Tribal conservation conference to focus on sharing traditional knowledge

October 2nd 3:48 pm

Tribal and governmental representatives from around Alaska will gather in Anchorage later this month to discuss the sustainable development and management of Alaska's natural resources. Bringing together traditional and modern knowledge to work toward a [...]

Shell calls off plans to drill in Arctic

October 2nd 3:46 pm

Citing high costs, 'unpredictable' regulatory environment, company walks away from multi-billion-dollar mission

Assembly candidates outline priorities

October 2nd 3:45 pm

Six candidates will vie for the two open seats on the North Slope Borough Assembly in the upcoming municipal election. Some are incumbents, others are newcomers, but they all have ideas for shaping the future of the borough. Each candidate has outlined [...]

Reggie Joule drops from mayor's race

October 2nd 3:45 pm

Former mayor Whiting launches write-in campaign

Erosion takes bite out of beach by Kivalina Airport

October 2nd 3:44 pm

State hopes incident will advance funding request for beach stabilization project

North Slope Borough mayor fined $34K for refusal to file campaign info

October 2nd 3:44 pm

JUNEAU Blasting North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower's "egregious" conduct and a "glaring lack of cooperation" with its investigation, Alaska's top elections regulator slapped her with a $34,460 fine, along with an assessment for costs it said were [...]

What Shell's decision means for Alaska's economy

October 2nd 3:43 pm

Company's announcement comes at time of record-high employment in oil patch

NWAB assembly, school board seats on ballot

October 2nd 3:42 pm

Each of the four open seats on the Northwest Arctic Borough Assembly is contested in the upcoming election. Seats A and B cover District 1: Kivalina, Noatak, Baird Mountains, Kiana, and Noorvik. Current assemblyman Vern Cleveland hopes to stay on the [...]

Siikauraq Martha Whiting launches write-in campaign

October 2nd 3:40 pm

Martha Whiting announced last week shortly after Northwest Arctic Borough Mayor Reggie Joule announced his decision to pull out of the mayor's race that she would launch a write-in campaign for the seat. The following are her answers to the questions posed [...]

Lady Whalers tie for third in bronze division at West Spiketacular

October 2nd 3:39 pm

The Barrow High School Lady Whalers turned in a strong performance on Saturday in the final day of action at the West Spiketacular volleyball tournament. The Lady Whalers posted a 1-1 mark and finished in a tie with Ketchikan for third in the final team [...]

Woods powers Huskies to Region I win

October 2nd 3:39 pm

Spencer Woods and the Kotzebue Huskies put themselves right where they wanted to be when they began the 2015 high school cross country season. They're the Region I North champions - and headed to the Class 1A-2A-3A state cross country meet as one of the [...]

Lady Huskies take 2nd at ACS Smackdown

October 2nd 3:38 pm

The Kotzebue High School Lady Huskies rode the hitting of Cassidy Kramer and Calia Sieh and the setting skills of Shaylin Thomas to an impressive finish this past weekend at the ACS Round-Robin Smackdown tournament in Anchorage. The Lady Huskies went 3-1 in [...]

Whalers clinch playoff berth with rout in Fairbanks

October 2nd 3:38 pm

Whalers punch postseason ticket with 62-6 win over rival Monroe Catholic

Fisheries could feel pinch if government shuts down

October 2nd 3:37 pm

Bering Sea crabbers are again facing the possibility of a delayed fishery as Congressional Republicans threaten to shut down the government, this time over federal funding of Planned Parenthood. A shutdown two years ago stalled the crab opener by two days, [...]

Wood bison finding home in Alaska

October 2nd 3:37 pm

These nights, Tom Seaton is dreaming less about red-brown, steaming, humpbacked hulks. He's also getting more sleep, knowing dozens of wood bison that galloped to freedom behind his snowmachine last spring are wandering new country, munching grass and having [...]

Opinion: Safety is the cornerstone to borough-wide improvements

October 2nd 3:36 pm

My name is Gia Qimatchuq Hanna and I'm running for Northwest Arctic Borough Assembly. I'm running because I know that our people can achieve great things when we work together. There is much we can do, together, to improve public safety, infrastructure and [...]

Shell stoppage reflects more than bureaucratic issues

October 2nd 3:36 pm

It is easy enough to interpret the decision by Shell to pull the plug on its offshore drilling project as the end product of federal overreach. That's how the Alaska Congressional delegation put it in their predictable statements blaming the Obama [...]

Opinion: It's time for Alaska to drive its own destiny

October 2nd 3:35 pm

Earlier this week, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott and I enlisted the help of seventh-grader Shania Sommer from Palmer to announce the amount of this year's permanent fund check. We wanted one of our promising youth to be the face of the dividend to [...]

Opinion: Low oil prices, not federal regulations, ended Shell's bid in Alaska Arctic

October 2nd 3:35 pm

Reactions to news that Shell oil was abandoning its bid in the Arctic were nothing if not predictable. As soon as word got out, media email boxes started to fill. "Victory!" said all the environmental organizations, despite the fact that their opposition had [...]

Opinion: Elections are how we get our say

October 2nd 3:34 pm

I know everyone has been getting weekly news updates with presidential election information. The Donald said this. Hillary e-mailed that. Or some guy no one's ever heard of said something else. Truthfully, the national political scene is like a reality show [...]

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