A U.S. Senate committee met Wednesday to figure out what to do about health care. The hearing was open and bipartisan, just the process U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was calling for when she cast a key vote against the repeal-and-replace plan Republican leaders drafted behind closed doors. But time is short.
Summer is the busy season for marine research in the waters of Western Alaska, and that means plenty of ship traffic through the Port of Nome. One such ship is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Fairweather, which recently made a third stop in Nome during a mission to map the ocean floor.