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UAS Student Northwest Coast Artwork featured in Successful Showcase

UAS Student Northwest Coast Artwork featured in Successful Showcase

JUNEAU – Saturday, December 7, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) hosted a Northwest Coast Student Art Showcase featuring student artwork created during the Fall 2019 semester at…

New Bill would Require Alaska Psychiatric Institute to Provide at least 55 Beds

New Bill would Require Alaska Psychiatric Institute to Provide at least 55 Beds

Rep. Fields: ‘This bill provides relief for our hospitals, communities, and public safety forces’ ANCHORAGE – Friday, Rep. Zack Fields (D-Anchorage) introduced a bill that would require the…

Alaska National Guard Delivers Christmas Gifts to Children in Villages

Alaska National Guard Delivers Christmas Gifts to Children in Villages

 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — The Alaska National Guard has a tradition of serving communities throughout Alaska during the holidays, delivering Christmas gifts and a variety of delights…

General News

Rental Fraud Pervasive Among Home, Vacation Property Listings, Better Business Bureau Study Shows

Rental Fraud Pervasive Among Home, Vacation Property Listings, Better Business Bureau Study Shows

Anchorage, Alaska – The place seems like a dream come true: the right space, the…

Wasilla Man Dies in KGB Road Head-On Collision Monday Evening

Wasilla Man Dies in KGB Road Head-On Collision Monday Evening

A 66-year-old Wasilla man is dead as a result of a head-on collision at mile…

REDDI Suspect Struck and Seriously Injured by Passing Vehicle on Sterling

REDDI Suspect Struck and Seriously Injured by Passing Vehicle on Sterling

An Anchor Point man was reported as a REDDI driver at 7:50 pm on Friday…

Troopers Arrest Habitual DUI Fairbanks Driver on Felony Arrest Warrant

Troopers Arrest Habitual DUI Fairbanks Driver on Felony Arrest Warrant

A late-night encounter with a vehicle in the ditch on the Chena Pump Road resulted…

Moreland Arrested on Manslaughter Charges for September Death of Retired Trooper

Moreland Arrested on Manslaughter Charges for September Death of Retired Trooper

On Saturday night Alaska State Troopers took a 22-year-old Wasilla man into custody on an…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Alaska Cod Populations Plummeted During The Blob Heatwave— New Study Aims to Find Out Why

Alaska Cod Populations Plummeted During The Blob Heatwave— New Study Aims to Find Out Why

Scientists simulated the Blob marine heatwave in the laboratory to assess the effects of past and future climate change on one of Alaska’s valuable commercial fish. Preliminary findings…

Plastic Discs Keep Returning Home

Plastic Discs Keep Returning Home

Forty years later, another plastic canary has come home to roost. In August, University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist Ben Jones was hiking near Drew Point on the northern…

What Killed the World’s Giants?

What Killed the World’s Giants?

Most of the large animals that have walked the surface of Earth are no longer here. Why? Dan Mann thinks it’s because our recent climate has been too…

News from Alaska SeaGrant

Looking to Start a Seaweed Farm in Alaska?

Looking to Start a Seaweed Farm in Alaska?

Bull kelp. Photo by Melissa Good. Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) and partners, including Alaska Sea Grant, are excited to announce a new training program for people interested in…

Vigilance Advised after Saxitoxin Found in Clams

Vigilance Advised after Saxitoxin Found in Clams

Scientists have detected toxic algae in clams from the Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea regions of northern and western Alaska, according to a new bulletin. This set…

At Sea

AMHS Notifies M/V Aurora Employees of Long-term Layup

AMHS Notifies M/V Aurora Employees of Long-term Layup

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) notified employees of the M/V Aurora Thursday that they will be relieved of service effective Jan. 14. Approximately…

Coast Guard Responders Suspend Search along Gastineau Channel

Coast Guard Responders Suspend Search along Gastineau Channel

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a search along the Gastineau Channel after a vessel was found unmanned and adrift near…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Alaska’s Pollock Fishery: A Model of Sustainability

Alaska’s Pollock Fishery: A Model of Sustainability

Alaska’s cold, nutrient-rich waters support some of the largest and most successful commercial fisheries on the planet. The pollock fishery is one of them. It’s the second…

New Online Course for Spotting and Reporting Entangled Whales in Alaska Waters

New Online Course for Spotting and Reporting Entangled Whales in Alaska Waters

Highly-trained responders depend on boating community to be “eyes and ears” on the water…

Fishermen's News Online

Preseason Forecasts for Some SE Alaska Kings still not Enough for a Harvest

Preseason Forecasts for Some SE Alaska Kings still not Enough for a Harvest

State fisheries biologists for Alaska say very low forecasts and recent poor runs of Chinook salmon returning to the Stikine and Taku rivers in Southeast Alaska do…

Southeast Alaska Pink Salmon Forecast Low

Southeast Alaska Pink Salmon Forecast Low

Alaska state biologists are forecasting a harvest of 12 million pink salmon in Southeast Alaska in 2020. It would represent one-third of the recent 10-year average harvest…

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

Whistling-Alutiiq Word of the Week-December 9th

Whistling-Alutiiq Word of the Week-December 9th

KUKUMYARLUNI – WHISTLING PAAPUMA NIUTAAKIIKUT, “KUKUUMYARKUNACI, IIYAQ TAICIQNILUKU.” – MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD US, “DON’T WHISTLE; YOU ARE CALLING FOR THE DEVIL.” Whistling is a fun, light-hearted activity…

Sled-Alutiiq Word of the Week-December 1

Sled-Alutiiq Word of the Week-December 1

SAANIIK – SLED SAANIILILLRIAKUT QUPURAT TASKAA’IRLUKI. – WE MADE A SLED TO CARRY WOOD. Sleds are an ancient and widely used piece of technology. Designed to reduce…

Events/Notices

Public Invited to Attend Arctic and Western Alaska Area Committee Meeting Tuesday

Public Invited to Attend Arctic and Western Alaska Area Committee Meeting Tuesday

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Members of government, private, and not-for-profit organizations involved in or concerned about pollution preparedness and response in the Arctic and Western Alaska are encouraged…

LEARN Child Care Center Open House / Saturday, November 16

LEARN Child Care Center Open House / Saturday, November 16

Join Tlingit & Haida’s Little Eagles and Ravens Nest (LEARN) Child Care Center for an open house on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 4:00…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Net zero emissions — the math doesn’t add up

Net zero emissions — the math doesn’t add up

October is National Energy Awareness Month, and the topic of energy production and its role in driving climate change — very rightfully — is as important a topic as…

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: A Call to Action

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: A Call to Action

We are near the end of October, and as each day passes, I see the snow progressing down the mountains. As I watch the leaves change from…



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