Fifteen-plus years and still going 'Selawik Strong'

Oct 13th 4:52 pm By Brittany Sweeney

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Administration convenes climate change meeting

October 13th 4:00 pm

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's administration convened government bureaucrats, environmentalists, Alaska Native leaders and oil company lobbyists Wednesday in an unusual public discussion about climate change — an effort that's expected to inform a [...]

After several 2017 Iditarod sled dogs fail drug test, race changes its rules

October 13th 4:00 pm

After "several" sled dogs competing in the 2017 Iditarod tested positive for "a prohibited substance," the Iditarod Trail Committee Board of Directors voted Friday to change its rules. The dogs that tested positive were in a "single musher's team," the [...]

Opinion: Half of women in Alaska have suffered through domestic violence

October 13th 3:58 pm

Think of all the women you came into contact with in your day-to-day business today. This week. This month. Think of all the girls in your child's class. Think of all the women in church. Think of school board members, grocery store cashiers, the women who [...]

Opinion: We may have chosen the wrong date for Indigenous Peoples Day

October 13th 3:58 pm

I'm not sure we should celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October. Gov. Bill Walker signed a bill this year renaming Columbus Day in Alaska in honor of Native people. The previous two years, he had made the same action by proclamation. [...]

Cod numbers crash according to federal water surveys

October 13th 3:58 pm

Numbers reflected 71 percent decline in Gulf cod catch Fishing outlooks for some of Alaska's largest catches are running the gamut from celebratory (salmon) to relief (Bering Sea crab) to catastrophic (cod). First the bad news. Stakeholders were stunned to [...]

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Ilisaġvik waives tuition for North Slope residents

October 6th 11:22 am

A new pilot program at Iḷisaġvik College means North Slope Borough residents won't have to pay tuition for the spring 2018 semester. "This waiver is available for any Iḷisaġvik program that requires tuition payments, whether academic or [...]

Election brings new faces to Northwest leadership

October 13th 4:02 pm

Official results certified with all villages reporting

Who Done It

October 13th 3:59 pm

Grier T. Sanders, 32, of Utqiaġvik, pleaded guilty to the class A misdemeanor charge of violating a domestic violence protective order and reached a plea agreement. Sanders was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all 30 days suspended. Sanders must pay a [...]

Bristol Bay wrestling team holds first fundraiser of season

October 6th 11:37 am

The Bristol Bay Angels wrestling team started the month off with their first fundraiser of the season, a carwash and hamburger cookout. Students and members of the community came together to show support, making the afternoon a success. Over $800 was raised [...]

Second-half surge sends Whalers into state finals

October 13th 3:54 pm

The Barrow Whalers are headed to football's version of the "Promised Land." Sparked by three second-half touchdowns and a dominating defense performance, the Whalers powered their way to a thrilling 21-6 victory over Nikiski on the "Smurf Turf" at Cathy [...]

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