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Alaska’s Budget Should Reflect Alaskans’ Values

Alaska’s Budget Should Reflect Alaskans’ Values

Gov. Dunleavy’s Proposed FY 20 Budget Fails to Meet That Standard Juneau – Wednesday, Alaska Governor Dunleavy unveiled his Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal, which includes $1.6 billion…

Governor and First Lady Mourn the Passing of Jack Coghill

Governor and First Lady Mourn the Passing of Jack Coghill

State flags to fly at half-staff to honor architect of Alaska’s Constitution, former Lt. Governor (Juneau) – Governor Michael J. Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy wish to…

Gov. Dunleavy Wants Money from Cities and Boroughs to Balance the Budget

Gov. Dunleavy Wants Money from Cities and Boroughs to Balance the Budget

  SB 57 Takes Away Petroleum Property Tax Revenue From Municipalities Across Alaska Juneau – Wednesday, Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy put forward legislation to change the long-standing…

General News

Anchorage Detectives Seek Person of Interest in Steven John Homicide Investigation

Anchorage Detectives Seek Person of Interest in Steven John Homicide Investigation

APD detectives have developed a person of interest in the January homicide of Steven John…

Troopers, SERT, Helo-3 Carry out Willow High Risk Warrant Arrest

Troopers, SERT, Helo-3 Carry out Willow High Risk Warrant Arrest

  Alaska State Troopers determined that a warrant arrest in Willow should be designated as…

Wasilla Troopers and Wasilla Police Capture Eluding Felony DUI Driver Hiding in Aircraft

Wasilla Troopers and Wasilla Police Capture Eluding Felony  DUI Driver Hiding in Aircraft

  AST attempted to pull over a black 1990 Chevy pickup for moving violations near…

Fairbanks Troopers Thwart Chena Hot Springs Road Mail Theft Incident

Fairbanks Troopers Thwart Chena Hot Springs Road Mail Theft Incident

  AST on patrol along the Chena Hot Springs Road thwarted a mail theft crime between Smallwood Drive…

Three False Calls to Police Lands Anchorage Man in Jail

Three False Calls to Police Lands Anchorage Man in Jail

  An Anchorage man was determined to have made three false calls into APD within…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

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…

Fuzzy Memories of Great Alaska Cold Snap

Fuzzy Memories of Great Alaska Cold Snap

This week marks 30 years since I turned my pickup left onto a North Pole road and noticed the clutch pedal did not return to my foot. In…

Melting Ice Sheets may Cause ‘Climate Chaos’ According to New Modelling

Melting Ice Sheets may Cause ‘Climate Chaos’ According to New Modelling

Current international climate policies do not take into account full effects on global climate The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century.…

Events/Notices

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…

Native Issues Forum with Alaska Regional Coalition Members

Native Issues Forum with Alaska Regional Coalition Members

  Location: Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall (Doors Open @ 11:30 AM) When: Monday, February 04, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Organizer:   Tlingit Haida Central Council <communications@ccthita-nsn.gov>…

At Sea

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy Offload More Than 5,100 Pounds of Seized Cocaine

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy Offload More Than 5,100 Pounds of Seized Cocaine

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine Friday, worth nearly $70 million wholesale, in San…

Search for Missing Kake-Bound Guardian Flight Suspended

Search for Missing Kake-Bound Guardian Flight Suspended

Following an extensive 63 hour search that covered more than 240 square nautical miles by the Coast Guard, and searches conducted by volunteers and other agencies, the…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

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…

Alaska Longline Survey

Alaska Longline Survey

So how does longlining work? I wasn’t sure myself before I got on the boat other than guessing that there was probably a line and it was…

Fishermen's News Online

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…

Ocean Beauty Introduces New Salmon Candy

Ocean Beauty Introduces New Salmon Candy

Ocean Beauty Seafoods’ Echo Falls brand has introduced three new smoked salmon treats, including Applewood Smoked Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Candy, sustainable strips cut from whole fillets…

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

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…

February Updates from the Alutiiq Museum

February Updates from the Alutiiq Museum

Cama’i! The days are getting longer and spring feels like it’s just around the corner.  The museum store has lots of new book titles to get you…

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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