State
Way Back When, Artist Believed Alaska was a Good Deal

Way Back When, Artist Believed Alaska was a Good Deal

About 160 years ago, U.S. Secretary of State William Seward was taking some heat for his significant role in the purchase of Alaska. On the day the Russians…

Operation Midnight Sun Concludes with More than 100 Charges and Multiple Seizures

Operation Midnight Sun Concludes with More than 100 Charges and Multiple Seizures

Last month, the Anchorage Police Department along with its federal, state and local partners conducted one of its largest crime suppression sweeps of violent offenders called Operation Midnight…

Video Remake Aims to Educate, Keep Moose Hunters Legal

Video Remake Aims to Educate, Keep Moose Hunters Legal

A remake of the popular video “Is This Moose Legal?” is now available for hunters preparing for the coming season. Originally produced by the Alaska Department of Fish…

General News

Man Charged with over 40 Counts after Burglary Investigation in Big Eddy Area

Man Charged with over 40 Counts after Burglary Investigation in Big Eddy Area

Following a nine-month investigation into several burglary investigations in the  Big Eddy area on the…

Fairbanks Man Faces Several Charges after Sunday Morning Crash

Fairbanks Man Faces Several Charges after Sunday Morning Crash

Troopers on patrol at mile 1 of Tetlin Road came across a vehicle accident at 1:30…

Two Arrested in 11th and Hyder Street Drive-by Shooting

Two Arrested in 11th and Hyder Street Drive-by Shooting

APD revealed this weekend that they have made double arrests in the May 21st moving…

Anchorage Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Tony Ly Drug Conspiracy

Anchorage Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Tony Ly Drug Conspiracy

As a consequence of his November 2016 trial in which he was found guilty of conspiracy…

After Night-Long Stand-Off Chugach Way Suspect Gives Up

After Night-Long Stand-Off Chugach Way Suspect Gives Up

Anchorage police report that a barricade situation has come to an end with the suspect,…

Follow Us


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Study Identifies which Marine Mammals are Most at Risk from Increased Arctic Ship Traffic

Study Identifies which Marine Mammals are Most at Risk from Increased Arctic Ship Traffic

In August 2016, the first large cruise ship traveled through the Northwest Passage, the northern waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The following year, the first ship without an icebreaker plied…

Saildrones Head to the Arctic – Post 1

Saildrones Head to the Arctic – Post 1

We’ve launched The end of June, four Saildrones left Dutch Harbor, AK and headed north. These ocean-going robots have started to carry out a 700-nautical-mile trip to Bering…

Boreal Owls Perform by Daylight

Boreal Owls Perform by Daylight

Just beneath the owl box, hung 20 feet up the stem of a balsam poplar, the backyard barbeque continued late into the evening. Despite the thwap of badminton…

Warming in the North Continues as Predicted

Warming in the North Continues as Predicted

Just outside my window here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, workers are drilling into the asphalt of a parking lot using a truck-mounted rig. They twist a…



Acid Society

BP Canada Spews Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Mud During Offshore Drilling Incident near Halifax

BP Canada Spews Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Mud During Offshore Drilling Incident near Halifax

BP Canada has spewed out 36,000 gallons of a toxic mud into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Halifax during deepwater offshore exploratory oil drilling, a…

Four Norwegian Companies Form Oil Spill Response Partnership

Four Norwegian Companies Form Oil Spill Response Partnership

Framo, Maritime Partner, Norbit Aptomar, and NorLense have established the OSRV Group which is claimed to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for oil spill response. The companies in this…

At Sea

Coast Guard, City and State Partners Continue to Address Tug Lumberman in Juneau

Coast Guard, City and State Partners Continue to Address Tug Lumberman in Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working alongside state and local agencies to determine the path forward for the tug Lumberman anchored in the Gastineau Channel…

Kenai Fisherman goes Overboard, Drowns During Cook Inlet Opener

Kenai Fisherman goes Overboard, Drowns During Cook Inlet Opener

Alaska State Troopers reported a drowning of a crewmember of a commercial fishing vessel on Thursday morning. According to reporting, 62-year-old Anthony Walsh was participating in a…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Young Fish Provide Clues to Future Pacific Cod Stock Size

Young Fish Provide Clues to Future Pacific Cod Stock Size

Pacific cod support a large commercial fishery in the Gulf of Alaska. In 2017, NOAA Fisheries scientists at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center who monitor this fish…

Questions about the Annual Extent of Cold Water in the Southeastern Bering Sea Loom Large

Questions about the Annual Extent of Cold Water in the Southeastern Bering Sea Loom Large

Researchers are curious to see if they will come across a “cold pool” during this year’s annual Southeastern Bering Sea Shelf Bottom Trawl Survey given the unusually…

Fishermen's News Online

Too Early to Tell on Impact of Tariffs

Too Early to Tell on Impact of Tariffs

While the US and China are in a war of words involving tariffs on billions of dollars in imports to each country, the seafood industry in the…

PFDs Save Lives, But Many Still Don’t Wear Them

PFDs Save Lives, But Many Still Don’t Wear Them

Fatal falls overboard keep commercial fishing in the top ranks of most dangerous jobs in America, and yet many commercial harvesters still resist wearing the personal floatation…

Rural

Troopers Arrest Unalakleet Man after 10-Hour Stand-Off

Troopers Arrest Unalakleet Man after 10-Hour Stand-Off

AST reports that they have arrested a suspect in an Attempted Murder case in Unalakleet after a stand-off in that community on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Troopers were…

Remains found near Anchorage Mudflats Identified as Robert Dushkin III Missing Since January

Remains found near Anchorage Mudflats Identified as Robert Dushkin III Missing Since January

The search for 27-year-old Robert Dushkin III, who went missing in January has ended after positive identification results from an autopsy that APD revealed on Thursday.…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Poison-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 16th

Poison-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 16th

Yaataq—Poison Pitun’illgu una-yaatartuq!—Don’t eat this—it is poisonous! Alutiiq people have long recognized the poisonous qualities of certain local plants. Some of these plants were harvested for their…

Fish Hook-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 8th

Fish Hook-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 8th

Iqsak—Fishhook Iksak ipegtuq.—The fishhook is sharp. Archaeological sites in the Kodiak Archipelago illustrate that Alutiiq ancestors have harvested marine fish for many thousands of years. Even the…

Events/Notices

Tuition Discount for Occupational Endorsements

Tuition Discount for Occupational Endorsements

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the University of Alaska will reduce tuition rates by 25 percent in selected Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. As an example,…

Greatland Grocery & Supply Launches Mail Order Service to Rural Alaska

Greatland Grocery & Supply Launches Mail Order Service to Rural Alaska

[Anchorage, Alaska] – Greatland Grocery & Supply announced today the launch of its mail order grocery service designed to meet the needs of rural Alaska consumers. Greatland’s…

Op/Ed and the Editor

We must Join and Stand Together for Alaska

We must Join and Stand Together for Alaska

Generations of Alaska Native people have revered salmon for its life-sustaining properties and role in the growth and survival of our communities. To say that Alaska Native…

Canada Fight Back!

Canada Fight Back!

After reading the article “Canada Criticized by Washington State After Cleanup Exercise,” (June 10, 2018 Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail) I am compelled to write to the…