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Governor Dunleavy on Shaw Rejection: Senate Appears to Be Pushing Political Litmus Test on PFD

Governor Dunleavy on Shaw Rejection: Senate Appears to Be Pushing Political Litmus Test on PFD

“Laddie Shaw is Well-Qualified, There’s No Question”  Governor Michael J. Dunleavy gives an update after a majority of Senate Republicans failed to confirm Rep. Laddie Shaw to…

Dunleavy Signs Senate Bill 40, Establishes February as Black History Month in Alaska

Dunleavy Signs Senate Bill 40, Establishes February as Black History Month in Alaska

(Anchorage, AK) – At a signing ceremony held today at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living Memorial in Anchorage, Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy signed into law…

Governor’s Senate Appointment Not Confirmed by Senate Republicans

Governor’s Senate Appointment Not Confirmed by Senate Republicans

ANCHORAGE – Thursday, Governor Mike Dunleavy’s appointment to Senate District M, Representative Laddie Shaw, did not receive the majority vote of approval from Senate Republicans needed to be…

General News

Car Thief takes Troopers, Police on Car Chase Through Homer

Car Thief takes Troopers, Police on Car Chase Through Homer

Alaska State Troopers report that they were taken on a high-speed chase on the lower…

Remains of Tuntutuliak Boater Found in Kuskokwim River

Remains of Tuntutuliak Boater Found in Kuskokwim River

Alaska State Troopers report that a boater on the Kuskokwim River upriver from Tuntutuliak found…

Anchorage Man Jailed after Attacking Juveniles with Knife

Anchorage Man Jailed after Attacking Juveniles with Knife

A 25-year-old Anchorage man was arrested on multiple assault charges after two juveniles were injured…

Third Fairbanks Best Western Robbery Suspect now in Police Custody

Third Fairbanks Best Western Robbery Suspect now in Police Custody

 Surveillance video released by Fairbanks Police of the Best Western robbery trio. The third…

Two Violent Fred Meyers Shoplifters Charged with Robbery Monday

Two Violent Fred Meyers Shoplifters Charged with Robbery Monday

At 6:37 pm on Monday, APD patrol officers took two violent shoplifters into custody on…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Planet Walk puts Things in Perspective

Planet Walk puts Things in Perspective

It is a pleasant day for a walk in middle Alaska, with blue sky overhead, sandhill cranes croaking above the University of Alaska Fairbanks farm, and the sharp…

Thermometers at Work Everywhere in Alaska

Thermometers at Work Everywhere in Alaska

Every Alaskan owns at least one version of a sensitive scientific instrument: the thermometer. But what is it measuring? Because hot and cold are relative terms, sometimes our…

Arctic Could Be Iceless in September if Temps Increase Two Degrees

Arctic Could Be Iceless in September if Temps Increase Two Degrees

Arctic sea ice could disappear completely through September each summer if average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees, according to a new study by the…

News from Alaska SeaGrant

Program Aims to Provide Alaska Native and Rural Students with Opportunities at NOAA

Program Aims to Provide Alaska Native and Rural Students with Opportunities at NOAA

Alaska Sea Grant is partnering with NOAA Fisheries to provide opportunities to Alaska Native and rural students at the federal agency. The goal is to increase their…

Blue Starr Oyster Co. Debuts New Oyster Nursery System

Blue Starr Oyster Co. Debuts New Oyster Nursery System

An Alaska oyster farmer on Prince of Wales Island is hoping that a new device he spent years helping to design will increase his oyster farming productivity…

At Sea

Murkowski Continues Fight for Clear Labels on GE Salmon

Murkowski Continues Fight for Clear Labels on GE Salmon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a member of the Appropriations Committee, Thursday announced a provision within the Agriculture Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2020…

Coast Guard, Salvage Crews Rescue Remaining Golden Ray Crew Members in St. Simon Sound

Coast Guard, Salvage Crews Rescue Remaining Golden Ray Crew Members in St. Simon Sound

  Click on images to download the high-resolution version. BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Coast Guard and salvage crews extracted the remaining four Golden Ray crewmembers Monday in St.…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Third Annual Belugas Count! set for September 21, 2019

Third Annual Belugas Count! set for September 21, 2019

NOAA Fisheries and partners invite members of the public to participate in conserving the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales at the third annual “Belugas Count!” —being held…

NOAA Fisheries Declares Unusual Mortality Event Due to Elevated Strandings of Ice Seals in the Arctic

NOAA Fisheries Declares Unusual Mortality Event Due to Elevated Strandings of Ice Seals in the Arctic

A dead seal found on a beach near Kotzebue, Alaska. Credit: NPS/Raime Fronstin NOAA is declaring an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) for bearded, ringed, and spotted seals in the…

Fishermen's News Online

Disaster Fund Deadline for CFEC Permit Holders Set for Oct 31

Disaster Fund Deadline for CFEC Permit Holders Set for Oct 31

Harvesters with Alaska’s Commercial Fishery Entry Commission (CFEC) permits have until Oct. 31 to apply for their share of the $31.8 million in financial relief for fishery…

Salmon Deliveries to Alaska Processors Reach 192.7 Million

Salmon Deliveries to Alaska Processors Reach 192.7 Million

Commercial catches of Alaska’s wild salmon fishery reached 192.7 million fish this past week. Some much-needed rain and cooling temperatures helped to boost the pink salmon overall…

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…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Arrow-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 15

Arrow-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 15

RUUWAQ – ARROW NUKALLPIAT RUUWARTAALLRIIT AGAYUWIM TUNUANI. – THE MEN USED TO SHOOT ARROWS BEHIND THE CHURCH. Alutiiq hunters carried a variety of arrows: powerful, accurate weapons…

Events/Notices

Burn Ban Lifted

Burn Ban Lifted

Due to the recent rain and cooler temperatures, the burn ban within the Municipality of Anchorage has been lifted. Outdoor recreational fires are allowed. This includes barbeque…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Alaska Delegation Op-Ed: Unlocking Arctic Energy Is Vital for Alaska — and America

Alaska Delegation Op-Ed: Unlocking Arctic Energy Is Vital for Alaska — and America

This week the House of Representatives is set to consider measures that would restrict America’s future energy supply, including one that would block responsible development in northeast…


Statewide Weather

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Icy Bay Mega Tsunami

Oct. 17, 2015, Taan Fjord, Icy Bay, Alaska. The friction that held silt to silt and rock to rock began giving way creating a mega-tsunami about 600 feet high. Video-Alaska NPS