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Cops in One Village Have Been Convicted of 70 Crimes. Here’s What They Had to Say About It

Cops in One Village Have Been Convicted of 70 Crimes. Here’s What They Had to Say About It

  YouTube video by Kyle Hopkins and uploaded by Propublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like…

Governor Dunleavy Signs House Bill 14, Closes ‘Schneider Loophole’

Governor Dunleavy Signs House Bill 14, Closes ‘Schneider Loophole’

  Images of signing. (Click here for photos) (Juneau) – Today Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy signed into law House Bill 14, legislation to close the final gap…

Senate Democratic Leader Praises Unanimous Passage of Capital Budget

Senate Democratic Leader Praises Unanimous Passage of Capital Budget

  JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska State Senate passed a Capital Budget unanimously for the second time this year. The Capital Budget, Senate Bill 2002, now heads over…

General News

Kenai Police Seek California Avenue Shooting Suspect after Discovery of Two Dead Women

Kenai Police Seek California Avenue Shooting Suspect after Discovery of Two Dead Women

  Kenai police opened a homicide investigation after the discovery of the bodies of two…

Fleeing Nikiski Car Chase Suspect Caught by Wildlife Troopers while Hitchhiking

Fleeing Nikiski Car Chase Suspect Caught by Wildlife Troopers while Hitchhiking

  The driver of a red Pontiac Bonneville made good on his escape from a…

NTSB Investigates Fatal Rust’s Air Service Crash in Tutka Bay

NTSB Investigates Fatal Rust’s Air Service Crash in Tutka Bay

  The investigation into the crash of a Rust’sd Air Service flight crash as it…

Williwaw Elementary Shooting Suspect Indicted Friday

Williwaw Elementary Shooting Suspect Indicted Friday

  The 22-year-old  man who shot a juvenile at the Williwaw Elementary school basketball court…

Togiak Man Jailed on Murder Charges for July 11th Homicide

Togiak Man Jailed on Murder Charges for July 11th Homicide

  The Togiak suspect involved in the death of another in that community was remanded…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Dragons of Summer Now on the Hunt

Dragons of Summer Now on the Hunt

  Image: A sedge darner dragonfly rests on a leaf. The dragonfly’s compound eyes are each made up of thousands of light- and motion-sensitive units. Photo-Ned Rozell The…

Rising Tundra Temperatures Lead to Changes in Microbial Communities

Rising Tundra Temperatures Lead to Changes in Microbial Communities

  Image-Researchers studied changes in soil microbes in tundra near Denali National Park in Alaska. Credit: Ted Schuur Rising temperatures in the tundra of northern latitudes could affect…

Volcanoes, Permafrost, Earthquakes Shape Alaska

Volcanoes, Permafrost, Earthquakes Shape Alaska

  Forty-one volcanoes that have erupted since the 1700s. Eleven percent of the world’s earthquakes. Glaciers of an ever-changing number that probably tops 100,000. Alaska has its share…

Local and Traditional Knowledge Included in Bering Sea Management Plan

Local and Traditional Knowledge Included in Bering Sea Management Plan

  With assistance from Alaska Sea Grant, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council recently adopted what some are calling a groundbreaking ecosystem management plan for the Bering Sea…

Events/Notices

DOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2019/2020 Winter Ferry Schedule

DOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2019/2020 Winter Ferry Schedule

  Comments Due July 26th; Public Teleconferences on July 29th (JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule for…

Alaska Department of Labor Awarded $100,000 for Employers Who Hire Returning Citizens

Alaska Department of Labor Awarded $100,000 for Employers Who Hire Returning Citizens

  JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $100,000 to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development for fidelity bonds, which reduce financial…

Alaska National Guard to participate in Bethel July 4 celebration

Alaska National Guard to participate in Bethel July 4 celebration

  JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — There will be a media open house July 3 at Bethel Airport hosted by the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing.…

At Sea

Coast Guard Aircrew Medevacs 42-year-old Woman off Fishing Vessel near Noyes Island

Coast Guard Aircrew Medevacs 42-year-old Woman off Fishing Vessel near Noyes Island

  Editor’s Note: Click on image to download high resolution video. JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 42-year-old woman off a fishing vessel near…

Coast Guard, Locals, Good Samaritan Rescue Five Fisherman After Vessel Sunk Near Black Island

Coast Guard, Locals, Good Samaritan Rescue Five Fisherman After Vessel Sunk Near Black Island

  JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard and Alaska State Trooper boat crews, as well as the crew of a good Samaritan vessel, rescued five fishermen after their…

