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Alaska National Guard Hosts 24 Countries at Pacific Environmental Security Forum

Alaska National Guard Hosts 24 Countries at Pacific Environmental Security Forum

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska National Guard, in conjunction with U.S. Pacific Command, hosted the 2017 Pacific Environmental Security Forum in Anchorage May 9-12, welcoming more…

Sen. Wielechowski Unveils PFD Losses Calculator

Sen. Wielechowski Unveils PFD Losses Calculator

JUNEAU – Today, Senator Bill Wielechowski (D- Anchorage) unveiled a new PFD Losses Calculator that Alaskans can use to understand the adverse impact to their family’s finances under…

Alaska Pioneer Homes Start New Apprenticeship Program

Alaska Pioneer Homes Start New Apprenticeship Program

JUNEAU, Alaska— The Alaska Pioneer Homes are starting a new registered apprenticeship program for its employees who provide long-term care. The apprenticeship features in-depth training in dementia care…

General News

Bodies of Two Overdue Egg Hunters found near Shaktoolik

Bodies of Two Overdue Egg Hunters found near Shaktoolik

The remains of two persons were located and reported to troopers just after midnight on…

Two Boaters Missing, Presumed Deceased on Yukon River

Two Boaters Missing, Presumed Deceased on Yukon River

Boaters and troopers are scouring the Yukon River for two persons believed deceased downriver from…

UPDATE: Anchorage Officer Shoots Hatchet-Wielding Prowler

UPDATE: Anchorage Officer Shoots Hatchet-Wielding Prowler

Update: APD has revealed the identity of the hatchet-wielding suspect as 32-year-old Howard Wayne Watson Jr.…

Anchorage Woman Takes Police, Troopers on High Speed Chase up the Glenn Highway

Anchorage Woman Takes Police, Troopers on High Speed Chase up the Glenn Highway

The Anchorage Police Department called the Alaska State Troopers at 2:27 am on Thursday to…

Female Robber Holds up Dimond Alaska USA Federal Credit Union

Female Robber Holds up Dimond Alaska USA Federal Credit Union

Anchorage police are asking for information from the public regarding a suspect in a Wednesday…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Lots of Quiet Time in the Big Lonely

Lots of Quiet Time in the Big Lonely

I walked around the chain-link fence of Pump Station 12 of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, apprehensive about the human encounter to come. It was time to send a weekly…

Governor Walker Discusses Alaska Opportunities with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Governor Walker Discusses Alaska Opportunities with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

FAIRBANKS—Governor Bill Walker Thursday discussed the importance of Alaska’s strategic geopolitical role in national security during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, emphasizing the strong…

Mountains Full of Snow and Birds

Mountains Full of Snow and Birds

In the early going of my second hike across Alaska along the route of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, I chose to walk the highway rather than the pipe’s route…

First Steps from Valdez, in the Snow

First Steps from Valdez, in the Snow

PORT VALDEZ(May 4th)–We have launched on the pipeline hike version 2.0, 20 years after the first time. I’m now sitting on the muscled root of a Sitka spruce…

Rural

Bodies of Two Overdue Egg Hunters found near Shaktoolik

Bodies of Two Overdue Egg Hunters found near Shaktoolik

The remains of two persons were located and reported to troopers just after midnight on Thursday morning from the community of Shaktoolik, the trooper dispatch revealed. According…

Unalakleet Man Arrested in Connection with Thursday ATV Fatality

Unalakleet Man Arrested in Connection with Thursday ATV Fatality

Alaska State Troopers announced the arrest of 24-year-old Ransom Bradley III on Manslaughter and DUI in connection with the May 4th death of Kevin Bradley. According to…

At Sea

Whales Only recently Evolved into Giants when Changing Ice, oceans Concentrated Prey

Whales Only recently Evolved into Giants when Changing Ice, oceans Concentrated Prey

The blue whale, which uses baleen to filter its prey from ocean water and can reach lengths of over 100 feet, is the largest vertebrate animal that…

New Information on How Long some Rockfish Live and How Often they Spawn

New Information on How Long some Rockfish Live and How Often they Spawn

Some things just get better with age. Like rockfish mothers. A rockfish might not start spawning until she is 25 years old. As she gets older she…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Two-Hatched Kayak-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 21st

Two-Hatched Kayak-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 21st

Qayarpak – Two-hatched kayak Qaniq aturtaakait qayarpat. – They used to always use two-hatched kayak. From the Arctic Ocean to Prince William Sound, Native people crafted swift,…

Barnacle-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 14th

Barnacle-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 14th

Qaugtat – Barnacles Qaugtat ilait allrani angtaartut. – Some barnacles are sometimes large. Barnacles are one of the oldest living species on earth and a familiar resident…

Fishermen's News Online

Togiak Herring Fishery Winds Down

Togiak Herring Fishery Winds Down

The Togiak herring fishery, which opened on April 28, closed to purse seiners on May 7, while the gillnet fishery area increased westward to the longitude of…

Alaska Seafood Ranked Most Popular Protein on US Menus

Alaska Seafood Ranked Most Popular Protein on US Menus

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s 2016 annual report, celebrates an exciting first, says ASMI Executive Director Alexa Tonkovich. After years of holding steady in second place among…

Events/Notices

Summer Food Service Program-2017

Summer Food Service Program-2017

Food Bank of Alaska is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be made available free to all children 18 years of age…

KANA Weekly Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

Kodiak Wilderness First Aid Course Summer is the season when most island dwellers venture into the outdoors. Whether we’re hiking, fishing, or camping, there’s always a risk…

Opinion

Unacceptable: Legislator Wrong To Play Abortion Politics

Unacceptable: Legislator Wrong To Play Abortion Politics

We should be working hard on the budget, not playing games with voter emotions over abortion. While many of us are trying to work to find consensus…

Op/Ed

Juneau Update: What I’m Fighting For

Juneau Update: What I’m Fighting For

As one of 60 legislators, I think we could have finished our work within the 90-day limit. But like negotiating for a car, you can’t just make…