Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
A spokesperson for the state Division of Forestry said there are several communities in close proximity to new fires.
A Kotzebue man has pleaded guilty to the 2018 murder and sexual abuse of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr. Peter Wilson faces a prison sentence of up to 99 years.
This weekend kicked off the Qaġruq Whaling Festival in Point Hope. Every year, people come from around the region for a three-day feast to celebrate the annual subsistence haul of the whaling season.
As COVID-19 restrictions are lifting in the Northwest Arctic Borough, local public safety officials are continuing their push to get Village Public Safety Officers in more communities.
There have been no injuries from the flood reported so far. Responders are beginning to assess the damage to homes.
Residents of Buckland say they have boats ready to evacuate should the water level continue to rise because of an ice jam downriver from the village.
Arctic research conference to highlight how rural Alaska communities approach energy, climate issues
Several Alaska energy researchers will be featured during a national U.S. Arctic Research Commission conference this week. One of the big topics under discussion will be how rural Arctic communities deal with energy and climate...
Alaska development authority signs land access agreement with Native corporation for Ambler Road project
State development corporation AIDEA signed an agreement with Doyon, the state's largest landowner, to conduct surveys and studies on its land for the Ambler Road project.
The process of earning a doctorate takes a lot of time and work. And for one Iñupiaq woman, hearing the words doctor next to her name was emotional: Her response to passing her dissertation defense went viral this month after hundreds of thousands of people watched her reaction.
Long-time musher Tony Browning and his dog team dashed across the finish line around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday. The actual race winner won’t be announced until officials adjust times to account for distances traveled during a harrowing storm.
It was six degrees below zero, but the heavy winds make it feel more like 34 degrees below and a white fog blanketed the teams at the last major mushing event of the season in Alaska.
The District Attorney position in Kotzebue is currently unfilled, meaning the DA in Nome is filling in, despite already trying to investigate and prosecute about 1,000 new cases a year.
In Alaska, a high school team can’t play in a tournament without a minimum of five players.
As of Tuesday morning, 150 homes, an apartment complex and the water treatment plant were without power.
In 2015, Congress passed the federal farm bill which allowed people to donate wild game that they’ve hunted to certified non-profits, like hospitals or food banks.
Maija Katak Lukin, a former mayor of Kotzebue, has been selected as the Native relations program manager for the National Park Service’s Alaska region.
An employee at the Red Dog Mine died during an incident at a production drill, mine operators say.
Alaska Federation of Natives president Julie Kitka said that she was horrified by Jan. 6’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.