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The Alaska Legislature Encourages Congress to Open the Coastal Plain of ANWR to Oil and Gas Exploration

The Alaska Legislature Encourages Congress to Open the Coastal Plain of ANWR to Oil and Gas Exploration

  Juneau – Wednesday, the Alaska State Senate joined the Alaska House of Representatives in approving House Joint Resolution 5, urging the United States Congress to pass legislation…

ANSEP Hosts Students from Kenai Peninsula Borough and  Lower Kuskokwim

ANSEP Hosts Students from Kenai Peninsula Borough and Lower Kuskokwim

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program is currently hosting 47 middle school students from more than 20 schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Lower…

Cold War Inspired First Launch from Poker Flat

Cold War Inspired First Launch from Poker Flat

  When they launch, the four rockets now pointed northward from Poker Flat Research Range will add to the 345 that have arced over northern Alaska during the…

General News

Alakanuk Man Dies of Exposure Lying Next to His Snow Machine

Alakanuk Man Dies of Exposure Lying Next to His Snow Machine

Alaska State Troopers based in St Mary’s were informed of an exposure related death in…

Unresponsive Man at Glennallen Gas Station without Pulse Revived and Sent to Anchorage

Unresponsive Man at Glennallen Gas Station without Pulse Revived and Sent to Anchorage

Just after 12 noon on Monday, Glennallen-based troopers were alerted to an unresponsive male at…

Chalkyitsik Woman Suffers Strangling Attack, Man Jailed

Chalkyitsik Woman Suffers Strangling Attack, Man Jailed

A Chalkyitsik victim and her assaulter were both flown to Fairbanks on Sunday, her for…

296 Marijuana Plants Seized in Tok

296 Marijuana Plants Seized in Tok

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Fairbanks SDEU received a tip regarding an illegal marijuana grow…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

More Tropical Nights in Alaska’s Future?

More Tropical Nights in Alaska’s Future?

By the end of this century, Alaskans may be enjoying tropical evening breezes for about a week each year. That’s an increase from the almost zero such nights…

Lack of Sea Ice and Lower 48 Weather

Lack of Sea Ice and Lower 48 Weather

  Last month, villagers in Savoonga landed a bowhead whale. Before 2017, in every January people can remember, sea ice surrounded St. Lawrence Island, locking it in for…

Sleuthing the Site of a Century-Old Earthquake

Sleuthing the Site of a Century-Old Earthquake

  The second-largest earthquake on the planet in 1904 happened somewhere in Alaska. It could have been St. Michael, Rampart, Fairbanks, Coldfoot or a place called Sunrise on…

An open letter to deep Interior cold

An open letter to deep Interior cold

Hello old friend. I thought you were dead. Sorry, but remember last year, when you didn’t show up? It was the first recorded winter in Fairbanks when the…

Rural

Alakanuk Man Dies of Exposure Lying Next to His Snow Machine

Alakanuk Man Dies of Exposure Lying Next to His Snow Machine

Alaska State Troopers based in St Mary’s were informed of an exposure related death in Alakanuk  last Thursday, the trooper dispatch revealed on Wednesday. Troopers were informed…

Unresponsive Man at Glennallen Gas Station without Pulse Revived and Sent to Anchorage

Unresponsive Man at Glennallen Gas Station without Pulse Revived and Sent to Anchorage

Just after 12 noon on Monday, Glennallen-based troopers were alerted to an unresponsive male at the Hub gas station at mile 189 of the Glenn Highway. When…

At Sea

USCGC Polar Star Makes New Zealand Trip

USCGC Polar Star Makes New Zealand Trip

New Zealand has granted the United States permission for a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, to visit the port of Lyttelton later this month.…

Sperm Whales: Revealing the Mysteries of the Deep

Sperm Whales: Revealing the Mysteries of the Deep

Sperm whales have been a part of American culture ever since Captain Ahab set out aboard the Pequod to find the infamous white whale in Moby Dick.…

KANA Weekly Updates

Kana Weekly News and Updates

Kana Weekly News and Updates

KANA Dental Expands Village Care with Increased Provider Visits KANA’s Dental Department is excited to share a new schedule of services for our village communities. Dr. Holbrook,…

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

New Rural Health Fellowship Program Brings Education and Experience to Physicians ANTHC partners with a variety of educational programs to bring the best professionals into our Tribal…

Fishermen's News Online

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…

BC, West Coast Chinooks Dominate King Salmon Harvest in Western Alaska

BC, West Coast Chinooks Dominate King Salmon Harvest in Western Alaska

A new study shows that the king salmon harvest in Western Region of Alaska commercial fisheries and Kodiak area sport fisheries from 2014 through 2016 was comprised…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

I Got It!-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 19th

I Got It!-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 19th

Pingua – I Got It! Bingo-mi pingneq pingaktaaqa. – I like to win at bingo. “Pingua! I got it!,” you might shout while reeling in a big…

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…

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