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  • PenAir Flight into Unalaska Crashes on Landing, One Deceased Oct 18, 2019
    A PenAir flight to Unalaska crashed shortly after landing at that airport just before 6 pm as it left the runway and came to a violent stop at the edge of Captain’s Bay taking the life of one passenger, Alaska State Troopers reported. The aircraft operated by PenAir, a twin-engine Saab 2000, had  39 passengers […]
  • Congressman Don Young Leads Legislation to Strengthen Safety Programs for Alaska’s Fishermen Oct 18, 2019
    Washington, D.C. — This week, Alaska Congressman Don Young and Congressman Jared Golden (D-ME-02) introduced the Funding Instruction for Safety Health, and Security Avoids Fishing Emergencies (FISH SAFE) Act today. The FISH SAFE Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would increase the federal funding available for grants to support fishing safety training and research programs. […]
  • Alaskans Rally for Justice at AFN in Fairbanks Oct 18, 2019
    Image-Photos of rally at Carlson Center AFN convention in Fairbanks by Defend the Sacred AK Larger imagery available for viewing at: Defend the Sacred AK Fairbanks, Alaska – Alaskans rallied Thursday, October 17 in front of the Carlson Center at Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) convention to voice the urgent need for climate action and […]
  • Three Rollovers, One Fatal, Caused by Icy Sterling Highway Conditions Oct 18, 2019
    Alaska State Troopers revealed at least three accidents, one fatal, that occurred on the Sterling Highway within an hour on Thursday morning as a result of icy highway conditions. The first call came in at 6:55 am on Thursday reporting that a vehicle had rolled over near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Longmere […]
  • Brian Smith Indicted in Murder of Second Alaska Native Woman Oct 18, 2019
    Brian Smith, age 48, the man charged with the videotaped death of Alaska Native woman, 30-year-old Kathleen Henry, was indicted for the murder of a second Alaska Native woman that occurred a year prior. The indictment was the result of a confession by Smith during the police interview in the death of Henry after his […]
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  • It’s Alaska Day! Oct 18, 2019
    One hundred and fifty-two years ago, Alaska was formally transferred from Russia to the United States after it was purchased from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million on March 30th, 1867. It took several months for commissioners to arrive in the territory of Alaska to formally transfer ownership. And so, on October 18th, 1867, […]
  • AFN 2019 Quyana Oct 18, 2019
    FAIRBANKS, AK – The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) invites you to Quyana Alaska on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 during 2019 AFN Convention.  Our traditional dances remain the lifeblood of our culture and our communities. They sustain us and connect us with our rich cultural history. Passed from generation to generation, our dances ensure that the many distinct […]
  • Murkowski Introduces Legislation to Address Alaska’s Rural Public Safety Crisis Oct 18, 2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In her continued effort to address the public safety crisis in rural Alaska, U.S Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Alaska Tribal Public Safety Empowerment Act, legislation to empower tribes in Alaska to exercise the special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction on a pilot basis. Among domestic violence victims in Alaska, Native women […]

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Congressman Don Young Leads Legislation to Strengthen Safety Programs for Alaska’s Fishermen

Congressman Don Young Leads Legislation to Strengthen Safety Programs for Alaska’s Fishermen

Washington, D.C. — This week, Alaska Congressman Don Young and Congressman Jared Golden (D-ME-02) introduced the Funding Instruction for Safety Health, and Security Avoids Fishing Emergencies (FISH SAFE) Act today. The FISH SAFE Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would increase the federal funding available for grants to…

Three Boaters Rescued from Burning Vessel near Ward Cove

Three Boaters Rescued from Burning Vessel near Ward Cove

   Click on images to view high-resolution versions. JUNEAU, Alaska — Three mariners are safe after being rescued, Friday, from a burning boat approximately two miles north of Ketchikan Airport.   A 45-foot Response-Boat Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan and the crew of Ketchikan Fire Department vessel Harry Newell arrived…

UAF-led Study Finds Safe Mercury Levels in Kotzebue Sound Fish

UAF-led Study Finds Safe Mercury Levels in Kotzebue Sound Fish

A new analysis of Kotzebue Sound fish has found that mercury levels in a variety of its subsistence species are safe for unrestricted consumption. The University of Alaska Fairbanks-led study tested 297 subsistence-caught fish, which included eight species — chum salmon, fourhorn sculpin, least cisco, humpback whitefish, starry…

Coast Guard Crews Provide Coverage for Navy, Marine Corps Arctic Exercise in Alaska

Coast Guard Crews Provide Coverage for Navy, Marine Corps Arctic Exercise in Alaska

     Click on images to view high-resolution versions. JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard crews provided coverage for Navy…

Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Hunter after Vessel Sinks in Three Saints Bay

Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Hunter after Vessel Sinks in Three Saints Bay

   Click on image to view high resolution version. KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a…

Murkowski Continues Fight for Clear Labels on GE Salmon

Murkowski Continues Fight for Clear Labels on GE Salmon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a member of the Appropriations Committee, Thursday announced a provision…

Coast Guard, Salvage Crews Rescue Remaining Golden Ray Crew Members in St. Simon Sound

Coast Guard, Salvage Crews Rescue Remaining Golden Ray Crew Members in St. Simon Sound

  Click on images to download the high-resolution version. BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Coast Guard and salvage crews extracted…

Iran: Oil Tanker Pursued by US Sells its Cargo

Iran: Oil Tanker Pursued by US Sells its Cargo

An Iranian oil tanker at the center of a major diplomatic dispute with the United States has sold…

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