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Wasilla Man in Jail on Murder Charges after Arson, Stabbing Incident

Wasilla Man in Jail on Murder Charges after Arson, Stabbing Incident

During the Early morning hours of Monday at 5:20 am, troopers responded to a call reporting injured persons at a residence on Pioneer Peak Drive. Troopers responded to…

Troopers Discontinue Search for Brevig Mission Man

Troopers Discontinue Search for Brevig Mission Man

On late Monday afternoon, the Alaska State Troopers anounced that they were suspending their participation in the search for 21-year-old Brevig Mission man Clarence Ray Olanna. They will…

General News

Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Man in Gates of the Arctic National Park

Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Man in Gates of the Arctic National Park

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th…

2014 Alaska State Troopers Adventure Relay Begins Thursday

2014 Alaska State Troopers Adventure Relay Begins Thursday

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The fifth annual Alaska State Troopers Adventure Relay across Alaska to benefit…

Alaska Army National Guard Soldier Mauled by Brown Bear

Alaska Army National Guard Soldier Mauled by Brown Bear

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — A Soldier with the Alaska Army National Guard was mauled…

Congressman Young Shares Thoughts on 17 Billionth Barrel Milestone

Congressman Young Shares Thoughts on 17 Billionth Barrel Milestone

Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young, on Monday commended the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company…

Alaska's Arctic

Tracking Salmon to their Birth Streams

Tracking Salmon to their Birth Streams

Strontium is a trace element and mineral people use to make glow-in-the-dark paints and toothpaste for sensitive teeth. In research for his college degree, Sean Brennan used strontium’s…

Migrating Alaska Sparrow Perform Despite Lack of Sleep

Migrating Alaska Sparrow Perform Despite Lack of Sleep

Each fall, white-crowned sparrows hop off branches in Alaska and begin journeys toward California, Arizona, New Mexico and west Texas. On their trip of several weeks, flying mostly…

Sailor Trapped in Arctic Ice Rescued by Cutter Healy

Sailor Trapped in Arctic Ice Rescued by Cutter Healy

  JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker, rescued a man aboard a sailboat trapped in Arctic ice approximately 40 miles northeast…

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…

At Sea

Sailor Trapped in Arctic Ice Rescued by Cutter Healy

  JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker, rescued a man aboard a sailboat trapped in Arctic ice approximately 40 miles…

Injured Fisherman Gets Coast Guard Assistance near Cape Hitchenbrook

  KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard responded to a fisherman who suffered an eye injury aboard the 29-foot motor vessel Lanikai approximately seven miles from Cape Hinchinbrook,…

Politics

APOC Fines Dan Sullivan

ANCHORAGE: The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) has fined Dan Sullivan for using the Mayor’s office to send out a press release on his Lieutenant Governor campaign. …

Congressman Young Leads Effort to Reverse EPA Wage Garnishment Regulation

Washington, D.C. – Only days after calling upon the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reverse it’s out of touch regulation that would severely jeopardize the due process…

Events/Notices

20th Annual Homer Breast Cancer Run is now a Beach Run and Ride!

When pink flags start flying along Homer’s storefronts, it’s a sign that it is time for the Annual Homer Breast Cancer Run! This year’s run will feature…

Anchorage Museum July/August Schedule of Programs and Exhibitions

It’s official: Smithsonian Affiliate status granted The Anchorage Museum has been named an official Smithsonian Affiliate. The designation formally acknowledges the museum’s longtime partnership with the Smithsonian…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 6th, 2014

Naut’staat – Plants Ilait naut’staat yaatutaartut. – Some plants are poisonous.   Kodiak Island is often called Alaska’s Emerald Isle, a nickname that reflects its thick carpet…

Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 29, 2014

Carwaq – Current Carwaq tukniuq. – The current is strong. Perched on the edge of the continental shelf, the Kodiak Archipelago lies in the path of the…

Op/Ed

Holding Parnell to Account on Paying his Bills

In April I challenged the Parnell administration to explain to the public the steps it has taken to fix Alaska’s Medicaid reimbursement system. (“Alaska Needs to Fix…

Obama Honors D-Day Veterans on 70th Anniversary

  OMAHA BEACH, NORMANDY, FRANCE — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders paid tribute to World War II veterans at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary…

Opinion

Treadwell’s Periscope Problem

Mead Treadwell is trying to create distance from the nine-figure profits his company Digimarc made by pushing a national ID card scheme to monitor and track Americans…

Devil in the Details: Forums on Upcoming Oil Tax Repeal Referendum; November Initiatives

Dear Friends and Neighbors: As with all laws, the devil is in the details.  Laws that sound good are often loaded with special interest provisions.  The publicly…

Fishermen's News Online

Yukon Summer Keta Salmon Featured in Pacific Northwest Supermarket Chain

Summer run Yukon River keta salmon processed by Kwik’Pak Fisheries in the Lower Yukon River town of Emmonak has found its way to seafood shoppers in Safeway…

Steller Sea Lion Protections Proposed for Aleutian Island Fisheries

Federal fisheries officials have published a proposed rule to implement Steller sea lion protection measures for groundfish fisheries in Alaska’s Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. The intent of…

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…

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