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Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner from Port Alexander

Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner from Port Alexander

  KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced an 87-year-old female reportedly suffering from complications associated with a lower back injury aboard the fishing vessel Annie B in Port…

Comment Period for USFWS Proposed Peninsula Bear Hunting Closure Ends

Comment Period for USFWS Proposed Peninsula Bear Hunting Closure Ends

With the public hearing in Soldotna last night, the public comment period on  the proposal to close the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Brown Bear hunting season on…

General News

REDDI Driver Arrested on 17 Counts

REDDI Driver Arrested on 17 Counts

Alaska State Troopers reported stopping a REDDI vehicle on Saturday night and arresting the driver…

Alaska Guardsmen Return from Guantanamo Bay Deployment

Alaska Guardsmen Return from Guantanamo Bay Deployment

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Approximately 50 Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 761st…

Two Fatalities in Parks Highway Collision

Two Fatalities in Parks Highway Collision

An accident on the Parks Highway took the lives of two Monday evening. Alaska State…

Anchorage Man Dies after Being Swept Down Little Susitna River

Anchorage Man Dies after Being Swept Down Little Susitna River

A 74-year-old man died on the Little Susitna River late Thursday despite efforts to save…

Alaska's Arctic

Cutter Healy Conducts First Unmanned Aircraft Deck Landings

Cutter Healy Conducts First Unmanned Aircraft Deck Landings

  COAST GUARD CUTTER HEALY, Arctic Ocean – Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers successfully landed an unmanned aircraft system on the flight deck of…

North Slope Ravens Force Researcher to go Incognito

North Slope Ravens Force Researcher to go Incognito

Some biologists hang from ropes to study birds. Many rise painfully early in the morning. Stacia Backensto disguised herself as a man. At the time, Backensto worked in…

Why Don’t Hibernating Bears get Osteoporosis?

Why Don’t Hibernating Bears get Osteoporosis?

Bears have the right idea. Don’t fight the cold; just shut ‘er down for six months and emerge when it’s warmer. Why didn’t we think of that? For…

At Sea

Coast Guard Urges Alaskan Boaters to be Safe Labor Day Weekend

Coast Guard Urges Alaskan Boaters to be Safe Labor Day Weekend

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard urges Alaska boaters to use extra caution and to ensure they have the safety equipment they…

Rural

Senator Begich Makes Dillingham Stop

Senator Begich Makes Dillingham Stop

Alaska’s junior Senator was in Dillingham this weekend as part of his bid for reelection this fall.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more. US Democratic Senator Mark Begich…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alutiiq Word of the Week, August 24th, 2014

Alutiiq Word of the Week, August 24th, 2014

Muuguaq – Watermellon Berry Muuguat amlerpianitut maani, allrani kesiin ikuutaartukut, piturnirtut. – There are not many watermelon berries around here, but sometimes we find them, and they’re…

Fishermen's News Online

Federal Disaster Relief Funds Granted for Alaska Fisheries

Commercial fishermen in Alaska affected by the 2012 salmon fisheries disaster for Yukon Chinook, Kuskokwim Chinook and Cook Inlet salmon will share in $7.8 million in grants…

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…

Events/Notices

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

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…

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…

Opinion

Dealing with barbarism: V-J Day and beyond

On September 2, 1945, V-J Day, the funeral-like solemnity of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri was shattered by the thunder of 400 B-29 bombers flying…

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…