Dillingham council weighs options as rapid erosion threatens city sewer

Since 1947, erosion has washed away at least 800 feet of Dillingham’s coastline. And it’s getting worse.
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In Anaktuvuk Pass, a gardener brings new life to ancient foods with Arctic agriculture

Getting started wasn’t easy. Hopson spent time in Northern California when she was young, working in her grandmother’s garden. But when she applied that knowledge in the Arctic, it failed miserably...at first.

PHOTOS: At JBER, Alaskans mark Veterans Day with music and a moment of silence

The Alaska National Guard hosted the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Nov. 11, 2019.

Solutions sought to ease conflicts over Southeast Alaska’s rising sea otter populations

Sea otters are rapidly recolonizing Southeast Alaska, breeding challenges for commercial fishermen in the region.

In Tlingit land-rights loss, a Native American rights attorney lays out injustice and hope for the future

In a lecture at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Walter Echo-Hawk laid out the factors leading to the Supreme Court’s 1955 Tee-Hit-Ton Tlingit land rights decision.

Q&A: Ex-Skid Row rocker Johnny Solinger to auction off star-studded guitar for Alaska vets

Huna Totem Corp. brought a Las Vegas rock and roll show to Juneau last month, and Alaska left quite an impression on one of...
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New domestic violence shelter coming to Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

The project, expected to open in January 2020, will shelter up to 12 women from Hooper Bay and the surrounding region.

Erosion drains Goldfish Lake in Port Heiden

After a decade of heavy erosion, a lake in the Bristol Bay village of Port Heiden finally breached, sending water gushing into the bay.

Increase in observer fees has people in the fishing industry questioning how their dollars are being spent

Observer fees are going up for Alaska fishermen and processors. In Kodiak, fishermen aren’t too worried about the modest increase, but some would like to see improvements made to the decades-old program.

Anchorage developer pursues Petersburg affordable housing project

Meanwhile, the Petersburg Borough Assembly is considering an ordinance that could lower property tax bills for low-income housing units.

Sitka Tribe, NPS continue negotiating future park management

Last month, Sitka Tribe announced that the park service wasn’t renewing the contract and tribal tour leaders may not return to Sitka National Historical Park next year.

As hunters deal with a warming Arctic, UAF partners with local observers to keep them informed

As climate change disrupts the migration of animals, and the frozen rivers and sea ice hunters travel on becomes less reliable, Alaskans say sharing information is increasingly important.

Ads use Ukraine scandal, urging Murkowski to reject a Trump judicial pick

A liberal advocacy group is leveraging the Ukraine scandal in ads that target Alaskans. Their aim is to drum up constituent messages to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, urging her to vote no on a Trump judicial nominee.

Judge rules funding schools a year ahead is valid, dealing defeat to Dunleavy

A state judge ruled on Thursday that school funding for this year that the Alaska Legislature passed last year is valid.

Kuskokwim River freeze-up causes complications for Bethel barge service

Last month, one boat belonging to Alaska Logistics spilled oil and another got stuck, both due to ice.

Bristol Bay Borough voters approve fish tax proposal

The proposed 1.5% fish tax on all processed fish in the borough passed with overwhelming results, with 153 yes votes to 73, according to unofficial election results.

Unprecedented summer heat sparks caribou, climate concerns for Bristol Bay Subsistence Council

At a Bristol Bay Regional Subsistence Advisory meeting, all members expressed concern for subsistence resources in the region following this year’s hot, dry summer.

Coast Guard’s VHF signal down for much of coastal Alaska

The outages are affecting Prince William Sound all the way down to Sitka and other Southeast communities.

Dunleavy administration to spend $600,000 on Outside law firm to help with union lawsuits

The state posted a request for proposals for a law firm that has experience arguing cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.