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Amended Oil Pollution Act of 1990 passes House

Legislation modernizing the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 as it relates to foreign sourced oil spills unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

Fight jets coming to Eielson AFB

In the midst of the state's fiscal crisis, the U.S. Air Force is giving Fairbanks an economic shot in the arm with its decision to place 54 F-35 [...]

Gray whales: sentinels of change in the Arctic

Gray whales now making their annual migration to Arctic feeding grounds, offer marine biologists an opportunity to study how they are adopting to [...]

Ocean Beauty wins ComFish fillet contest

Edwin Alejandro and Estela Valenzuela of Ocean Beauty Seafoods in Kodiak won first prize on April 1 during the third annual processor fillet and [...]

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Rachel Kallander, of Cordova, a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, manned a booth at the Comfish trade show in Kodiak March 30 [...]

SEAFOOD SAMPLING

Trident Seafoods treated visitors to the ComFish Trade Show at Kodiak on March 31 to a sampling of several popular retail products: Peppered Smoked [...]

Third miner sentenced in Salmon River case

A third official with a defunct mine that polluted the Salmon River in Western Alaska has been convicted in a case involving the discharge of polluted [...]

New databases track marine fish diets and more

Federal fisheries officials say their two new databases will make it easy to access comprehensive, long-term diet data for key Alaska marine fish [...]

Indigenous health

Alaskans interested in Indigenous healing and health are encouraged to attend the 2016 Alaska Native Studies Conference April 14-16 at the University [...]

Renewable energy is Sanders priority

Jane O'Meara Sanders, the wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, says that the candidate is very concerned about the impact of [...]

Alaska flags lowered for victims of Brussels attack

Gov. Bill Walker has ordered all Alaska state flags to be lowered through sunset on March 26 in honor of victims of terrorist attacks in Brussels, [...]

Blaze destroys three Kwik'Pak buildings at Emmonak

A fire in Emmonak on March 19 that ultimately consumed three buildings owned by Kwik\'Pak Fisheries will not affect processing and production for the [...]

Law removes liabilities for administering naloxone

Gov. Bill Walkers has signed into law Senate Bill 23, removing civil liabilities from doctors and trained bystanders who administer naloxone, a drug [...]

Demand for child foster care heightens

A new study by the University of Alaska\'s Institute of Social and Economic Research shows that nearly 2,700 Alaska children were in foster care in [...]

Cordova sea otter latest in statewide trend

Veterinarians at the Alaska SeaLife Center say there is every indication that 2016 will be another record year for their Wildlife Response Program. [...]

Set netter with a mission hits the Iditarod Trail

In summer months, Monica Zappa is hard at work with fishing partner Tim Osmar, working his set net site at Kasilof on the Kenai Peninsula for sockeye [...]

FEDERAL FISHERIES

Theresa Peterson, of Kodiak and Michael "Buck" Laukitis, of Homer, both commercial fish harvesters, were nominated by Gov. Bill Walker on [...]

Rights to fish, climate change, markets on agenda

Challenges in Alaska fisheries access, climate change, salmon markets, the state's fiscal challenges and much more are on the agenda for ComFish 2016, [...]

Future is uncertain for tanner, blue king crab stocks

Federal fisheries scientists engaged in ongoing research on Alaska's crab fisheries say there is a growing body of evidence that suggests the future [...]

Young harvesters embark on educational tour

Ten young Alaskan harvesters, including Marissa Wilson of Cordova, have embarked on a spring educational tour to learn more about seafood markets, [...]