If you get stuck or injured out in the middle of nowhere, Alaska isn’t the worst place to do it. The state hosts some of the most elite, specialized rescue operators and equipment in the world. Many of the same pilots and medics who work in military combat zones overseas train in Alaska, practicing their techniques and tactics on in-state search and rescue operations. And the state’s unique terrain and wilderness make it an idea training ground for a small group of military specialists.
- Trevor Shaw faced questioning over his relationship to a former Ketchikan teacher accused of sexual abuse and a recall effort.
- If the ruling stands, it could complicate the Trump administration’s effort to produce more petroleum from public lands in Alaska and the West.
As Trump administration contemplates drilling in Arctic waters, North Slope organizations stress need to protect subsistence resourcesIn public comments made available on a federal site, most North Slope institutions didn’t express outright opposition to the plan. But they did voice concern for subsistence resources and hunters' continued access to them.
- While tourism demand is growing in Unalaska, Carlin Enlow of the Unalaska Visitors Bureau doesn't see the small fishing community becoming a major cruise ship destination like Ketchikan or Juneau.