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2015 Payroll Tax Rates Reduced 19 Percent

2015 Payroll Tax Rates Reduced 19 Percent

Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced that Alaskans’ average unemployment insurance (UI) tax rates for 2015 will be reduced 19 percent. This is the second year…

Governor Delivers Transition Documents

Governor Delivers Transition Documents

Juneau, Alaska – In accordance with state statute, Governor Sean Parnell today transmitted program and financial information prepared by state agencies to Governor-elect Bill Walker. These documents will…

General News

Begich Statement on Native American Heritage Month

Begich Statement on Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage month, I extend my appreciation and respect for Alaska’s…

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Hunter near Sitka

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Hunter near Sitka

SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a stranded hunter from the Carmel Mountain area…

USDA Awards more than $1 Million for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects

USDA Awards more than $1 Million for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Nov. 20, 2014 – USDA-Rural Development (USDA-RD) Alaska State Director Jim Nordlund…

Kenai Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse, Pornography Charges

Kenai Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse, Pornography Charges

Soldotna-based Alaska State Troopers reported on Tuesday, that after a two-month investigation into a Kenai man…

Alaska's Arctic

Villager’s remains lead to 1918 flu breakthrough

Villager’s remains lead to 1918 flu breakthrough

The revival of the virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish flu, the killer of millions of people, was the end of a long journey for Johan Hultin. Hultin,…

Worldwide Retreat of Glaciers Confirmed in Unprecedented Detail

Worldwide Retreat of Glaciers Confirmed in Unprecedented Detail

A new book from the GLIMS (Global Land Ice Measurements from Space) initiative, an international collaboration including the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of…

Northern Lab Cranked out the Quirky and Creative

Northern Lab Cranked out the Quirky and Creative

“Rectal Temperature of the Working Sled Dog.” “Cleaning and Sterilization of Bunny Boots.” “Comparative Sweat Rates of Eskimos and Caucasians Under Controlled Conditions.” These are some of the…

Archaeologists Discover Remains of Ice Age Infants in Alaska

Archaeologists Discover Remains of Ice Age Infants in Alaska

The remains of two Ice Age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, represent the youngest human remains from that era ever found…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Trickster/Cheater-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 16. 2014

Trickster/Cheater-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 16. 2014

Iqlluwista – Cheater / Trickster Iqlluwingnaqaaten. – He is trying to cheat you. Things are not always as they seem! This…

Weatherman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 9, 2014

Weatherman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 9, 2014

Llaatesurta - Weatherman Llaatsurtaallriit. - They used to be weathermen. Long before marine radios, the nightly, television weather report, weather apps…

Rural

Villager’s remains lead to 1918 flu breakthrough

Villager’s remains lead to 1918 flu breakthrough

The revival of the virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish flu, the killer of millions of people, was the end of a long journey for Johan Hultin.…

Kivalina Man Arrested on Kidnapping Charges

Kivalina Man Arrested on Kidnapping Charges

After receiving a report of a Kivalina man had been holding two victims against their will in that community, Alaska State Troopers responded to Kivalina to address…

At Sea

Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner Near Cold Bay

Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner Near Cold Bay

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a mariner approximately 75 miles southeast of Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday. The helicopter crew…

Coast Guard Prepares for Severe Weather in Western Alaska

Coast Guard Prepares for Severe Weather in Western Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is preparing for an incoming severe weather system forecasted to impact the Bering Sea and Western Alaska on Friday. The Coast Guard…

Fishermen's News Online

Exxon Valdez Damages Lawsuit Drags Into 2015

Exxon Valdez Damages Lawsuit Drags Into 2015

More than 25 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster, federal litigation revolving around part of the original 1991 billion-dollar settlement with Exxon continues to drag…

NPFMC Approves Observer Deployment Plan

NPFMC Approves Observer Deployment Plan

Federal fisheries managers have approved the 2015 annual deployment plan for the marine observer program, with several recommendations, including one for conditional releases for some vessels in…

Stop and Smell the Lichen

New stuff going on….

New stuff going on….

I think every writer goes through this period of enormous self doubt….and I’m struggling with it right now I think.  I have about ten posts that I…

Motherhood…..

Motherhood…..

Late May our first child was born in the wee hours of a warm muggy morning.  We happened to be adopting but I was lucky enough to…

Events/Notices

Anchorage Museum Hosts Traditional Holiday Events, Exhibition

Anchorage Museum Hosts Traditional Holiday Events, Exhibition

Crafts Weekend 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28-29 Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 Crafts Weekend returns Thanksgiving weekend with a variety…

Cabochon Beading Workshop at Alutiiq Museum

Cabochon Beading Workshop at Alutiiq Museum

The Alutiiq Museum will be hosting a Cabochon Beading Workshop with June Pardue on Saturday, December 6th from 9:30-1:30. June is our featured artist the evening before…

Op/Ed

Saudi Arabia versus the Keystone Pipeline

Saudi Arabia versus the Keystone Pipeline

Wow, I had barely recommended repealing the laws that restrict U.S. oil exports as part of an overall ramping up of competition in global oil markets when…

OP/Ed: Guardedly optimistic & extremely grateful

OP/Ed: Guardedly optimistic & extremely grateful

Dear Alaska Native News As we wait for the final ballots to be counted, Byron and I have been overwhelmed by the widespread support and endorsements we have…

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…

Cobb: My Continued Attempts to Bring my Innovations to ‘Big Oil,’ Governments, and Other Agencies

Cobb: My Continued Attempts to Bring my Innovations to ‘Big Oil,’ Governments, and Other Agencies

Since I spoke with the Alaska Native News last, I pondered why corporations, such as “big oil,” who jump at every chance to cut costs, would not…