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Senate Democrats Respond to Governor’s Announcement of Unwillingness to Disburse Education Funds

Senate Democrats Respond to Governor’s Announcement of Unwillingness to Disburse Education Funds

  Governor Urged to Drop Threat of Lawsuit Challenging Forward Funding of Education   JUNEAU – Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee met to discuss Governor Dunleavy’s proposed Senate…

Coast Guard Releases Results of Investigation Into the Death of a Cutter Hickory Crewmember

Coast Guard Releases Results of Investigation Into the Death of a Cutter Hickory Crewmember

  JUNEAU, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard released the results of an investigation Tuesday, into the Jan. 31 crane accident in the Coast Guard buoy yard in…

F-22s Intercept Russian Bombers and Fighters in Aleutians and Bering Sea

F-22s Intercept Russian Bombers and Fighters in Aleutians and Bering Sea

The North American Defense Command (NORAD) revealed on Monday that Alaska-based F-22s and an E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control System from NORAD identified then intercepted four Tupolev…

General News

Fairbanks Motorcyclist Dies in Steese Highway Crash

Fairbanks Motorcyclist Dies in Steese Highway Crash

  At 11:31 pm Alaska State Troopers were notified of the crash of a motorcyclist…

One Dead in Cascade Bay Cessna Crash

One Dead in Cascade Bay Cessna Crash

  The United States Coast Guard Watchstanders in Anchorage were notified by the Cordova Police…

Eureka Street Credit Union Robbers Convicted by Jury Trial

Eureka Street Credit Union Robbers Convicted by Jury Trial

  On Wednesday morning U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that after a seven-day jury trial,…

Anchorage Car Thief Captured after Several Crashes on Tuesday

Anchorage Car Thief Captured after Several Crashes on Tuesday

  An Anchorage car thief was captured after a morning of mayhem on Tuesday He…

Anchorage Woman Arrested at Hospital for Downtown Stabbing Incident Sunday

Anchorage Woman Arrested at Hospital for Downtown Stabbing Incident Sunday

  Anchorage police arrested an Anchorage woman at a local hospital in connection with a…

Felon with Weapon at Juneau International Sentenced to 21 Months

Felon with Weapon at Juneau International Sentenced to 21 Months

  The  Department of Justice announced on Monday that the convicted felon who was caught…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

NGOs Vent Frustration Over Lack of Action on Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions

NGOs Vent Frustration Over Lack of Action on Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions

  London:– As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) closed today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance expressed frustration over Members…

The Man who Broke through the Northwest Passage

The Man who Broke through the Northwest Passage

  Fifty years ago, a ship long as the Empire State Building sailed toward obstacles that captains usually avoid. The icebreaking tanker SS Manhattan was an oil company’s…

Breath of Clams Leads to Big Picture

Breath of Clams Leads to Big Picture

  To learn more about one of the largest environmental changes of our lifetimes, Brittany Jones studies clam breath. Jones is a student earning her Ph.D. at the…

A Powdery Idea to Reduce Sea-Ice Loss

A Powdery Idea to Reduce Sea-Ice Loss

  A team of researchers has a plan to slow the melting of northern sea ice using a sand-like substance. Leslie Field is an inventor trained in chemical…

Events/Notices

Little Gold Creek Port of Entry Re-opens for the Season

Little Gold Creek Port of Entry Re-opens for the Season

  The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that the Little Gold Creek port of entry is re-opening for the season, beginning Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The…

GCI Commits $100,000 to Suicide Prevention Efforts in Alaska

GCI Commits $100,000 to Suicide Prevention Efforts in Alaska

  Since 2017, the GCI has contributed $330,000 to the GCI Suicide Prevention Fund ANCHORAGE, Alaska – With a suicide rate more than twice the national average,…

At Sea

One Dead in Cascade Bay Cessna Crash

One Dead in Cascade Bay Cessna Crash

  The United States Coast Guard Watchstanders in Anchorage were notified by the Cordova Police Department of the crash of a single-engine Cessna A185F Skywagon in Cascade…

Another Dead Gray Whale Discovered, This Time Near Cordova

Another Dead Gray Whale Discovered, This Time Near Cordova

A NOAA-authorized team of marine mammal biologists performed a necropsy Sunday on a dead gray whale beached in the Copper River Delta, near Cordova, Alaska. The biologists–aided by the…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

NOAA Reports Second Dead Large Whale in Turnagain Arm

NOAA Reports Second Dead Large Whale in Turnagain Arm

  Marine mammal experts with NOAA Fisheries and the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network are monitoring the position of a dead gray whale in Turnagain Arm near Anchorage, Alaska, hoping for…

Scientific Teams Set Out to Track Unprecedented Changes in the Eastern Bering Sea

Scientific Teams Set Out to Track Unprecedented Changes in the Eastern Bering Sea

Over the past five years, winter atmospheric conditions that influence the Bering Sea have been markedly different from previous years. Strong, warm winds out of the south—sometimes…

Fishermen's News Online

Moratorium Proposed on Finfish Aquaculture Facilities

Moratorium Proposed on Finfish Aquaculture Facilities

  Legislation introduced by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, would put a moratorium on commercial permitting of marine finfish aquaculture facilities in the federal exclusive economic zone. H.R.…

USDA Eager for More Alaska Pollock Fillets

USDA Eager for More Alaska Pollock Fillets

  Wild Alaska Pollock fillets are proving popular in the US Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program and other federal food and nutrition assistance programs. In…

Rural

Newtok Suspect Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

Newtok Suspect Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

  After receiving a report of a sexual assault in the community of Newtok, Alaska State Troopers opened an investigation into the incident. The investigation would learn…

Remains Found Near Chevak Believed to be Those of Woman Missing since March

Remains Found Near Chevak Believed to be Those of Woman Missing since March

  Alaska State Troopers believe they have recovered the remains of a Chevak woman who has been missing since mid-March and was last seen by family on…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Can-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 19th

Can-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 19th

Paan’kaaq—Can Iqallut lliitaaqait paan’kaanun.—They used to put fish in cans. Kodiak relies heavily on labor to process locally caught fish for delivery to the world‘s market. Alutiiq…

Eggs-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 12th

Eggs-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 12th

Manit-Eggs Manigsurciqukut.We’re going to look for eggs. Bird eggs are a favorite spring food in Alutiiq communities. Each year many thousands of seabirds nest along the rocky…

Acid Society

Coast Guard, Contractors Respond to Pollution Threat from Derelict Barge on Kodiak Island

Coast Guard, Contractors Respond to Pollution Threat from Derelict Barge on Kodiak Island

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with contractors Saturday to mitigate the potential pollution threat posed by a derelict barge on the shoreline of Womens…

Cleanup Continues at Buskin River Oil Spill Site

Cleanup Continues at Buskin River Oil Spill Site

  Oil spill responders are continuing the cleanup at the American President Lines facility near Anton Larsen Bay Road and Old Tom Stiles Road, the Buskin River, its…

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…


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Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren: Rising Tensions Between the US and Iran

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