Quake produces prolonged shaking, small tsunami

A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern coast caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters.

As delta variant spreads, health care workers implore residents to vaccinate

A surge in newly diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus in Alaska, where the highly infectious delta variant is having an impact, has state health care workers pleading with residents to get vaccinated, mask up, socially distance and avoid crowds.

Salmon was critical to sled dogs’ diet in 17th century

A University of British Columbia report based on research into ancient frozen canine feces confirms that salmon was an important part of Arctic sled dog diets at least 300 years ago.

AFN will scope tribal compacting of education

A program is underway to find a practical legal pathway to partner the Alaska Federation of Natives with local school boards and communities, state education officials said.

U.S. House passes act targeting toxics

Legislation mandating the Environmental Protection Agency to declare two polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, as hazardous substances eligible for EPA Superfund cleanup resources passed the U.S. House.

Large-scale old-growth logging to end in Tongass

A Biden administration decision that would end large-scale old-growth logging in Tongass National Forest, a critical spawning area for thousands of wild salmon, is sparking criticism from the timber industry and kudos from seafood harvesters.

Cordova Electric joins AFN, others to regain subsidy funds

Cordova Electric Cooperative has joined with several other electric cooperatives, the Alaska Federation of Natives, and others in suing the Dunleavy administration over the current lack of funding critical for subsidizing energy costs in rural Alaska.

Jill Biden stops in Alaska on her way to Tokyo Olympics

Jill Biden embarked on her first solo international trip as first lady, leading a U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the coronavirus is surging and COVID-19 infections have climbed to a six-month high.

Alaska health officials seek to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates

Alaska health officials are seeking to boost plateauing vaccination numbers as COVID-19 cases climb in the state.

Bristol Bay processors donate 25K lbs of frozen salmon to villages

Bristol Bay seafood processors, in the midst of a robust harvesting season, are donating 25,000 pounds of frozen king salmon to Yukon River communities where harvests have been halted.



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