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Governor Walker Announces Winners of “Choose Respect” Poster Contest

Governor Walker Announces Winners of “Choose Respect” Poster Contest

ANCHORAGE—Governor Bill Walker Tuesday announced the winner of the 2017 Choose Respect: Alaskans Pulling Together for Each Other poster contest as part of his Safer Alaska initiative. Liliana…

Recruitment Underway for Jobs in Alaska’s Seafood Industry

Recruitment Underway for Jobs in Alaska’s Seafood Industry

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Alaskans looking for summer employment have the opportunity to work in the seafood industry. More than 20 work locations throughout the state are seeking qualified applicants.…

Broad-Based Revenue Proposal Receives Public Support

Broad-Based Revenue Proposal Receives Public Support

Juneau – Tuesday night, over 100 Alaskans provided public testimony to the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on the proposed Education Funding Act, one of the four pillars of…

General News

Wasilla Man Sentenced for Extortion, Online Threats

Wasilla Man Sentenced for Extortion, Online Threats

In a Wednesday press release, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that a Wasilla man…

Naked Trespasser Attacks Responding Anchor Point Trooper

Naked Trespasser Attacks Responding Anchor Point Trooper

A trooper responding to a disturbance call in Anchor Point encountered and had to fend…

Unruly Mat-Su DUI Driver Assaults Arresting Officer

Unruly Mat-Su DUI Driver Assaults Arresting Officer

Troopers on patrol reveal that they encountered an unruly driver in the Palmer area following…

Five Dozen Dungie Pots Seized for Violations near Ketchikan

Five Dozen Dungie Pots Seized for Violations near Ketchikan

Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Ketchikan seized five dozen dungeness crab potsfrom the Carrol Inlet area…

Kokhanok Man Dies in ATV Accident on Lake Iliamna

Kokhanok Man Dies in ATV Accident on Lake Iliamna

The trooper dispatch reported on Monday that troopers received a report of a three-wheeler wreck…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Tundra swans take two distinct paths to Alaska

Tundra swans take two distinct paths to Alaska

Tundra Swan and Cygnets. Images-Craig Ely Skiing to work over a persistent spring snowpack, I looked up to see a large white bird flapping gracefully over the spruce…

Retreating Yukon Glacier Causes a River to Disappear

Retreating Yukon Glacier Causes a River to Disappear

The massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has retreated about a mile up its valley over the past century. Last spring, its retreat triggered a geologic event at…

Life Returning to Island Destroyed by Eruption

Life Returning to Island Destroyed by Eruption

Nine years after it erupted, Kasatochi Island is just beginning to resemble its neighbors. Kasatochi is a speck in the middle of the Aleutian chain between Dutch Harbor…

Study Reveals 10,000 Years of Genetic Continuity in Northwest

Study Reveals 10,000 Years of Genetic Continuity in Northwest

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A study of the DNA in ancient skeletal remains adds to the evidence that indigenous groups living today in southern Alaska and the western coast…

Rural

Service Members Unite to Provide Assistance in Old Harbor

Service Members Unite to Provide Assistance in Old Harbor

OLD HARBOR, Alaska — Alaska National Guardsmen from the 207th Engineer Utility Detachment teamed up with service members from across the Department of Defense to participate in…

Point Hope Walrus Hunters Sentenced for Federal Violations

Point Hope Walrus Hunters Sentenced for Federal Violations

Anchorage, Alaska—Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced Thursday that four Point Hope residents were sentenced in United States Magistrate Court in Fairbanks, for charges stemming from their…

At Sea

First Observations of Fine-Scale Juvenile Sablefish Movements in the Wild

First Observations of Fine-Scale Juvenile Sablefish Movements in the Wild

Sablefish, butterfish, black cod – by any name, people call this fish delicious. Its delicate texture, buttery flavor and rich omega-3 content add up to a high…

Invasive Green Crab Found at Dungeness Spit

Invasive Green Crab Found at Dungeness Spit

A new population of invasive European green crab has been found at Dungeness Spit, near Sequim, Washington, rekindling concern over the potential for damage to local marine…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Snail-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 23rd

Snail-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 23rd

IPUK – SNAIL IPUT YAAMAT ACAATNI ETAARTUT. – SNAILS ARE ALWAYS UNDER THE ROCKS. Snails, particularly the periwinkle (Littorina sitkana), are common residents of Kodiak’s intertidal waters.…

Cross-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 16th

Cross-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 16th

KRistaaq – Cross Suu’ut ilait KRistaartumataartut. – Some people wear a cross. Introduced to Kodiak by nineteenth-century Russian Orthodox clergy, the Christian cross is a symbol that…

Fishermen's News Online

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…

Outlook Issued for Prince William Sound, Bristol Bay Salmon Fisheries

Outlook Issued for Prince William Sound, Bristol Bay Salmon Fisheries

Commercial fishing in the Copper River’s famed wild salmon fishery is expected to begin the week of May 14, with a harvest projection for the Copper River…

Events/Notices

­­­Traditional Games Promoting Sportsmanship Attract Athletes from Across the State

­­­Traditional Games Promoting Sportsmanship Attract Athletes from Across the State

Beginning Thursday, nearly 500 student athletes from over 100 communities across Alaska will gather at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage for the 47th Annual NYO Games…

KANA Weekly Updates

Weekly News & Updates

Weekly News & Updates

KANA’s WIC Coordinator, Stephanie Jenkins, Attends the National WIC Association Leadership Conference The Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program for low-income…

Opinion

Ballot Measure 1 Makes Good Business Sense for Alaska

Ballot Measure 1 Makes Good Business Sense for Alaska

At CIRI, when we sit down to consider changes to the way we do business, besides keeping our shareholder’s best interests in mind, we usually look for…

Op/Ed

Safe, sound Alaska means no tolerance for domestic, sexual violence

Safe, sound Alaska means no tolerance for domestic, sexual violence

As governor and lieutenant governor, our decisions are influenced by the roles we held long before we took office. As husbands, brothers and sons, we cherish the…