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Congressman Don Young Receives the ‘Hunger Action Hero’ Award from the Food Bank of Alaska

Congressman Don Young Receives the ‘Hunger Action Hero’ Award from the Food Bank of Alaska

Washington, D.C. – During the November state work period,Alaska Congressman Don Young was awarded with the ‘Hunger Action Hero’ award from the Food Bank of Alaska in recognition of his work…

Total Wages up 4.0% in the First Half of 2019 from Prior Year

Total Wages up 4.0% in the First Half of 2019 from Prior Year

JUNEAU, Alaska—Newly released data for the first half of 2019 show total wages up $355 million from the first half of 2018, with increases in all of Alaska’s…

Lawmakers Demand Resolution to ‘Existential Crisis’ Faced by Coastal Communities in Wake of New Ferry Cuts

Lawmakers Demand Resolution to ‘Existential Crisis’ Faced by Coastal Communities in Wake of New Ferry Cuts

ANCHORAGE – Wednesday, several lawmakers who represent coastal communities urged the Dunleavy Administration to fulfill the Alaska Department of Transportation’s mission statement to “Keep Alaska moving through service…

Alaskan a Finalist in National Competition to Name Star, Exo-Planet

Alaskan a Finalist in National Competition to Name Star, Exo-Planet

Vote for Adajar’s proposal at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6x2cVVj3ECVrFOvhW0B4QnYz1ynAC6a42VI935npG5ZieRg/viewform DILLINGHAM, ALASKA – An Alaskan, Ivory Adajar of Dillingham, Alaska was recently named a finalist in a national competition by The International Astronomical…

General News

Two Anchorage Men Face Murder and Kidnapping Charges in Connection with November 3rd Merrill Drive Homicide

Two Anchorage Men Face Murder and Kidnapping Charges in Connection with November 3rd Merrill Drive Homicide

Anchorage police investigators revealed that they have developed two suspects in the November 3rd homicide…

Anchorage DUI Driver also Charged with Weapons Misconduct

Anchorage DUI Driver also Charged with Weapons Misconduct

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, two APD officers with the Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit (IDEU)…

Crooked Creek Man Arrested on Murder Charges after Fatal Altercation

Crooked Creek Man Arrested on Murder Charges after Fatal Altercation

Troopers from Aniak and Bethel responded to the community of Crooked Creek on Saturday morning…

Mother Nature is the Greatest Magician of All Time – Watch Out for the Black Ice!!

Mother Nature is the Greatest Magician of All Time – Watch Out for the Black Ice!!

Harry Houdini had the ability to escape a water-filled tank.  David Blaine is known for…

Search Concludes for Non-Existant Fourth Victim in Tuesday Anchorage Crash

Search Concludes for Non-Existant Fourth Victim in Tuesday Anchorage Crash

While the investigation into the fatal Tuesday morning accident on Minnesota near Hillcrest Drive is…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Which came first in Alaska: cabins or bats?

Which came first in Alaska: cabins or bats?

Wow, do Alaskans love bats! Last week’s column on little brown bats inspired three times the comments I usually get. People rang in with bat sightings from Nikiski…

Unraveling the History of Avalanches in Juneau

Unraveling the History of Avalanches in Juneau

Ongoing study of tree rings helps scientists understand past behavior to help keep the city safe in the future JUNEAU – In a low-flying helicopter, Gabriel Wolken is…

Little Brown Bats Remain a Northern Mystery

Little Brown Bats Remain a Northern Mystery

Image: This little brown bat was photographed near Haines Junction in the Yukon. The species, Myotis lucifugus, is Alaska’s most common bat. Photo by Lea Randall “There really…

News from Alaska SeaGrant

Research Will Help Seaweed Farming and Traditional Aquaculture

Research Will Help Seaweed Farming and Traditional Aquaculture

Alaska Sea Grant has received new federal funds to help develop aquaculture projects in Alaska and to work with partners on regional and national priorities. It’s part of a $16…

New Handbook on Boatyard Hazards Aims to Improve Safety

New Handbook on Boatyard Hazards Aims to Improve Safety

Building, repairing and maintaining vessels can be hazardous work. The rate of injury and illness on ships and in boatyards is more than double those of construction…

At Sea

Lawmakers Demand Resolution to ‘Existential Crisis’ Faced by Coastal Communities in Wake of New Ferry Cuts

Lawmakers Demand Resolution to ‘Existential Crisis’ Faced by Coastal Communities in Wake of New Ferry Cuts

ANCHORAGE – Wednesday, several lawmakers who represent coastal communities urged the Dunleavy Administration to fulfill the Alaska Department of Transportation’s mission statement to “Keep Alaska moving through…

Coast Guard Rescues Man after Boat Takes on Water Near Port Protection

Coast Guard Rescues Man after Boat Takes on Water Near Port Protection

 Click on image to view/download video. SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a man after he intentionally ran it aground on Strait Island near Port Protection, Saturday.…

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 NOAA Fisheries’ John Moran reaches with a pole to cut a line entangling…

Fishermen's News Online

Alaska’s 206.9 Million Salmon Harvest Valued at $657.6 Million

Alaska’s 206.9 Million Salmon Harvest Valued at $657.6 Million

This year’s robust wild Alaskan salmon 206.9 million fish harvest has an estimated preliminary ex-vessel value of $647.6 million. Statisticians at the Alaska Department of Fish and…

Kodiak’s Tanner Crab GHL Set at 400,000 Pounds

Kodiak’s Tanner Crab GHL Set at 400,000 Pounds

Commercial Tanner crab harvesters for the Kodiak, Alaska district will have a 300,000-pound guideline harvest level (GHL) for the eastside section and 100,000 pounds for the southeast…

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…

Coast Guard Responds to Barge Aground in Naknek

Coast Guard Responds to Barge Aground in Naknek

  Image: The Coast Guard responds to a fuel barge that settled in the mud and began to show signs of structural stress while offloading petroleum product…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Wind-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 10th

Wind-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 10th

AQLLAQ – WIND YAATIINI, AKGUA’AQ, ERNERPAK CALI AQLLANGENGUARTUQ. – THE LAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN WINDY. Wind is a persistent environmental feature of Alaska’s gulf coast. Steep…

Red-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 4th

Red-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 4th

KAWISQAQ – RED GIINAN KAWIRTUQ. – YOUR FACE IS RED. In prehistoric times, Alutiiq people manufactured red pigment from naturally occurring ochre, a locally available iron oxide.…

Events/Notices

2020 Open Enrollment Begins Today

2020 Open Enrollment Begins Today

Americans Can Purchase Affordable Quality Health Insurance That Fully Protects Pre-Existing Conditions (Anchorage, AK) — Today marks the beginning of the 2020 Open Enrollment period, where Americans…

Justice for the People, Justice for the Earth: Rally in Fairbanks

Justice for the People, Justice for the Earth: Rally in Fairbanks

When: Thursday, Oct. 17, from Noon to 1 PM Where: Out front of the Carlson Center Fairbanks – Alaskans will rally outside the annual Alaska Federation of…

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…


Statewide Weather

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