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Anchorage Man Indicted for Possession of Over 16 Lbs of Heroin

Anchorage Man Indicted for Possession of Over 16 Lbs of Heroin

  U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced the indictment of an Anchorage man on drug charges after a seizure of a massive amount of heroin the suspect received from a…

Murkowski Supports Coast Guard Reauthorization

Murkowski Supports Coast Guard Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) last night voted in favor of S. 140, The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, which passed in a 94-6…

Alaskans, Canadians Pause to Recognize 100 Years since End of World War I

Alaskans, Canadians Pause to Recognize 100 Years since End of World War I

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, veterans, service members and community members gathered at the Alaska National…

General News

Drug Dealer Pushing Fentanyl Sentenced to 10 Years

Drug Dealer Pushing Fentanyl Sentenced to 10 Years

Anchorage man, Sergio Jauna Devoe, age 28, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and…

Three-Time Felon Sentenced to over Eight Years in Prison for Weapons Possession

Three-Time Felon Sentenced to over Eight Years in Prison for Weapons Possession

Anchorage resident Alonzo Dean Jenkins, age 31 was sentenced in front of Chief U.S. District…

Man Slumped Over Wheel on Penguin Street Hit with Multiple Charges

Man Slumped Over Wheel on Penguin Street Hit with Multiple Charges

Anchorage police say that a phone call from an “observant citizen” led them to a…

One Driver, Musher’s Dogs in Training Injured in Knik-Goose Bay Road Accident

One Driver, Musher’s Dogs in Training Injured in Knik-Goose Bay Road Accident

A two-vehicle accident on the Knik-Goose Bay Road resulted in injuries to one driver as…

Suicidal Woman Taken into Custody on Title 47 Hold after Allegedly Setting Fire to Home in Palmer

Suicidal Woman Taken into Custody on Title 47 Hold after Allegedly Setting Fire to Home in Palmer

Alaska State Troopers report that they have taken a suicidal female, whose name they did…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Materials From Arctic Shelves Are Changing the Water’s Composition

Materials From Arctic Shelves Are Changing the Water’s Composition

Materials from Arctic Shelves are Changing the Water’s Composition: Scientists say the input of shelf-derived materials to the central Arctic Ocean over the past decade appears to be…

Alaska Chickadees are Brainy Birds

Alaska Chickadees are Brainy Birds

Alaska chickadees have proven themselves brainier than Colorado chickadees. A researcher at the University of California Davis once compared black-capped chickadees from Anchorage to chickadees from Windsor, Colorado,…

Symposium Aims to Bridge Gaps Between Fishermen and Scientists

Symposium Aims to Bridge Gaps Between Fishermen and Scientists

Fishing and seafood-industry professionals will join academics at the 32nd Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium in Anchorage next spring. The symposium’s theme is “Cooperative Research — strategies for integrating…

The Humidification of the Arctic

The Humidification of the Arctic

Uma Bhatt remembers summers in Fairbanks when she could open a package of crackers, leave it unsealed, and find them in a near-identical state a few weeks later.…



Events/Notices

DOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2019 Summer Ferry Schedule

DOT&PF Seeks Public Review of 2019 Summer Ferry Schedule

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule for May 2019 through September 2019 is now available for public…

NEW Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth

Leading the Way Native youth are engaged, resilient, and strong.    Some are taking on leadership roles and participating in their youth councils. Others are forming their…

At Sea

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays

It has been almost a decade since the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Described as the worst environmental disaster in the United States, nearly 5 million barrels of…

Alaska’s Namesake Ship, USS Alaska, to Visit Anchorage

Alaska’s Namesake Ship, USS Alaska, to Visit Anchorage

This week, you’re going to see something you don’t normally see around here: U.S. Navy Submarine Sailors.  Sailors from the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Alaska (SSBN 732),…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

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…

Saildrones Head to the Arctic

Saildrones Head to the Arctic

The saildrones are completely autonomous, so they can sail along under their own power as long as there’s a little sun and wind to send them on…

Fishermen's News Online

Salmon Hatcheries Make $600 Million Impact on Alaska

Salmon Hatcheries Make $600 Million Impact on Alaska

A report produced for eight private, nonprofit hatchery associations concludes that Alaska’s salmon hatcheries generate $600 million in economic output, with impacts throughout the state’s economy. According…

Crab Quota Up for Bering Sea Snow, Down for Bristol Bay Red

Crab Quota Up for Bering Sea Snow, Down for Bristol Bay Red

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and National Marine Fisheries Service released updates for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands prior to the crab fisheries…

Rural

Suicidal Woman Taken into Custody on Title 47 Hold after Allegedly Setting Fire to Home in Palmer

Suicidal Woman Taken into Custody on Title 47 Hold after Allegedly Setting Fire to Home in Palmer

Alaska State Troopers report that they have taken a suicidal female, whose name they did not reveal, into custody after a structure fire in Palmer on Monday…

Port Graham Sex Offender Sentenced in Death Hoax to Avoid Prison Time

Port Graham Sex Offender Sentenced in Death Hoax to Avoid Prison Time

The twice-convicted Port Graham man who attempted to fake his own death in order to avoid a lengthy sentence for Sexual Assault was sentenced in federal court…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Chief-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 11th

Chief-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 11th

Tuyuq—Chief Tuyuq ap’sgu.—Ask the chief. Classical Alutiiq society had three social classes: wealthy people, commoners, and slaves. Social positions were inherited and permanent. One’s status did not…

Barrel-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 4th

Barrel-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 4th

Puuc’kaaq—Barrel Puuc’kaat saRayami et’ut.— The barrels are in the shed. The Alutiiq word for barrel—puuc’kaaq—comes from the Russian word bochka, also meaning barrel. This link reflects the…

Acid Society

BP Canada Spews Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Mud During Offshore Drilling Incident near Halifax

BP Canada Spews Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Mud During Offshore Drilling Incident near Halifax

BP Canada has spewed out 36,000 gallons of a toxic mud into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Halifax during deepwater offshore exploratory oil drilling, a…

Four Norwegian Companies Form Oil Spill Response Partnership

Four Norwegian Companies Form Oil Spill Response Partnership

Framo, Maritime Partner, Norbit Aptomar, and NorLense have established the OSRV Group which is claimed to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for oil spill response. The companies in this…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Mike Dunleavy is an elected Governor for the State of Alaska.

Mike Dunleavy is an elected Governor for the State of Alaska.

Gubernatorial election was very important for all alaskan natives, because of the political corruption in the remote villages of Alaska, regional tribal governments, regional native corporations, and/also…

‘Alaska First’ is, and Cannot only Be, a Campaign Slogan

Dear Alaskans, I ran for re-election because I still believe that, more than anything else, Alaska deserves integrity, honesty, and courage. Alaska First is, and cannot only…


Plugged in With Greta Van Susteren

This week, Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren looks at the case of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was jailed and sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Her acquittal last month sparked violence and protests in major Pakistani cities and renewed the debate over blasphemy laws around the world. VOA



Video News

Drew Point, AK Time-Lapse Photography of Coastal Erosion. Video-USGS