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Supreme Court Denies Stay for Alaska Same Sex Marriage

Supreme Court Denies Stay for Alaska Same Sex Marriage

The stay requested by the State of Alaska in the case of the same-sex marriage ban in the state, filed Thursday, was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court…

Begich Pushes to Ensure Alaska is Prepared against Ebola

Begich Pushes to Ensure Alaska is Prepared against Ebola

U.S. Senator Mark Begich issued a statement Tuesday following a briefing by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control (CDC) on the response to the Ebola outbreak and Alaska’s…

General News

Holy Cross Man Held on Burglary, Pulltab, Cash Theft in Village

Holy Cross Man Held on Burglary, Pulltab, Cash Theft in Village

The City of Holy Cross reported a burglary that had taken place in their office…

Talkeetna Motorist Hauled in after Disturbance Report

Talkeetna Motorist Hauled in after Disturbance Report

Alaska State Troopers tracked down and stopped a Ford Pickup after receiving a report of…

Fairbanks Man Assaulted, Robbed and Thrown from Vehicle

Fairbanks Man Assaulted, Robbed and Thrown from Vehicle

A 23-year-old Fairbanks man said that he was robbed on Saturday night around 9 PM…

Coast Guard Opens FOL Cold Bay in Advance of Winter Fisheries

Coast Guard Opens FOL Cold Bay in Advance of Winter Fisheries

KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews opened up a seasonal forward operating location…

Alaska's Arctic

Northern Alaska Joins the Cryosphere

Northern Alaska Joins the Cryosphere

It’s mid-October, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work. Since I last wrote about my three-mile commute through the raindrops of August, the…

Murkowski Inspects Icebreaker for First-Hand Answers on Arctic Availability

Murkowski Inspects Icebreaker for First-Hand Answers on Arctic Availability

ANCHORAGE, AK – As the other Arctic nations – and many outside of the region – surge their investment and focus in the area, Senator Lisa Murkowski paid…

Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River

Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River

A smoking mountain near the Yukon River not far from Eagle is, after further study, still a puzzle. People first noticed acrid smoke in September 2012. The mountain…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 12, 2014

Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 12, 2014

Tuma; Tumet - Footprint Taqukaraat tumait ang’ut. - The bears’ footprints are large. Like animal tracks, human footprints are a common…

Rural

Shageluk Axe Murderer Arraigned on Double Murder Charges

Shageluk Axe Murderer Arraigned on Double Murder Charges

Axe Murderer, 21-year-old Everett Arrow(Semone) was arraigned on Double Murder I charges in Bethel court on Thursday. He appeared in court via closed Circuit TV from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional…

At Sea

Coast Guard Completes International Assist, Disabled Vessel Safely Moored

Coast Guard Completes International Assist, Disabled Vessel Safely Moored

JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard assets and personnel assisting the Canadian coast guard returned to their units after the disabled vessel, Simushir, was safely towed by commercial…

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

OP/ED:Dan Sullivan Chose To Prosecute Alaska Natives

Alaska Natives need know about U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s deeply troubling record of waging a war against Alaska Natives when he was supposed to be protecting…

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…

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…