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Tularemia Infection Suspected in North Pole

Tularemia Infection Suspected in North Pole

A case of Tularemia is suspected in a North Pole resident after the man became ill after skinning a potentially infected hare earlier this year. Colorado is reporting…

State Wildfire Update

State Wildfire Update

Fire officials report on Wednesday, that the total fires burning in the state is now at 297. This total reflects three new fires. Included are 45 fires that…

Governor Walker Signs Interior Energy Bill into Law

Governor Walker Signs Interior Energy Bill into Law

FAIRBANKS – Governor Bill Walker signed HB 105 into law Tuesday, which will allow the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to pursue options other than trucking liquefied…

Alutiiq Museum Named State Repository

Alutiiq Museum Named State Repository

The Alutiiq Museum has been officially recognized by the State of Alaska as a Natural and Cultural History Repository. The designation certifies that the museum maintains the highest…

General News

Troopers Increase Patrols For Independence Day Weekend

Troopers Increase Patrols For Independence Day Weekend

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – While celebrating the Fourth of July, few things are as patriotic as…

Labor Department Urges Hazard Elimination after Anchorage Excavation Fatality

Labor Department Urges Hazard Elimination after Anchorage Excavation Fatality

JUNEAU, Alaska – On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Samuel Adam Morgan, 23, died in a…

Tok Man Arrested on Attempted Murder for Red Fox Road Shootout

Tok Man Arrested on Attempted Murder for Red Fox Road Shootout

One of the men involved in a gunfire incident on Red Fox Road in Tok…

Eluding DUI Rolls in Wasilla

Eluding DUI Rolls in Wasilla

At 4:33 am on Tuesday morning, Wasilla-based Alaska State Troopers attempted to pull over a…

Washington Man Arrested on Extraditable Warrant in Kodiak

Washington Man Arrested on Extraditable Warrant in Kodiak

Alaska State Troopers reported on Thursday that they had received information on a Washington resident…

Troopers, Soldotna Police Arrest REDDI Anchorage Driver after Crime-Filled Night

Troopers, Soldotna Police Arrest REDDI Anchorage Driver after Crime-Filled Night

At 12:35 early Wednesday morning, a call went in to AST reporting a REDDI driver. The…

Alaska's Arctic

Coast Guard Stands Up Forward Operating Locations for Arctic Shield

Coast Guard Stands Up Forward Operating Locations for Arctic Shield

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District stood up forward operating locations in Deadhorse and Barrow Wednesday to achieve the strategic goals of operation Arctic Shield 2015. “With…

Northern Alaska Coastal Erosion Threatens Habitat and Infrastructure

Northern Alaska Coastal Erosion Threatens Habitat and Infrastructure

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In a new study published today, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey found that the remote northern Alaska coast has some of the highest shoreline…

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Remain the Primary Threat to Polar Bears

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Remain the Primary Threat to Polar Bears

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Greenhouse gas emissions remain the primary threat to the preservation of polar bear populations worldwide. This conclusion holds true under both a reduced greenhouse gas…

Water Fountains in the Tundra

Water Fountains in the Tundra

While tight-roping on tussock heads in a bog off the Chandalar River, two companions and I heard a waterfall. Strange. Looking through binoculars, we saw a knee-high fountain…

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Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alaska Peninsula People-Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 28th

Alaska Peninsula People-Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 28th

Aluuwirmiu’at; tamallkuamiu’at – Alaska Peninsula PeopleAluuwirmiu’at yaqsisinartut. – People of the Alaska Peninsula are far away. The Alaska Peninsula is a…

Jellyfish-Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 20

Jellyfish-Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 20

Iraluruaq – Jellyfish Iraluruat tang’rniitaartut! – Jellyfish don’t look very good! Jellyfish are plentiful in Alaska waters. These ancient marine creatures…

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Rural

Teen Arrested for Burglarizing Noorvik Post Office

Teen Arrested for Burglarizing Noorvik Post Office

During the early morning hours of Monday, the Village Public Safety Officer in Noorvik was alerted to a burglary in progress at the Noorvik Post Office. The…

State Wildfire Update

State Wildfire Update

Fire officials report on Wednesday, that the total fires burning in the state is now at 297. This total reflects three new fires. Included are 45 fires…

At Sea

Seventh Shark Attack on North Carolina Beaches

Seventh Shark Attack on North Carolina Beaches

For the seventh time in three weeks, a swimmer has been bitten by a shark while visiting the North Carolina seashore. This summers attacks are the most to…

Coast Guard Tows Disabled Vessel to Amalga Harbor

Coast Guard Tows Disabled Vessel to Amalga Harbor

JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Station Juneau and Air Station Sitka crews assisted three boaters in Favorite Channel near Juneau, Alaska, Sunday. An Air Station Sitka MH-60…

Fishermen's News Online

Silver Bay Seafoods Fined $75,000 for Permit Violations

Silver Bay Seafoods Fined $75,000 for Permit Violations

Silver Bay Seafoods has been fined $75,000 for alleged pollution violations resulting in the illegal discharge of 2.8 million pounds of seafood waste at the processor’s facilities…

Commercial Salmon Harvest in Alaska Climbing Slowly

Commercial Salmon Harvest in Alaska Climbing Slowly

Commercial harvests of wild Alaska salmon have reached more than 4.3 million fish, with the preliminary estimate of a catch of 2.6 million sockeyes, 1,347,000 chum, 348,000…

Opinion

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Dear Neighbors: On Saturday Senator Ellis and I will be in Anchorage to hear from you and discuss the legislative session. We’ll have pizza and time to…

Op/Ed

OP/ED: Adjutant General Hummel Response to DoJ Report

OP/ED: Adjutant General Hummel Response to DoJ Report

On Monday, the Department of Law released retired Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins’ independent investigation of the Alaska National Guard to the public.  Like many Alaskans, I…

Letters from the Editor

We Would like to Thank our Contributors to the ‘Rural Project’

  The Alaska Native News, this Christmas season, elected to initiate our “Rural Project,” a project begun to bring information, technology, awareness, and news information to the…

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…

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