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Residents (again) comment on Pebble

October 19th 11:45 pm

EPA takes comments at listening sessions in Dillingham, Iliamna

AFN convention shines light on Native issues

October 19th 11:45 pm

Annual event happens this week in Anchorage

No magistrate, email snafus add to courthouse woes

October 19th 11:44 pm

Officials said they want a full-time judge in Unalaska

Coast Guard opens Cold Bay air station

October 19th 11:44 pm

As the winter fishing season gears up in waters off the Aleutian Islands and the Bering Sea, the U.S. Coast Guard announced this week it would be opening a seasonal air station in Cold Bay. The station will house a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a rotating [...]

State reminds Alaskas to stay fire safe as temperatures drop

October 19th 11:43 pm

As the outdoor temperature drops and the days grow shorter, Alaskans crank the heat up and generally spend more time indoors. According to the state, fall season tends to be the peak season for house fires in Alaska, and those are often deadly. Last year the [...]

BBNA director of natural resources steps down to focus on advocacy

October 19th 11:42 pm

Verner Wilson III wrapped up his time as Bristol Bay Native Association's director of natural resources last week. He is leaving BBNA after 18 months to take on the position of senior oceans campaigner with the environmental advocacy nonprofit Friends of the [...]

Unalaska clinic faces funding crisis

October 19th 11:41 pm

Health care facility seeks $700,000 grant from city to avoid shutting down

Edgmon to gavel in special session next Monday

October 19th 11:37 pm

Gov. Bill Walker called the state's lawmakers back to another 30-day special session beginning Oct. 23. Walker has asked them to take up Senate Bill 54, which addresses reforms to Senate Bill 91, and his proposal for a flat payroll tax that could raise $300 [...]

Opinion: AFN kicks off week of celebrating, supporting Alaska Native culture

October 19th 11:36 pm

On Monday, a young hunter got the support of hundreds. He earned it the hard way. Chris Agragiiq Apassingok was 16 when he helped catch a massive bowhead whale passing by his home of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island. In a keynote address at the Elders and [...]

Opinion: The last night of a great machine and a team who did their jobs well

October 19th 11:36 pm

The printing press seemed to live. Every night for 31 years, beginning at about 11 p.m., it rumbled the building off Bragaw Street, the smell of ink wafting down the halls. From words and images, it made physical things. And then on Saturday night, it died.

Seaweed tapped as source for fuel, feed

October 19th 11:35 pm

Kodiak is at the center of a national push to produce biofuels from seaweed. Agents from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) recently traveled to the island to meet with a team of academics, scientists, [...]

Rescued seal pups returned to the wild in Naknek

October 19th 11:35 pm

SeaLife Center team conducts outreach programs in King Salmon, Naknek

In Port Heiden, storms exacerbate an old problem

October 19th 11:34 pm

Monitors measured six feet of erosion in some places from the most recent storms

Man found dead on road in Unalaska

October 19th 11:34 pm

An Oregon man who was found lying face down in a road in Unalaska Sunday morning was pronounced dead at the nearby Iliuiliuk Family and Health Services clinic, according to the Unalaska Department of Public Safety. The body of Mitchell B. Bovard, 32, of [...]

Noden, Nicolai grab wins for Wolverines in Bethel

October 19th 11:33 pm

Jesse Noden served notice on the rest of the state this past weekend: He will be a factor on the mat this fall. Wrestling in front of a standing-room-only crowd in the Bethel Regional High School Warrior Dome, Noden proved he was among the top grapplers in [...]

Junior high grapplers shine at Bethel Scramble

October 19th 11:33 pm

Zach Kolbe, Morgan Allen and Andrew Heyano highlighted a solid showing by Southwest Alaska's junior high school wrestlers this past weekend at the Bethel Scramble. The meet drew more than 260 wrestlers from throughout the region. Allen highlighted Dillingham [...]

Alaskan Chris Hladick to head EPA Region 10 office

October 19th 11:28 pm

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has appointed Alaskan Chris Hladick to head EPA Region 10, a Seattle-based office that oversees Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Hladick is currently the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce, [...]

Algae has athletic role in glacier melt

October 19th 11:28 pm

Life exists everywhere you look. Even on glacier ice, home to inch-long worms, snow fleas, bacteria and algae. When gathered by the millions on the ice, algae cells can help make the water they need to survive. Alaska scientists recently studied this living [...]

Animal-rights activists didn't like teen whaler's catch. He's not backing down.

October 19th 11:27 pm

Critics won't change how he lives, Apassingok tells First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference

Quyana Alaska dance performances featured at convention

October 19th 11:26 pm

The popular cultural and dance performances, Quyana Alaska, are set for Thursday and Friday nights as part of the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. The performances go from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. each [...]

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