The Arctic Sounder http://www.thearcticsounder.com Serving the Northwest Arctic and the North Slope en-us 2017 Alaska Newspapers, Inc. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00:08 CDT 1440 http://www.thearcticsounder.com http://www.thearcticsounder.com/graphics/rss_as.gif The Arctic Sounder Pilot, FAA share responsibility for fatal 2014 plane crash http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711pilot_faa_share_responsibility_for_fatal_2014 http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711pilot_faa_share_responsibility_for_fatal_2014 Pilot error and an unwise certification by the Federal Aviation Administration are to blame for a fatal airplane crash near Atigun Pass in 2014. Thu, 4 Sep 474092 17:01:51 CST Arctic states join forces for suicide prevention http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711arctic_states_join_forces_for_suicide http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711arctic_states_join_forces_for_suicide A group of international Arctic organizations is coming together to talk about the difficult subject of suicide within northern indigenous communities. Sun, 31 Aug 474092 07:28:31 CST State dials up pressure on ConocoPhillips after delays in exploration http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711state_dials_up_pressure_on_conocophillips http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711state_dials_up_pressure_on_conocophillips Opposition from an Inupiaq village near the U.S. petroleum reserve in Alaska has stopped ConocoPhillips from drilling a nearby exploration well, a move that raises doubts about future exploration efforts at the potential oil play on the North Slope. Sun, 24 Aug 474092 19:55:11 CST Huge North Slope oil discovery just got bigger, company says http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711huge_north_slope_oil_discovery_just_got http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711huge_north_slope_oil_discovery_just_got A Spanish oil company working with a small explorer in Alaska announced Thursday what it's calling the largest onshore U.S. oil discovery in three decades. Sun, 29 Jun 474092 19:28:31 CST Alaska caribou avoiding food 'mismatch' problems http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711alaska_caribou_avoiding_food_mismatch http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711alaska_caribou_avoiding_food_mismatch On the tundra of northern Alaska, spring is coming earlier and plants are sprouting earlier, but migrating caribou are not missing out on the high-quality food plants they need in spring and early summer, new research shows. Sat, 21 Jun 474092 22:35:11 CST Opioid abuse a high priority for lawmakers http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711opioid_abuse_a_high_priority_for_lawmakers http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711opioid_abuse_a_high_priority_for_lawmakers Alaska lawmakers have about one-third of the regular legislative session left to finish their work, and the to-do list does not appear to be getting any shorter. Tue, 17 Jun 474092 13:01:51 CST Lady Huskies close season with loss to Bethel http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711lady_huskies_close_season_with_loss_to_bethel http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711lady_huskies_close_season_with_loss_to_bethel The Kotzebue Lady Huskies basketball season came to a close with a disappointing 45-37 loss to Bethel in the consolation final of the Western Conference Regional Tournament last Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage.  A win would have advanced the Lady Huskies to the state tournament. Wed, 11 Jun 474092 07:01:51 CST Bill would create climate change commission, ANWR trips for Congress http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711bill_would_create_climate_change_commission http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711bill_would_create_climate_change_commission One new bill in the Alaska House would create a state climate change response commission, while another would establish an Arctic National Wildlife Refuge tour program for members of Congress. Fri, 6 Jun 474092 18:41:51 CST Alaska senators say no to Coast Guard cuts http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711alaska_senators_say_no_to_coast_guard_cuts http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711alaska_senators_say_no_to_coast_guard_cuts WASHINGTON mdash; Alaska's Republican senators won't support proposed major budget cuts for the U.S. Coast Guard, they told the White House Office of Management and Budget in a letter following reports of major cuts in President Donald Trump's draft budget. Tue, 3 Jun 474092 10:08:31 CST Finland is taking over Arctic Council, climate leadership from the U.S. http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711finland_is_taking_over_arctic_council_climate http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1711finland_is_taking_over_arctic_council_climate When the Arctic Council leadership passes from the United States to Finland in May, will President Trump and his denial of climate change pose problems for the eight-nation body and its work to protect the circumpolar environment? Sun, 25 May 474092 23:21:51 CST