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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Coast Guard: limited VHF coverage in areas of PWS

In an alert to mariners issued on Sunday, May 20, the U.S. Coast Guard said that until further notice there is no VHF-FM coverage...

Marine mammals protected by federal law

Federal fisheries officials have issued a reminder that the Marine Mammal Protection Act prohibits killing marine mammals, except for exemptions for subsistence harvests by...

Former Unalaska mayor will head AMHS

Former Unalaska Mayor Shirley Marquardt takes the helm as executive director of the Alaska Marine Highway System in early June, filling the vacancy left...

Arctic Refuge defense draws investor support

Institutional investors with $2.52 trillion in assets have joined with the Gwich’in people of Alaska’s Interior in opposing drilling for oil and gas in...

Climate change sends many fish species north

A new study by researchers at Rutgers University says climate change is forcing hundreds of ocean fish and invertebrate species, including Pacific rockfishes, through...

Bill safeguards support for civil legal services

Among the final actions of the 30th Alaska Legislature was support of a bill to safeguard access to the civil justice system via the...

Commercial fisheries lending limit up

Loan caps from the Alaska Commercial Fishing Loan Fund now stands at $400,000 for those wanting to borrow for the purchase of entry permits,...

Legislature addresses medical licensing issues

Legislators approved on the final day of their session a bill to streamline medical licensing and address regulatory issues in the medical field.House Bill...

Extreme weather conditions make medevac challenging

An ailing man aboard a Military Sealift Command Vessel was medevaced by Coast Guard crews some 1,150 miles from Dutch Harbor on May 6...

Health care prices must now be posted

A compromise reached on the final day of the legislative session will require health care providers and facilities to post health care price information...






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