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Obama should see country rural Alaskans know

August 28th 5:28 pm

Kotzebue — In this town rumors swirl worse than any tidal currents.

Unmanned vessel to help with Arctic charting

August 28th 5:27 pm

When those discussing the expanding Arctic talk of the greatest obstacles facing development and shipping in the region, one of the first topics to come up is the lack of good nautical charts. As was discovered in Unalaska earlier this summer when Shell's rig [...]

Alaska Federation of Natives sets resolution deadlines

August 28th 5:27 pm

The final day for submission of resolutions in this year's Annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage is Sept. 21. Resolutions can be emailed to bmallot@nativefederation.org, hand delivered, mailed or sent via fax to 907-276-7989. A form can [...]

Obituary-Raymond Kayaġausiň Milligroak Hawley

August 28th 5:26 pm

Raymond Kayaġausiň Milligroak Hawley Raymond came into this world on the 13th of December, 1933, and was a lifelong resident of Kivalina. He and Winona got married on Dec. 18, 1960 and together had seven children. Raymond's trade was a [...]

Salmon initiative takes hit during budget crisis

August 28th 5:26 pm

One of the casualties of this year's budget cuts was funding for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska's chinook salmon stocks have been declining since 2007.

Schaeffer leads Kotz to 2nd at ACS Scramble

August 28th 5:25 pm

Fellow senior Eakin also scores strong finish

Whalers suffer 42-12 setback to Nikiski

August 28th 5:24 pm

The Nikiski High School Bulldogs scored 28 unanswered points in the second half on Saturday and rolled to a surprising 42-12 victory over the Barrow Whalers in Small-School football action at Cathy Parker Field. With the loss, Barrow slipped to 0-2 for the [...]

International Inuit leaders gather in Bethel

August 28th 5:24 pm

International leaders connected with a group promoting the perspective and needs of the indigenous people of the Arctic met last week in Bethel, discussing the needs of Inuit on an international level. The Inuit Circumpolar Council represents more than [...]

A float down the Tanana River

August 28th 5:23 pm

This is not Henry Allen's Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the nineteenth-century government explorer struggled his way down the Tanana. But it seems close.

Opinion: Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic

August 28th 5:23 pm

The State Department's special representative for the Arctic, Adm. Robert J. Papp (USCG ret.), came to Anchorage a year ago this month. During his visit, he stated that he was working to create "greater interest in Arctic issues" by the American public. He [...]

Opinion: Glacier a case for climate change investment

August 28th 5:22 pm

The Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau Alaska is an icon of the Capital City. Photos of "the glacier" as it's locally known, appear on brochures for Alaska Airlines and the local visitors bureau, and as a sweeping wallpaper-backdrop in our City Assembly Chambers.

Opinion: Point Hope resident worries about offshore drilling

August 28th 5:22 pm

My name is Earl Kingik and I am a member of the Native Village of Point Hope.

Opinion: Time for Alaskans to pull together for change

August 28th 5:21 pm

This past week has been a tough one for Alaskans.

Opinion: Alaska is relevant to the presidential election

August 28th 5:20 pm

On Aug. 25 and 26, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul will be touring Alaska, from Anchorage to Fairbanks, to meet and greet.

Opinion: Inuit Circumpolar Council responds to global climate change

August 28th 5:20 pm

limate change poses a tremendous risk to the food security of Alaska's indigenous peoples, and changes in state and federal policies could go a long way toward mitigating that risk and averting a potential crisis.

Opinion: Federal lawmakers must tackle America's Arctic identity crisis

August 28th 5:19 pm

Alaska will be swarming with dignitaries by this time next week as President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and countless other high-ranking officials from around the world gather to talk about the Arctic.

UAF scientist named head of massive Arctic environment study

August 28th 5:19 pm

It's the million-dollar question: What can we expect from our climate in the future. A new study of Arctic ecosystems aims to help answer just that question and an Alaska professor has been named as the chief scientist for the study. The University of [...]

The president is coming!

August 28th 5:17 pm

Communities rally to clean up, refine message, for once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

It's been a rollercoaster season for salmon

August 21st 1:45 pm

Fishermen say it will be a stretch for total catch to reach forecasted 221 million fish

OBITUARY - Homer E. Russell Sr.

August 21st 1:44 pm

Homer E. Russell Sr. Homer E. Russell Sr., 90, went home to be with Our Lord on August 12, 2015, in Anchorage, surrounded by his family. Russell was born February 19, 1925 in Noorvik, Alaska. He lived in Kotzebue before making his home in Anchorage.

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