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THE HEAT IS ON - Rising temperatures triggering changes to Arctic

A federal report released Dec. 17 says Arctic temperatures are rising at more than twice the rate of global air temperatures, prompting changes in the Arctic with broad future effects on global security, trade and climate. The information is contained in a new report, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which was presented a media conference at the annual American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco.
 
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Community

City back in the business of health care

Cordova City Council recently voted to amend its management agreement with Providence Health & Services Alaska. Providence has been under contract to [...]

City discontinues residential recycling

The City of Cordova recently announced that it is revising its recycling program with a goal of maintaining a feasible, cost-effective program. [...]

Please Shop Cordova First

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Working in unison - Cordova Sexual Assault Response Team

This is a special room. The walls are painted pale lavender and decorated with inspirational posters. The feeling is safe, comforting and private. [...]

Soaring in the spirit of sobriety

The 21st Annual NVE Sobriety Celebration takes place this weekend. \"Sobriety\" is a time of coming together for the entire community that combines a [...]

Sportsmen gather to help protect wetlands habitat

Alaska's unspoiled wetlands provide habitat that nurtures 15-20 percent of the entire U.S. waterfowl population in one of the most important breeding [...]

News

AEA CHALLENGED - Susitna dam cost estimate questioned

A new report from veteran Juneau economist Gregg Erickson for the Alaska chapter of Trout Unlimited says the Alaska Energy Authority substantially [...]

ALL EYES ON COTTEN -Governor chose seasoned veteran for acting commissioner

All eyes were on Sam Cotten last week during the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Cordova. Cotten is Gov. Walker's interim choice to head the [...]

Coast Guard authorization passes Senate

Coast Guard legislation that strengthens and modernizes the multi-mission service, and includes an extended waiver for small boat operators on vessel [...]

DISABLED VESSEL in PWS towed by Coast Guard

Coast Guard crews came to the rescue on Dec. 4 of the fishing vessel Eleon that ran aground on the south side of Evans Island in Prince William [...]

Cotten is new acting commissioner of ADFG

Veteran fish harvester Sam Cotten, who served two terms on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and 16 years in the Alaska Legislature, was [...]

HERRING STATUS

EVOS declines action on Exxon Valdez reopener for unknown injury provision saying it is not a party to that litigation

 

Statewide Stories

In Shishmaref's relocation woes, a wider warning?

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An Anchorage poet's ambitious new work

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'Tundra Green' takes an illustrated look at the history of Alaska pot laws

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New Alaska State Fair head comes by way of South Dakota

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