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Trump pushes to expand offshore drilling

January 12th 1:19 pm

Move holds potentially big changes for Alaska

Two from Kotzebue, one from Utqiagvik will vie to replace resigned Rep. Westlake

January 12th 1:17 pm

Here's who wants to fill the seat left empty after state legislator resigned

In Brief

January 12th 1:17 pm

Seats open on subsistence councils By Shady Grove Oliver The Arctic Sounder The Federal Subsistence Board is looking to fill the ranks of its regional advisory councils. The application period is currently open for anyone who wants to help fill a seat on [...]

Upcoming events to focus on brain injury

January 12th 1:16 pm

Potluck, training and clinic coming to Utqiaġvik

Opinion: Thanks for help with fireworks

January 12th 1:15 pm

Thank you everyone who helped with the 2018 New Year's fireworks show in Kotzebue. The 2018 New Year's community fireworks show did not light up the sky in Kotzebue at midnight New Year's Eve, due to the high winds and blizzard conditions. This year's [...]

Nursing school graduate leads by example

January 12th 1:13 pm

Kotzebue woman earns health care degree

Lady Whalers roll to crown at Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic

January 12th 1:12 pm

Barrow head coach Chad Bunselmeier wasn't really too sure what to expect from his team going into the Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic. The holiday break had forced some of his players to miss practice and left the team with three new starters when they [...]

Lady Huskies capture title at Subway Showdown

January 12th 1:12 pm

It might have been by the slimmest of margins, but a title is a title as far as the Kotzebue Lady Huskies are concerned. Kotzebue won a three-team tiebreaker on Saturday and was named the winner of the 2018 Nome Subway Showdown tournament. Kotzebue, [...]

Whalers drop three at Holiday Classic

January 12th 1:11 pm

Despite loss, Adams, Fruean reach double figures for BHS

Remembering Ahpun, 20 years later

January 12th 1:10 pm

Hunter recalls finding polar bear while out fishing near Point Lay

Trump pushes to expand offshore drilling in Arctic

January 12th 12:39 pm

Move holds potentially big changes for Alaska

State releases report on negative health impacts of climate change

January 12th 12:37 pm

Risks include new diseases, worsening allergy season, dangerous hunting conditions

Alaska just had its warmest December on record

January 12th 12:37 pm

Last month was the warmest December on record in Alaska, according to a federal report released Monday. The statewide average temperature in December was 19.4 degrees, 15.7 degrees above the 20th century average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric [...]

Climate change studies show how Alaska hangs in balance

January 12th 12:36 pm

If you thought it was a funny winter, you were right. The statewide average temperature in December was the warmest ever seen in recorded history, and it wasn't just a little warmer, it was a lot warmer. The further north in Alaska you go, the more extreme [...]

Opinion: Opening offshore to oil development is good news

January 12th 12:35 pm

When the environmental lawsuit industry is hopping mad about something, chances are news is good. Last week's news is a perfect example. Ryan Zinke, a former U.S. Navy Seal who also happens to be the U.S. secretary of the interior, looked at America's [...]

Opinion: SpaceX engineer developed skills in rural Alaska

January 12th 12:35 pm

Ben Kellie took a short path from helping his bush pilot father in Nikiski to launching SpaceX rockets in California. Now he's back working in rural Alaska aviation, but with skills for technology innovation he learned in the commercial space industry.

Alaska courts now using algorithm in bail decisions

January 12th 12:34 pm

In hopes of keeping fewer low-risk, impoverished people in jail before a trial, Alaska began using a computer algorithm last week to help courts set bail. The new program, developed by a Boston-based institute, is designed to link bail to a defendant's risk [...]

Dippers swim throughout Alaska winter

January 12th 12:33 pm

American dippers range as far north as Brooks Range, feeding while under water

Proposed budget could double Kotzebue's prosecutors

January 5th 8:02 pm

Governor wants another $34M for public safety

New cohort of youth ambassadors step up

January 5th 8:02 pm

Students represent Alaska to Arctic Council

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