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Governor Walker Leads Bipartisan Call to Improve U.S. Health Care System

Governor Walker Leads Bipartisan Call to Improve U.S. Health Care System

WASHINGTON – Governor Bill Walker (I-AK) today joined a bipartisan group of U.S. governors to unveil their framework to help guide future discussions on improving the nation’s health…

Cutter John McCormick Conducts Ops with Customs and Border Protection

Cutter John McCormick Conducts Ops with Customs and Border Protection

JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick conducted joint customs operations with a Customs and Border Protection enforcement officer five miles offshore of…

Record Number of Alaskans ask State to Protect Bristol Bay during DNR Comment Period

Record Number of Alaskans ask State to Protect Bristol Bay during DNR Comment Period

DILLINGHAM, AK – Tuesday, more than 1,400 comments were delivered to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources asking for strong state protections for Bristol Bay after the agency’s…

House Passes Resolution on Proposed Plan for Offshore Lease Sales

House Passes Resolution on Proposed Plan for Offshore Lease Sales

Juneau-Wednesday, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Resolution 6, weighing in on the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program. The current…

General News

17 Arrested in Under-Cover Retail Detail

17 Arrested in Under-Cover Retail Detail

This past Wednesday, officers with the Investigative Support Unit (ISU) and Community Action Policing Team…

210th, 212th Rescue Squadrons Lift Injured Skier from Flattop

210th, 212th Rescue Squadrons Lift Injured Skier from Flattop

The Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center report that they received a call-in from Flattop Mountain near…

Ninilchik Student Taken into Custody after Threatening to Take Gun to School

Ninilchik Student Taken into Custody after Threatening to Take Gun to School

Alaska State Troopers took a 12-year-old juvenile into custody for terroristic threatening after a concerned…

Suspect in Mountain View Vehicle Theft Arrested after Ramming Police Vehicles

Suspect in Mountain View Vehicle Theft Arrested after Ramming Police Vehicles

While in the area of RReka Drive and Pine Street conducting an on-going investigation in a…

Anchorage Man Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant for August 2017 Dowling/Old Seward Crash

Anchorage Man Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant for August 2017 Dowling/Old Seward Crash

The Anchorage Police Department announced that they have obtained an arrest warrant for Manslaughter and…

Troopers Arrest Fairbanks Man Passed Out behind Wheel at Holiday Gas Station

Troopers Arrest Fairbanks Man Passed Out behind Wheel at Holiday Gas Station

Alaska State Troopers placed a Fairbanks man under arrest on DUI and other charges after…

The Arctic and Alaska Science

Students Coached by Alaska Sea Grant Make Good Showing at Tsunami Bowl

Students Coached by Alaska Sea Grant Make Good Showing at Tsunami Bowl

Mastering marine knowledge, researching an ocean topic and meeting with scientists are all part of the learning process for Alaska high schoolers who prepare for the Alaska Tsunami Bowl annual…

Big Year for NASA’s IceBridge in 2017

Big Year for NASA’s IceBridge in 2017

From the South Pole to Greenland, from Alaska’s glaciers to Svalbard, NASA’s Operation IceBridge covered the icy regions of our planet in 2017 with a record seven separate…

Beluga Whales Dive Deeper, Longer to Find Food in Arctic

Beluga Whales Dive Deeper, Longer to Find Food in Arctic

Reductions in sea ice in the Arctic have a clear impact on animals such as polar bears that rely on frozen surfaces for feeding, mating and migrating. But…

Space Weather: Havoc Caused by the Sun

Space Weather: Havoc Caused by the Sun

Space weather affects snowplow drivers carving through Thompson Pass in a whiteout, Iowa farmers dropping seeds of corn, and wedding planners who release white doves during the ceremony.…



Rural

Ahtna People Mourn the Loss of Respected Leader and Beloved Elder Roy S. Ewan

Ahtna People Mourn the Loss of Respected Leader and Beloved Elder Roy S. Ewan

Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna Elder Roy S. Ewan passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Ewan was born…

At Sea

Cutter John McCormick Conducts Ops with Customs and Border Protection

Cutter John McCormick Conducts Ops with Customs and Border Protection

JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick conducted joint customs operations with a Customs and Border Protection enforcement officer five miles offshore…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Abalone-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 18th

Abalone-Alutiiq Word of the Week-February 18th

Salam inua–Shell’s Inside (Abalone; Mother of Pearl) Salat inuat rirtut.–Shell insides are shiny. The Pinto Abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) is a shallow-water, marine snail. It is one of…

Fishermen's News Online

Changes in Seafood Industry Will Require Fewer Workers

Changes in Seafood Industry Will Require Fewer Workers

A decline in the domestic workforce for the seafood industry’s harvesting and processing sector is prompting efforts for modernization and automation of the harvest to reduce the…

Events/Notices

Junior Athletes Strive for Personal Best through Traditional Contests

More than 600 students in grades 1–6 from across the state will gather this weekend in the spirit of sportsmanship to compete in traditional Alaska Native contests…

Acid Society

In Situ Burning

In Situ Burning

The term, “in situ burning,”is the oil industry’s terminology, used to describe the disposing of the oil on the surface that is thick enough to ignite. This…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

U.S. Leads in Global Fisheries Management

U.S. Leads in Global Fisheries Management

The United States has some of the best managed marine fisheries in the world. With that leadership comes the opportunity and responsibility to advance sustainable conservation and…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Another Budget Deal Bites the Dust

Another Budget Deal Bites the Dust

Back in September I wrote about our “ethically challenged” democratic system. I said, “We are caught in a downward, self-destructive [debt] spiral.” If you doubted me then, those doubts…