Legislation would elevate status of Arctic issues

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate as the Arctic Diplomacy Act of 2021 would establish an Assistant Secretary of State for Arctic Affairs to conduct U.S. foreign policy in the Arctic region and on Arctic issues.

Grand jury will get case of man threatening to kill senators

A magistrate has ruled that there is probable cause for a case to continue against a man accused of threatening to kill Alaska’s two U.S. senators in profanity-filled voicemails left on their office phones.

Alaska: 2,842 new COVID-19 cases in 4 days

State health officials confirmed 2,842 new resident cases of COVID-19 from Oct. 15-18, plus 57 more nonresident cases, raising the resident infection toll to 125,445 individuals.

Young goes viral, urging Alaskans to vaccinate

"I got vaccinated to protect my family, my staff and friends, and I can tell you it is safe and effective," Rep. Don Young said.

Researchers say orcas eat well in Salish Sea

University of British Columbia scientists say their research debunks a popular belief that southern resident killer whales swimming in Canadian waters in summer months aren’t finding enough Chinook salmon to feed on.

ASMI marks 4 decades of marketing Alaska seafood

Commercial fishermen, processors, biologists and others engaged in Alaska’s multi-million-dollar seafood industry will gather virtually Nov. 9-11 for the All-Hands-On-Deck conference, to review the challenges and triumphs of 2021 and plan for the coming year of marketing Alaska seafood worldwide.

DHSS says flu shots are more important than ever

State health officials and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium are teaming up to implore Alaskans to get vaccinated against the flu before the end of October, to help protect individuals and prevent additional stress on the state’s medical providers.

Authorities nab Alabama man in Alaska after Jan. 6 riot

An Alabama man accused of using pepper spray and throwing a metal rod at law enforcement protecting the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection has been arrested in Alaska.

Rescued sea otter pup makes slow progress

A four-month-old sea otter pup found abandoned and extremely malnourished on a beach near Kasilof is making progress toward recovery.

Murkowski reports bringing in nearly $1.1M in last quarter

Sen. Lisa Murkowski reported bringing in nearly $1.1 million during the last fundraising quarter, though the Republican has yet to formally announce any re-election plans.

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