The USCGC Fir. (Sept. 23, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Stedman recognizes Coast Guard for service to Alaska

Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, offered thanks to U.S. Coast Guard District 17 on the occasion of the Coast Guard’s 230th anniversary.

AFN 2020 convention goes virtual

Board members of the Alaska Federation of Natives have voted to take their 2020 annual convention online, over health and safety concerns prompted by the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Alaska.

Alaska Native entities get millions of CARES funds

Federal funds totaling nearly $16 million have been awarded to Alaska Native organizations to provide health care initiatives and community projects to combat the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Sexually transmitted disease rate rising

State health officials say Alaska is experiencing a growing outbreak of syphilis, with the number of cases more than doubled in 2019 over 2018.

Conservation groups sue Trump administration over Ambler road

A Trump administration decision to approve a 210-mile gravel road in Northwest Alaska to provide access to a proposed Canadian mine is being challenged in U.S. District Court.

Marine Safety Instructor course slated for Sitka

A marine safety instructor training class Sept. 21-26 in Sitka will train participants to teach cold water survival procedures, use of marine safety equipment and vessel safety drills.

Pebble Partnership says final EIS shows Trump Jr. and former Pence aide are wrong

Opponents of a proposed copper, gold and molybdenum mine in southwest Alaska have gained new support via a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. in agreement from a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence that the Pebble mine should be stopped.

Update: Eight new COVID -19 infections at Anchorage Pioneer Home

Update: New COVID-19 infections in Alaska confirmed on Wednesday, Aug. 12, include 62 residents of 11 communities, among them seven elders and one employee of the Anchorage Pioneer Home.

Trump says he’ll listen to both sides on Pebble Mine

President Donald Trump said he would “listen to both sides” after his eldest son and a campaign adviser urged him to intervene to block a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

Troopers: Kodiak man reports being mauled by bear

A 71-year-old Kodiak man said he was mauled by a bear while running on a mountain trail over the weekend, Alaska State Troopers said.

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