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Occupational Safety and Health Review Board Upholds $301,000 in Penalties Issued in Trenching Fatality

Occupational Safety and Health Review Board Upholds $301,000 in Penalties Issued in Trenching Fatality

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Review Board upheld multiple willful citations issued by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development to Hartman Construction and…

Governor Walker, Hilcorp Executives Agree on Plan to Expedite Resolution of Cook Inlet Gas Leak

Governor Walker, Hilcorp Executives Agree on Plan to Expedite Resolution of Cook Inlet Gas Leak

ANCHORAGE— Governor Bill Walker has been in contact with Hilcorp Alaska executives about addressing the company’s gas line leak in Cook Inlet. Governor Walker and the Hilcorp team…

Alaska House Passes Legislation to Safeguard Access to Civil Justice

Alaska House Passes Legislation to Safeguard Access to Civil Justice

Juneau – By the overwhelming margin of 33 in favor to 3 opposed, the Alaska House of Representatives Friday passed bipartisan legislation adding an additional mechanism for funding…

General News

Wildlife Troopers Investigate Collision in Sitka Sac Roe Fishery

Wildlife Troopers Investigate Collision in Sitka Sac Roe Fishery

Alaska Wildlife Troopers say that they conducted an investigation into the collision of a pair…

K-9, Suspect Both Dead Following Parks Highway Chase

K-9, Suspect Both Dead Following Parks Highway Chase

An Alaska State Trooper K-9 and a Wasilla man are both dead from gunshot wounds…

No Injuries in Monday Soldotna Hard Landing

No Injuries in Monday Soldotna Hard Landing

No injuries were reported in a hard landing of a Piper PA-22 that occurred on…

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Although very little information has been released by troopers, they did reveal that an arrest…

Anchorage Man Arrested on Kidnapping/Animal Cruelty Charges after Early Morning Stand-Off

Anchorage Man Arrested on Kidnapping/Animal Cruelty Charges after Early Morning Stand-Off

After a stand-off with SWAT that persisted for over four hours on Thursday morning, a…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Record Low for Third Straight Year

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Record Low for Third Straight Year

BOULDER, Colo., March 22, 2017—Arctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the third straight year, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice…

Are Ravens Responsible for Wolf Packs?

Are Ravens Responsible for Wolf Packs?

People who study animal behavior think they may have found out why wolves hunt in packs — because ravens are such good scavengers. Scientists who watched wolves on…

NSF Awards $5.6 Million to Establish New Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research Site

NSF Awards $5.6 Million to Establish New Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research Site

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a $5.6 million, five-year grant to establish a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site along the northern Alaskan coast that will focus…

How to Conserve Polar Bears — and Maintain Subsistence Harvest — under Climate Change

How to Conserve Polar Bears — and Maintain Subsistence Harvest — under Climate Change

Polar bears are listed as a threatened species as the ice-covered ocean they depend on for hunting and transportation becomes scarce. Changes in the Arctic Ocean are also…

Rural

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Although very little information has been released by troopers, they did reveal that an arrest has been made in an Akiak assault incident that took place late…

Fairbanks Man Arrested in Connection with Fairbanks Burglaries

Fairbanks Man Arrested in Connection with Fairbanks Burglaries

AST reports that additional charges are pending for a Fairbanks man after he was arrested in connection with burglaries in the Fairbanks area. Fairbanks patrol troopers, rural…

At Sea

Wildlife Troopers Investigate Collision in Sitka Sac Roe Fishery

Wildlife Troopers Investigate Collision in Sitka Sac Roe Fishery

Alaska Wildlife Troopers say that they conducted an investigation into the collision of a pair of boats during the opening moments of the Sitka Sac Roe Herring…

Governor Walker, Hilcorp Executives Agree on Plan to Expedite Resolution of Cook Inlet Gas Leak

Governor Walker, Hilcorp Executives Agree on Plan to Expedite Resolution of Cook Inlet Gas Leak

ANCHORAGE— Governor Bill Walker has been in contact with Hilcorp Alaska executives about addressing the company’s gas line leak in Cook Inlet. Governor Walker and the Hilcorp…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Spam-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 27th

 Spam-eq – Spam Alutiit Spam-eq pingaktaarat. – Alutiiq people (always) like Spam. The Hormel Foods Corporation introduced Spam to American consumers in 1937. Manufactured in Austin, Minnesota,…

Television-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 19th

Television-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 19th

Ulutegwik – Television Ulutegwik ikirsgu. – Turn the television on. Television began reaching rural Alaska communities in the1970s, as communication systems evolved following World War II. Alutiiq…

Fishermen's News Online

Sea Lion Boards Fishing Boat, Bites Crewman

Sea Lion Boards Fishing Boat, Bites Crewman

A crewman aboard a fishing vessel tied up at the Peter Pan Seafoods dock at Sand Point was severely injured when a sea lion jumped on board,…

Bristol Bay Fishing Jobs Outnumber Pebble Mine Work

Bristol Bay Fishing Jobs Outnumber Pebble Mine Work

Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay says the total economic contribution and number of fisheries jobs in the bay continue to outnumber offerings at the Pebble mine project…

KANA Weekly Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

Arctic Care 2017 Registration Events Begin This Week The United States Department of Defense Arctic Care Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program in partnership, with the Kodiak Area…

Opinion

Ballot Measure 1 Makes Good Business Sense for Alaska

Ballot Measure 1 Makes Good Business Sense for Alaska

At CIRI, when we sit down to consider changes to the way we do business, besides keeping our shareholder’s best interests in mind, we usually look for…

Op/Ed

How President Obama has Protected our Sacred land for Future Generations

How President Obama has Protected our Sacred land for Future Generations

  I am very proud to be both Navajo and American. As the President of the Navajo Nation, I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that, as a…