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Election brings new faces to Northwest leadership

October 13th 4:02 pm

Official results certified with all villages reporting

Chukchi Campus celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

October 13th 4:01 pm

First event since holiday was signed into state law marked with a potluck, storytelling, crafts

Infrastructure centered at gathering of Arctic leaders

October 13th 4:01 pm

Nome leader testifies on rural Alaska needs at a joint briefing of the Helsinki Commission

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 [...]

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 [...]

In Brief

October 13th 3:59 pm

Subsistence advisory council to meet in Kotzebue The Northwest Arctic Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will be meeting in Kotzebue later this month. On the agenda are a series of regional and statewide proposals and presentations by a handful of [...]

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 [...]

AG: State won't interfere with tribal banishments

October 13th 3:57 pm

Attorney general won't stop controversial practice despite civil rights issues

Pacific walruses are not endangered, feds say

October 13th 3:56 pm

Fish and Wildlife officials say marine mammals adapt to loss of sea ice

AFN leaders to stress unity at October convention

October 13th 3:56 pm

Alaska Federation of Natives board members made history at their convention last year when they chose to endorse Hillary Clinton — the first AFN endorsement of a presidential candidate in its 50-year history. In a sweeping statement from President Julie [...]

AFN keynote to discuss military service and leadership

October 13th 3:55 pm

How does a young ROTC instructor in the Air Force, without interest or shares in Native corporations, become the keynote speaker at the AFN? Lt. Colonel Wayne Don says you can blame his brother. In 2005, Don's brother "gifted" him some shares to NIMA, his [...]

Kotzebue girls claim Gold title at Griz tourney

October 13th 3:55 pm

The Kotzebue High School Lady Huskies continued their impressive run through the 2017 season this past weekend by rolling to the Gold division title at the Lady Grizzly Invitational in Anchorage. The tournament was held Oct. 6-7 and featured 14 of the state's [...]

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 [...]

Finding far-north lynx den part of cycle study

October 13th 3:54 pm

In her study of one of the farthest north lynx populations in North America this summer, Claire Montgomerie used her ears. While looking at the satellite tracker a female lynx was wearing, Montgomerie saw the animal was hanging around a hillside north of the [...]

Close races lead to recounts in North Slope election

October 13th 3:53 pm

Results of Oct. 3 vote have yet to be certified

Fifteen-plus years and still going 'Selawik Strong'

October 13th 3:52 pm

Annual Science-Culture Camp provides hands-on learning from local experts

Chum catch sets records throughout Alaska

October 6th 11:41 am

Meanwhile, fresh halibut prices take a tumble as some buyers turn away deliveries Chum salmon returned home to Alaska this year in numbers never seen before from Southeast to Kotzebue, and set catch records statewide and in many regions. Chums, also called [...]

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