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Roads project gets $7M in capital budget

August 18th 10:50 am

First phase of ASTAR project will be 3 years of planning, research

Study shows increasing snow-free season on Slope

August 18th 10:49 am

Researchers looking into causes, effects of lower snow cover across region

First snow of season falls in Atqasuk

August 18th 10:49 am

Disappointment hung over Atqasuk Tuesday morning alongside the snow clouds that had dropped their bounty overnight. "People got upset when they woke up this morning," said resident Cheryl Kippi. Locals awoke to the sight of their village blanketed in snow, [...]

Study: Rural Alaska dental aides make a difference in oral health

August 18th 10:48 am

Once challenged by dentists, aides ensure residents have more preventive care and fewer extractions

In Brief

August 18th 10:48 am

Quintillion names interim CEO Quintillion has named a new interim CEO following the resignation of its former head last week. Elizabeth Pierce, who had been leading the company throughout its most recent push into the Arctic, stepped down earlier this month, [...]

Who Done It

August 18th 10:47 am

El Tron Lee Ipalook, 36, of Utqiaġvik, pleaded guilty to the class C domestic violence felony charge of assault in the third degree for making repeated threats of injury or death and reached a plea agreement, through which the charge against him was [...]

ADEC overseeing cleanup of oil spill at Caelus Energy well

August 18th 10:46 am

Cleanup underway at Prudhoe Bay well site

Opinion: Education is worth investing in as a community

August 18th 10:46 am

In our household, there's one week left before school starts up. That means one week left to wean my children off late nights and even later mornings, and a return to a more structured week with regular dinners and bedtimes and piano lessons and the like. It [...]

Opinion: Carbon monoxide is an often overlooked threat

August 18th 10:45 am

As a weatherization professional, I spend a lot of time investigating indoor environmental problems, and am well aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide, or CO, the invisible, colorless gas produced by common fuel-burning appliances such as boilers, ovens, [...]

Opinion: Going home, after 20 years of drinking

August 18th 10:45 am

One man's sincere struggle to leave the streets of Anchorage Melvin Ivanoff stood up at a meeting of Alaska Native men and said he was afraid he would soon be on the streets again. Ivanoff stayed drunk and homeless in Anchorage for 20 years. He was one of [...]

Two more Alaska schools close due to shrinking enrollments

August 18th 10:44 am

A tiny school on St. George Island in the Bering Sea and an alternative school in the Interior's Delta Junction have shut their doors due to shrinking enrollments, according to the state education department. Both New Horizons High School and St. George [...]

Opinion: Message from the new publishers of the Alaska Dispatch News

August 18th 10:43 am

This weekend, we made a bold first step to ensure the future of the Alaska Dispatch News going forward. At the same time the paper has filed for bankruptcy protection, we've entered an agreement to purchase the ADN and immediately take control of the [...]

Rural Alaska crews head south to help fight fires

August 18th 10:43 am

Crews from Upper Kalskag, Selawik and Noorvik will battle blazes in Lower 48

Dust busting: Alaskans aim to combat dirty air

August 18th 10:42 am

BETHEL — Across rural Alaska, cars, trucks and four-wheelers kick up clouds of road dust, a plague that coats tundra berries and fish racks, irritates eyes and throats, and, evidence suggests, worsens asthma and other chronic breathing conditions.

New ADN publishers reassure staff on future

August 18th 10:42 am

Arctic Sounder publisher among interim owners of Alaska Dispatch News

Final steps to Mile 0 of Trans-Alaska Pipeline

August 18th 10:41 am

FRANKLIN BLUFFS — I said goodbye to my final hiking partner today outside a van on the side of a gravel highway. For the remaining 40 miles in my summer hike along the path of the Trans-Alaska Highway, it will be just Cora and me. When I walked away [...]

Volunteers needed for Sisualik cleanup

August 18th 10:38 am

Weeklong event will include cultural activities

Tricky light may have been issue in 2016 Anaktuvuk Pass plane crash

August 11th 10:20 pm

Tricky winter conditions may have contributed to the plane crash that happened in the mountains outside Anaktuvuk Pass the day after New Year's last year. The passenger plane, operated by Wright Air Service and traveling from Fairbanks to the village, had no [...]

Researchers eye marine mammals in offshore surveys

August 11th 10:17 pm

Bowhead whales and other marine mammals are the focus of a four-month survey project this summer in Arctic waters. Led jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, [...]

Wainwright hunters found guilty of poaching musk oxen

August 11th 10:16 pm

Three Wainwright residents have been found guilty of poaching musk oxen. They were sentenced Aug. 2 in Utqiaġvik court. Thomas "TJ" Tazruk, 33, Willie Bodfish, 58, and Billy Bodfish, 30, each pleaded guilty on June 25 to taking musk oxen during a closed [...]

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