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NPFMC addresses Chinook bycatch

NPFMC addresses Chinook bycatchThis week, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council has been looking at ways to cut back on the number of Chinook salmon that get scooped up by commercial trawl boats in the Bering Sea.

Alaska walrus sanctuary will open despite budget cuts

Alaska walrus sanctuary will open despite budget cutsThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game says a state walrus sanctuary will open after all this summer.

Slideshow: Juneau Adult Hockey Association finishes 2-week winter playoff

Slideshow: Juneau Adult Hockey Association finishes 2-week winter playoffThe Juneau Adult Hockey Association completed its two-week winter playoff format last Sunday.

Earthworms live in Alaska too

Earthworms live in Alaska tooUnder its own power, an earthworm gains about 30 feet of new territory each year. But that does not help explain how worms got to Alaska.

Jury deliberating Hoonah wrongful death case

Jury deliberating Hoonah wrongful death caseHaley Tokuoka-Yearout alleges that John N. Marvin Jr. was provoked into killing Matthew Tokuoka and Tony Wallace.

Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion, meaning of ‘payment reform’

Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion, meaning of ‘payment reform’Lawmakers spent part of that time talking about “payment reform.” But what exactly does that mean?

Alaska lawmakers discuss right-to-die legislation

Alaska lawmakers discuss right-to-die legislationA state House committee heard mixed responses to legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to choose to end their lives with the help of physicians.

DOT considers cutting Sitka Airport hours

DOT considers cutting Sitka Airport hoursThe state Department of Transportation has told city officials that budget cuts may mean shorter hours for Sitka’s Rocky Gutierrez Airport.

Funding cut to Kivalina school could pose legal problem for Legislature

Funding cut to Kivalina school could pose legal problem for LegislatureOn Wednesday, the Senate Finance committee slashed more than $40 million in state dollars from the capital budget.

With new purchase, Shell may be less keen on Arctic

With new purchase, Shell may be less keen on ArcticRoyal Dutch Shell announced this week a plan to purchase a major British LNG company, and statements by top executives suggest Shell may now be less committed to its future in Alaska’s offshore Arctic.