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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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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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Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Pilot near Pish River

Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Pilot near Pish River

  JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a pilot of a Cessna 185 aircraft April 15 near Pish River in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve after the plane crashed. According to Alaska Air National…

Yute Air PA-32 Crashes Northeast of Bethel

Yute Air PA-32 Crashes Northeast of Bethel

  A Bethel Alaska Army Guard UH-60 helicopter responded to a location 30 miles northeast of Bethel late Thursday afternoon in reference to a commercial aircraft crash and lifted four uninjured survivors to Bethel. The Yute Air charter PA-32 was en route to Bethel from Aniak with three…

First Time Rural Trooper Advanced Training Covering Topics of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assaults

First Time Rural Trooper Advanced Training Covering Topics of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assaults

  (Anchorage Alaska) – During the first week of April, the Department of Public Safety held a Rural Trooper Training for the first time. The training covered topics that were all related to domestic violence and sexual assaults, to include tactical training, interview and interrogation, felony assaults (strangulation…

Troopers, Chevak Village Police, Community Search for Missing 35-Year-Old Woman

Troopers, Chevak Village Police, Community Search for Missing 35-Year-Old Woman

  Alaska State Troopers are asking for information on the whereabouts of Chevak woman 35-year-old Sarah Nicholas, whose…

Bodies of Remaining Two Bethel Riders Pulled from Kuskokwim

Bodies of Remaining Two Bethel Riders Pulled from Kuskokwim

  Alaska State Troopers report that the bodies of the two remaining Bethel ATV riders were recovered on…

Three Riders Recovered, Search Continues for Additional Two on Kuskokwim

Three Riders Recovered, Search Continues for Additional Two on Kuskokwim

  Searchers in Bethel have saved three of five persons who went through the thin ice on two…

Seven Plucked from Chilkat River Sandbar by USCG Chopper after Grounding

Seven Plucked from Chilkat River Sandbar by USCG Chopper after Grounding

A U.S. Coast Guard MHH-60 Jayhawk helicopter stationed in Sitka traveled to the Chilkat River near mile 10…

Remains of Missing Snowmachiner Recovered from Kanektok River near Quinhagak

Remains of Missing Snowmachiner Recovered from Kanektok River near Quinhagak

Late Thursday morning, the remains of the snowmachiner who was last seen last weekend as he set out…

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