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Inmate Dies During Intake at Anchorage Correctional Complex

Inmate Dies During Intake at Anchorage Correctional Complex

Alaska State Troopers report that they were notified of the death of an inmate at the Anchorage Correctional Center early this morning after being contacted by the facility…

President’s Proposal to Block Beaufort/Chukchi Oil/Gas Development Draws Quick Criticism

President’s Proposal to Block Beaufort/Chukchi Oil/Gas Development Draws Quick Criticism

Even while opening up areas of the Atlantic in areas that included off-shore Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia, to off-shore drilling for oil, President Obama revealed…

General News

Craigslist Leads Troopers to Kenai Theft Suspect

Craigslist Leads Troopers to Kenai Theft Suspect

It was on Wednesday that troopers received a call reporting stolen items from a victim…

Fairbanks Driver Robs Passenger at Gunpoint

Fairbanks Driver Robs Passenger at Gunpoint

Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an armed robbery near the Fairgrounds off…

Troopers Arrest Big Lake DUI for Concealed Weapon Tuesday

Troopers Arrest Big Lake DUI for Concealed Weapon Tuesday

Troopers arrested a Big Lake man on DUI and weapons charges on Tuesday after a…

Troopers Investigating Circumstances Surrounding North Pole Gunshot Victim

Troopers Investigating Circumstances Surrounding North Pole Gunshot Victim

Alaska State Troopers responded to a 911 call that was transferred to them from the…

New Mexico Drug Smuggler Sentenced to 12 Years

New Mexico Drug Smuggler Sentenced to 12 Years

The Alaska State Trooper Dispatch reported on Monday that a drug dealer, arrested bringing in…

Alaska's Arctic

The Demise of Scotch Cap Lighthouse

The Demise of Scotch Cap Lighthouse

In spring of 1946, five men stationed at the Scotch Cap lighthouse had reasons to be happy. World War II was over. They had survived. Their lonely Coast…

Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

As pungent eucalyptus trees soaked up inches of California rain, a few researchers inside San Francisco’s Moscone Center spoke of the treeless third of Alaska at the 2014…

Far-North Changes Pondered in San Francisco

Far-North Changes Pondered in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — At this annual gathering of more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, press conferences offered by the organizers feature scientists discussing everything from Mars rovers…

Rising Air and Sea Temperatures Continue to Trigger Changes in the Arctic

Rising Air and Sea Temperatures Continue to Trigger Changes in the Arctic

A new NOAA-led report shows that Arctic air temperatures continue to rise at more than twice the rate of global air temperatures, a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification.…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Shaman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 25, 2015

Shaman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 25, 2015

Kalla’alek; Samanaq – Shaman Kalla’alek alingnartuq. – The shaman is scary. Alutiiq shamans healed the sick, foretold the future, controlled the…

Driftwood-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 18, 2015

Driftwood-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 18, 2015

Pukilaaq; Kapilaq; Tep’aq – Driftwood Pukilaanek iwa’at’skut. – Let’s look for driftwood. Spruce trees are a recent addition to the Kodiak…

Rural

Lower Kalskag Drunk Driver Injures Two in SUV/Four-wheeler Accident

Lower Kalskag Drunk Driver Injures Two in SUV/Four-wheeler Accident

An injury accident involving a drunk driver operating a SUV and a four-wheeler with four juveniles aboard in the community of Lower Kalskag was reported to Aniak-based Alaska…

At Sea

Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad Comes to Aid of Beached Campers

Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad Comes to Aid of Beached Campers

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad notified the Alaska State Troopers of a spot beacon activation on Sunday afternoon at 1:17 pm from the Fish Creek camping area.…

Fishermen's News Online

IPHC Takes up Halibut Bycatch Anew

IPHC Takes up Halibut Bycatch Anew

Incidence of halibut bycatch in commercial fisheries with other directed catches comes before the International Pacific Halibut Commission Jan. 27, during the IPHC’s annual meeting, being held…

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…

Events/Notices

Kodiak Alutiiq Week seeks artists and culture-bearers

Kodiak Alutiiq Week seeks artists and culture-bearers

The Alutiiq Museum, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak, Native Village of Afognak, and KIBSD are hosting an Alutiiq Week session in Kodiak during Spring Break, March 16-20, 2015. We’re seeking…

Op/Ed

SB 21 Oil Loopholes Kill Value Of ANWR Oil

SB 21 Oil Loopholes Kill Value Of ANWR Oil

Dear Neighbors: This week President Obama proposed keeping ANWR off limits to drilling. I have a different view on the Coastal Plain of ANWR. But, at the outset, let’s…

Opinion

Sitka Tribe Responds to ADF&G Preliminary Guideline Herring Harvest Level

Sitka Tribe Responds to ADF&G Preliminary Guideline Herring Harvest Level

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) is alarmed but not surprised at the recent press release by Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) that the Sitka…

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…