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East Anchorage High School Student Wins Congressional Art Competition for Alaska

East Anchorage High School Student Wins Congressional Art Competition for Alaska

Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today announced the 2015 Congressional Art Competition winner for Alaska, East Anchorage High School student Laura Horton recognized for her piece…

Governor Walker Signs Two Bills in Mat-Su

Governor Walker Signs Two Bills in Mat-Su

May 20, 2015 ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker signed HB 153 and HB 161 into law yesterday while at bill-signing receptions in the Mat-Su. Both bills were passed…

Governor Walker Appoints Board of Fish Member

Governor Walker Appoints Board of Fish Member

ANCHORAGE—Governor Bill Walker last night appointed Robert Mumford to the Board of Fish. “I am pleased to announce Bob Mumford as my appointee to the Board of Fish,”…

General News

Anchorage Man Gets 10 Years for Drug Trafficking

Anchorage Man Gets 10 Years for Drug Trafficking

An Anchorage man who was convicted of drug trafficking in the Anchorage area received a…

Bellingham Man Sentenced for Fairbanks Heroin Distribution

Bellingham Man Sentenced for Fairbanks Heroin Distribution

It was announced on Wednesday by the Justice Department that on Friday, May 15th, a…

One Attempts Escape During Drug Investigation

One Attempts Escape During Drug Investigation

Despite an escape attempt by an Anchorage man arrested during a drug sweep, both subjects…

Wasilla Man Sentenced for Illegal Guiding after Long Investigation

Wasilla Man Sentenced for Illegal Guiding after Long Investigation

After a lengthy investigation spanning years, a Wasilla man pleaded guilty on Friday to “four…

Lower Kalskag Toddler Dies after Skiff Falls on Her

Lower Kalskag Toddler Dies after Skiff Falls on Her

Alaska State Troopers are investigating a fatal accident involving a 3-year-old girl that occurred on…

Alaska's Arctic

Anatomy of the Worst Fire Year

Anatomy of the Worst Fire Year

In a gorgeous warm May this year, we have not yet sniffed the bitter scent of flaming spruce. When we do, many of us will think back to…

Murkowski, Cantwell Bill Authorizes Construction of Six Heavy Icebreakers

Murkowski, Cantwell Bill Authorizes Construction of Six Heavy Icebreakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski Tuesday introduced the bipartisan Icebreaker Recapitalization Act with Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) that would authorize the U.S. Navy to construct up to…

Seventeen Trillion Wingbeats over Alaska

Seventeen Trillion Wingbeats over Alaska

Sluggish mosquitoes, sprung from the leaves where they overwintered. Moths and butterflies flitting the fields and south-facing slopes. Beetles skittering along in pinstripe-grooved exoskeletons. How many insects are…

Governor Walker Signs Arctic Policy Bill into Law

Governor Walker Signs Arctic Policy Bill into Law

ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker signed an Arctic policy bill into law Monday, taking a major step forward in defining Alaska’s involvement in Arctic development. Sponsored by Representative…

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Alutiiq Word of the Week

Sod-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 17

Sod-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 17

Nikiiq – Sod Engluq nikiimek patumauq. – The house is covered with sod. The lush grasses of Alaska’s coastal meadows produce…

Slave-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 10

Slave-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 10

Metqaq – Slave Amlesqanek metqangq’rtuq. – He has a lot of slaves. Like their Tlingit and Aleut neighbors, Alutiiqs lived in…

Rural

Alutiiq Museum Welcomes New Director

Alutiiq Museum Welcomes New Director

The Alutiiq Heritage Foundation announced that Dr. April Counceller has been selected as the Executive Director of Kodiak’s Alutiiq Museum. She joined the museum’s staff on May…

Troopers Seek Venetie Man after Rampage

Troopers Seek Venetie Man after Rampage

Fairbanks-based Alaska State Troopers as well as a VPSO traveled to the community of Venetie on Wednesday in response to a seemingly out of control resident there…

At Sea

For Pollock Surveys in Alaska, Things Are Looking Up

For Pollock Surveys in Alaska, Things Are Looking Up

Shelikof Strait, in the Gulf of Alaska, is an important spawning area for walleye pollock, the target of the largest—and one of the most valuable—fisheries in the…

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Contributed to High Number of Gulf Dolphin Deaths

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Contributed to High Number of Gulf Dolphin Deaths

As part of an unusual mortality event investigation, a team of scientists has discovered that dead bottlenose dolphins stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since the…

Events/Notices

Ceremony of Final Disposition for Douglas A. Lohse Sr on Monday

Ceremony of Final Disposition for Douglas A. Lohse Sr on Monday

The Family of Douglas Alston Lohse request the honor of your presence at a ceremony of final disposition. A portion of Douglas’s ashes will be spread following…

Summer Food Service Program 2015 Schedule

Food Bank of Alaska is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be made available free to all children 18 years of age…

Fishermen's News Online

Togiak Herring Harvest Wraps Up

Togiak Herring Harvest Wraps Up

Purse seine herring harvesters in Togiak in Southwest Alaska netted more than 18,017 tons of fish through May 10, in a fishery including six gillnetters and 16…

Pebble Proponents Selling Off Surplus Equipment, Still Seeking Investor

Pebble Proponents Selling Off Surplus Equipment, Still Seeking Investor

Canadian investors in a massive mining project near the headwaters of the Bristol Bay watershed have begun selling off surplus equipment at the exploration site, while continuing…

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…

Op/Ed

Op-Ed: Shiny New Legislative Building No Place To Get People’s Work Done

Op-Ed: Shiny New Legislative Building No Place To Get People’s Work Done

Last week this legislative session should have been over. Instead it continued past its 90-day deadline, and the Governor rightly called a 30-day extension. Then the Republican-led…

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…

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…

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