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Legislation Pre-Filed to Improve Alaska’s Worker’s Compensation System

Legislation Pre-Filed to Improve Alaska’s Worker’s Compensation System

  Juneau – Friday, Representative Andy Josephson pre-filed legislation to make vital improvements to Alaska’s Workers Compensation system. House Bill 30 features several improvements including adjusting benefits for…

5.0 Quake Hits Anchorage Sunday Morning

5.0 Quake Hits Anchorage Sunday Morning

Another large aftershock shook the Anchorage metropolitan area awake at 7:45 am on Sunday morning. The quake, measured at 5.0, was generated 9.3 miles to the northwest of…

General News

Hollis Man Intercepted at Ketchikan Airport with 159 Grams of Meth

Hollis Man Intercepted at Ketchikan Airport with 159 Grams of Meth

  The Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit of the Alaska State Troopers contacted a Hollis man…

AST Investigates Saturday Death of Nikiski Woman in Sterling

AST Investigates Saturday Death of Nikiski Woman in Sterling

  AST reports that they are continuing a death investigation of a 24-year-old woman in…

Troopers Investigate Death of Man Found Out in the Cold Weather in North Pole

Troopers Investigate Death of Man Found Out in the Cold Weather in North Pole

  Alaska State Troopers received a report of a possibly deceased man in North Pole on…

Togiak Man Arrested on Burglary, Attempted Sexual Assault in Togiak Friday

Togiak Man Arrested on Burglary, Attempted Sexual Assault in Togiak Friday

  A Togiak man who had a warrant issued for his arrest for an incident…

Two Dead in Tudor Road Head-On Collision

Two Dead in Tudor Road Head-On Collision

  APD Traffic Investigators are investigating a fatal traffic accident at Tudor Road and Patterson that…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

American Robins not Heading North Quite Yet

American Robins not Heading North Quite Yet

While walking the streets of Washington, D.C., last month, a pleasant sound stopped me. A male robin was singing, high in a sidewalk sycamore. It was December, months…

Life Recycled on a Wilderness Gravel Bar

Life Recycled on a Wilderness Gravel Bar

At the approach of a canoe, the wolverine tears into the woods, its claws spitting mud. Seconds later, ravens explode from what resembles two branches reaching from a…

What’s the Purpose of a Moose’s Long Nose?

What’s the Purpose of a Moose’s Long Nose?

A scientist from Ohio once pondered why moose have such long noses. Why, one might ask, does a scientist from Ohio care? It can tell them about evolution,…

Listening to the Heartbeat of Alaska

Listening to the Heartbeat of Alaska

Across Alaska and a sliver of western Canada, 280 seismic stations silently do their jobs. Hidden in dark holes drilled into rock in boreal forest, northern tundra and…



Events/Notices

Cold Weather Testing at Fairbanks International Airport

Cold Weather Testing at Fairbanks International Airport

  The absence of wind, dry conditions, and lengthy low temperatures make Fairbanks an ideal location for cold weather testing of aircraft. A helicopter manufacturer scheduled cold…

Seward Highway Northbound Lanes Closed at Tudor Road Overpass

Seward Highway Northbound Lanes Closed at Tudor Road Overpass

  (ANCHORAGE, Alaska)—During today’s repairs, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) bridge repair crews noted further damage to the girder that was struck by the…

At Sea

Making the Arctic Accessible for Excellent Science

Making the Arctic Accessible for Excellent Science

Making the Arctic accessible for excellent science EU funds an Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium, which will provide researchers with improved access to research icebreakers. Fourteen partners from…

NOAA Fisheries Fines French Cruise Company for Harassment of Fur Seals near Alaska’s Pribilof Islands

NOAA Fisheries Fines French Cruise Company for Harassment of Fur Seals near Alaska’s Pribilof Islands

French-owned cruise company Ponant has paid a $3,000 fine for alleged harassment of Northern fur seals near Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. The incident occurred August 15, 2016 near…

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

Federal Shutdown Not Yet Affecting Fisheries

Federal Shutdown Not Yet Affecting Fisheries

  As federal government shutdown prompted by a dispute over a border wall heads into its third week, it is not currently affecting the seafood industry as…

Southeast Alaska Tanner Crab Fishery Deadline Nears

Southeast Alaska Tanner Crab Fishery Deadline Nears

  The 2018/2019 commercial Tanner crab fishery in Southeast Alaska will open concurrently with the commercial golden king crab fishery on Feb. 12, 2019. The registration deadline…

Rural

Togiak Man Arrested on Burglary, Attempted Sexual Assault in Togiak Friday

Togiak Man Arrested on Burglary, Attempted Sexual Assault in Togiak Friday

  A Togiak man who had a warrant issued for his arrest for an incident in that community in September and subsequently had a warrant issued for his…

Pilot Point Man Arrested after Escaping following Strangulation Incident

Pilot Point Man Arrested after Escaping following Strangulation Incident

  A Pilot Point man is being held in Dillingham with no bail pending arraignment after a violent episode in Pilot Point early Friday morning, troopers report.…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Snow-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 13th

Snow-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 13th

Qaniq (falling), Aniuq (on ground)—Snow Qaninguq.—It is snowing.                                             …

Sea Lettuce-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 6th

Sea Lettuce-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 6th

Kapuustaq—Sea lettuce Kapuustat aturtaarait naucestarwigmi.—They use kelp (sea lettuce) in the garden. The sea lettuce found in the Kodiak Archipelago (Ulva sp.) is a bright green, leafy, intertidal…

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

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…

Holiday Foster Youth Laptop & Gift Drives; Earthquake-Hit Local Businesses

Holiday Foster Youth Laptop & Gift Drives; Earthquake-Hit Local Businesses

  Dear Friends and Neighbors: I hope you are well after a week of very unwelcome house and building shakes. I haven’t been a big fan of…


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