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Lawsuit Filed against State over Treadwell Emergency Order

Lawsuit Filed against State over Treadwell Emergency Order

In what seems an effort to derail the unified ticket of Governor candidate Bill Walker and Lt. Governor candidate Byron Mallott, who joined together from both the Republican…

2014 Permanent Fund Dividend is $1884

2014 Permanent Fund Dividend is $1884

September 17, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced that the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) will be $1,884.00. The first dividends will be paid on…

General News

Assets Continue Search for Missing Juneau Ptarmigan Hunter

Assets Continue Search for Missing Juneau Ptarmigan Hunter

The search for 20-year-old Kevin Michaud, who had gone out Ptarmigan hunting on Mount Roberts…

Coast Guard Rescues Person in the Water Near Juneau

Coast Guard Rescues Person in the Water Near Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Station Juneau crewmembers rescued a woman from the water in Gastineau…

Air Guardsmen Rescue Two Aircraft Crash Survivors in Brooks Range

Air Guardsmen Rescue Two Aircraft Crash Survivors in Brooks Range

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and…

Kodiak Woman Arrested for Assaulting 76-Year-Old Woman

Kodiak Woman Arrested for Assaulting 76-Year-Old Woman

Early on Friday morning, at 5:01 am, Alaska State Troopers received a call from an…

Alaska's Arctic

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…

State Continues to Press for ANWR Exploration

State Continues to Press for ANWR Exploration

Juneau, Alaska – The State of Alaska Monday filed a motion for summary judgment in its ongoing litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska…

At Sea

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Legislation Clears House Committee

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Legislation Clears House Committee

Washington, D.C. – With the leadership of House Oceans Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Don Young, the House Natural Resources Committee today reported…

Rural

Ambler Man in Domestic Incident Assaults Officer

Ambler Man in Domestic Incident Assaults Officer

On Wednesday evening the Village Police Officer in the community of Ambler was called to respond to a report of a woman yelling for help from her…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alutiiq Word of the Week September 14th, 2014

Alutiiq Word of the Week September 14th, 2014

Kasukuak – Akhiok Kasukuarmiu’ak taugkuk. – Those two are from Akhiok. Surrounded by grassy hills and tundra flats, Akhiok is Kodiak’s southernmost Alutiiq village. The present location…

Fishermen's News Online

Federal Disaster Relief Funds Granted for Alaska Fisheries

Commercial fishermen in Alaska affected by the 2012 salmon fisheries disaster for Yukon Chinook, Kuskokwim Chinook and Cook Inlet salmon will share in $7.8 million in grants…

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…