Original song confronts domestic violence

Feb 17th 8:34 pm By Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder

McKenzie's composition performed this year at Kivgiq


Statewide Stories

Opinion: Alaskans wise to focus on important issues for state, not political slams

February 17th 1:33 am

While most would assume there is a bit of an uptick in interest in national politics given the current daily dramatic happenings in Washington, some questions remain about whether we in Alaska are paying attention to the right things. After all, there is so [...]

Opinion: Distraction of charter school debate will not serve Alaska students

February 9th 3:16 pm

Across most of Alaska, there are no choices about where you will send your child. There is one school, for better or worse, and that is the only option, unless you want to send your student out of town for their education. So Tuesday's news that the newly [...]

Opinion: Legislature disgraces us with legal corruption

February 9th 3:15 pm

The Alaska Legislature earns Alaskans' contempt through its own sleazy procedures. Rep. Jason Grenn, I-Anchorage, is acting the part of Jimmy Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" by asking for open votes on legislators' conflicts of interest. But [...]

Opinion: Alaska's delegation turns timid on federal overreach

February 9th 3:13 pm

The Alaska congressional delegation's outrage at presidential actions taken without consultation with Congress, which was off the charts under President Barack Obama, has all but disappeared in the last 12 days. Why else would Lisa, Dan and Don have been the [...]

Lack of sea ice and weather in the Lower 48

February 9th 3:11 pm

Some researchers say the northern ocean is affecting weather far from the Arctic

Most Popular Stories

Joe 'the Waterman' Shults dies in Utqiagvik

February 21st 3:47 pm

Local collector spent decades preserving northern history

Bad trail prompts Iditarod to move race start to Fairbanks

February 17th 8:08 pm

For the second time in three years, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will move its official start from Willow to Fairbanks due to poor trail conditions that race officials determined unsafe. The Iditarod Trail Committee board of directors made the decision [...]

Opinion: Alaskans wise to focus on important issues for state, not political slams

February 17th 1:33 am

While most would assume there is a bit of an uptick in interest in national politics given the current daily dramatic happenings in Washington, some questions remain about whether we in Alaska are paying attention to the right things. After all, there is so [...]

North Slope School District seeks superintendent, committee

February 17th 7:48 pm

There is an opening for a new superintendent on the North Slope. According to a post on the North Slope Borough School District's Facebook page, the district board of education is conducting a superintendent search and is inviting the community to participate.

Bristol Bay considers new playground structures

February 17th 8:12 pm

The Bristol Bay Borough could be home to four new playgrounds if the recent effort to fund and build them comes to fruition. Borough Parks and Recreation Supervisor Donnie Wood wants a new playground for the Bristol Bay Borough School in Naknek, Monsen Park, [...]

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