Feds, state apologize for migratory bird harvest prohibitions

A formal written apology acknowledging hurtful impacts of past subsistence bird harvest prohibitions is paving the way for a much more congenial working relationship...
Gov. Bill Walker delivers his fourth State of the State address in Juneau. Photo courtesy of the governor’s office

Walker, Mallott oppose Kavanaugh confirmation

Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, citing issues with health care, labor and tribal self-determination, voiced their opposition on Sept. 20 to...

Sitka Tribe program helps measure ocean acidification

Efforts of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska to monitor Southeast Alaska waters for ocean acidification and more are gaining ground, with five communities currently...

NOAA marks second annual whale count

Citizen scientists of all ages turned out on Sept. 15 to help NOAA Fisheries count endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales and learn more about...

Man charged in connection with Kotzebue girl’s death

A Kotzebue man has been charged in connection with the investigation into the death of Ashley Johnson-Barr, 10, who went missing on Sept. 6,...

Coast Guard medevacs man near False Pass

A man injured in a diving accident about nine miles northeast of False Pass was medevaced by a U.S. Coast Guard crew from Air...

Discarded fish nets are raw material for many uses

Former fisheries observer turned university research scientist Nicole Baker is on a mission to recycle thousands of pounds of discarded fishing nets and ropes...

Police apologize, pay up for unlawful arrest of immigrant

American Civil Liberties Union attorneys have settled a case with the Palmer Police Department in the unlawful arrest of a Peruvian immigrant who was...

Hurricane Florence help coming from Alaska

A team of 36 members of the Alaska Air National Guard was on its way to the East Coast on Sept. 12 to provide...

Coastal erosion could amplify climate warming

A study of sediment samples from the Sea of Okhotsk on the eastern coast of Russia concludes that loss of Arctic permafrost deposits via...

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