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FIELD HEARING—  Dr. Rosita “Kaahani” Worl, of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Tara Sweeney, executive vice president Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Susie Silook, ivory carver from St. Lawrence Island and Margaret Williams, managing director Arctic Program for World Wildlife Fund, testified at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fishers, Water and Wildlife during the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Oct. 21. 
Federal laws banning the sale, use or possession of ivory from African elephants are now having a “chilling effect” in the U.S. on Alaska Natives who legally utilize walrus, mammoth and mastodon...
Citing imminent loss of the sea ice it needs to survive, the Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld federal protection of a subspecies of the Pacific bearded seal under the Endangered Species Act.      The...
STILL MISSING— Joseph Balderas was reported missing on June 27.
Last week, the City of Nome organized a last search effort to look for Joseph Balderas, a Nome man who was reported missing in late June. Extensive searches in June and July have not yielded any...
2016 AFN— A dance group from Minto performed during  the Quyana performances at  last week’s AFN convention, held in the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.
The largest representative annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples, the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, commenced on Thursday with a bit of reflection and renewal. This...
Nome Common Council Monday evening with a unanimous vote introducing an action that would change Nome ratepayers’ water and sewer bills. If the utility-rate-raising ordinance survives second reading...
The map shows the current sea ice pack edge, pictured in red and orange, still hundreds of miles north of Alaska. The green color depicts sea ice between one and three tenths of an inch in thickness.
The start of October has been unseasonably warm for Nome and many areas of western Alaska. Last week, Nome broke two record-high temperatures. Christopher Clarke of the National Weather Service in...
Alexie Morris Jr. was arrested after a month on the run from the law.
After nearly a month of evading law enforcement, Alexie Morris Jr., 42, of Nome was apprehended by Alaska State troopers near Cape Nome, after a hunt that involved a Wildlife Trooper Supercub, a...
Four representatives of GraphiteOne Resources traveled to Nome, Brevig Mission and Teller in early October to meet with community leaders and to announce the impending release of a preliminary...
A number of familiar Arctic stewards—the people from Alaska who appreciate evidence of climate change and its risks to local and global life—attended the three-day Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland...
COUNCIL— Councilmen Stan Andersen, Jerald Brown, Louie Green Sr., Mayor Richard Beneville and councilman Lew Tobin get ready for Monday’s regular common council meeting.
In a lengthy regular common council meeting on Monday, Mayor Richard Beneville and Councilmen Louie Green, Lew Tobin, Stan Andersen and Jerald Brown passed several ordinances in second reading...

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