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POLAR BEAR STUDIES— U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Michelle St. Martin takes measures on an adult female polar bear captured on sea ice west of the Red Dog Mine Port site.
Western Alaska polar bears are facing challenges from sea ice loss, industrial development and interactions with humans. Since 2008, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and their partners, including...
City Hall, Nome.
The Nome Common Council beefed up the Nome Chamber of Commerce budget to run the Nome Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. The contract replaces the expired contract providing $175,000 annually with a...
On July 16, Alaska Ocean Observing System, UAF Fairbanks and Alaska Sea Grant sponsored a community workshop on Harmful Algal Blooms—certain poisons coming from certain blooms of algae produced by...
Alaska lawmakers are still working to finalize Fiscal Year 2020 operating and capital budgets. On July 17, Governor Mike Dunleavy issued a supplemental proclamation calling all 60 members of the...
On Tuesday, July 23 Alaska State troopers received a report of a motor vehicle crash that killed both driver and passenger, near mile 23 of the Kougarok Road. A passerby motorists called the troopers...
Alaska legislators last week failed to overturn Governor Mike Dunleavy’s Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget vetoes. Despite more than two hours of emotional testimonies in Juneau on July 10 as well as...
SENTENCING— Frank D. Lee, left, and his defense attorney converse after Lee was sentenced to 80 years for the killing of William Johnson.
Frank D. “Punchy” Lee, 45, of Teller was sentenced to 80 years flat time in jail for the stabbing death of William Johnson, 31, in Teller on July 14, 2017.  Flat time generally means a convict must...
STAY COOL – Youngsters beat the heat during the peak of the heat wave by getting into the Bering Sea
For three days Nomeites struggled with high temperatures seldom seen so close to the Arctic Circle. “Nome airport was three days at 80°F or higher and that’s only happened one other time, more than...
The following is a special report and update from House Distric 39 Representative Neal Foster in regards to the Governor's recent budget vetoes and the failed override vote: The fight to reclaim our...
A dead bearded seal pup, was one of 24 marine mammals found on June 24 on a barrier island west of Shishmaref.
Alaska Sea Grant agent Gay Sheffield from Nome responded to report of a dead bowhead and a dead grey whale northeast of Shishmaref near Cape Espenburg. Shishmaref locals loaded up in a boat with...

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