Budget cuts take Alaska-grown lunches off the menu

July 1 was a dreaded day across much of Alaska. It marked the start of the 2016 state fiscal year and the harsh realities of the state's new financial [...]

Stranded fisherman rescued by Coast Guard

A fisherman stranded after his 30-foot vessel was disabled and aground was rescued by the Coast Guard helicopter on Sept. 30, on the north side of [...]


United Tribes of Bristol Bay urged Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Sept. 29 for her support against the proposed Pebble mine and any large scale [...]

Shell will halt offshore activity

Royal Dutch Shell will cease further exploration activity in offshore Alaska for the foreseeable future, the company announced late on Sept. 27. The [...]

It's Time for Alaska to Drive Its Destiny By Gov. Bill Walker

Earlier this week, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott and I enlisted the help of seventh-grader Shania Sommer from Palmer to announce the amount of [...]

Celebrating halibut is a Homer natural

Halibut ecology, economics and policy, a community fish fry, a 5K run on the Homer Spit and were all part of the festivities Sept. 19-20 as the [...]


A federal investigation is underway into the deaths of 25 walrus near Cape Lisburne, 40 miles northeast of the village of Point Hope, on the Chukchi [...]

Special session called on North Slope gas production

Gov. Bill Walker has called for a special session of the Legislature on Oct. 24 in Juneau to address gasline issues. "With a $3.5 billion budget [...]

Letters Sought

NOAA Fisheries is seeking letters of public support through Oct. 23, for 10 people, including two incumbents, for two presidential appointments as [...]

2015 PFD dividend is $2,072

Thousands of eligible residents will be $2,072 richer soon, when they receive the 2015 Alaska Permanent Fund check either through direct deposit in [...]

Look out, bookworms!

Cathy Pegau\'s latest novel, Murder on the Last Frontier, comes out this November. It features Charlotte, a suffragette who arrives at the frontier [...]

Haul out rafts proposed to help walrus

A marine conservation biologist concerned with the challenge walrus face in reaching food sources in the warming Arctic has proposed implementation of [...]

Pact reached to combat IUU fishing

A bilateral agreement reached on Sept. 11 between the United States and Russia is aimed at a new era of cooperation between these two nations to [...]

Exxon Valdez spill had dire effect on humpies, herring

A new federal fisheries report documents the lasting cardiac impact on pink salmon and herring embryos exposed to crude oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez [...]

Push is on for first marine national monuments

An environmental organization is asking for sea life protection in the form of marine national monuments, just as the federal government employs to [...]

State implements Medicaid expansion plan

Medicaid expansion in Alaska went into effect on Sept. 1, on the heels of a state Supreme Court decision not to block the Healthy Alaska Plan, which [...]

Dan Sullivan hits Cordova

Senator Sullivan came to town last Friday for a day-long visit packed with multiple stops and meetings. The theme of the Senator's trip was [...]

WHAT'S IN A NAME? - US recognizes tallest peak as Denali

Alaskans, of course, have always recognized the highest mountain peak in North America as Denali, the great one, as the Koyukon Athabascan people of [...]

Obama delivers blunt message on climate change

President Barack Obama embarked on Sept. 2 for a visit to the Southwest Alaska fishing community of Dillingham, where residents planned to thank him [...]


Gov. Bill Walker has declared September to be Aviation Appreciation Month in Alaska, celebrating the economic engine that generates some 47,000 jobs [...]