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 [...]

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue 5 near Valdez

The Coast Guard on Aug. 28 transported a woman showing signs of hypothermia to Valdez after a Good Samaritan vessel picked up the woman and four [...]

Whales..Thirty dead whales ....And no one knows why

Everything dies. It's inevitable. Plants and animals die, stars die, even humans will go extinct someday. So of course, whales are going to die. It's [...]

Effort stepped up on ocean acidification education

Two environmental groups plan to put their new kiosk on the road to coastal communities in coming years to teach people of all ages about causes and [...]

Local response to Canadian transboundary mines ramps up

Petersburg Vice Mayor Cindi Lagoudakis attended an invitation-only meeting in Juneau to discuss transboundary mines last week. The meeting was [...]

Local investors give shipyard a lift

Against jagged mountaintops and towers of shipping containers, the Megan Victoria rose like a leviathan out of the Prince William Sound. On her ascent [...]

Salmon harvest rises amidst uncertain markets

Commercial salmon harvests statewide approached 236 million fish through Aug. 25, with over 100 million of those harvested caught in Prince William [...]

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 [...]