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Senate Passes Marijuana Bill without Kelly Amendment

Senate Passes Marijuana Bill without Kelly Amendment

Senate Bill 30, a bill to update the state laws concerning the decriminalization of marijuana in the state of Alaska passed the Senate on a vote of 17-3…

Drones in the News-Clarifying the Record

Drones in the News-Clarifying the Record

Juneau, Alaska – Representative Shelley Hughes, co-chair of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Legislative Task Force, seeks to clarify laws and guidelines for unmanned aircraft use following a recent…

Flags Lowered for ‘Earthquake Remembrance Day’

Flags Lowered for ‘Earthquake Remembrance Day’

JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker proclaimed Friday, March 27th, 2015 as “1964 Alaskan Earthquake Remembrance Day,” and ordered all state flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor…

General News

Troopers Arrest Boys and Girls Club Burglar

Troopers Arrest Boys and Girls Club Burglar

Alaska State Troopers located and arrested Wasilla man, 34-year-old Lance D. Larue for Burglary, Theft…

Alaska Army Guard Black Hawk Crew Rescues Missing Snowmachiners

Alaska Army Guard Black Hawk Crew Rescues Missing Snowmachiners

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion of…

Nome Drug Operation Nets Three

Nome Drug Operation Nets Three

Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics teams from Nome, Anchorage and Kotzebue, as well as DEA,…

Troopers Seek Info on Robbery-Assault at Valley Recycling Center

Troopers Seek Info on Robbery-Assault at Valley Recycling Center

Alaska State Troopers are seeking information concerning a robbery and assault that took place at…

Wasilla Couple, and One Other, Busted on Heroin and Meth Charges

Wasilla Couple, and One Other, Busted on Heroin and Meth Charges

A Wasilla couple was arrested on drug charges after a search warrant was served on…

Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Stranded Hiker near McHugh Creek

Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Stranded Hiker near McHugh Creek

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

Alaska's Arctic

Catching a Lake as it Became Land

Catching a Lake as it Became Land

If a lake drains on top of the world, will anyone hear it? Ben Jones and Chris Arp did. The Anchorage- and Fairbanks-based scientists placed sensors in a…

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest Maximum Extent on Record

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest Maximum Extent on Record

On February 25, 2015, Arctic sea ice extent appeared to have reached its annual maximum extent, marking the beginning of the sea ice melt season. This year’s maximum extent not only…

First Global Review on the Status, Future of Arctic Marine Mammals

First Global Review on the Status, Future of Arctic Marine Mammals

For Arctic marine mammals, the future is especially uncertain. Loss of sea ice and warming temperatures are shifting already fragile Northern ecosystems. The precarious state of those mammals…

Northern Trails Sponging up Winter Rainfall

Northern Trails Sponging up Winter Rainfall

As he contemplates another long snowmachine journey, Matthew Sturm might consider packing a raincoat. Rain fell in Interior Alaska a few weeks before his trip, glazing supercooled highways…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Lance-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 29

Lance-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 29

Taqiq – Lance Wiika taugum taqikii. – My husband was lanced by that person. Among the techniques used by Alutiiq healers,…

Dart Game-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 15

Dart Game-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 15

Augca’aq – Dart Game Augca’arciqut. – They are going to play the dart game. Gaming has long been a favorite recreational…

Rural

Venetie Man Arrested for Murder of Brother

Venetie Man Arrested for Murder of Brother

On Saturday, at approximately 1:50 pm, Alaska State Troopers traveled to Venetie, a community of approximately 160 155 miles from Fairbanks,  and placed Chance Erick under arrest…

At Sea

Coast Guard Conducts Medevac near Cold Bay

Coast Guard Conducts Medevac near Cold Bay

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a mariner experiencing abdominal complications from the fishing vessel U.S. Intrepid 30 miles…

Fishermen's News Online

ComFish 2015 Offers Federal and State Updates, Filleting and Films

ComFish 2015 Offers Federal and State Updates, Filleting and Films

Representatives of state and federal fisheries agencies, research and environmental entities are on tap for presentations April 2-4 during ComFish 2015, Kodiak Island’s annual fisheries forum and…

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

SHI to Sponsor Latseen Leadership Academy

SHI to Sponsor Latseen Leadership Academy

Applications are now available for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s annual Latseen Leadership Academy program. This year’s academy for high school students will be held July 6-19 at the…

Op/Ed

Impending PFD Application Deadline & a Rogue ‘Fortune’ Cookie

Impending PFD Application Deadline & a Rogue ‘Fortune’ Cookie

Dear Neighbors: First, I get to gripe.  Since when do you open a fortune cookie and get a medical warning?!?!?!  Isn’t that a “Warning cookie”?  Here’s what…

Opinion

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Dear Neighbors: On Saturday Senator Ellis and I will be in Anchorage to hear from you and discuss the legislative session. We’ll have pizza and time to…

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…