The Arctic Sounder http://www.thearcticsounder.com Serving the Northwest Arctic and the North Slope en-us 2017 Alaska Newspapers, Inc. Mon, 29 May 2017 17:48:06 CDT 1440 http://www.thearcticsounder.com http://www.thearcticsounder.com/graphics/rss_as.gif The Arctic Sounder Alaskans face void on Arctic policy http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721alaskans_face_void_on_arctic_policy http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721alaskans_face_void_on_arctic_policy For the rapidly warming Arctic, where people may be anxious about climate change, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week had some soothing words. Tue, 24 Dec 475963 22:48:41 CST Adults, youth learn to recognize ripple effect http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721adults_youth_learn_to_recognize_ripple_effect http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721adults_youth_learn_to_recognize_ripple_effect Every action has a ripple effect. Depending on the choices each and every person makes, that effect can be positive or negative, so it's important to choose wisely. Thu, 19 Dec 475963 20:35:21 CST Capitol room named for late Arctic leader http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721capitol_room_named_for_late_arctic_leader http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721capitol_room_named_for_late_arctic_leader Memory of the late Arctic leader Rep. Albert "Al" P. Sikkiagruk Adams will live on in perpetuity at the state Capitol with the naming of a room in his honor. Sun, 24 Nov 475963 01:08:41 CST Opening ANWR to oil drilling is a priority in Trump's proposed budget http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721opening_anwr_to_oil_drilling_is_a_priority_in http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721opening_anwr_to_oil_drilling_is_a_priority_in WASHINGTON mdash; President Donald Trump made clear Tuesday that opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling is among his top priorities, with provisions included in his 2018 budget request. Wed, 20 Nov 475963 13:48:41 CST CH2M Hill subsidiary to cut 147 jobs after losing North Slope contract http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721ch2m_hill_subsidiary_to_cut_147_jobs_after http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721ch2m_hill_subsidiary_to_cut_147_jobs_after Nearly 150 people will lose their jobs after a CH2M Hill subsidiary lost a North Slope contract to a competitor, sparking fears among union and state officials that the primarily Alaska workforce will be replaced by a large number of Outside employees during a time of economic hardship for the state. Thu, 7 Nov 475963 20:15:21 CST Contaminants give clues on health of the north http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721contaminants_give_clues_on_health_of_the http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721contaminants_give_clues_on_health_of_the FAIRBANKS mdash; An environmental mystery lies in the remote Aleutian chain, the archipelago that stretches to Asia: Why do endangered Steller sea lions, birds and marine and freshwater fish in America's westernmost islands have bodies with elevated levels of mercury, a toxic metal usually associated with industry? Fri, 1 Nov 475963 00:22:01 CST State needs help fighting 'blob' above Dalton Highway http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721state_needs_help_fighting_blob_above_dalton_1 http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721state_needs_help_fighting_blob_above_dalton_1 In a race against time, state transportation officials plan to move a nearly mile-long section of the Dalton Highway so it doesn't get T-boned by a giant mass of frozen debris believed to have been oozing downhill like a glacier for hundreds of years. Sat, 26 Oct 475963 11:02:01 CST Rural school districts eye new subsistence calendar http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721rural_school_districts_eye_new_subsistence http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721rural_school_districts_eye_new_subsistence In what is a unique solution for one of Alaska's most unique school districts, the Lake and Peninsula School District (LPSD) will change to a school year based around subsistence activities, in order to save money. Mon, 21 Oct 475963 06:02:01 CST Lawmakers to end subsidies for oil companies http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721lawmakers_to_end_subsidies_for_oil_companies http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721lawmakers_to_end_subsidies_for_oil_companies JUNEAU mdash; The Alaska Senate approved a House proposal Monday to repeal a cash-subsidy program for oil companies. But a debate is still raging between the two chambers over what to do about the subsidies the state already owes but hasn't paid. Fri, 11 Oct 475963 21:02:01 CST Legislature OKs all but one of Walker's appointees http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721legislature_oks_all_but_one_of_walkers_1 http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1721legislature_oks_all_but_one_of_walkers_1 JUNEAU mdash; Alaska lawmakers on Tuesday voted to confirm 97 of Gov. Bill Walker's 98 appointees to executive branch positions mdash; with the sole exception of Drew Phoenix, a transgender man appointed to the state commission that protects human rights. Mon, 7 Oct 475963 00:22:01 CST