Category Archives: National Government

Down the valley towards Denali on with the park road wending its way. (Creative Commons photo by Nic McPhee)

Murkowski thanks Obama for restoring Denali; Obama directs his gaze on climate change

By | Arctic, Climate Change, Environment, Featured News, National Government, Politics, State Government, Western | No Comments
President Barack Obama touched down in Alaska Monday for a three-day tour to the state, and beyond focusing on climate change in visits to Anchorage, Dillingham, and Kotzebue, the president began his trip by restoring the Koyukon Athabascan name to North America’s highest mountain.
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After use, the components of this Emergency Towing System will be dried out and repackaged for redeployment in Sitka. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Crews train to prevent repeat of Selendang Ayu grounding

By | Aleutians, Environment, Featured News, Military, National Government, Northwest, Public Safety, Search & Rescue, Southeast, Southwest, State Government, Transportation, Western | No Comments
The system was developed after the freighter Selendang Ayu lost power and grounded off of Unalaska Island in Dec. 2004. Six crewmembers were killed when the ship broke in half and spilled oil and its soybean cargo along the shoreline.
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