Arctic focuses on suicide prevention

Sep 15th 9:31 am By Shady Grove Oliver

Locals share stories to provide support on National Suicide Awareness Day

Statewide Stories

Alaska fishing season moves into fall harvests

September 15th 8:50 am

Alaska's salmon season is nearly a wrap, but fall remains as one of the fishing industry's busiest times of the year. For salmon, the catch of 213 million has surpassed the forecast by 9 million fish. Highpoints for this season are a statewide sockeye catch [...]

Opinion: The path to health is a series of simple choices

September 15th 8:40 am

In Dillingham, likely the oldest practicing doctor in the state is going strong at 81. His prescription for long life? Move. Dr. Dan O'Connell has been walking every day for decades. Before he walked, he ran. We are made to stay in motion, he said. It's that [...]

Two more Alaska tribes apply to put land into trust with BIA

September 15th 8:36 am

Two more tribes are asking the federal government to put land into trust, including one that seeks to remove a 2.5-acre parcel from the Kenai Peninsula Borough's property tax rolls as the tribe prepares to launch commercial transit service. Tribal [...]

North Korea blast lights up Alaska seismometers

September 15th 8:35 am

On Saturday night, Matt Gardine was at home outside Fairbanks playing with his daughter when his phone beeped. As the seismologist on call with the Alaska Earthquake Center, Gardine's duty was to get information out about detectable earthquakes right after [...]

Opinion: Active pursuit of common ground only way to bridge political divide

September 8th 11:31 am

A couple nights ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow who lived in rural Alaska for many decades and had been deeply involved in the communities he lived in as an elected official and emergency responder. We started out the conversation on common [...]

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Arctic schools fared very poorly on statewide tests in 2017

September 15th 8:44 am

About 90 percent did not meet grade level standards

Opinion: Setting Mayor Brower's record straight

September 15th 8:39 am

My name is Charlotte Brower and I am the former mayor for the North Slope Borough. Since I left office, I have done my best to refrain from comment on matters pertaining to the North Slope Borough. I understand the challenges every mayor faces, and have felt [...]

Shungnak School welcomes Lisa Murkowski

September 15th 8:34 am

On Aug. 25, the boat in which Sen. Lisa Murkowski sailed in on the Kobuk River slowly docked on the shores of the Shungnak beach, where she was greeted by students and the community. Posters of all sizes and colors swayed from side to side, forward and [...]

Kotzebue leads Arctic in reported crimes for 2016

September 15th 8:43 am

The Kotzebue area has the highest reported crime rate in the Arctic, according to the most recent statewide numbers included in the 2016 Uniform Crime Report for Alaska. It's important to note that the numbers only reflect reported crimes and not necessarily [...]

Iḷisaġvik rolls out new business degree program

September 8th 12:13 pm

Program is the college's first bachelor's degree track

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