Legislature approves Indigenous Peoples Day bill

Apr 21st 12:19 pm By Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder

Discussion about bill centers on inclusivity, divides


Statewide Stories

Opinion: Earth Day a great opportunity to remember what's really important

April 20th 7:34 pm

Earth Day is sort of like Mother's Day or Valentine's Day — it's one of those times when we lavish attention and love on something or someone we know we should be honoring every day, really. Instead, we try to condense a year's worth of attention into [...]

Salmon numbers look good as Bristol Bay chills

April 20th 7:29 pm

A brighter outlook for Alaska's upcoming salmon season just got even better. Markets are looking good, the statewide salmon catch forecast of 204 million is up by a million fish, and the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery at Bristol Bay is breaking [...]

Opinion: Support the University of Alaska

April 14th 1:43 pm

It is time to speak up to support the University of Alaska. By 2025, 65 percent of the jobs in Alaska will require some form of postsecondary education. The last time this was measured, just 37 percent of Alaskans held a degree and only 50 percent had some [...]

Opinion: Journalism essential to democracy by creating well-informed citizens

April 14th 1:43 pm

This week, Art Cullen won a Pulitzer prize. You've probably never heard Cullen's name before — he's not likely to be quoted in the New York Times or the guest on a late night talk show covering modern-day politics. Cullen is the editor of a small, [...]

Fishermen prepare for electronic monitoring

April 14th 1:40 pm

Automation is coming to Alaska fishing boats in the form of cameras and sensors to track what's coming and going over the rails. Starting next year, Electronic Monitoring systems (EM) can officially replace human observers as fishery data collectors on [...]

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Democrats remount effort to block drilling in ANWR

April 15th 12:45 am

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers in Congress made their opposition clear to any potential drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with a bill introduced this week. But Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who heads the Senate Energy and Natural [...]

Morry helps lead Gold to win

April 22nd 2:20 am

Kristen Morry is no stranger to the big-time stage. As a freshman, she advanced to the Class 1A State Basketball Championships with the Galena Hawks. A few years later, she returned home and helped lead the Anaktuvuk Pass girls to a trip to the state tournament.

Salmon numbers look good as Bristol Bay chills

April 20th 7:29 pm

A brighter outlook for Alaska's upcoming salmon season just got even better. Markets are looking good, the statewide salmon catch forecast of 204 million is up by a million fish, and the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery at Bristol Bay is breaking [...]

Oil-field pollution revealed in tiny air particles

April 15th 12:46 am

The brownish cloud known as Arctic haze, produced by industrial activities and coal burning in faraway sites in Asia and Europe, has long been recognized as a pollutant fouling North Slope skies. But how important is the air pollution that comes from a much [...]

Westlake initiates bill to protect caribou herds

April 15th 12:46 am

The dwindling caribou herds of northern Alaska are the focus of a bill introduced April 5 by Rep. Dean Westlake (D-Kiana). House Bill 211, titled "An Act requiring a nonresident to be accompanied by a guide or resident spouse or relative when hunting certain [...]

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