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2018 President’s Award Honorees-AFN

2018 President’s Award Honorees-AFN

ANCHORAGE, AK – Every year AFN honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their families and the Native community. Here are this year’s honorees: Click individual images…

Governor’s Race Tightens as Governor Walker Suspends Campaign

Governor’s Race Tightens as Governor Walker Suspends Campaign

The race for the state’s top spot tightened on Friday when Governor Bill Walker (I) stepped out of the contest and endorsed Democrat gubernatorial candidate former Senator Mark Begich.…

Murkowski Spotlights Alaska at Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland

Murkowski Spotlights Alaska at Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Friday delivered remarks during the opening session of the 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly, which is being held in Reykjavik,…

General News

Fleeing Ketchikan Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft and Multiple Warrants on North Tongass

Fleeing Ketchikan Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft and Multiple Warrants on North Tongass

Ketchikan-based Alaska State Troopers pulled over a bicyclist near mile six of the North Tongass…

Palau Citizen Sentenced in Armed Carjacking of ANMC Employee

Palau Citizen Sentenced in Armed Carjacking of ANMC Employee

The U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday that dangerous armed carjacker, Cordy Mai Martin, of the South Pacific…

Eklutna Plant Homicide Victim Identified and Suspect Vehicle Recovered

Eklutna Plant Homicide Victim Identified and Suspect Vehicle Recovered

After receiving a report of a body in the area of the Eklutna power plant…

Skagway Man Indicted on 10 Counts of Lacy Act Violations

Skagway Man Indicted on 10 Counts of Lacy Act Violations

Skagway man, 67-year-old James Terrance Williams, owner of Inside Passage Arts is the target of…

January Spenard Murder Suspect Apprehended in Eastpointe, Michigan

January Spenard Murder Suspect Apprehended in Eastpointe, Michigan

The second of two suspects wanted in the January 28th killing of Carl Bowie Jr…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Coast Guard Icebreaker Crew Completes Second Arctic Mission

Coast Guard Icebreaker Crew Completes Second Arctic Mission

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy completed their second mission of their Arctic West Summer 2018 deployment Thursday. Mission 1802 was a scientific mission to…

Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff

Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 17, 2018–A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north’s tundra and vast permafrost system.…

Serpentine Hot Springs Stone points Raise Questions

Serpentine Hot Springs Stone points Raise Questions

Stone spear points from Serpentine Hot Springs on the Seward Peninsula hint that ancient people may have migrated northward between ice sheets from warmer parts of America, bringing…

UW: Past Warm Period Polar Bear Strategy won’t Suffice this Time

UW: Past Warm Period Polar Bear Strategy won’t Suffice this Time

Polar bears likely survived past warm periods in the Arctic, when sea ice cover was low, by scavenging on the carcasses of stranded large whales. This food source…



Acid Society

BP Canada Spews Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Mud During Offshore Drilling Incident near Halifax

BP Canada Spews Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Mud During Offshore Drilling Incident near Halifax

BP Canada has spewed out 36,000 gallons of a toxic mud into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Halifax during deepwater offshore exploratory oil drilling, a…

Four Norwegian Companies Form Oil Spill Response Partnership

Four Norwegian Companies Form Oil Spill Response Partnership

Framo, Maritime Partner, Norbit Aptomar, and NorLense have established the OSRV Group which is claimed to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for oil spill response. The companies in this…

At Sea

Coast Guard Icebreaker Crew Completes Second Arctic Mission

Coast Guard Icebreaker Crew Completes Second Arctic Mission

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy completed their second mission of their Arctic West Summer 2018 deployment Thursday. Mission 1802 was a scientific mission…

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star Returns to Seattle after Six Months in Dry Dock

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star Returns to Seattle after Six Months in Dry Dock

SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived home Wednesday to Seattle following a six-month maintenance period at Mare Island Dry Dock in Vallejo, California. The 42-year-old…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Alaska Longline Survey

Alaska Longline Survey

So how does longlining work? I wasn’t sure myself before I got on the boat other than guessing that there was probably a line and it was…

Saildrones Head to the Arctic

Saildrones Head to the Arctic

The saildrones are completely autonomous, so they can sail along under their own power as long as there’s a little sun and wind to send them on…

Fishermen's News Online

Crab Quota Up for Bering Sea Snow, Down for Bristol Bay Red

Crab Quota Up for Bering Sea Snow, Down for Bristol Bay Red

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and National Marine Fisheries Service released updates for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands prior to the crab fisheries…

Bristol Bay Sockeye Run Is Largest on Record

Bristol Bay Sockeye Run Is Largest on Record

Commercial fishermen engaged in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery had a record year in 2018, and in more ways than one. State biologists say the 2018 run…

Rural

Three Million Pounds of Frozen Moose

Three Million Pounds of Frozen Moose

The magnificent creature was fooled by vocal plumbing — similar to its own but much smaller — imitating the groan of a receptive female. The bull moose…

Tribal Support for Ballot Measure 1 Strong at AFN Convention

Tribal Support for Ballot Measure 1 Strong at AFN Convention

As Alaskans gather for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention to share stories and opinions, Ballot Measure 1 is a large part of the conversation. With…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Fish Head-Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 21st

Fish Head-Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 21st

Iqallum Nasqua—Fish Head Tang’rk’gka Iqallum nasqua suupami!—I saw a fish head in the soup! From Chile to China and Jamaica to Scotland, people recognize fish heads as…

Liver-Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 14th

Liver-Alutiiq Word of the Week-October 14th

Aariq—Liver Nerciquq aarimek.—He is going to eat liver. People around the world enjoy eating liver. From liverwurst to fried chicken livers people savor its flavor and texture.…

Events/Notices

Rally in Defense of Alaska Native Women, Children, and the Lands and Waters That Sustain Alaska Native Communities

Rally in Defense of Alaska Native Women, Children, and the Lands and Waters That Sustain Alaska Native Communities

When: Thursday October 18, 12 pm – 1:30 pm Where : Town Square Park, 544 W 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska Who: Leaders from organizations across the state…

Lieutenant Governor Resignation and Elections Implications

JUNEAU, AK- On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott resigned his office, and Governor Walker appointed Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson as Lieutenant Governor. Mr. Mallott’s sudden…

Op/Ed and the Editor

‘Alaska First’ is, and Cannot only Be, a Campaign Slogan

Dear Alaskans, I ran for re-election because I still believe that, more than anything else, Alaska deserves integrity, honesty, and courage. Alaska First is, and cannot only…

Dunleavy Understands Economic Hardships in Rural Alaska

Dunleavy Understands Economic Hardships in Rural Alaska

As an Alaskan born and raised in the village, I support Mike Dunleavy for governor. Here’s why: Mike lived in rural Alaska for 19 years, married Rose…

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