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Fire Guts Nome Apartment Building

Fire Guts Nome Apartment Building

Nome firefighters, in five fire response vehicles, fought an apartment blaze for nearly two hours before getting it under control at approximately 9 pm on Thursday night. Nome…

Governor Continues Efforts to Reform Guard

Governor Continues Efforts to Reform Guard

Anchorage, Alaska – Less than a week after naming Brigadier General Jon K. Mott to lead the special project team that will implement the recommendations in the National…

General News

Juneau Homeowner Dispatches Marauding Black Bear

Juneau Homeowner Dispatches Marauding Black Bear

A nuisance Black Bear was shot and killed by a homeowner in Juneau early Thursday…

MEA Reports Theft of Wire from Construction Site

MEA Reports Theft of Wire from Construction Site

  Alaska State Troopers in Palmer reported on Thursday that sometime between last week and…

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jostles South Central Alaska

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jostles South Central Alaska

A large 6.2 magnitude startled residents in the south central region of Alaska today when…

EPA Settles with UniSea for Violations

EPA Settles with UniSea for Violations

Seattle-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has settled with UniSea, Inc., an Alaska seafood processor,…

Alaska's Arctic

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…

Maverick Red Aspens in a World of Gold

Maverick Red Aspens in a World of Gold

Will Lentz, a reader from Fairbanks, asks a question that flares every fall: why do some aspens turn red? A few scientists from Fort Collins, Colorado, pondered 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

Alaska Delegation Pushes FDA to Support U.S. Pollock Fisheries

Alaska Delegation Pushes FDA to Support U.S. Pollock Fisheries

Washington, D.C. – Alaska’s Congressional Delegation and their colleagues from Washington State are pushing the Food and Drug Administration to change the market name for pollock and…

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

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…

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

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…