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Minimum Wage Exemption for Persons with Disabilities Eliminated

Minimum Wage Exemption for Persons with Disabilities Eliminated

JUNEAU, Alaska— Following a regulatory change that went into effect Friday, Alaska employers are no longer allowed to pay less than minimum wage to workers who experience disabilities.…

Alaska Praised for Election Security in National Report

Alaska Praised for Election Security in National Report

(Juneau) – Alaska received the highest grade given in a report released this week by the Center for American Progress that examined election security. The organization examined seven…

$500-700 Million Loss to Alaskans: Fair Oil Tax Reforms Passed by the House Could Erase Major Portion of $2.5 Billion State Deficit

$500-700 Million Loss to Alaskans: Fair Oil Tax Reforms Passed by the House Could Erase Major Portion of $2.5 Billion State Deficit

Juneau – A recent report from the Department of Revenue shows the state is losing more than a half billion dollars in annual revenue by not enacting the…

Walker/Mallott Report Record-Breaking Half a Million Raised by First APOC Deadline

Walker/Mallott Report Record-Breaking Half a Million Raised by First APOC Deadline

The Walker Mallott reelection campaigns collectively raised more than $530,000 by the first APOC reporting deadline, with combined cash on hand of over $440,000.  These numbers reflect the…

General News

APD Takes Second Suspect in January 13th Homicide into Custody

APD Takes Second Suspect in January 13th Homicide into Custody

The Anchorage Police Department report that they have apprehended Aaron Settje after alert citizens in Anchorage…

Wasilla, Butte and Kodiak Men Arrested in Mail,Vehicle Theft Incident

Wasilla, Butte and Kodiak Men Arrested in Mail,Vehicle Theft Incident

Alaska State troopers arrested three suspects in the Fairbanks area following a 3:43 AM call…

Kalskag Man Arrested on Sexual Assault in Aniak

Kalskag Man Arrested on Sexual Assault in Aniak

Aniak-based troopers were notified of a potential sexual assault in that area at 6:13 PM on…

Troopers Apprehend Fairbanks man after Armed Robbery, Assault Incident

Troopers Apprehend Fairbanks man after Armed Robbery, Assault Incident

A victim in Fairbanks reported to Fairbanks based Alaska State troopers on Saturday morning, that…

Troopers Search for New Stuyahok Man Wanted on Sexual Assault Charges

Troopers Search for New Stuyahok Man Wanted on Sexual Assault Charges

On Wednesday last week, a New Stuyahok man who was on felony probation was reported…

APD Continues Investigation into 6th Avenue Drive-by Shooting

APD Continues Investigation into 6th Avenue Drive-by Shooting

While APD did not locate or identify the drive-by shooters in a January 28th incident…

The Arctic and Alaska Science

Where are the Yukon Chinooks Headed?

Where are the Yukon Chinooks Headed?

In a packed university conference room, biologist Randy Brown spoke of chinook, the fatty king of far-north salmon. “It’s more than just a fish, it’s a culture,” Brown…

Largest Earthquake on the Planet, Until Proven Otherwise

Largest Earthquake on the Planet, Until Proven Otherwise

What’s this? Another aftershock? That’s hundreds now, each fainter than the last. Sorry, I guess I’ve moved on. I should pay more attention, given that you — a…

Utqiagvik, Where the Climate has Changed

Utqiagvik, Where the Climate has Changed

Two things happened on top of the world this week. In Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), on Jan. 22 the sun topped the horizon for the first time since mid-November.…

Supreme Court Rejects Oil Industry Challenge to Endangered Species Protection for Bearded Seals

Supreme Court Rejects Oil Industry Challenge to Endangered Species Protection for Bearded Seals

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a challenge to federal protection of bearded seals in Alaska under the Endangered Species Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service listed…



Rural

Kalskag Man Arrested on Sexual Assault in Aniak

Kalskag Man Arrested on Sexual Assault in Aniak

Aniak-based troopers were notified of a potential sexual assault in that area at 6:13 PM on Sunday evening and responded to initiate a preliminary investigation into the incident.…

At Sea

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman 60 Miles Southwest of Cold Bay

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman 60 Miles Southwest of Cold Bay

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 25-year-old man from the 107-foot fishing vessel Bering Hunter approximately 60 miles…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Abalone-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 18th

Abalone-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 18th

Salam inua–Shell’s Inside (Abalone; Mother of Pearl) Salat inuat rirtut.–Shell insides are shiny. The Pinto Abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) is a shallow-water, marine snail. It is one of…

Fishermen's News Online

Changes in Seafood Industry Will Require Fewer Workers

Changes in Seafood Industry Will Require Fewer Workers

A decline in the domestic workforce for the seafood industry’s harvesting and processing sector is prompting efforts for modernization and automation of the harvest to reduce the…

Events/Notices

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

(Juneau, Alaska) – February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national and local awareness month focused on education, outreach and empowerment to youth, parents, teachers and…

Acid Society

In Situ Burning

In Situ Burning

The term, “in situ burning,”is the oil industry’s terminology, used to describe the disposing of the oil on the surface that is thick enough to ignite. This…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

U.S. Leads in Global Fisheries Management

U.S. Leads in Global Fisheries Management

The United States has some of the best managed marine fisheries in the world. With that leadership comes the opportunity and responsibility to advance sustainable conservation and…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Another Budget Deal Bites the Dust

Another Budget Deal Bites the Dust

Back in September I wrote about our “ethically challenged” democratic system. I said, “We are caught in a downward, self-destructive [debt] spiral.” If you doubted me then, those doubts…