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Ex-police employee admits theft of $100,000 in evidence

June 24th 11:59 am

Solomon will plead guilty to stealing from evidence room, destroying file cases at North Slope Borough Police Department

Comprehensive plan for Anaktuvuk Pass moves to final stages

June 24th 11:58 am

Plan outlines strengths, weaknesses, goals through 2036

Dog helps calm Western Alaska boy's autism

June 24th 11:57 am

After six years, family must say goodbye to loyal Lab

Borough, schools receive $10 million from Teck Alaska

June 24th 11:56 am

Partial payment will help borough finances until Red Dog lawsuit resolved

Two women dead after raft capsizes in Kongakut River

June 24th 11:55 am

Nevada residents were part of a guided trip in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Ahmaogak, Brower to face off in runoff election

June 24th 11:54 am

Vote to decide who will be next mayor of North Slope Borough set for July 19

Who Done' It

June 24th 11:52 am

John Kignak, 22, of Barrow, pleaded guilty to the class A misdemeanor of driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and reached a plea agreement with the court. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail with 42 days suspended and credit for time [...]

In Brief

June 24th 11:51 am

Phone scammers impersonate Alaska State Troopers

15 Years Ago in the Arctic Sounder

June 24th 11:50 am

Elevated heavy metal levels found near Red Dog Mine

Herring benefits heralded by marketing institute

June 24th 11:39 am

Featured in the fine dining showcase will be 5,000 pounds of herring fillets from this year's Togiak fishery There's much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle's finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate [...]

Opinion: Uncertainty complicates crucial predictions about Alaska's future

June 24th 11:38 am

An enormous stockpile of carbon, locked in permafrost beneath the land and waters of Alaska, could be unleashed by rising temperatures, complicating international efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. One of the mysteries of the coming decades for Alaska [...]

Opinion: Summer project builds collaboration and deeper sense of community

June 24th 11:38 am

As the solstice sun set on my corner of Alaska, we were screwing the last screws into the floor of a new building platform. I hadn't planned to build anything this year, but necessity is the mother of all invention, they say, and we needed more space right away.

High-speed broadband service comes to Barrow

June 24th 11:25 am

ASTAC and AT&T Wireless bring 4G to the North Slope

Fire burns more than 3,000 acres near Kobuk

June 17th 12:16 pm

No injuries, structural damage reported in Warren Creek blaze

Opinion: Arctic communities would benefit from PFD voter registration

June 17th 12:14 pm

Far too often, it seems that Alaska has forgotten the voice of the Arctic. Our state takes resources from rural areas, especially the North, but too often government systems and programs are designed for the Railbelt — not for rural Alaska. We need to [...]

NSB assembly talks child advocacy, whale science

June 17th 12:14 pm

Reorganization, science, and advocacy were on the table at the regular North Slope Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday night in Barrow. John Hopson Jr., who represents Wainwright and Atqasuk in District 2, was named assembly president. Roy Nageak, who [...]

Point Hope celebrates the gift of the whale

June 17th 12:13 pm

Community spends three days together for Qagruq

WHO DONE' IT

June 17th 12:12 pm

Lucy Mae Leavitt, 43, of Barrow, pleaded guilty to the class A misdemeanor of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and reached a plea agreement with the court. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail with all 60 days [...]

15 Years Ago in the Arctic Sounder

June 17th 12:12 pm

Whale count rising June 21, 2001 By Tim MacDonald Arctic Sounder BARROW - Things didn't go smoothly for whale counters in their camp some three miles from the old Naval Arctic Research Laboratory. But the numbers added up in the end. "We kind of [...]

In Brief

June 17th 12:11 pm

Internet conference coming to Barrow by Shady Grove Oliver The Arctic Sounder High-speed internet is coming to the Arctic and along with it, a two-day conference on telecommunications in the far north. "In the 21st century, you need to be connected to be [...]

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