New mapping project focused on polar sea floor north of Alaska

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A team of researchers departs Barrow later this week on a scientific mission to map an area of the Arctic sea floor called the...

Alaska paying nearly $2 million to teachers and staff for improved test scores

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The state of Alaska will pay out more than $1.8 million to Alaska teachers and staff in the first year of a statewide incentive...

Alaska deploying vocational tests to assess student workforce readiness

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Alaska's departments of Labor and Education are collaborating on a new vocational program that would track students' career readiness beginning as early as the...

Polar bear pops up 200 miles inland from Arctic Ocean

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It wasn't your usual grizzly bear sighting for residents of Fort McPherson, on the Dempster Highway, late last week. This white-coated visitor had traveled...

Northern fur seal turns up in Cook Inlet — at least 800 miles off-course

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The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is caring for its first northern fur seal. The one-year old male was found by a fisherman outside...

Lawson guilty of second degree murder

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A jury this afternoon found Michael Lawson guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of Bethany Correira back in 2003. They also...

Researchers unable to find endangered North Pacific right whales

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They've been two weeks looking, but today scientists aboard the NOAA research vessel headed back to Dutch Harbor with no right whales to show...

Elim residents considering risks of uranium mining project

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Residents of Elim on the southern Seward Peninsula last week heard from a Native American activist about the legacy of uranium mining in the...

Bering Sea under submarine examination for first time

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Some of the deepest, darkest reaches of the Bering sea are now being viewed by the human eyes for the very first time. Marine...

Trans-Alaska pipeline upgrades continue — slowly and with difficulty

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Alyeska Pipeline Service Company is in the process of overhauling another pump station as part of its Strategic Reconfiguration project. Pump Station 3, in...

Students aren't returning to Sheldon Jackson College, but the fish are

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By now most everyone in Alaska has heard that the state's oldest educational institution has closed -- everyone but the fish. Tens of thousands...

Black bears hanging out with tourists at Mendenhall Glacier

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The sockeye are running in Steep Creek, near Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Black bears and tourists are also thronging to the creek, and...

Lawson: Guilty of second-degree murder

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Jury members in the murder trial of Michael Lawson have handed down two convictions this afternoon in Anchorage. Lawson has been found guilty of...

Stevens note says he spent more than $130k on home renovations

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FBI agents investigating the relationship between VECO executives and Senator Ted Stevens are now studying a handwritten letter in which Stevens says he paid...

Stevens cautious on Pebble Mine but bullish on responsible development

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Senator Ted Stevens thinks Alaska can cultivate new mining, oil and gas prospects while preserving fisheries and other renewable resources. Stevens came to the...

Polar bears bring U.S. and Russia together for treaty and research

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Russian biologists were in Anchorage this week to work out some of the details of a treaty to protect polar bears that wander between...

Pollock shifting hundreds of miles north, costing Bering Sea fishermen

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Alaska pollock is the biggest fishery in the world and one of the few that's considered sustainable. But as the waters of the Bering...

Greenland ice yielding 100,000 years of climate data

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Photo: Dustin Solberg "Immersed in an infinity of snow" sounds like a description of the long Alaska winter. But that's how a reporter with Alaska...

Troops to Lower 48: You call that hot? Puh-leeze.

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The heat waves hitting the Lower 48 pale in comparison with the temperatures facing Alaska Army National Guard troops serving in Kuwait. Libby Casey, KUAC...

Trespassing to protest war in Iraq

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An Alaskan peace activist facing charges of criminal trespass has continued to use his court appearances to make statements against the Iraq War. Rob...