet - Footprint Taqukaraat tumait ang’ut. - The bears’ footprints are large. Like animal tracks, human footprints are a common…

Rural

Shageluk Axe Murderer Arraigned on Double Murder Charges

Shageluk Axe Murderer Arraigned on Double Murder Charges

Axe Murderer, 21-year-old Everett Arrow(Semone) was arraigned on Double Murder I charges in Bethel court on Thursday. He appeared in court via closed Circuit TV from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional…

At Sea

Coast Guard Medevacs Crewmember from F/V Icy Mist

Coast Guard Medevacs Crewmember from F/V Icy Mist

A crewmember aboard the Icy Mist, a 58-foot fishing vessel, suffered injuries while loading crab pots 150 miles to the south of Sand Point on Sunday evening. The Coast…

Fishermen's News Online

NPFMC Approves Observer Deployment Plan

NPFMC Approves Observer Deployment Plan

Federal fisheries managers have approved the 2015 annual deployment plan for the marine observer program, with several recommendations, including one for conditional releases for some vessels in…

Northern Passages

EPA and Pebble Review

The Environmental Protection Agency is not particularly popular in Alaska, where it is often a symbolic lightning rod that represents federal intervention in state resources. Like national…

Events/Notices

Jim Dillard to lecture this week at Alutiiq Museum

Jim Dillard to lecture this week at Alutiiq Museum

Longtime Kodiak resident Jim Dillard is this week’s guest at the Alutiiq Museum’s Fall Lecture Series. A life-long woodcarver since age 10, Jim’s work has been shown…

Op/Ed

OP/ED:Dan Sullivan Chose To Prosecute Alaska Natives

Alaska Natives need know about U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s deeply troubling record of waging a war against Alaska Natives when he was supposed to be protecting…

Commentary: Begich a Champion for Rural, Tribal, & Veterans Health

Commentary:  Begich a Champion for Rural, Tribal, & Veterans Health

We have come a long way towards making sure all Alaska Natives have access to high-quality, affordable health care. We still have plenty of work ahead of…

Opinion

Dealing with barbarism: V-J Day and beyond

On September 2, 1945, V-J Day, the funeral-like solemnity of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri was shattered by the thunder of 400 B-29 bombers flying…

Mallot Decries Stifling of Public Voice in Resource Management

Recently Alaskans watched horrific images from a tailings dam failure in British Columbia that released a flood of millions of gallons toxic water and sludge into an…

Letters to the Editor

Questions Remain over Governor’s Delay of Official Investigation of Sexual Assaults

Questions remain as to why Gov. Parnell waited almost four years to open an official investigation into 2010 Alaska National Guard (ANG) chaplains’ reports to him of…