People in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta haven’t been talking much about Senate Bill 54, the crime bill working its way through the special session of the Alaska State Legislature, but House Rep. Zach Fansler said that it’s time to start paying attention.
The use of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, by the Haines Borough has raised concerns about privacy and local government overreach. Residents and representatives pushed back at an Assembly meeting Tuesday on the use of the technology as a routine tool for government.
Like many small buyers before it, Northline Seafoods has a new scheme in mind and hopes to bring on a few fishermen willing to give it a try: produce tons of ice for their fleet, then flash freeze the delivered catch whole, all from a floating barge that may need less than two dozen employees to operate.
There was a sharp, burnt smell in the air as seventh-grader, Tyler Croom, guided an electric polishing tool along the surface of a caribou antler with steady hands. A whirring, buzz filled his classroom at Meshik School in Port Heiden. The areas he had already polished gleamed bright and white.
The Quyana Cab Company pleaded not guilty Wednesday to all 18 counts of bootlegging charges against it. Quyana is one of several Bethel taxi companies that were investigated by the Alaska State Troopers in a massive, two-year sting.
It’s been at least nine years since a student in the Kodiak Island Borough School District has taken his or her own life. The Kodiak Island Borough School District and the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center have partnered for years to provide mental health services to the region’s schools.