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Governor declares disaster following storms

February 17th 7:51 pm

Funding will become available for recovery in Savoonga and Gambell

Arctic sea ice extent marks new record low

February 17th 7:51 pm

Arctic sea ice coverage has remained at record low levels since last fall and there's no sign that will change in the coming days. The extent of Arctic sea ice began its historic low pattern in October. Throughout January, that pattern continued, according [...]

Utqiagvik teen charged in father's death

February 17th 7:50 pm

Boy, 16, to be charged with murder as an adult

National infrastructure group takes interest in Arctic projects

February 17th 7:49 pm

An organization dedicated to identifying the country's infrastructure needs has released a report on the importance of infrastructure development in the Alaska Arctic. Entitled "Arctic Promise: Challenges and opportunities in realizing the next generation of [...]

Noatak trio wins 'Battle of the Books'

February 17th 7:49 pm

A year ago, the Noatak Lynx finished second in the annual Northwest Arctic Borough School District's "Battle of the Books" competition. It was a finish that didn't sit well with anyone. The Lynx made sure they finished atop the High School division's [...]

Burke takes over as Tuzzy library director

February 17th 7:48 pm

It's hard to follow a legend in any job. But this is the challenge that Christie Burke has accepted in her new position as director of the Tuzzy Consortium Library. She follows David Ongley who, for over 20 years, was the heart and soul of the library.

North Slope School District seeks superintendent, committee

February 17th 7:48 pm

There is an opening for a new superintendent on the North Slope. According to a post on the North Slope Borough School District's Facebook page, the district board of education is conducting a superintendent search and is inviting the community to participate.

Arctic Economic Council approves northern partner

February 17th 7:47 pm

The Arctic Economic Council, a business-minded group with ties to the Arctic Council, recently approved bringing on its first northern partner. Arctic Slope Regional Corp. had applied for the position. Its application was unanimously approved by the [...]

No high-altitude ash from latest Bogoslof eruption, scientists say

February 17th 7:46 pm

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has reduced warning levels for Bogoslof volcano in the Aleutian Islands, after an eruption early Monday failed to produce an anticipated high-level ash cloud. The volcano, about 60 miles west of Unalaska, erupted at 7:24 a.m., [...]

Alaska State Troopers Report

February 17th 7:46 pm

On Feb. 7, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center. According to troopers, three inmates were involved in the incident. Suspects have been identified and criminal charges are pending. On Feb. 9, [...]

Opinion: Alaskans wise to focus on important issues for state, not political slams

February 17th 7:45 pm

While most would assume there is a bit of an uptick in interest in national politics given the current daily dramatic happenings in Washington, some questions remain about whether we in Alaska are paying attention to the right things. After all, there is so [...]

Opinion: Taxing questions, billion-dollar decisions

February 17th 7:45 pm

The difference between a 4.5 percent withdrawal rate from the Permanent Fund and a 5.25 percent take may sound like a small matter but billions of dollars could hide between those numbers. A quarter-percentage point represents about $125 million a year.

Opinion: Legislative indecision has worsened recession

February 17th 7:44 pm

Alaska's recession is worse than it needed to be because the state didn't solve its fiscal gap last year. The longer we wait for a solution, the longer the recession will last. The private sector has frozen investment and hiring while waiting for the Alaska [...]

Fish Factor: Mariculture committee creating buzz

February 17th 7:43 pm

Shellfish, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams, seaweeds and biofuels are crops envisioned by a group of Alaskans who are crafting a framework for a statewide mariculture industry expansion. An 11-member task force created last February by Gov. Bill Walker has [...]

Lady Huskies take third in Valdez

February 17th 7:43 pm

The Kotzebue Lady Huskies finished 2-1 to earn third place at the Elks Basketball Tournament last weekend in Valdez.  Kotzebue is now 15-4 on the year with a trip coming to the first annual Lady Grizzly Hardwood Classic at Grace Christian School, followed by [...]

Huskies place third at Elks tournament

February 17th 7:42 pm

The Kotzebue High School Huskies turned in a stellar defensive effort on Saturday afternoon and rolled to a 49-21 victory over the Valdez Buccaners in the third-place game of the 2017 Valdez Elks Basketball Tournament. The Huskies posted a 2-1 record in the [...]

Bears outland Selawik for championship

February 17th 7:42 pm

The Noorvik Bears made the home fans happy on Saturday with a wild 58-50 overtime victory in the championship game of the 2017 Noorvik Elders Invitational Tournament. With the win, Noorvik finished the three-day, round-robin tournament with a perfect 4-0 record.

Alaska Science Forum: Are more tropical nights in Alaska's future?

February 17th 7:41 pm

By the end of this century, Alaskans may be enjoying tropical evening breezes for about a week each year. That's an increase from the almost zero such nights we currently savor. But it could happen, according to a graduate student who has tightened the grids [...]

Original song confronts domestic violence

February 17th 7:34 pm

McKenzie's composition performed this year at Kivgiq

Opinion: Alaskans wise to focus on important issues for state, not political slams

February 17th 1:33 am

While most would assume there is a bit of an uptick in interest in national politics given the current daily dramatic happenings in Washington, some questions remain about whether we in Alaska are paying attention to the right things. After all, there is so [...]

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