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Early Morning 5.9 Earthquake Hits Southeast Alaska

Early Morning 5.9 Earthquake Hits Southeast Alaska

There was no damage reported in the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck 50 miles to the west of Gustavus at 2:54 am on Friday morning, but it did…

Governor Appoints Competitiveness Review Board

Governor Appoints Competitiveness Review Board

Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell appointed Rodney Brown, Curt Freeman, Tom Hendrix, Tom Maloney, Joey Merrick II, Kara Moriarty, and Peter Stokes to the Oil and Gas Competitiveness…

General News

North Pole Man Arrested after Passing out Behind Wheel

North Pole Man Arrested after Passing out Behind Wheel

On Wednesday at 7:33 pm, troopers contacted a vehicle at a road construction zone. The…

Coast Guard and Good Samaritans Rescue Eleven on Tuesday

Coast Guard and Good Samaritans Rescue Eleven on Tuesday

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Good Samaritans, with Coast Guard coordination, rescued 11 people from boating emergencies in…

Juneau Woman Jailed for DUI after Injury Accident on Parks

Juneau Woman Jailed for DUI after Injury Accident on Parks

Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI call at 4:50 pm on Wednesday afternoon. The caller…

Fairbanks Abduction Sparks Trooper, Police Search

Fairbanks Abduction Sparks Trooper, Police Search

Several State Trooper patrol units, including an Alaska State Trooper helicopter, and several Fairbanks Police…

Alaska's Arctic

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…

Migrating Alaska Sparrow Perform Despite Lack of Sleep

Migrating Alaska Sparrow Perform Despite Lack of Sleep

Each fall, white-crowned sparrows hop off branches in Alaska and begin journeys toward California, Arizona, New Mexico and west Texas. On their trip of several weeks, flying mostly…

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 and Good Samaritans Rescue Eleven on Tuesday

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Good Samaritans, with Coast Guard coordination, rescued 11 people from boating emergencies in four separate cases across Southern Alaska, Tuesday. Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a…

Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner near Kodiak, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a mariner from a cargo ship in the Gulf of Alaska 160 miles east…

Politics

Murkowski Continues Fight for Access to Alaska’s History

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski’s request to include language in the Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill has been accepted by the…

Vote Yes on Proposition One Supporters Handily Win Debate

A standing room only crowd watched Senator Bill Wielechowski and long-time Alaska economist Gregg Erickson easily win the oil tax debate last night, hosted by Alaska Common Ground…

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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