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AMHS announces winter 2015-16 schedule

Alaska Marine Highway officials have released the 2015-16 winter schedule and are taking reservations at 1-800-642-0066, or by visiting ferry terminal [...]

Marine corrosion course set for Kodiak

Kodiak College will offer a four-day corrosion certification course Oct. 6-9, taught by Kevin Ritz, for students with a minimum of three to five years [...]

Northern Dynasty announces plans to raise $20 million

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., the Canadian mineral exploration and development company whose principal asset is the Pebble project in Southwest [...]

Juneau chefs awe New Orleans cook-off judges

Chef Beau Schooler and sous chef Travis Hotch of the Rookery Café in Juneau wowed the judges at the 12th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New [...]

ARCTIC DRILLING- Shell exploration approved for one well

Federal environmental officials have approved a permit that allows Royal Dutch Shell to begin drilling into oil-bearing zones of the Chukchi Sea, now [...]

Natural flair

On a Thursday afternoon, Nancy Taylor Stonington was outside sketching the buildings by Copper River Seafood. She brought no easel—just a large sketch [...]

Risk potential disclosure sought for offshore drilling

In the wake of a federal decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil off of Alaska, 12 senators are asking the U.S. Securities and Exchange [...]

Complex mitigation issues are field hearing topic

Federal law written to protect streams and wetlands that are the foundation of the nation's water resources were at the core of discussion Aug. 17 [...]

Grounded vessel refloated in Prince William Sound

The Coast Guard responded to a 111-foot fishing vessel aground in Prince William Sound, Friday, August 14, 2015. According to USCG, at approximately [...]

Peratrovich proposed for new $10 bill

Tlingit civil rights activist Elizabeth Peratrovich, cited by Gov. Bill Walker as "a true hero of American democracy", has been nominated by [...]

Poll: Alaskans support sales tax to ease budget dilemma

Most Alaskans would support a statewide sales tax, a cap on the amount of Permanent Fund dividends, and use of some Permanent Fund earnings for public [...]

The words of the people

A group of two dozen people stood in silence, clustered close around the dinner table, their hands forming a large circle, their eyes on Mona Curry, [...]

Canadians sickened by eating raw oysters

Canadian health officials said Aug. 13 that they are investigating 67 cases of vibrio parahaemolyticus infections in British Columbia and Alberta, the [...]

Survey of endangered North Pacific right whale begins

NOAA Fisheries scientists are embarked on a month long research survey to try to locate rare North Pacific right whales in the Gulf of Alaska, where [...]

USCG responds to vessel aground in PWS

The Coast Guard responded to an 87-foot fishing vessel aground in Prince William Sound, Monday, August 11, 2015. At approximately 4:00 a.m. Monday, [...]

USCG takes State Ferry AURORA out of service

The Coast Guard issued an order Saturday, August 08, 2015 preventing the State Ferry AURORA from operating until safety concerns are [...]

COAST GUARD RESPONDS TO CAPSIZED VESSEL IN PWS

The Coast Guard responded to a 37-foot fishing vessel capsized in Prince William Sound, Friday, August 7, 2015. According to a statement released by [...]

Haida artisans chosen as AFN keynote speakers

Chilkat weaver Delores Churchill, and her grandson, Haida master carver Donald Varnell, both of Ketchikan, will deliver the keynote address Oct. 15 at [...]

UN making progress in combating IUU fishing

Concern over illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is attracting interest in a United Nations agreement to stop such practices, which are [...]

Salmonfest draws record crowd to Kenai Peninsula

Three days of sunshine and music by top national and state bands, ranging from Emmlou Harris and Rodney Crowell to Ketchikan's Ratfish wranglers drew [...]