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Dillingham ice machine out of commission for sockeye season

July 21st 1:01 am

The ice machine at the harbor has been broken for all of salmon season this year, frustrating locals who depend on the machine to ice their fish. Jean Barrett is the port director for the city of Dillingham. He says the problem is electrical. "The break [...]

Koliganek School draws local teachers

July 21st 12:59 am

One of Koliganek's own will be taking on a lead teaching role this fall. Karen Kapatak has been working toward becoming a certified teacher since 2008. This school year she will teach kindergarten and first grade. "I had a teacher that inspired me to work [...]

Oil spill response training coming to Utqiaġvik

July 21st 12:50 am

U.S. Coast Guard demonstrations and seminars open to public

Can village residents receive a fair trial?

July 21st 12:49 am

More than 150 Alaska communities excluded from jury service

North Slope welcomes new superintendent

July 21st 12:49 am

Place-based learning is key, Stewart McDonald says

Who Done It

July 21st 12:48 am

Eva Nowpakahok, 18, of Utqiaġvik, pleaded guilty to the class C felony charge of vehicle theft in the first degree for taking a vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft, and reached a plea agreement through which the state amended the charge against her to the [...]

State Troopers Report

July 21st 12:48 am

On July 5, Alaska State Troopers contacted Heather Clark, 18, of Selawik, after she was seen "throwing something at the side of the Selawik Apartments" while intoxicated. According to troopers, Clark "became combative" and was then taken into protective [...]

In Brief

July 21st 12:47 am

Nome man charged with attempted murder after stabbing officer By Tegan Hanlon Alaska Dispatch News A 38-year-old Nome man faces an attempted murder charge after he stabbed a police officer in an apartment on Tuesday night, according to police. The Nome [...]

Opinion: No replacement plan [--] no deal

July 21st 12:46 am

This week, millions of Americans were nearly impacted by one of the most grotesque examples of partisan politics trumping basic human needs this nation has ever seen. On the heals of failed attempts to replace the Affordable Care Act, Republicans attempted to [...]

Opinion: How action in Juneau creates hope and a path to solving Alaska's deficit

July 21st 12:46 am

The passage Saturday of a bill ending cash subsidies to the oil industry creates legitimate hope for a solution to Alaska's fiscal crisis. The change itself doesn't fill much of the gap between the state's income and spending — perhaps $75 million to [...]

Opinion: A message from Mayor Brower to North Slope Borough residents

July 21st 12:45 am

Under the unique and stressful circumstances we faced after a recall election over a year ago I was elected your mayor.   I am not a politician. I am not a gifted speaker. I am not a bureaucrat. I am, however, a lifelong resident of Barrow, a man of faith, [...]

Drilling from man-made island into federal Arctic leases approved

July 21st 12:44 am

The Trump Administration Wednesday approved an oil company's plans to explore for oil in federal territory of the U.S. Arctic Ocean, using extended-reach drilling from a man-made gravel island built in nearshore state waters. A national conservation group [...]

Polar bear attacks on people increasing

July 21st 12:43 am

As sea ice diminishes, trends point to distressed conditions for bears forced to fend for themselves on land

Daily respites during a summer-long walk

July 21st 12:43 am

Pipeline hiker seeks rest along a steep and relentless path

Arctic airports to receive FAA grant money

July 21st 12:42 am

Money will go toward much-needed renovations

Alaska salmon prices looking up for 2017

July 21st 12:41 am

Demand for roe is driving interest in chums, most of which is shipped to Japan

Iḷisaġvik receives grant from Rasmuson

July 21st 12:41 am

Iḷisaġvik College is on the list of organizations to receive funding from the Rasmuson Foundation this year. It's the only Arctic organization set to receive a grant this cycle. The school, which is Alaska's only tribal college, will receive [...]

Ancient ivory tusk found on North Slope beach

July 21st 12:23 am

Boys find 125-pound tusk that may be from mammoth or mastodon

Native company plans to explore for oil

July 14th 3:46 pm

ASRC Exploration takes over where Shell failed in Arctic Ocean

As state funding dries up, boroughs foot bill

July 14th 3:45 pm

Taxes, cuts to service may be needed to make up the difference

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