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Incumbent Brower sworn in as North Slope mayor

November 17th 4:17 pm

Borough Assembly members take seats

Subsistence food lost on flight

November 17th 4:16 pm

About 50 pounds of caribou, fish missing from Kotzebue cargo

In Brief

November 17th 4:16 pm

UAF to hold tribal governance conference By Shady Grove Oliver The Arctic Sounder The third-annual Tribal Governance Symposium is coming to the University of Alaska Fairbanks later this month. "We want to push boundaries in conversations and work together [...]

Murkowski proposes 50-50 federal-state revenue split for drilling lease sales in refuge

November 17th 4:15 pm

WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday released her legislation to allow oil drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, splitting revenues 50-50 with the state of Alaska. The move marks a major step forward in her effort [...]

Alaska State Troopers Report

November 17th 4:15 pm

On Nov. 10, Alaska State Troopers were contacted regarding a disturbance in Ambler. They arrested Brent Jones, 22, of Ambler, for domestic violence criminal mischief in the fourth degree, fourth-degree assault and fourth-degree assault on a police officer. [...]

Opioid epidemic in the spotlight at AFN

November 17th 4:15 pm

Panelists confront drug crisis, discuss solutions

Caribou group to focus on sharing data, local knowledge

November 17th 4:14 pm

Informal working group to keep members on same page

Unalakleet writer revives story of 'Little People'

November 17th 4:13 pm

Cunningham puts a twist on a traditional story in her new children's book, 'Irigak'

Obituary-Daniel Michael Martin

November 17th 4:12 pm

Daniel Michael Martin, 68, surrounded by his wife and close friends, passed away at his home in Kasilof on Oct. 18, 2017. A Celebration of Danny's Life will be held in the summer of 2018. Danny was born on Nov. 11, 1948, in Pearl River, N.Y. to Charles and [...]

Lady Whalers claim state runner-up honors

November 17th 4:11 pm

With outing at the state tournament, Barrow finishes season at 23-3

Delta River salmon complete 1,000-mile journey, and life

November 17th 4:10 pm

MOUTH OF THE DELTA RIVER — On a morning with biting air in the single digits Fahrenheit, this river smells like sulfur and is splashy and loud. Bald eagles and ravens swoop in the updraft of a nearby rock bluff in what looks like play. In early [...]

Storm leads to flooding, erosion across Northwest

November 17th 4:07 pm

Roads washed out, beaches reduced

Opinion: Now, more than ever, we need to remember feelings of gratitude

November 17th 4:00 pm

It's almost Thanksgiving, which, next to Halloween, is my favorite holiday. It's hard to rival the imaginative fun of Halloween, not to mention the facepaint. But a holiday all about being thankful? And food? What's not to love? It's pretty easy to be [...]

Opinion: State embarks on turning over public schools to tribes

November 17th 4:00 pm

State education officials plan to enter into negotiations for compacts with Alaska tribes to take over rural schools. The idea grew out of the Alaska's Education Challenge reform initiative that brought together 100 education stakeholders to work over the [...]

AC stores now have signs in Yup'ik, Inupiaq and Gwich'in

November 10th 2:48 pm

Alaska Commercial Co. works for language preservation

Incumbent mayor Brower keeps NSB seat

November 10th 2:41 pm

Josiah Patkotak takes assembly seat

Arctic leaders give opposing testimony on drilling

November 10th 2:40 pm

Both said they rely on the land for resources

In Brief

November 10th 2:40 pm

Leaders talk wildlife management across borders By Shady Grove Oliver The Arctic Sounder A group of IÃuit leaders from across the north gathered in Canada this week as part of the Circumpolar IÃuit Wildlife Management Summit, hosted by the IÃuit [...]

Who Done It

November 10th 2:39 pm

Nimrod Bodfish, 29, of Atqasuk, pleaded guilty to the class A misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and reached a plea agreement. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 27 days suspended. He's been sentenced [...]

Alaskans push to open ANWR coastal plain to drilling

November 10th 2:39 pm

WASHINGTON — Alaskans offered hours of testimony in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, mostly in favor of opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling in a major bid to attach a provision to upcoming tax legislation. Alaska [...]

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