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Governor Walker Signs Emergency Adoption Regulations

Governor Walker Signs Emergency Adoption Regulations

JUNEAU—Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott took significant steps today to ease the adoption process of Alaska Native children to allow them to stay with relatives…

MEA Crew Receives 2015 Safety Heroism Award

MEA Crew Receives 2015 Safety Heroism Award

Palmer, AK – The heroism of Matanuska Electric Association linemen recently gained the organization the prestigious 2015 Safety Heroism Award by the Northwest Public Power Association. The Safety…

Fort Wainwright Power Outage Closes Much of the Base

Fort Wainwright Power Outage Closes Much of the Base

Fort Wainwright issued a press release this afternoon reporting that the base is experiencing a power outage post-wide and promises to release new information as it comes available.…

General News

Child Blows IID, Soldotna Woman Goes to Jail

Child Blows IID, Soldotna Woman Goes to Jail

On Thursday, Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver…

Three in Wasilla Arrested after Probation Check

Three in Wasilla Arrested after Probation Check

Alaska State Troopers assisted Palmer Probations as they conducted a search on a residence on…

One Trooper Response, Two Arrested on DUI Charges in Nikolaevsk

One Trooper Response, Two Arrested on DUI Charges in Nikolaevsk

Alaska State Troopers based in Anchor Point responded to the Russian community of Nikolaevsk on…

Sex Offender, Stewart Emery, Jailed on Charges of Sexual Abuse of a Minor after Death of Teen

Sex Offender, Stewart Emery, Jailed on Charges of Sexual Abuse of a Minor after Death of Teen

A 45-year-old Napaskiak sex offender living in Anchorage is now in jail on charges Sexual Abuse…

Troopers Arrest Kodiak Suspect after Crime Stoppers Tip

Troopers Arrest Kodiak Suspect after Crime Stoppers Tip

Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak report that they made an arrest on Monday on a…

Alaska's Arctic

Recharging the Overwintered Alaska Battery

Recharging the Overwintered Alaska Battery

It has been a long winter. Like many Alaskans, I have a love/hate relationship with this oversized peninsula, especially as the months of dark and cold pile up…

Commercial Traffic Increases through Flooded Part of Dalton Highway

Commercial Traffic Increases through Flooded Part of Dalton Highway

DEADHORSE, Alaska) — The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) increased commercial traffic Tuesday through Miles 395-405 Dalton Highway. Tuesday, 204 vehicles total transited the flooded…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Talisman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 12

Talisman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 12

Nakernaq – TalismanCarliarluki nakernaten. Nakciquten. – Take care of your talisman. You will be lucky. A rabbit’s foot, a four-leaf clover,…

Spring-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 5

Spring-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 5

Ugnerkaq – Spring Ugnerkartuq awa’i. – Spring is here. Spring is an unpredictable season in the Kodiak Archipelago. Some years, calm…

Rural

Ahtna Brings in Matt Block as New Corporate Counsel

Ahtna Brings in Matt Block as New Corporate Counsel

Anchorage, Alaska – Ahtna, Incorporated  announced that Matt Block has joined the Ahtna team as the new Corporate Counsel. Block will be based out of the Ahtna Anchorage…

Legislature Brings Alaska Native Corporations’ Rules up to Date

Legislature Brings Alaska Native Corporations’ Rules up to Date

Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska Legislature today, with a vote of 18-1 in the Alaska Senate, voted to empower Alaska Native Corporations with the ability to adjust…

At Sea

Coast Guard Suspends Search, Remains of Pilot Found near Perry ISland

Coast Guard Suspends Search, Remains of Pilot Found near Perry ISland

The search for the missing pilot reported near Perry Island came to an end when the Alaska State Trooper vessel Churchill discovered  the pilot, identified as 53-year-old…

Coast Guard, Air Force Search for Missing Pilot near Perry Island

Coast Guard, Air Force Search for Missing Pilot near Perry Island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard and Air Force assets are searching for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound Tuesday. The 11th Air Force…

Events/Notices

2015 NYO Games to Showcase Cultural Diversity, Teamwork, Respect

2015 NYO Games to Showcase Cultural Diversity, Teamwork, Respect

More than 500 student athletes will gather April 16–18 at the Alaska Airlines Center for the 45th Annual NYO Games Alaska. Athletes and teams in grades 7-12…

SHI to Sponsor Latseen Leadership Academy

SHI to Sponsor Latseen Leadership Academy

Applications are now available for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s annual Latseen Leadership Academy program. This year’s academy for high school students will be held July 6-19 at the…

Fishermen's News Online

Chuitna River Listed as One of Nation’s Most Endangered Waterways

Chuitna River Listed as One of Nation’s Most Endangered Waterways

A salmon-rich river in Alaska’s Upper Cook Inlet that would be impacted by development of a proposed coal mine is now listed among the nation’s most endangered…

NPFMC Reduces King Salmon Bycatch Limit

NPFMC Reduces King Salmon Bycatch Limit

Federal fisheries managers have reduced the allowable incidental catch of Chinook salmon in the Bering Sea pollock fishery, in a policy change aimed at boosting returns of…

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

Impending PFD Application Deadline & a Rogue ‘Fortune’ Cookie

Impending PFD Application Deadline & a Rogue ‘Fortune’ Cookie

Dear Neighbors: First, I get to gripe.  Since when do you open a fortune cookie and get a medical warning?!?!?!  Isn’t that a “Warning cookie”?  Here’s what…

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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