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DOC Reverses Course, Cancels Plan to Send Prisoners Out-of-state

DOC Reverses Course, Cancels Plan to Send Prisoners Out-of-state

  Rep. Fields: ‘This outcome saves money and will help make Alaska safe’ JUNEAU – Thursday, Department of Corrections Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom informed the House State Affairs Committee…

Jobs Up 0.6 Percent in December From Prior Year; Unemployment Rate Remains at 6.1 Percent

Jobs Up 0.6 Percent in December From Prior Year; Unemployment Rate Remains at 6.1 Percent

  JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s employment was up an estimated 0.6 percent in December, or 1,900 jobs, from December 2018. December’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Alaska and…

Salmon Beyond Borders, Alaskans: We’re Watching, Governor Dunleavy

Salmon Beyond Borders, Alaskans: We’re Watching, Governor Dunleavy

  JUNEAU—It was with interest that Salmon Beyond Borders learned Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy is in Vancouver for the Association for Mineral Exploration conference this week to tout…

General News

Palmer man Dies in Officer-Involved-Shooting following Disturbance/Car Chase

Palmer man Dies in Officer-Involved-Shooting following Disturbance/Car Chase

  A Palmer man suffered fatal injuries after an officer-involved shooting that occurred following a…

Escort Robber Christian Young Found Guilty on Wednesday

Escort Robber Christian Young Found Guilty on Wednesday

  After deliberating for four hours on Wednesday, an Anchorage jury found 29-year-old Christian Andre…

Cloyd Lacap Indicted for Using Craigslist to Set up Armed Robberies

Cloyd Lacap Indicted for Using Craigslist to Set up Armed Robberies

  Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced Thursday that an Anchorage man has…

UPDATE: ISU Takes Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Robbery Suspect into Custody

UPDATE: ISU Takes Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Robbery Suspect into Custody

  The public was alerted that the FBI and Anchorage police are seeking a bank…

Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Fairbanks International Airport

Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Fairbanks International Airport

  (Fairbanks, AK) – At approximately 2:15 p.m., Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) was notified that…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Denali Park Road Failings and Other Stories

Denali Park Road Failings and Other Stories

  By the summer of 2020, a landslide will bury a portion of the road from the Denali National Park entrance to Wonder Lake. That’s the conclusion of…

Northern News from a Massive Conference

Northern News from a Massive Conference

  For the 20th straight year, in December 2019 I carried a notebook into the halls of the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Most of those…

The Physics of 40 Below

The Physics of 40 Below

  A father wakes, rolls out of bed and drops his toes to cold carpet. He grabs a flashlight and shines it outside the window. The thermometer reads…

Researchers use Stream Chemistry to Predict Change

Researchers use Stream Chemistry to Predict Change

  University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists are developing a new method to predict ecosystem change in Interior Alaska, and their techniques could prove useful elsewhere in the world.…

News from Alaska SeaGrant

Register now—Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit early-bird registration ending soon

Register now—Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit early-bird registration ending soon

  The Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit builds leadership and networking capacity in the Alaska commercial fishing industry during three days of intensive training. The fast-paced program features…

Record Low Level of Bering Sea Ice Causes Profound, Widespread Impacts

Record Low Level of Bering Sea Ice Causes Profound, Widespread Impacts

Sea ice in the Bering Sea shrank to its lowest levels in recorded history in 2018, profoundly affecting northwest Alaska residents who depend on marine resources for…

At Sea

DOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2020 Summer Ferry Schedule

DOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2020 Summer Ferry Schedule

  (JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule for May 2020 through September 2020 is now available…

‘The Blob,’ Food Supply Squeeze to Blame for Largest Seabird Die-off

‘The Blob,’ Food Supply Squeeze to Blame for Largest Seabird Die-off

  The common murre is a self-sufficient, resilient bird. Though the seabird must eat about half of its body weight in prey each day, common murres are…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Tracking Cod in the Aleutian Islands

Tracking Cod in the Aleutian Islands

  Scientists and fishermen are working together to gain new insight into seasonal movements of valuable Pacific cod. Cutting edge technology and fishermen’s expertise are helping scientists…

Keeping Fishery Observers Safe from Harassment

Keeping Fishery Observers Safe from Harassment

  New outreach efforts underway so that fishery observers feel comfortable reporting harrassment issues and ensure that fishing vessel crews, captains and fishing company managers understand what…

Fishermen's News Online

Alaska Board of Fisheries Cuts Kodiak’s Salmon Allocation

Alaska Board of Fisheries Cuts Kodiak’s Salmon Allocation

  This past week, the Alaska Board of Fisheries set new limits on commercial salmon harvests for the Kodiak area. The Cape Igvak salmon management plan, proposal…

Optimism Up on Demand and Prices for Snow Crab

Optimism Up on Demand and Prices for Snow Crab

  In a year when Bering Sea crab are continuing to rebound – prompting the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) to boost the quota for…

Acid Society

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Sheen in Kitoi Bay

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Sheen in Kitoi Bay

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard responded to a report of an oil sheen in Kitoi Bay Friday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division and Marine Safety Detachment…

Kirby Corp Fined $2.9 Million for British Columbia Oil Spill

Kirby Corp Fined $2.9 Million for British Columbia Oil Spill

  The Nathan E. Stewart is seen surrounded by booms after sinking near Bella Bella. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Coast Guard A fine of $2.9 million was levied…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Salt Fish-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 19th

Salt Fish-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 19th

  SULUNAQ – SALT FISH SULUNAQ PITURNIRTAARTUQ. – SALT FISH IS ALWAYS TASTY. For centuries, people around the world have enjoyed salted fish. The interaction of salt…

Story-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 12th

Story-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 12th

  QULIYANGUAQ – STORY QULIYANGUA’UCIIKAMKEN. – I WILL TELL YOU A STORY. Among societies without a written language, storytelling is one way to record history. People pass…

Events/Notices

Comment Period Extended for Analysis of National Petroleum Reserve Plan

Comment Period Extended for Analysis of National Petroleum Reserve Plan

  ANCHORAGE – The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Integrated Activity Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement…

SEARHC Announces Additional ROAR Women’s Conference Presenters

SEARHC Announces Additional ROAR Women’s Conference Presenters

  JUNEAU – In addition to author, actor and communications expert Robyn Hatcher as keynote speaker, the 2020 Reclaim Own and Renew (ROAR) Women’s Conference lineup boasts of…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Attorney General declared an emergency crisis for the remote villages of Alaska last fall

Attorney General declared an emergency crisis for the remote villages of Alaska last fall

  Recently 10 million dollars were allocated for this particular purpose. Well, I am here in the village of Newtok, Alaska, and wondering if the money used…

Until more is known about vaping and THC use, caution is the best advice

Until more is known about vaping and THC use, caution is the best advice

  You’ve probably seen this play out in your neighborhood, town or village. Seemingly oblivious to danger, a group of teenagers pass between themselves a small black…


Statewide Weather

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