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Kodiak Police Release Victim’s Name More Details in Saint Herman Harbor Shooting

Kodiak Police Release Victim’s Name More Details in Saint Herman Harbor Shooting

The Kodiak Police Department released the name of the victim in the Saint Herman harbor homicide in Kodiak, as well as released additional details in the Sunday morning shooting…

Alaska Air National Guard Unit Redesignated to Recognize Two Missions

Alaska Air National Guard Unit Redesignated to Recognize Two Missions

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The 168th Air Refueling Wing was redesignated as the 168th Wing in a ceremony at the Operations Group Theater on Eielson Air Force…

Public to be Given Opportunity to Testify on a Bill to Compensate the Wrongfully Convicted

Public to be Given Opportunity to Testify on a Bill to Compensate the Wrongfully Convicted

JUNEAU – A bill creating a system to fairly compensate those wrongfully convicted in Alaska will be the subject of public testimony next week in the Alaska Legislature. …

General News

Hollis Man Jailed after Theft Incident at the Inter-Island Ferry Terminal

Hollis Man Jailed after Theft Incident at the Inter-Island Ferry Terminal

A Hollis man was jailed without bail by Prince of Wales-based Alaska State Troopers after…

15-Year-Old Teen Dies in Wasilla Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision

15-Year-Old Teen Dies in Wasilla Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision

Alaska State Troopers report that a 15-year-old teen was killed in a vehicle/pedestrian accident in…

Wasilla Man Flees Troopers, Leaves Woman and Child Behind in Vehicle

Wasilla Man Flees Troopers, Leaves Woman and Child Behind in Vehicle

Alaska State Troopers report that they arrested a Wasilla man after he fled his vehicle…

Former Head of Healy Lake Tribe Sentenced in Federal Court

Former Head of Healy Lake Tribe Sentenced in Federal Court

The U.S. Justice Department revealed on Friday that Fairbanks resident and former First Chief and…

Washington Man Arrested on Murder I Charges in Kodiak Harbor Shooting

Washington Man Arrested on Murder I Charges in Kodiak Harbor Shooting

The Kodiak Police Department responded to the harbor during the early morning hours on Sunday…

The Arctic

Polar Bears Walking a Treadmill of Ice

Polar Bears Walking a Treadmill of Ice

Stronger winds and thinner ice are forcing Alaska polar bears to work harder to remain in Alaska, according to scientists who have studied increased movements of both sea…

ADOT&PF Taking Additional Steps to Protect the Dalton Highway

ADOT&PF Taking Additional Steps to Protect the Dalton Highway

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – After reviewing current overflow patterns and locations on the Dalton Highway, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is moving forward with contingency…

The Case for Rallying Around Sea Ice

The Case for Rallying Around Sea Ice

The ice floating on top of the world covers pretty much the entire Arctic Ocean in midwinter. By late summer it shrinks to half that much. If trends…

Impressions of a Place Far from Everywhere

Impressions of a Place Far from Everywhere

ST. MATTHEW ISLAND —I’m resting on a mattress of tundra plants that are growing more than 200 miles from the nearest Alaska village. While I have snuck away…

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Alutiiq Word of the Week

Bone-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 7

Bone-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 7

Neneq – BoneIqsak una nenermek pilimauq. – This fishhook is made of bone. Like stone, wood, and hide, bone was a…

Chickadee-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 31

Chickadee-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 31

Uksullaq – ChickadeeUksullaq aturtaartuq ugnerkami. – The Chickadee always sings in the spring. Alaska is home to five species of chickadees,…

Rural

Quinhagak Man Rescued by Searchers after a Day in the Cold

Quinhagak Man Rescued by Searchers after a Day in the Cold

Alaska State Troopers report that a Quinhagak man, who walked away from his residence at 7:30 am on Wednesday without adequate clothing, was located and rescued at…

Three Togiak Hunters Die in Vessel Capsize on Return Home

Three Togiak Hunters Die in Vessel Capsize on Return Home

Three Togiak men out on the water in Southwest Alaska died when their vessel capsized on their return from a moose-hunting trip on Saturday. Alaska State Troopers…

At Sea

Study Finds Widespread Economic Benefits of Alaska Ferry System

Study Finds Widespread Economic Benefits of Alaska Ferry System

JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities today released a report on the economic impacts of the Alaska Marine Highway…

Crowley Celebrates Over Seven Million Man Hours without a Lost Time Injury in Valdez Operations

Crowley Celebrates Over Seven Million Man Hours without a Lost Time Injury in Valdez Operations

(VALDEZ) ­– Crowley Maritime Corporation’s tanker escort and docking services group in Valdez is celebrating over seven million man hours and more than six years since logging…

Events/Notices

Seeking Nominees for First Lady’s Volunteer Awards

Seeking Nominees for First Lady’s Volunteer Awards

February 8, 2016 JUNEAU – First Lady Donna Walker today encouraged Alaskans to nominate fellow citizens who have performed extraordinary volunteer service for the 2016 First Lady’s…

Threats to Southeast Alaska’s Salmon & Clean Water to be Explored at Alaska Forum Event

Threats to Southeast Alaska’s Salmon & Clean Water to be Explored at Alaska Forum Event

JUNEAU, AK – Threats to Southeast Alaska’s salmon fishery by large-scale mine development in British Columbia will be explored next week in Anchorage at Alaska Forum on…

Fishermen's News Online

FDA Clarifies ‘Alaska Pollock’

FDA Clarifies ‘Alaska Pollock’

To be labeled “Alaska pollock” the versatile flavored white fish, employed by chefs in everything from seafood salads to fish sticks and filets, must now be harvested…

Coastal Erosion Affecting Set Gillnet Operations in Alaska

Coastal Erosion Affecting Set Gillnet Operations in Alaska

A new temporary committee has been established by the Alaska’s Board of Fisheries to examine coastal erosion impacts on set gillnet operations. The committee is tasked with…

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