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Palmer Man Sentenced to 88 Years for Child Sexual Abuse

Palmer Man Sentenced to 88 Years for Child Sexual Abuse

49-year-old Robert Cunningham of Palmer was sentenced to 88 years in prison with an additional period of 15 years of probation and a required lifetime registration as a…

Air National Guard Rescue Man from Downed Aircraft near Fort Yukon

Air National Guard Rescue Man from Downed Aircraft near Fort Yukon

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a 60-year old man Sunday after his Piper J-3…

General News

Soldotna Man Sought on Warrant Arrested on Additional Drug Charges

Soldotna Man Sought on Warrant Arrested on Additional Drug Charges

On Sunday night troopers went to a residence on Gaswell Road in Soldotna and contacted a…

Troopers Investigate Burglary/Theft in Anchor Point

Troopers Investigate Burglary/Theft in Anchor Point

Alaska State Troopers are continuing into a burglary and car theft after they located a…

Troopers Net Kodiak Woman in Anchorage Airport Drug Bust

Troopers Net Kodiak Woman in Anchorage Airport Drug Bust

After a long investigation into drug smuggling into Kodiak, Alaska State Troopers made an arrest…

Wasilla Car Chase Ends in Crash, Driver Arrested

Wasilla Car Chase Ends in Crash, Driver Arrested

Alaska State Troopers pursued a fleeing pickup truck down Trunk and Bogard Roads on Monday,…

Alaska's Arctic

NOAA Estimates 35,000 Walrus Hauled Out near Point Lay

NOAA Estimates 35,000 Walrus Hauled Out near Point Lay

Once again, Pacific Walrus are hauling out on the beaches in northwestern Alaska as the sea ice retreats beyond their reach. NOAA estimates as many as 35,000 have…

Why was Interior Alaska Green during the Last Ice Age?

Why was Interior Alaska Green during the Last Ice Age?

During our planet’s most recent cold period, a slab of ice smothered Manhattan. Canada looked like Antarctica but with no protruding mountains. When the last glacial maximum peaked…

Minto Earthquakes Then, Now, and Tomorrow

Minto Earthquakes Then, Now, and Tomorrow

MINTO — Sarah Silas, 89, smiled as she remembered an earthquake that shook her village more than 60 years ago. The floor of her cabin swayed so that…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 21, 2014

Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 21, 2014

Lla – Weather; Sky; Outdoors; Universe; World Lla Asirtuq. – The weather is good. The world’s cultures have a great variety…

Rural

Totems to be Raised at Gaiaa Hit in Juneau

Totems to be Raised at Gaiaa Hit in Juneau

Two Eagle and Raven totem poles carved to honor the Tlingit Auk Kwáan clans and long term residents of Indian Village in Juneau will be raised next…

At Sea

Coast Guard Locates, Rescue Two Overdue Cook Inlet Boaters

Coast Guard Locates, Rescue Two Overdue Cook Inlet Boaters

Kodiak, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located and rescued two overdue boaters in the vicinity of Harriet Point, near Kenai, Sunday…

Fishermen's News Online

Fisheries Economic Study Set for Southwest Alaska

Fisheries Economic Study Set for Southwest Alaska

A federal fisheries survey is in the works for 2015 to improve data on the contributions of commercial fishing and seafood processing to the economy of Southwest…

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

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…

Sullivan is Scared

Dan Sullivan claims to be a fighter in several of his ads, and even says he’ll be warrior for Alaska in one. Last time I checked, being…

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…