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Governor Signs Legislation Providing Incentives for In-State Refineries

Governor Signs Legislation Providing Incentives for In-State Refineries

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell on Tuesday signed House Bill 287, legislation giving incentives to Laska refineries.. The legislation allows an in-state refinery tax credit against state corporate income…

House Democrats Honor Alaska National Guard

House Democrats Honor Alaska National Guard

House Democratic Leader Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) Tuesday encouraged Alaskans to join the Democratic caucus in observing Alaska National Guard Appreciation Day, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. “The men and women…

General News

Sealaska Vice Chair Testifies on Changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Sealaska Vice Chair Testifies on Changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act

JUNEAU, Alaska – Sealaska Vice Chair Jacqueline Pata testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee…

House Votes to Bring 21st Century Innovation to Outdated Endangered Species Act

House Votes to Bring 21st Century Innovation to Outdated Endangered Species Act

Washington, D.C – The House of Representatives and Alaskan Congressman Don Young today passed bipartisan…

Alaska Air Guardsmen Transport Woman in Labor with Twins

Alaska Air Guardsmen Transport Woman in Labor with Twins

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th…

Minor Driver Passed out behind Wheel Jailed on Several Charges

Minor Driver Passed out behind Wheel Jailed on Several Charges

An Alaska State Trooper patrolling the area of Mil-Tan Road near Nistler Road at Delta…

Alaska's Arctic

Judge Beistline Vacates Listing of Bearded Seals

Judge Beistline Vacates Listing of Bearded Seals

Anchorage- Alaska industry, Alaska Native groups, and state and local governments scored a significant win Friday when U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline ruled that the National Marine Fisheries…

Tracks across Greenland Ice, 60 years Apart

Tracks across Greenland Ice, 60 years Apart

On top of an ice body more than two miles thick, Chris Polashenski last summer hoped to find a candy wrapper that might have fallen from Carl Benson’s…

Tracking Salmon to their Birth Streams

Tracking Salmon to their Birth Streams

Strontium is a trace element and mineral people use to make glow-in-the-dark paints and toothpaste for sensitive teeth. In research for his college degree, Sean Brennan used strontium’s…

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…

At Sea

Coast Guard Rescues Three Children adrift near Ketchikan, Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued three children adrift in Saxman Harbor near Ketchikan, Monday. A 25-foot response boat crew from Station Ketchikan located the children and safely…

Judge Beistline Vacates Listing of Bearded Seals

Anchorage- Alaska industry, Alaska Native groups, and state and local governments scored a significant win Friday when U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline ruled that the National Marine…

Politics

Study: Contrary to Image, City Politicians do Adapt to Voters

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Political scientists have long wondered whether city governments in the U.S. are really responsive to their voters. Aren’t local governments simply mired in machine politics,…

House Votes to Bring 21st Century Innovation to Outdated Endangered Species Act

Washington, D.C – The House of Representatives and Alaskan Congressman Don Young today passed bipartisan legislation aimed at modestly updating the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a law…

Events/Notices

20th Annual Homer Breast Cancer Run is now a Beach Run and Ride!

When pink flags start flying along Homer’s storefronts, it’s a sign that it is time for the Annual Homer Breast Cancer Run! This year’s run will feature…

Anchorage Museum July/August Schedule of Programs and Exhibitions

It’s official: Smithsonian Affiliate status granted The Anchorage Museum has been named an official Smithsonian Affiliate. The designation formally acknowledges the museum’s longtime partnership with the Smithsonian…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 6th, 2014

Naut’staat – Plants Ilait naut’staat yaatutaartut. – Some plants are poisonous.   Kodiak Island is often called Alaska’s Emerald Isle, a nickname that reflects its thick carpet…

Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 29, 2014

Carwaq – Current Carwaq tukniuq. – The current is strong. Perched on the edge of the continental shelf, the Kodiak Archipelago lies in the path of the…

Op/Ed

Holding Parnell to Account on Paying his Bills

In April I challenged the Parnell administration to explain to the public the steps it has taken to fix Alaska’s Medicaid reimbursement system. (“Alaska Needs to Fix…

Obama Honors D-Day Veterans on 70th Anniversary

  OMAHA BEACH, NORMANDY, FRANCE — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders paid tribute to World War II veterans at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary…

Opinion

Treadwell’s Periscope Problem

Mead Treadwell is trying to create distance from the nine-figure profits his company Digimarc made by pushing a national ID card scheme to monitor and track Americans…

Devil in the Details: Forums on Upcoming Oil Tax Repeal Referendum; November Initiatives

Dear Friends and Neighbors: As with all laws, the devil is in the details.  Laws that sound good are often loaded with special interest provisions.  The publicly…

Fishermen's News Online

Yukon Summer Keta Salmon Featured in Pacific Northwest Supermarket Chain

Summer run Yukon River keta salmon processed by Kwik’Pak Fisheries in the Lower Yukon River town of Emmonak has found its way to seafood shoppers in Safeway…

Steller Sea Lion Protections Proposed for Aleutian Island Fisheries

Federal fisheries officials have published a proposed rule to implement Steller sea lion protection measures for groundfish fisheries in Alaska’s Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. The intent of…

Northern Passages

EPA and Pebble Review

The Environmental Protection Agency is not particularly popular in Alaska, where it is often a symbolic lightning rod that represents federal intervention in state resources. Like national…

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