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Troopers Continue to Seek Elusive Suspect Since Saturday Manhunt

Troopers Continue to Seek Elusive Suspect Since Saturday Manhunt

On Saturday, Alaska State Troopers cautioned the public to not pick up hitch-hikers in the area of mile 52 of the Seward Highway after four aborted attempts to apprehend…

Italian Vacationer Killed in Glacier Calving Incident at Lake George Sunday

Italian Vacationer Killed in Glacier Calving Incident at Lake George Sunday

Chugach Powder Guides called in to the Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center late on Sunday afternoon to report the death of one of their clients in a glacier…

General News

Troopers say nothing Suspicious in Death of Alaskan Dream Crewmember

Troopers say nothing Suspicious in Death of Alaskan Dream Crewmember

Although “nothing suspicious was observed” during the death investigation of a crew member aboard the…

Four Arrested in Kenai Peninsula Snow Machine Theft Investigation

Four Arrested in Kenai Peninsula Snow Machine Theft Investigation

Four individuals were arrested in an ongoing investigation into the theft of snow machines in…

SHI to Partner with Interior Department on Move to New Building

SHI to Partner with Interior Department on Move to New Building

Sealaska Heritage Institute will partner with Sitka National Historical Park to move its collection of…

Crowley Presents Scholarships worth $10,000 to Four University of Alaska Fairbanks Students

Crowley Presents Scholarships worth $10,000 to Four University of Alaska Fairbanks Students

Anchorage-Crowley Maritime Corporation has awarded four Thomas B. Crowley, Sr., Memorial Scholarships to University of Alaska Fairbanks…

Wasilla Man Sentenced in Heroin Conspiracy

Wasilla Man Sentenced in Heroin Conspiracy

It was announced by the Department of Justice on Monday that Wasilla man, 38-year-old James…

Alaska's Arctic

Life on Ice at the Top of the World

Life on Ice at the Top of the World

On a February day long ago, a family living in a sod hut near the Arctic Ocean saw blocks of sea ice bulldozing their way onto shore. Winds…

A Yearly Flood into the Gulf of Alaska

A Yearly Flood into the Gulf of Alaska

Satellite data has confirmed that the amount of freshwater released into the Gulf of Alaska from streams and rivers in Alaska and northern Canada is about 1.5 times…

Fairbanks Service held for Legendary Musher George Attla

Fairbanks Service held for Legendary Musher George Attla

The body of George Attla, “the Huslia Husler,” made a stop-over in Fairbanks on his way home to Huslia for burial. A service was held at the Chief…

Rafts of Birds Overwintering in the Bering Sea

Rafts of Birds Overwintering in the Bering Sea

Like flecks of pepper on chowder, all of the Spectacled Eiders on the planet are now gathered amid sea ice and steaming open leads in the Bering Sea.…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Labret-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 22nd

Labret-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 22nd

Kulutruaq – Labret Kulutruaq gua’i. – The labret is right here. Throughout Alaska, many Native people wore labrets: decorative plugs of…

Cataract-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 15

Cataract-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 15

Talataq – Cataract Talatangq’rtuq. – He has cataracts. Cataracts are a common problem among older people.  As we age, proteins build…

Rural

Noorvik Man Jailed on Felony DUI and Assault Charges

Noorvik Man Jailed on Felony DUI and Assault Charges

A Noorvik man is in jail on Felony DUI charges and assault after an incident late Friday afternoon in the community of Noorvik. At 4:30 pm, the…

At Sea

Troopers say nothing Suspicious in Death of Alaskan Dream Crewmember

Troopers say nothing Suspicious in Death of Alaskan Dream Crewmember

Although “nothing suspicious was observed” during the death investigation of a crew member aboard the Alaska Dream, a fishing vessel out of Kodiak, that was headed for…

Fishermen's News Online

IPHC Takes up Halibut Bycatch Anew

IPHC Takes up Halibut Bycatch Anew

Incidence of halibut bycatch in commercial fisheries with other directed catches comes before the International Pacific Halibut Commission Jan. 27, during the IPHC’s annual meeting, being held…

Letters from the Editor

We Would like to Thank our Contributors to the ‘Rural Project’

  The Alaska Native News, this Christmas season, elected to initiate our “Rural Project,” a project begun to bring information, technology, awareness, and news information to the…

Events/Notices

Special Enrollment Period for Tax Payers Subject to the Individual Mandate Penalty in 2014

Special Enrollment Period for Tax Payers Subject to the Individual Mandate Penalty in 2014

ANCHORAGE, AK-Alaskans that face a tax penalty on their 2014 tax return for not having health insurance coverage will be eligible for a special enrollment period (SEP)…

Op/Ed

OP/ED:Millions In Corporate Subsidies Cost More Child Neglect & Increase Our Deficit

OP/ED:Millions In Corporate Subsidies Cost More Child Neglect & Increase Our Deficit

Dear Neighbors: Giving away money to those who can afford to carry the burden, and burdening five year-olds taken from their parents, who suffer abuse and neglect isn’t…

Opinion

Sitka Tribe Responds to ADF&G Preliminary Guideline Herring Harvest Level

Sitka Tribe Responds to ADF&G Preliminary Guideline Herring Harvest Level

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) is alarmed but not surprised at the recent press release by Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) that the Sitka…

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…