A unique unit comprised of members of the Alaska Army and Air National Guard was in Juneau last week to demonstrate their capabilities to local officials. The 103rd Civil Support Team based out of Fort Richardson was created to identify potential weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and other hazardous materials during an accident or possible attack.
- The 750-mile Race to Alaska is back for a second year as 43 teams of sailors, rowers and paddlers prepared to set off from Port Townsend, Washington at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
- Hydrokinetic technology developed in Alaska’s rigorous conditions will help researchers design systems that can be used worldwide.
- Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.
- As stock markets suffer, Alaskans consider UK referendum vote impacts.