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Anchorage Shop Owner Indicted on Violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Misrepresentation

Anchorage Shop Owner Indicted on Violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Misrepresentation

The  Department of Justice announced on Thursday that an Anchorage gift shop owner faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine in connection to charges filed under…

Senator Olson Offers to Pay for Public Space in Nome for Governor Dunleavy’s Town Hall

Senator Olson Offers to Pay for Public Space in Nome for Governor Dunleavy’s Town Hall

  Offer would turn the Governor’s town hall into a public event without terms and conditions placed on rural residents JUNEAU – On Monday, March 18, Governor Dunleavy…

Senate Democratic Leader Responds to Governor Dunleavy’s Private Townhalls Paid for by Multi-Billionaire Special Interests

Senate Democratic Leader Responds to Governor Dunleavy’s Private Townhalls Paid for by Multi-Billionaire Special Interests

  JUNEAU – Monday, Governor Dunleavy announced a statewide roadshow to promote his devastating cuts to vital state services. He announced five locations: Anchorage, Mat-Su, Kenai, Nome, and…

General News

Car Parked in Roadway Results in Anchor Point Man being Arrested on Six Warrants

Car Parked in Roadway Results in Anchor Point Man being Arrested on Six Warrants

A response by troopers to a car parked in the roadway in Anchor Point resulted…

Ketchikan Woman Busted on DUI/Reckless Endangerment Charges

Ketchikan Woman Busted on DUI/Reckless Endangerment Charges

  Late Tuesday night, troopers received a REDDI report concerning a truck driving recklessly near…

Soldotna Man Arrested after Strangling Family Member and Thowing them down the Stairs Tuesday

Soldotna Man Arrested after Strangling Family Member and Thowing them down the Stairs Tuesday

  Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna responded to an address in Soldotna in reference to…

Soldotna Woman Arrested on Weapons Charges following DV Incident

Soldotna Woman Arrested on Weapons Charges following DV Incident

  A distraught  Soldotna woman with a handgun prompted a state trooper response to a…

One Arrested on Assorted Charges after Early Morning Crash

One Arrested on Assorted Charges after Early Morning Crash

  Anchorage police located and arrested an Anchorage man on several charges on Monday morning…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Sandy Memories of Ancient Storms

Sandy Memories of Ancient Storms

  Cape Espenberg is an eyebrow of sand, driftwood, and low plants on the northeast corner of the Seward Peninsula. It is now quiet except for the swish…

Alaska Taking Shape Near Yakutat

Alaska Taking Shape Near Yakutat

The forces shaping Alaska never sleep, especially near Yakutat. I visited the fishing town of about 800 people and many dogs a few years back. My assignment was…

Pondering the Power of the Ocean

Pondering the Power of the Ocean

  Yakutat once found quirky fame as a surfing destination for the adventurous. Now, residents are looking into capturing wave energy to provide the town’s power. Jeremy Kasper…

The Riley Creek Pack’s Sole Survivor

The Riley Creek Pack’s Sole Survivor

As I was driving down the highway, I saw a shaggy, gray-black canine cruising along on the snowpack, right next to the road. Could it be one of…

Events/Notices

New Partnership Launches First in the Nation Training for Comprehensive Forensic Documentation

New Partnership Launches First in the Nation Training for Comprehensive Forensic Documentation

  March 19, 2019 (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the University of Alaska Anchorage College of Health have partnered to…

At Sea

Nation’s only Heavy Icebreaker returns Home following 105-day Antarctic Trip

Nation’s only Heavy Icebreaker returns Home following 105-day Antarctic Trip

  SEATTLE — The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned earlier this month to their homeport of Seattle following a 105-day deployment…

West Coast Waters Grow More Productive with Shift Toward Cooler Conditions

West Coast Waters Grow More Productive with Shift Toward Cooler Conditions

The ocean off the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm conditions, toward a cooler and more productive regime that may boost salmon returns…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring

New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring

  Scientists are developing advanced imaging technology that will enable drones to collect information essential for managing Alaska’s depleted population. This innovation will dramatically reduce the expense and…

Fishermen's News Online

FDA Clears Way for GE Salmon in US Markets

FDA Clears Way for GE Salmon in US Markets

  An import alert that kept genetically modified salmon from entering domestic markets has been lifted by US Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Dr. Scott…

Southeast Alaska Faces Great Ocean Acidity Impact

Southeast Alaska Faces Great Ocean Acidity Impact

  An oceanographer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Network says Southeast Alaska is likely to face quicker impact from growing ocean water acidity than other parts…

Rural

Snow Machiner’s Remains Pulled from Kuskokwim Slough Sunday

Snow Machiner’s Remains Pulled from Kuskokwim Slough Sunday

  A report of an overdue/missing person went in to the Alaska State Troopers by  the Akiachak Tribal Police at 3:23 am on Sunday morning as searchers…

Alaska DOT&PF Accepting Applications for Local Projects

Alaska DOT&PF Accepting Applications for Local Projects

  (JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is currently accepting applications for local transportation projects for the Community Transportation Program (CTP). Project applications…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Volcano-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 17th

Volcano-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 17th

Puyulek—Volcano Puyulek yakguani et’aartut, ingrini.—The volcanoes are far away, in the mountains. Although there are no volcanoes in the Kodiak Archipelago, the mountainous Alaska Peninsula and the…

Uyak Bay-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 11th

Uyak Bay-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 11th

Uyaq—Uyak Bay Kugyasigtaallriit Uyarmi.—They used to seine in Uyak Bay. Uyak Bay is the largest fjord in the Kodiak Archipelago. Carved by Pleistocene glaciers, this 40 km…

Acid Society

Bauxite Ship Continues to Spill Oil near Solomon Island UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bauxite Ship Continues to Spill Oil near Solomon Island UNESCO World Heritage Site

  A full month since the cargo ship, Solomon Trader, was blown aground during a cyclone as it was attempting to load Bauxite at Rennell Island in…

Oil-Eating Microbes are Challenged in the Arctic

Oil-Eating Microbes are Challenged in the Arctic

Bacteria play a major role in cleaning up oil spills and mitigating its environmental impacts. A new review examines the major limiting factors for microbial degradation in…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Opinion: Sustainable fiscal plan, reliable funding crucial for K-12 education

Opinion: Sustainable fiscal plan, reliable funding crucial for K-12 education

  Last month, Governor Dunleavy unveiled his proposed FY 2020 operating budget, which among other drastic cuts, slashed $330 million from education funding. This budget would devastate…

Resource Development is Good for our Health

Resource Development is Good for our Health

  It seems as though we are constantly beating back the regressive ideas that the development of our abundant resources is bad, businesses are bad, people who…


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Plugged in With Greta Van Susteren

Two airplane crashes involving Boeing 737 MAX planes — Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610 — happen five months apart. More than 350 people are killed. Could it be pilot error or a defective aircraft? Many countries, including the United States, are not taking any chances. VOA