Coast Guard Hoists Three People Stranded on Beach near Cape Resurrection

Coast Guard Hoists Three People Stranded on Beach near Cape Resurrection

  JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted three people stranded on a beach near Cape Resurrection, Friday. The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Another Three Gray Whales are Found Dead, Bringing the Total in Alaska to Ten

Another Three Gray Whales are Found Dead, Bringing the Total in Alaska to Ten

  A dead gray whale found near Wrangell, Alaska. Taken 6/17/2019. Credit: Ceona Koch NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region has received reports of three additional dead gray whales…

Tracking the Alaskan Red King Crab – Post 2

Tracking the Alaskan Red King Crab – Post 2

  I flew to Dutch Harbor, AK with three other crab biologists. We met the captain and crew of the fishing vessel Royal American chartered to conduct our…

NOAA Fisheries Responding to Multiple Dead Ice Seals in Bering Sea Region

NOAA Fisheries Responding to Multiple Dead Ice Seals in Bering Sea Region

  Photo: A hunter from Kotlik counted 18 dead seals along 11 miles of shore, north of Kotlik. Credit: Harold Okitkun/May 7, 2019. NOAA Fisheries is responding…

Fishermen's News Online

Alaska’s Salmon Harvest Nears 71 Million Fish

Alaska’s Salmon Harvest Nears 71 Million Fish

  Harvests of Alaska’s wild salmon, through July 16, jumped to nearly 71 million fish, up from 49.5 million just a week earlier. A sockeye harvest of…

Alaska’s Commercial Salmon Harvests Near 50m Fish

Alaska’s Commercial Salmon Harvests Near 50m Fish

  Commercial wild salmon harvesters in Alaska are picking up speed, with the catch in Bristol Bay alone jumping from about 10 million fish a week ago…

Alaska Salmon Harvest Tops 26 Million Fish

Alaska Salmon Harvest Tops 26 Million Fish

  Commercial harvesters have topped the 26-million mark in wild salmon delivered to processors in Alaska so far this season. Preliminary data from the Alaska Department of…

Rural

Unalakleet Man Arrested on 13-Count Warrant for Sex Crimes

Unalakleet Man Arrested on 13-Count Warrant for Sex Crimes

  Unalakleet-based troopers motored up the Unalakleet River to a cabin located there to arrest a 60-year-old man on a 13-count warrant for various sex crimes on…

Akiachak Man Arrested on Alcohol and Sex crimes on Thursday

Akiachak Man Arrested on Alcohol and Sex crimes on Thursday

  An Akiachak man is being held on $75,000 bail after his arrest on sex crime charges in that community on Thursday of last week. Bethel-based troopers…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Tugidak Island-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 21st

Tugidak Island-Alutiiq Word of the  Week-July 21st

  TUIY’UQ – TUGIDAK ISLAND TUIY’UQ NALLQIGTUQ. – TUGIDAK ISLAND IS FLAT. Tudigak Island lies at the southern end of the Kodiak region in the Trinity Island…

Net-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 14th

Net-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 14th

KUGYAQ – NET KUGYASIQ ATURTAAQA. – I USE THE NET. Alutiiq people captured salmon with a variety of traditional tools. Streams were dammed with logs or stone weirs…

Acid Society

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…

Coast Guard Responds to Barge Aground in Naknek

Coast Guard Responds to Barge Aground in Naknek

  Image: The Coast Guard responds to a fuel barge that settled in the mud and began to show signs of structural stress while offloading petroleum product…

Op/Ed and the Editor

NRDC to World Bank: “Location, Community, and Climate-Smart”

NRDC to World Bank: “Location, Community, and Climate-Smart”

  At last week’s launch of World Bank’s Climate-Smart Mining Facility, NRDC elevates importance of place and community, citing reckless Pebble Mine as poster child for “wrong…

Pebble Lies & Lobbyists: A Payday for Washington, A Scam for Alaskans

Pebble Lies & Lobbyists: A Payday for Washington, A Scam for Alaskans

  In a new report, Cook Inletkeeper details the increasing scale of lobby expenditures by the Pebble Partnership to influence the timeline and approval of their inadequate scoping and…


Statewide Weather

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Tyonek: One Year Later

One year ago, a four-week-old male beluga whale stranded on a mudflat near Trading Bay in Cook Inlet, Alaska. He is part of an endangered population of beluga whales. A year after his rescue, he is thriving at SeaWorld San Antonio. Video-NOAA Fisheries