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Health Insurance Prices Will Go Up if Medicaid Expansion is Repealed

Health Insurance Prices Will Go Up if Medicaid Expansion is Repealed

Repeal Would Cause Premium Price Hikes and Larger Budget Deficits Juneau – Today, Representatives Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel) and Zack Fields (D-Anchorage) released a report outlining the potential impacts…

U.S. Settles with Trident Seafoods Corporation to Reduce Ozone-Depleting Emissions

U.S. Settles with Trident Seafoods Corporation to Reduce Ozone-Depleting Emissions

  Seattle – Trident Seafoods Corporation has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration equipment on its vessels, under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental…

USCG Assists Kona Kai in Recovering Five from Sunken Pacific 1

USCG Assists Kona Kai in Recovering Five from Sunken Pacific 1

  KODIAK, Alaska – Two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter aircrews searched and assisted the good Samaritan fishing vessel Kona Kai with locating five people in a…

General News

Troopers Catch Cantwell Hit and Run Driver ‘Engaged in Lewd Act’ along Parks Highway

Troopers Catch Cantwell Hit and Run Driver ‘Engaged in Lewd Act’ along Parks Highway

  Alaska State Troopers on patrol along the Parks Highway near Nenana observed a vehicle…

New Stuyahok Man Arrested for Burglary/Vehicle Theft after Attempting to Break into Jail

New Stuyahok Man Arrested for Burglary/Vehicle Theft after Attempting to Break into Jail

  Troopers revealed that early last week the VPSO in New Stuyahok was contacted by…

Anchorage Man with $20,000 Warrant Chased Down on Glenn Highway

Anchorage Man with $20,000 Warrant Chased Down on Glenn Highway

  An Anchorage man with a $20,000 arrest warrant was apprehended after a car and…

North Pole Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years

North Pole Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years

  U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder of the United States Justice Department announced on Tuesday that…

Wasilla Man Reported as Possible Burglary Suspect Found with Drugs and Counterfeit Currency

Wasilla Man Reported as Possible Burglary Suspect Found with Drugs and Counterfeit Currency

  Alaska State Troopers responded to a possible burglary and netted a suspect with drugs…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring

New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring

  Scientists are developing advanced imaging technology that will enable drones to collect information essential for managing Alaska’s depleted href=”https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/northern-fur-seal”>northern fur seal population. This innovation will dramatically reduce the expense…

Jabbing Sensors into the Denali Fault

Jabbing Sensors into the Denali Fault

PANORAMA MOUNTAIN — “For some reason, when I come to this terrain, I know something’s been pulverized.” Cole Richards says this while watching three companions kick their steps…

Life Returns Fast to Lonely Island

Life Returns Fast to Lonely Island

Bogoslof Island is the gray tip of a mountain that pokes from the choppy surface of the Bering Sea. The volcano stands alone just north of the Aleutians,…

Many Arctic Lakes Give Off Less Carbon Than Expected

Many Arctic Lakes Give Off Less Carbon Than Expected

Northeast Alaska’s Yukon Flats region, seen with fall colors.David Butman/University of Washington The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. One consequence of…

Events/Notices

Disaster Recovery Center in Wasilla Opens on Presidents’ Day

Disaster Recovery Center in Wasilla Opens on Presidents’ Day

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A disaster recovery center operated by the state of Alaska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency opens Monday, Feb. 18, in Wasilla to…

Nominations now being accepted for First Lady Dunleavy’s Volunteer of the Year Awards

Nominations now being accepted for First Lady Dunleavy’s Volunteer of the Year Awards

  (Juneau) – Alaska First Lady Rose Dunleavy opened nominations today for the 2019 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. The awards are an annual tradition…

At Sea

Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Fishing Vessel 201 Miles North of St. Paul

Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Fishing Vessel 201 Miles North of St. Paul

  KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward-deployed to St. Paul, medevaced a man from the fishing vessel Kari Marie…

Antarctic Research Vessel to Deliver Ailing Individual to British Research Station

Antarctic Research Vessel to Deliver Ailing Individual to British Research Station

Acting on the advice of medical experts, National Science Foundation (NSF) officials have directed the NSF-chartered research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer to put ashore a person in need of…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring

New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring

  Scientists are developing advanced imaging technology that will enable drones to collect information essential for managing Alaska’s depleted href=”https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/northern-fur-seal”>northern fur seal population. This innovation will dramatically reduce the…

Two Alaskans Postpone Thanksgiving to Rescue Whale Near Prince of Wales Island

Two Alaskans Postpone Thanksgiving to Rescue Whale Near Prince of Wales Island

Members of NOAA’s North Pacific Large Whale Entanglement Response Team are thankful for Wednesday’s freeing of an entangled humpback whale in Sarkar Cove, north of Naukati on…

Fishermen's News Online

False Pass Processing Capacity to Increase

False Pass Processing Capacity to Increase

Economic activity at Alaska’s False Pass is expected to ramp up considerably this summer as Silver Bay Seafoods opens its processing facilities in June. The company, headquartered…

Forecast Up for PWS Pink Salmon, Copper River Kings

Forecast Up for PWS Pink Salmon, Copper River Kings

  Research biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) in Cordova are forecasting a run of 13,920,000 to 33,200,000 pink salmon into Prince William…

Rural

Murkowski Language Preservation Bill Advances

Murkowski Language Preservation Bill Advances

Ensuring Survival of Native American Languages WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Indian Affairs Committee last week unanimously advanced legislation to support Native American language revitalization programs for…

Public Meetings Scheduled for Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Public Meetings Scheduled for Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program

ANCHORAGE – Public Meetings are scheduled for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program which the Bureau of Land…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Island-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 17th

Island-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 17th

Qik’rtaq—Island                                          Quangkuta qik’rtarmiu’at.—We are island people. The…

Naked-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 10th

Naked-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 10th

Matarngaluni—Naked Cuumi agnguartaallriit matarngaluteng.—They used to always dance naked. Clothing is an ancient and uniquely human invention. No other species makes and wears clothes. Anthropologists believe that…

Acid Society

Oil-Eating Microbes are Challenged in the Arctic

Oil-Eating Microbes are Challenged in the Arctic

Bacteria play a major role in cleaning up oil spills and mitigating its environmental impacts. A new review examines the major limiting factors for microbial degradation in…

Oil Cleanup and Salvage Operations Continue after F/V Nordic Viking Sinks in Seward

Oil Cleanup and Salvage Operations Continue after F/V Nordic Viking Sinks in Seward

  Containment boom has been re-deployed around the sunken f/v Nordic Viking, the commercial fishing vessel that sunk at Seward’s T-Dock on Sunday morning after the shifting…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Take Action: Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble’s Toxic Exploration

Take Action: Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble’s Toxic Exploration

  Camai! The Pebble Limited Partnership recently applied for new State of Alaska permits to continue using public lands at the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s major salmon-producing rivers. For…

Monday: I’d like to Thank You; Zack Wants to Hear Your Ideas

Monday: I’d like to Thank You; Zack Wants to Hear Your Ideas

  Dear Neighbors: I hope you can join me Monday so I can thank you for sharing your ideas, and letting me represent you these past many…


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Bowhead whale rubbing on a large rock in Brown Harbour on 7 August 2016. This individual was observed with three other individuals that subsequently engaged in rubbing behavior. Plos Media