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Alaskans Rally for Justice at AFN in Fairbanks

Alaskans Rally for Justice at AFN in Fairbanks

Image-Photos of rally at Carlson Center AFN convention in Fairbanks by Defend the Sacred AK Larger imagery available for viewing at: Defend the Sacred AK Fairbanks, Alaska –…

Brian Smith Indicted in Murder of Second Alaska Native Woman

Brian Smith Indicted in Murder of Second Alaska Native Woman

Brian Smith, age 48, the man charged with the videotaped death of Alaska Native woman, 30-year-old Kathleen Henry, was indicted for the murder of a second Alaska Native…

It’s Alaska Day!

It’s Alaska Day!

One hundred and fifty-two years ago, Alaska was formally transferred from Russia to the United States after it was purchased from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million…

General News

PenAir Flight into Unalaska Crashes on Landing, One Deceased

PenAir Flight into Unalaska Crashes on Landing, One Deceased

A PenAir flight to Unalaska crashed shortly after landing at that airport just before 6…

Three Rollovers, One Fatal, Caused by Icy Sterling Highway Conditions

Three Rollovers, One Fatal, Caused by Icy Sterling Highway Conditions

Alaska State Troopers revealed at least three accidents, one fatal, that occurred on the Sterling…

Anchorage Man Jailed on Drug/Weapons Charges and Warrants

Anchorage Man Jailed on Drug/Weapons Charges and Warrants

On October 1st, swing-shift officers opened an investigation and requested and received a search warrant…

Coast Guard Aircrews Rescue Three People from Munson Island

Coast Guard Aircrews Rescue Three People from Munson Island

Click on image to view high resolution video. KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard aircrews rescued three boaters…

Felon Arrested for Weapons Violations at Accident Scene

Felon Arrested for Weapons Violations at Accident Scene

Anchorage patrol officers responded to an accident on the 500-block of 58th Avenue on Friday…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Middle Alaska Once Again Part of the Cryosphere

Middle Alaska Once Again Part of the Cryosphere

With a whisper, middle Alaska is undergoing its biggest change of the year. Billions of snowflakes waft to the dark, wet ground, linking their spiky, broken arms as…

Sifting Volcano Paydirt to Help Forecast Eruptions

Sifting Volcano Paydirt to Help Forecast Eruptions

More than 100 volcanoes pimple the adolescent skin of Alaska, spreading from ear to ear. Some are loud, flamboyant and obnoxious. Others are sneaky and quiet, escaping notice…

Alaska Pacific University Joins the University of the Arctic

Alaska Pacific University Joins the University of the Arctic

Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska Pacific University (APU) has been accepted as a member of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), the international network of research and educational organizations…

News from Alaska SeaGrant

Research Will Help Seaweed Farming and Traditional Aquaculture

Research Will Help Seaweed Farming and Traditional Aquaculture

Alaska Sea Grant has received new federal funds to help develop aquaculture projects in Alaska and to work with partners on regional and national priorities. It’s part of a $16…

New Handbook on Boatyard Hazards Aims to Improve Safety

New Handbook on Boatyard Hazards Aims to Improve Safety

Building, repairing and maintaining vessels can be hazardous work. The rate of injury and illness on ships and in boatyards is more than double those of construction…

At Sea

Congressman Don Young Leads Legislation to Strengthen Safety Programs for Alaska’s Fishermen

Congressman Don Young Leads Legislation to Strengthen Safety Programs for Alaska’s Fishermen

Washington, D.C. — This week, Alaska Congressman Don Young and Congressman Jared Golden (D-ME-02) introduced the Funding Instruction for Safety Health, and Security Avoids Fishing Emergencies (FISH…

Three Boaters Rescued from Burning Vessel near Ward Cove

Three Boaters Rescued from Burning Vessel near Ward Cove

   Click on images to view high-resolution versions. JUNEAU, Alaska — Three mariners are safe after being rescued, Friday, from a burning boat approximately two miles north of Ketchikan Airport.  …

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

New Online Course for Spotting and Reporting Entangled Whales in Alaska Waters

New Online Course for Spotting and Reporting Entangled Whales in Alaska Waters

Highly-trained responders depend on boating community to be “eyes and ears” on the water NOAA Fisheries’ John Moran reaches with a pole to cut a line entangling…

New Seafloor Maps Reveal Habitat Sculpted by Ancient Glaciers

New Seafloor Maps Reveal Habitat Sculpted by Ancient Glaciers

New bathymetric map of the western Gulf of Alaska. New seafloor maps show for the first time the course of ancient ice masses. They show how they shaped…

Fishermen's News Online

Alaska Salmon Harvest Exceeds 203 Million

Alaska Salmon Harvest Exceeds 203 Million

Alaska’s wild salmon harvest reached more than 203 million fish as the season drew to a close in October, largely exceeding last year’s 115.7 million fish, with…

Federal Fisheries Board Meets in Homer

Federal Fisheries Board Meets in Homer

Final 2019-2020 specifications for five crab stocks are on the agenda at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s fall meeting under way in Homer, Alaska, through Oct.…

Acid Society

Kirby Corp Fined $2.9 Million for British Columbia Oil Spill

Kirby Corp Fined $2.9 Million for British Columbia Oil Spill

  The Nathan E. Stewart is seen surrounded by booms after sinking near Bella Bella. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Coast Guard A fine of $2.9 million was levied…

Coast Guard Responds to Barge Aground in Naknek

Coast Guard Responds to Barge Aground in Naknek

  Image: The Coast Guard responds to a fuel barge that settled in the mud and began to show signs of structural stress while offloading petroleum product…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Rope/Cord-Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 13

Rope/Cord-Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 13

ARafkuq (N), IRafkuq (S)  – Rope / Cord ARafkumek piliyuq. – She is making rope.   In classical Alutiiq society rope and cord were essential parts of many harvesting…

Ducks-Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 6th

Ducks-Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 6th

Saqul’aat – Ducks Saqul’aarsurciqukut. – We are going to go duck hunting.  More than fifty-two species of loons, grebes, swans, geese, and ducks winter along the gulf…

Events/Notices

Justice for the People, Justice for the Earth: Rally in Fairbanks

Justice for the People, Justice for the Earth: Rally in Fairbanks

When: Thursday, Oct. 17, from Noon to 1 PM Where: Out front of the Carlson Center Fairbanks – Alaskans will rally outside the annual Alaska Federation of…

Coast Guard Experiencing VHF Outages, Use Secondary Communications

Coast Guard Experiencing VHF Outages, Use Secondary Communications

JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel are experiencing multiple VHF-FM radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska and may not be able to hear or respond to distress calls…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Respect Alaska Tribes Rights on the Tongass Question

Respect Alaska Tribes Rights on the Tongass Question

The Central Council Tlingit and Haida Constitution declares as our peoples’ inherent right that our tribal government, “Protect, preserve and enhance Tlingit ‘Haa Aani’ and Haida ‘Íitl’…

Domestic Violence Will Never Be Tolerated

Domestic Violence Will Never Be Tolerated

He is the monster under my bed, saboteur of my dreams. His résumé includes schoolteacher, felon and, more recently, retired country “gentleman.” He is a specter of…


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