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Preparing for the Worst through Practice: Exercise Arctic Chinook 2016

Preparing for the Worst through Practice: Exercise Arctic Chinook 2016

KOTZEBUE, Alaska — More than 1,000 personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Alaskan Command, Alaska National Guard, state and local agencies, tribal organizations and Royal Canadian Air Force…

Governor Pauses AO 279 Implementation to Avoid Fisheries Disruption

Governor Pauses AO 279 Implementation to Avoid Fisheries Disruption

Juneau – With the current state fiscal crisis, the Walker-Mallott administration continues to look for cost savings wherever possible, including sharing administrative resources and streamlining services. In February, Governor…

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General News

Spenard Stand-Off Ends with No Injuries

Spenard Stand-Off Ends with No Injuries

A six-hour Spenard stand-off involving a suspect, Anchorage police units and Anchorage SWAT ended with…

Fentanyl Linked to Quinhagak Deaths by Crime Lab

Fentanyl Linked to Quinhagak Deaths by Crime Lab

Megan Peters reported in the trooper dispatch on Friday that the State Crime Lab revealed…

10-Year-Old Girl Dies from Injuries in Grayling ATV Incident

10-Year-Old Girl Dies from Injuries in Grayling ATV Incident

It was reported by troopers via the trooper dispatch on Friday that a young girl…




The Arctic and Alaska Science

NASA Monitors the ‘New Normal’ of Sea Ice

NASA Monitors the ‘New Normal’ of Sea Ice

This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss…

Open House at HAARP

Open House at HAARP

Date: August 26, 2016 -August 27, 2016Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: HAARP, mile 11.3 Tok Cutoff; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center, mile 106.8 Richardson Highway The…

Cutter Healy in Seward Preparing for 2nd Leg of Arctic Scientific Mission

Cutter Healy in Seward Preparing for 2nd Leg of Arctic Scientific Mission

The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Healy is moored in the port of Seward this week after completing the first in what is to be a three-part science mission…

Tight Evidence for What killed St. Paul Mammoths

Tight Evidence for What killed St. Paul Mammoths

Using the tiniest of clues, scientists have determined what probably killed the woolly mammoths of St. Paul Island — thirst. “It looks like climate did them in,” said…

Discovering the Hidden Universe at Bug Camp

Discovering the Hidden Universe at Bug Camp

OUTSIDE THE UA MUSEUM OF THE NORTH — “Look, it’s a crab spider eating a moth!” says Declan Griswold, an 8-year-old who points to a rose bush. “You’re…

NASA Science Flights Target Melting Arctic Sea Ice

NASA Science Flights Target Melting Arctic Sea Ice

This summer, with sea ice across the Arctic Ocean shrinking to below-average levels, a NASA airborne survey of polar ice just completed its first flights. Its target: aquamarine…

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Politics

Trump: Shut Down Clinton Foundation ‘Immediately’

Trump: Shut Down Clinton Foundation ‘Immediately’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has renewed his call for the Clinton Foundation to be shut down, doubling down on his accusation…

With Voting Complete, Some Changes, But, Most Remain the same

With Voting Complete, Some Changes, But, Most Remain the same

As all votes are accounted for in the Alaska 2016 Primary, top spots in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House remain…


Letters to the Editor

Oil Spill Technology Available But Unused

A warm hello, Thank you for keeping Alaskans informed, after reading” No One has a Solid Plan to Clean up Major Oil Spill in Chukchi Sea” by Bill…

Questions Remain over Governor’s Delay of Official Investigation of Sexual Assaults

Questions remain as to why Gov. Parnell waited almost four years to open an official investigation into 2010 Alaska National Guard (ANG) chaplains’ reports to him of…

Events/Notices

AMHS Releases Winter 2016-17 Schedule

AMHS Releases Winter 2016-17 Schedule

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) Wednesday announced the release of its 2016-17 winter schedule. Reservations are now available for booking at FerryAlaska.com, by…

Open House at HAARP

Open House at HAARP

Date: August 26, 2016 -August 27, 2016Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: HAARP, mile 11.3 Tok Cutoff; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center, mile 106.8 Richardson Highway…

Opinion

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Dear Neighbors: On Saturday Senator Ellis and I will be in Anchorage to hear from you and discuss the legislative session. We’ll have pizza and time to…

Dealing with barbarism: V-J Day and beyond

On September 2, 1945, V-J Day, the funeral-like solemnity of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri was shattered by the thunder of 400 B-29 bombers flying overhead,…

Op/Ed

OP/ED: Adjutant General Hummel Response to DoJ Report

OP/ED: Adjutant General Hummel Response to DoJ Report

On Monday, the Department of Law released retired Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins’ independent investigation of the Alaska National Guard to the public.  Like many Alaskans, I…

OP/ED Yukon River Gold Will Not Process, Fishermen and Processors Without Summer Employment

OP/ED Yukon River Gold Will Not Process,  Fishermen and Processors Without Summer Employment

Yukon River Gold LLC, the sole salmon processor in the village of Kaltag announced that it will not operate this summer, leaving fishermen in this region with…

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