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U.S. Army Alaska Bans Marijuana Events for Soldiers

U.S. Army Alaska Bans Marijuana Events for Soldiers

HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – U.S. Army Alaska Thursday issued a commanding general policy letter prohibiting Alaska-based soldier attendance at marijuana, cannabis or hemp…

Alaska Receives Grant to Reduce Correctional Center Recidivism with Job Services

Alaska Receives Grant to Reduce Correctional Center Recidivism with Job Services

JUNEAU, Alaska— The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Alaska a $500,000 grant to expand employment services offered to incarcerated individuals. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce…

ADOT&PF to End Seasonal Maintenance in October

ADOT&PF to End Seasonal Maintenance in October

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) will end seasonal maintenance, including snow and ice removal, on the Denali Highway, Taylor Highway, and the Road…

General News

Kentucky Hunter Mauled by Brown Bear on Admiralty Island Thursday

Kentucky Hunter Mauled by Brown Bear on Admiralty Island Thursday

Troopers are reporting a Brown Bear mauling that took place late in the evening on…

UPDATE: Man in Ginami Street Stand-Off Found Dead in Home Friday

UPDATE: Man in Ginami Street Stand-Off Found Dead in Home Friday

UPDATE-Friday Anchorage Police revealed on Friday that the man, Robert Musser, who was the focus of…

Bicyclist Hit by Drunk Driver in Wednesday Parks Highway Incident

Bicyclist Hit by Drunk Driver in Wednesday Parks Highway Incident

Troopers responded to a collision on the Parks Highway near Vine Street on Wednesday evening…

UPDATE: Campbell Park Stand-Off Ends, Suspect Taken into Custody

UPDATE: Campbell Park Stand-Off Ends, Suspect Taken into Custody

UPDATE: At around 3 pm, with the assistance of an FBI SWAT team, the suspect, now…

Burglars Make off with $7,000 of Computer Equipment from Soldotna Homeschool Office

Burglars Make off with $7,000 of Computer Equipment from Soldotna Homeschool Office

Troopers relayed via the trooper dispatch that they have opened an investigation into a burglary…




The Arctic and Alaska Science

Ban Ki-Moon and Nicola Sturgeon at the Arctic Circle

Ban Ki-Moon and Nicola Sturgeon at the Arctic Circle

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will deliver keynote speeches at the Arctic Circle Assembly, which will take place 7–9…

Arctic Sea Ice Annual Minimum Ties Second Lowest on Record

Arctic Sea Ice Annual Minimum Ties Second Lowest on Record

  Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its annual lowest extent on Sept. 10, NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the…

All Polar Bears Across the Arctic Face Shorter Sea Ice Season

All Polar Bears Across the Arctic Face Shorter Sea Ice Season

  It’s no secret that Arctic sea ice is melting. Polar bears, the poster child for climate change, are among the animals most affected by the seasonal and…

Coast Guard Completes Arctic Communications/Next Gen Incident Command System Evaluation

Coast Guard Completes Arctic Communications/Next Gen Incident Command System Evaluation

JUNEAU, Alaska – Arctic Chinook “survivors” being hoisted onto a hovering Coast Guard rescue helicopter were unaware that equipment testing conducted by the Coast Guard Research and Development…

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UPDATE: HELO-3 Diverts to Brushkana Creek, Locates Remains of Missing Anchorage Man

UPDATE: HELO-3 Diverts to Brushkana Creek, Locates Remains of Missing Anchorage Man

Troopers report that searchers are waiting for better conditions on the swollen Brushkana Creek before continuing the search for an Anchorage man who died when he flipped…

Former Wales Teacher’s Aide Charged with Four Counts of SAM

Former Wales Teacher’s Aide Charged with Four Counts of SAM

Alaska State Troopers reported on Wednesday that they had arrested a Kotzebue-born man on Sexual Abuse of a Minor charges for incidences that occurred in the community of…

At Sea

Coast Guard Locates Overdue Boaters 36 Miles Southwest of Juneau

Coast Guard Locates Overdue Boaters 36 Miles Southwest of Juneau

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard located a man and woman reported overdue aboard a 34-foot cabin cruiser approximately 36 miles southwest of Juneau in Freshwater Bay…

Successful Conservation Efforts Pay Off for Humpback Whales

Successful Conservation Efforts Pay Off for Humpback Whales

  Endangered humpback whales in nine of 14 newly identified distinct population segments have recovered enough that they don’t warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA…

KANA Weekly Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

New Data Available on Healthy Alaskans 2020 Leading Health Indicators With four years to go before the target date of 2020, new data from the Healthy Alaskans…

KANA Weekly Update

KANA Weekly Update

Cancer Education for Community Health Aides Promotes Community Wellness Beginning in 2015, with a funding award from the National Cancer Institute, the Alaska Native Tribal Health  Consortium…

Fishermen's News Online

Push for SE Alaska River Protection

Push for SE Alaska River Protection

Alaska fishermen are renewing their pursuit of State Department action to protect transboundary watersheds in Southeast Alaska from adverse affects of mining. Fishermen are calling on Secretary…

Saildrone Technology Tracks Pursuit of Pollock by Fur Seals

Saildrone Technology Tracks Pursuit of Pollock by Fur Seals

Fisheries researchers using Saildrones surveyed more than 1,700 miles within the fur seal foraging area of the Bering Sea this summer, measuring and locating walleye pollock that…

Events/Notices

Ban Ki-Moon and Nicola Sturgeon at the Arctic Circle

Ban Ki-Moon and Nicola Sturgeon at the Arctic Circle

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will deliver keynote speeches at the Arctic Circle Assembly, which will take place…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Urine-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 25

Urine-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 25

 Etquq – Urine Cuumi tan’urat etquat aturtaakait. – They used to use boys’ urine before. Across Alaska, Native people used human urine for processing hides. In Alutiiq…

Opinion

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Steps Out of Bounds on Alaska Refuges

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Steps Out of Bounds on Alaska Refuges

Few places in the world maintain a stronger connection to hunting, gathering and eating well from the land than Alaska.  Here, the harvest of wild foods is…

Op/Ed

OP/ED: Adjutant General Hummel Response to DoJ Report

OP/ED: Adjutant General Hummel Response to DoJ Report

On Monday, the Department of Law released retired Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins’ independent investigation of the Alaska National Guard to the public.  Like many Alaskans, I…

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