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Bill to nix Alaska exception in VAWA progresses

Bill to nix Alaska exception in VAWA progressesThe Violence Against Women Act of 2013 allows Lower 48 tribes to prosecute non-Indians who commit acts of domestic violence against Indian spouses and partners. But a provision known as Section 910 excluded Alaska tribal courts.

Climate change creates concern over subsistence food safety

Climate change creates concern over subsistence food safetyThe ANTHC Center for Climate Change and Health is launching a program to give hunters in the Bering Strait region test strips to check for germs, viruses and parasites that cause disease in humans.

Bird flu prompts BC poultry import ban

Alaska’s state veterinarian, Dr. Bob Gerlak, avian flu doesn't generally affect humans, but it is detrimental to other birds, including wild birds. That’s why the ban includes any hunter-harvested or wild birds from the province.

State attorney killed in Barrow

State attorney killed in BarrowA state attorney was shot and killed in Barrow last night.

Gov. Walker meets with Obama

Gov. Walker meets with ObamaObama invited all newly elected governors to the White House for a series of meetings Friday. Walker was one of seven who attended.

Fishermen debate potential Southeast mine

Fishermen debate potential Southeast mineA Canadian company is exploring copper and zinc deposits at the Palmer Project site north of Haines. It’s not even a proposed project yet – but it’s already dividing the community of Haines.

Low King salmon count predicted for Taku, Stikine rivers

Low King salmon count predicted for Taku, Stikine riversThere will likely not be enough King salmon for commercial fisheries near the Stikine and Taku Rivers next May.

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting room

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting roomDistilleries in Alaska can now sell limited amounts of their own products on location, just like wineries and breweries have done for years.

Walker releases Parnell budget as placeholder

Gov. Bill Walker has released his predecessor’s budget without changes and without endorsement.

Sealaska land transfer includes logging, energy, cemetery sites

Sealaska land transfer includes logging, energy, cemetery sites The version of the Sealaska land transfer legislation that’s been attached to a defense bill has undergone revisions during a multi-year process.