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Cold War Inspired First Launch from Poker Flat

Cold War Inspired First Launch from Poker Flat

When they launch, the four rockets now pointed northward from Poker Flat Research Range will add to the 345 that have arced over northern Alaska during the past…

Big Lake Man Threatening Life of Three-Year-Old Shot by SERT

Big Lake Man Threatening Life of Three-Year-Old Shot by SERT

Alaska State Troopers report that a Big Lake man was shot and killed during a early morning confrontation with troopers and the Special Emergency Reaction Team in Big Lake…

Governor Walker Issues Disaster Declaration on Opioid Epidemic

Governor Walker Issues Disaster Declaration on Opioid Epidemic

JUNEAU—On Wednesday, Governor Bill Walker has declared a public health crisis in order to combat the state’s opioid epidemic. The disaster declaration establishes a statewide Overdose Response Program…

General News

Midtown Woman Shot and Killed, Husband Arrested on Murder Charges

Midtown Woman Shot and Killed, Husband Arrested on Murder Charges

Anchorage police report that they have made an arrest in a shooting of a woman…

UPDATE: Search Successful in Finding Brevig Mission Travelers

UPDATE: Search Successful in Finding Brevig Mission Travelers

UPDATE: Ground searchers dispatched from Nome were able to locate the two men. THey were…

One Confirmed Dead in Wednesday’s Royal Suite Lodge Blaze

One Confirmed Dead in Wednesday’s Royal Suite Lodge Blaze

Anchorage police say that the Anchorage Fire Department is still clearing the the Royal Suite…

Anchorage Man Arrested on Manslaughter Charges for November Death of 10-Year-Old Pedestrian

Anchorage Man Arrested on Manslaughter Charges for November Death of 10-Year-Old Pedestrian

Anchorage police said on Wednesday, that they have made an arrest in the death of…

Upper Kalskag Man Arrested after Beating Woman with Shotgun Stock

Upper Kalskag Man Arrested after Beating Woman with Shotgun Stock

An Upper Kalskag man was arrested on Assault i-DV and Assault II-DV charges after a…




The Arctic and Alaska Science

More Tropical Nights in Alaska’s Future?

More Tropical Nights in Alaska’s Future?

By the end of this century, Alaskans may be enjoying tropical evening breezes for about a week each year. That’s an increase from the almost zero such nights…

Lack of Sea Ice and Lower 48 Weather

Lack of Sea Ice and Lower 48 Weather

Last month, villagers in Savoonga landed a bowhead whale. Before 2017, in every January people can remember, sea ice surrounded St. Lawrence Island, locking it in for the…

Sleuthing the Site of a Century-Old Earthquake

Sleuthing the Site of a Century-Old Earthquake

The second-largest earthquake on the planet in 1904 happened somewhere in Alaska. It could have been St. Michael, Rampart, Fairbanks, Coldfoot or a place called Sunrise on the…

Coast Guard Completes Arctic Communications/Next Gen Incident Command System Evaluation

Coast Guard Completes Arctic Communications/Next Gen Incident Command System Evaluation

JUNEAU, Alaska – Arctic Chinook “survivors” being hoisted onto a hovering Coast Guard rescue helicopter were unaware that equipment testing conducted by the Coast Guard Research and Development…

Politics

Trump’s Attack on Media as ‘Enemy of the People’ Has Historic Echoes

Trump’s Attack on Media as ‘Enemy of the People’ Has Historic Echoes

President Donald Trump ramped up his criticism of the news coverage of his administration Friday, again taking to his favorite social…

Harward Turns Down White House Offer to Fill Position as National Security Advisor

Harward Turns Down White House Offer to Fill Position as National Security Advisor

The search for a replacement for Donald Trump’s national security advisor, who resigned, or was fired for his part in Russian…