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  • Carbon Dioxide Sample From Utqiaġvik Provides Wake-up Call on Climate Apr 18, 2019
    NOAA scientist Bryan Thomas stands outside the Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory. How does the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere measured at Hawai‘i’s Mauna Loa volcano over the last six decades compare with the air above Alaska? During a recent spring trip to Utqiaġvik, I had a chance to find out by visiting the […]
  • United States Wins Dispute Finding China’s Administration of Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments Apr 18, 2019
      (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments.  Contrary to those commitments, China’s TRQ administration is not transparent, […]
  • Murkowski questions National Guard and Reserve Leaders on Arctic Training Apr 18, 2019
     Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently participated in a Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the FY2020 Budget Request for the National Guard and Reserve. During the hearing, Murkowski emphasized the military’s significant and evolving opportunities in the Arctic. The Committee heard from the following witnesses: General Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief […]
  • Commercial Fishermen Dismayed with Legislature’s Confirmation of Pro-Pebble Advocate to Head Key Water Quality Watchdog Agency Apr 18, 2019
      Jason Brune Approved as Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Juneau – Legislators voted to confirm Jason Brune as Commissioner for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). By voting him in, those legislators ignored the voices of thousands of Alaskans who weighed in during public testimony.  By voting to confirm a former Pebble Limited Partnership […]
  • April 18th, 1913 Apr 18, 2019
  • Representatives Criticize Decision to rush Departure of Alaska Public Defender Apr 17, 2019
      Governor Dunleavy stifles voice of Public Defender during important public safety discussions JUNEAU – House State Affairs Committee Co-Chair Representative Zack Fields and House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Matt Claman on Tuesday expressed disappointment in Governor Mike Dunleavy’s decision to accelerate the departure of the state’s longtime Public Defender, Quinlan Steiner, by appointing an […]
  • Recruiting for More than 4,000 Seafood Processing Workers Apr 17, 2019
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaskans looking for summer employment have the opportunity to work in the seafood processing industry. Employers are recruiting for more than 4,000 full-time temporary seafood workers and most offer transportation, room and board benefits for those who successfully complete their contract. Alaskans seeking to work in the seafood industry can consider […]
  • Escapee Arrested after holding up Woman at Northern Lights Bus Stop Apr 17, 2019
      Anchorage escapee, 45-year-old Elizabeth Nesbitt, who had escaped from custody while housed at the Midtown Halfway House three weeks earlier on March 21st, was captured after committing another crime on West Northern Lights Boulevard on Monday, Anchorage police revealed on Tuesday. APD had obtained a felony arrest warrant for Nesbitt after she walked away […]
  • April 17th, 1869 Apr 17, 2019
  • KeyBank Employee who stole $4.2 Million from Vault to be Sentenced April 29th Apr 17, 2019
      On Tuesday, U.S Attorney Bryan Schroder’s office released the sentencing memorandum that the Department of Justice filed in federal court regarding 2011 KeyBank robber, Gerardo “Gary” Cazarez- Valenzuela (“Gary Valenzuela”). Valenzuela, who was a KeyBank Vault Manager at an Anchorage KeyBank on the Old Seward Highway in 2011, concocted an intricate plan to empty […]

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Prince William Sound Sport and Subsistence Shrimp Pot Fishery Opens

Prince William Sound Sport and Subsistence Shrimp Pot Fishery Opens

  (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) –Today kicked off the 2019 Prince William Sound sport and subsistence shrimp pot fishery. Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be out patrolling and checking buoys and pots through September 15, when the fishery closes. Last month, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released an emergency…

District 11 Coast Guard Offloads more than 7.1 Tons of Cocaine in San Diego

District 11 Coast Guard Offloads more than 7.1 Tons of Cocaine in San Diego

Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offload contraband at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego April 5, 2019. The 7.1 tons of drugs were seized during six separate interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the Coast Guard Cutters Active (WMEC-618), Steadfast (WMEC-623)…

M/V Tustumena Return to Service Delayed

M/V Tustumena Return to Service Delayed

  Extensive damaged steel on the vessel means more repair is needed, vessel will return to service May 18, 2019. (JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced today that the M/V Tustumena will remain at the Vigor Ketchikan Shipyard longer than previously expected. The Tustumena delay…

Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Fishing Vessel 65 Miles East of Kodiak

Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Fishing Vessel 65 Miles East of Kodiak

An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs a man from a fishing vessel who was suffering…

Coast Guard to Conduct a Pollution Response Exercise in Juneau

Coast Guard to Conduct a Pollution Response Exercise in Juneau

  JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau will host an oil spill response exercise, April 3-4, 2019,…

The 1946 ‘April Fool’s Tsunami’ was no Joke

The 1946 ‘April Fool’s Tsunami’ was no Joke

  April 1, 1946, was witness to a deadly tsunami earthquake generated south of Unimak Island with a…

Water Samples Detect Low Levels of Fukushima-related Contamination

Water Samples Detect Low Levels of Fukushima-related Contamination

  A slightly elevated level of radioactive contamination connected to the Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected in…

Coast Guard Demobilizes St. Paul, Cold Bay Forward Operating Locations

Coast Guard Demobilizes St. Paul, Cold Bay Forward Operating Locations

  KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews demobilized forward operating locations in St. Paul and Cold Bay,…

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