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Alaska Marine Advisory Program tracks the effectiveness of whale pingers

Alaska Marine Advisory Program tracks the effectiveness of whale pingersIn Alaska whale pingers are used to deter whales from running into purse seines and gill nets.

Water(borne) issues float Sitka assembly meeting

Water(borne) issues float Sitka assembly meetingThe Sitka assembly last night revised the way revenues from water sales will be handled, in order to avoid flooding any single department with money.

Big rule change comes to the Yukon Quest

Big rule change comes to the Yukon QuestThe Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will have a new set of rules in 2015.

Subsistence fishermen say commercial chum fishing is too early

Subsistence fishermen say commercial chum fishing is too earlyAs the Kuskokwim River king salmon run comes to an end, the Department of Fish and Game is looking toward a commercial chum opening in the lower river Friday.

Air Force delays scrapping HAARP; UAF seeks takeover deal

Air Force delays scrapping HAARP; UAF seeks takeover dealThe Air Force has agreed to delay its plans to demolish the $300 million HAARP research facility near Glennallen.

Merged Alaska Dispatch News website launches

Merged Alaska Dispatch News website launchesThe Alaska Dispatch and Anchorage Daily News websites Tuesday merged under a new name – Alaska Dispatch News.

Coast Guard shooter to serve four consecutive life terms

Coast Guard shooter to serve four consecutive life terms63-year-old James Wells was sentenced today to four consecutive life sentences for a double murder at the Kodiak Coast Guard Base two years ago.

For Seattle cops, marijuana biz is business as usual

For Seattle cops, marijuana biz is business as usualWith Alaska voters considering legalizing marijuana this fall, here's a look at how a similar change impacted Seattle law enforcement.

Alaska highway projects likely safe despite federal shortfalls

Alaska highway projects likely safe despite federal shortfallsNews that the Federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money is worrying a lot of states, but not Alaska.

The silver screen comes back to Bethel

The silver screen comes back to BethelLast weekend was the grand opening for Suurvik Cinema in Bethel, the only theatre for hundreds of miles in a vast stretch of Alaska.