Richard Nelson has an encounter with a gray jay while producing an episode of his radio program in the Yukon Territory. Already a renowned anthropologist and author (he was the Alaska...
One passenger has died and another has been medevaced to Anchorage for further treatment after a PenAir airplane arriving from Anchorage went off the runway at Unalaska's airport on Thursday evening.
Court documents, which provide only initials, were filed Friday
Alaska wildfire officials reassess cause of McKinley fire; ‘Nothing survived. It’s just ash.’ In a trickle of information, fire evacuees learn fate of homes; Wildfires crimp Alaska’s major transportation corridor, halting tourist operations, delaying groceries; 5,000-acre fire continues to burn outside Levelock; Dunleavy repeats calls for closing budget gap, paying full dividends; University of Alaska regents vote to end financial exigency; EPA hears testimony on air plan; Alaskan Joe Balash resigns as assistant secretary of Interior; Dunleavy vetoes ferry funding added by the Legislature in the wake of cuts; Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney visits Nome to discuss public safety
High winds, dry conditions have caused the fires to grow rapidly.
Bill setting PFDs, reversing vetoes headed to Dunleavy on Wednesday, spokesperson says; Bethel water testing shows lead and copper levels exceeding federal standards; Nome officials suspend search for missing 14-year-old Nome girl; Man charged in Alaska cold case enters not guilty pleas; 2 men drown in canoeing accident on Kasilof River; University of Alaska to survey staff, students, community members about how to move forward; Parents recount traumatic stories from WVHS football players; US troops work to build homes with residents of Newtok, nation's first community to relocate due to climate change; Alaska senator says he's sickened by weekend mass shootings; Court reinstates Sarah Palin suit against New York Times; Iron Dog race officials announce change in course; Storms flood Kotlik, but other communities see little damage; In Alaska and nationwide, business groups push for inclusive hiring
Alaska lawmakers weight two major bills; 2 British Columbia teenagers suspects in 3 deaths along Alaska and Cassiar highways; Mother and daughter found shot to death at Kenai home; Operation “Summer Heat” leads to 42 arrests in Anchorage; Lights out for rural Alaska as the PCE endowment faces endangerment; Juneau’s Glory Hall will cut breakfast, lunch service in response to budget vetoes; USGS scientists say there’s not yet enough information to tie seabird die-offs to toxins; What a drought index of 500 means for Anchorage; Government Hill residents seek to reconnect neighborhood through new trail
For the first time in its more than forty-year history, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) will incorporate Traditional Knowledge from local communities into its core management plans for the Bering Sea region.
Alaska Senate president says lawmakers to meet in Juneau for special session; Alaska court system responds to governor's vetoes; Fires update for July 5th, 2019; Ask a Climatologist: Alaska sites reach record high temperatures on Independence Day; First class of veterinarians graduate from UAF-Colorado State program; Families along Kuskokwim River report high amounts of parasites in salmon; Australian mining firm explores potential vanadium deposit near Juneau; AK: A floating veterinary clinic goes to the dogs -- and to all other pets -- in Southeast's remote island towns; 49 Voices: Ivan Simonek of Wrangell
Montana Creek Fire update for July 4th, 2019; House speaker, Interior lawmakers lay out case for overriding governor’s budget cuts; 40 years after closure, volunteers restore historic Cold War site; Mount Marathon Race participants decide whether to run as smoke lingers in Seward; In Portage, business boom follows glacial recession; Honoring the Stars and Stripes
State officials say wildfire ignited near Talkeetna and Parks Highway, warn of possible evacuations and delays; Anchorage wildfire forces rapid response to contain; Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor declares disaster emergency due to Shovel Creek wildfire; Cleanup crew recover diesel spilled after double-tanker wreck on Richardson Highway; Hundreds protest Governor's budget vetoes outside Anchorage legislative office; Yukon River summer chum salmon run rebounds from weak start; St. Paul's rogue rat is dead after 10 months of evading traps and causing ecosystem concerns; DOT’s Chiniak Highway Erosion Control Project fights a never-ending battle against coastal erosion; Sitkans protest conditions in detention centers from afar; Study on salmon ear stones cited by EPA in Pebble draft EIS comments; Mount Marathon Race officials offer deferral due to wildfires smoke
E-cigarette use has become popular, and especially among teens and young adults – groups that have seen seen large declines in tobacco smoking rates over the past three decades. More than...