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Bus Ends up in Ditch after Driver Passes out, Dies at the Wheel on Sterling Highway

Bus Ends up in Ditch after Driver Passes out, Dies at the Wheel on Sterling Highway

Alaska State Troopers, Kenai Peninsula team responded to a passenger bus crash near mile 90 of the Sterling Highway early Sunday morning at 6:47 am. When they arrived…

More Detail Emerge Concerning Big Lake Airport Crash

More Detail Emerge Concerning Big Lake Airport Crash

Contradicting earlier reports that the aircraft flown by Anchorage attorney Christopher Cyphers was taking off at the time of the crash that took his life and injured another,…

General News

Delta Junction Teen Arrested for Arson in Weekend Fire

Delta Junction Teen Arrested for Arson in Weekend Fire

Troopers identified a suspect and suspicious vehicle in the house fire on Clearwater Extension in…

Troopers Search for Kodiak Man

Troopers Search for Kodiak Man

A Kodiak man who was the subject of an attempted contact by Alaska State Troopers…

Wasilla Vehicle Investigation Nets Escaped Anchorage Man

Wasilla Vehicle Investigation Nets Escaped Anchorage Man

An investigation into a vehicle parked and partially blocking the roadway would net a man…

Search for Bethel Boy on Etolin Island Ends Successfully Saturday

Search for Bethel Boy on Etolin Island Ends Successfully Saturday

An active search was begun on Friday night after a 14-year-old teen from Bethel went…

Alaska's Arctic

Snow has Thinned on Arctic Sea Ice

Snow has Thinned on Arctic Sea Ice

From research stations drifting on ice floes to high-tech aircraft radar, scientists have been tracking the depth of snow that accumulates on Arctic sea ice for almost a…

An Archaeologist’s Field Guide to Coffee Cans

An Archaeologist’s Field Guide to Coffee Cans

The year is 1905. You are a prospector in Alaska relaxing in your cabin after a chilly day of working the tailings pile. Craving a cup, you pull…

USCG Research and Development Center Teams with Partner Agencies for Arctic Awareness

USCG Research and Development Center Teams with Partner Agencies for Arctic Awareness

SEWARD, Alaska — For a second year, members of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center, based in New London, Connecticut, make their way to the large ice…

At Sea

Dredge Diver Dies While Working Off-Shore of Nome, Alaska

Dredge Diver Dies While Working Off-Shore of Nome, Alaska

A dive tender working on a landing craft operating as a mining dredge in northwest Alaska contacted the Alaska State Troopers…

Rural

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Endorses Begich for Senate

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Endorses Begich for Senate

The Board of Directors of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) voted to endorse Mark Begich for U.S. Senate during a recent meeting in Anchorage. Senator Begich has demonstrated long-standing…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 4

Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 4

Cimigiuq; Cimiyuq – Trade; Exchange Suuget cimiutut. – People are trading. Alutiiq communities obtained resources and formed alliances by exchanging foods and raw materials. In good weather,…

Fishermen's News Online

Yukon Summer Keta Salmon Featured in Pacific Northwest Supermarket Chain

Yukon Summer Keta Salmon Featured in Pacific Northwest Supermarket Chain

Summer run Yukon River keta salmon processed by Kwik’Pak Fisheries in the Lower Yukon River town of Emmonak has found its way to seafood shoppers in Safeway…

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

20th Annual Homer Breast Cancer Run is now a Beach Run and Ride!

20th Annual Homer Breast Cancer Run is now  a Beach Run and Ride!

When pink flags start flying along Homer’s storefronts, it’s a sign that it is time for the Annual Homer Breast Cancer Run! This year’s run will feature…

Op/Ed

Holding Parnell to Account on Paying his Bills

In April I challenged the Parnell administration to explain to the public the steps it has taken to fix Alaska’s Medicaid reimbursement system. (“Alaska Needs to Fix…

Opinion

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…