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The 10 Most Exciting Places In Alaska

The 10 Most Exciting Places In Alaska

When most people think of Alaska, there are probably a few things that spring to their minds: unbeatable natural beauty, frigid temperatures, bears—and did you know that you…

AST Accepting Applications for Mat-Su Valley Citizen Academy

AST Accepting Applications for Mat-Su Valley Citizen Academy

(PALMER, Alaska) – Registration is open for the fourth Alaska State Troopers Citizen Academy offered in the Mat-Su Valley to promote and enhance citizen understanding and awareness of…

General News

Attempted Murder Suspect Being Extradited from Ohio

Attempted Murder Suspect Being Extradited from Ohio

The Warren County Sheriff’s office in Ohio apprehended a man sought by Alaska State Troopers…

Don’t Be Left in the Dark this Halloween!

Don’t Be Left in the Dark this Halloween!

Halloween is the second most popular holiday in the United States accounting for billions of…

88-Year-Old Man Severely Injured in Diamond Ridge Explosion, Fire

Alaska State Troopers, KESA Fire, Anchor Point Fire, and the Homer Fire Department responded to…

Troopers Locate and Arrest North Star Escapee Cody Ladig

Troopers Locate and Arrest North Star Escapee Cody Ladig

Troopers made an arrest of escapee, 35-year-old Cody Ladig, at a residence on Goldhill Road…

Alaska's Arctic

Murkowski Joining World Leaders to Represent U.S. at Arctic Circle 2014

Murkowski Joining World Leaders to Represent U.S. at Arctic Circle 2014

ANCHORAGE, AK – Senator Lisa Murkowski will attend this weekend’s Arctic Circle 2014 conference in Reykjavik, Iceland – an annual event designed to increase the Arctic dialogue and…

A Cool Idea for Locking up Carbon Dioxide

A Cool Idea for Locking up Carbon Dioxide

Jim Beget spends much of his time digging for clues from long ago, like when a volcanic island might have collapsed into the sea, sending giant waves to…

Northern Alaska Joins the Cryosphere

Northern Alaska Joins the Cryosphere

It’s mid-October, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work. Since I last wrote about my three-mile commute through the raindrops of August, the…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 12, 2014

Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 12, 2014

Tuma; Tumet - Footprint Taqukaraat tumait ang’ut. - The bears’ footprints are large. Like animal tracks, human footprints are a common…

Rural

Huge Fire Breaks out at Bethel’s Regional Alcohol Treatment Center

Huge Fire Breaks out at Bethel’s Regional Alcohol Treatment Center

A huge fire broke out in Bethel on Monday night, engulfing the yet to be completed Alcohol Treatment Center behind the Bethel Post Office there. When firefighters…

At Sea

U.S. Navy Awards $8 Million to Develop Wave, Tidal Energy Technology

U.S. Navy Awards $8 Million to Develop Wave, Tidal Energy Technology

The U.S. Navy has committed to get half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020. One element of that strategy will be looking to…

Fishermen's News Online

NPFMC Approves Observer Deployment Plan

NPFMC Approves Observer Deployment Plan

Federal fisheries managers have approved the 2015 annual deployment plan for the marine observer program, with several recommendations, including one for conditional releases for some vessels in…

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

Jim Dillard to lecture this week at Alutiiq Museum

Jim Dillard to lecture this week at Alutiiq Museum

Longtime Kodiak resident Jim Dillard is this week’s guest at the Alutiiq Museum’s Fall Lecture Series. A life-long woodcarver since age 10, Jim’s work has been shown…

Op/Ed

OP/ED: Alaska Businesses Reject Another D.C. Experiment – Vote No On 2

OP/ED: Alaska Businesses Reject Another D.C. Experiment – Vote No On 2

It sounds reasonable enough to tax and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana. After all, many Alaskans produce, sell and use it already – why…

OP/ED:Dan Sullivan Chose To Prosecute Alaska Natives

Alaska Natives need know about U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s deeply troubling record of waging a war against Alaska Natives when he was supposed to be protecting…

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…

Mallot Decries Stifling of Public Voice in Resource Management

Recently Alaskans watched horrific images from a tailings dam failure in British Columbia that released a flood of millions of gallons toxic water and sludge into an…

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…