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Following Anglo American's lead, Rio Tinto leaves Pebble project

Mon, 2014-04-07 06:24
Following Anglo American's lead, Rio Tinto leaves Pebble project The British-Australian mining company said it will give its 19.1 percent stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals to the Alaska Community Foundation and Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation.April 7, 2014

We Are The Ionians

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:31

Ionia is a remote, and sometimes misunderstood intentional community located outside Kasilof, Alaska. The community was originally formed nearly 30 years ago by four families, each seeking a simpler, quieter life.

The group, now numbering around 30 full-time residents, continues to pursue their goals in the relative solitude of their 160 acre communal property.

Story & Video:
Slavik Boyechko & Travis Gilmour

Music:
Starship Amazing

Myths muddle effort to carve a road through Alaska's Izembek refuge

Sun, 2014-04-06 19:40
Myths muddle effort to carve a road through Alaska's Izembek refuge ANALYSIS: Debate over building a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge has started veering away from reality.April 6, 2014

Free dental clinic in Anchorage to provide care for up to 2,000 Alaskans

Sun, 2014-04-06 19:39
Free dental clinic in Anchorage to provide care for up to 2,000 Alaskans A two-day clinic in downtown Anchorage next week hopes to provide $1 million in free dental care to Alaskans on a first-come, first-served basis. April 6, 2014

As landfill reaches crisis, Dillingham considers incinerators

Sun, 2014-04-06 19:21
As landfill reaches crisis, Dillingham considers incinerators Dillingham's solid waste permit is set to expire, and won't be renewed if the city continues open burning. Meanwhile it's landfill is running out of room. This combination has them eyeing a fuel-efficient incinerator designed for remote communities.April 6, 2014

City officials plan Kotzebue bar and grill, but not everyone approves

Sun, 2014-04-06 19:15
City officials plan Kotzebue bar and grill, but not everyone approves In 2009, Kotzebue residents voted to allow some alcohol. A city-run package store is thriving and producing much-needed revenue. But as the Northwest Alaska city beside the Chukchi Sea considers a bar and grill, not everyone is happy.April 6, 2014

Alaska crab buoys hitch a ride to Hawaii, via humpback whale

Sun, 2014-04-06 19:12
Alaska crab buoys hitch a ride to Hawaii, via humpback whale NOAA officials were able to identify the crabbing vessel from buoy numbers. They haven't yet been able to free the whale, spotted near the island of Niihau.April 6, 2014

'Stop the Violence' rally honors slain Anchorage teen

Sun, 2014-04-06 19:12
'Stop the Violence' rally honors slain Anchorage teen Family and friends remembered murdered 15-year-old Precious Alex on Sunday in a community rally that hoped to spark a call to action in Anchorage to choose peace over violence.April 6, 2014

Photos: 'Stop the Violence' rally honors slain Anchorage teen

Sun, 2014-04-06 19:12
Photos: 'Stop the Violence' rally honors slain Anchorage teen

Hundreds of family, friends and community members gathered for the rally that took place in the Anchorage neighborhood of Mountain View on Sunday in honor of slain teenager Precious Alex, who was shot and killed in the early morning of April 1.

April 6, 2014

In western Alaska town of Aleknagik, a bridge to somewhere -- the other side of town

Sun, 2014-04-06 13:25
In western Alaska town of Aleknagik, a bridge to somewhere -- the other side of town After years of discussion, the village of Aleknagik -- which spans both side of the Wood River at Aleknagik Lake's outlet -- will have a bridge uniting the community.April 6, 2014

Canadian research reveals new clue to rapid Arctic ice melt

Sun, 2014-04-06 13:15
Canadian research reveals new clue to rapid Arctic ice melt Absence of snow exposes dark areas that absorb solar heat and speeds the melt of Mackenzie River ice, a new study finds.April 6, 2014

AK Beat: Police arrest 4 in Anchorage home invasion, then arrest residents of the home

Sun, 2014-04-06 11:02
AK Beat: Police arrest 4 in Anchorage home invasion, then arrest residents of the home Anchorage police reported Sunday that they had arrested four people in connection with an Airport Heights home invasion and robbery, and also arrested the two residents of the home on charges of child neglect.April 6, 2014

PHOTOS: Frosty family fun at Merry Marmot

Sat, 2014-04-05 20:36
PHOTOS: Frosty family fun at Merry Marmot

More than 300 people took the trek up messy and very muddy Arctic Valley Road Saturday afternoon to participate in the 10th Merry Marmot Festival, a fundraiser and celebration of spring to wrap up the winter season.

April 5, 2014

Arctic sea ice, past its winter peak, sends mixed messages about how rapidly it's melting

Sat, 2014-04-05 17:53
Arctic sea ice, past its winter peak, sends mixed messages about how rapidly it's melting Arctic sea ice reached its maximum annual coverage two weeks ago. While the cover was the fifth-lowest maximum since 1979, data also shows a higher proportion of ice is sticking around through multiple years.April 5, 2014

Judge overturns Dillingham's Nushagak Bay annexation

Sat, 2014-04-05 17:53
Judge overturns Dillingham's Nushagak Bay annexation Dillingham annexed nearly 400 square miles of the bay, which allowed it to imposed a 2.5 percent tax on fish caught there. But a judge ruled the Local Boundary Commission skirted due process in approving the move.April 5, 2014

From telegraph wires to 4G, Alaska telecommunication is slow to upgrade

Sat, 2014-04-05 17:52
From telegraph wires to 4G, Alaska telecommunication is slow to upgrade A new economic report looks at the challenging history of Alaska's telecommunications industry and how technology has improved over the years.April 5, 2014

Looking for clues to an ancient massacre in the Aleutians

Sat, 2014-04-05 17:47
Looking for clues to an ancient massacre in the Aleutians A team of archeologists, biologists and geologists will spend the next two summers in the Islands of Four Mountains, studying the impacts of climate change and human settlement -- and searching for Russian bullets from the 1700s.April 5, 2014

Recipe: Simple ginger, tamari-glazed salmon helps make room for summer

Sat, 2014-04-05 12:33
Recipe: Simple ginger, tamari-glazed salmon helps make room for summer Despite the constant possibility of a rogue snowfall temporarily turning Alaska's spring right back to winter, now's the time to start clearing last year's catch out of the freezer before the summer days arrive and replenishing the supply becomes a priority.April 5, 2014

Photos: Ginger tamari-glazed salmon

Sat, 2014-04-05 12:33
Photos: Ginger tamari-glazed salmon

Despite the constant possibility of a rogue snowfall temporarily turning Alaska's spring right back to winter, now's the time to start clearing last year's catch out of the freezer before the summer days arrive and replenishing the supply becomes a priority.

April 5, 2014

Seeking answers in the North Slope's permafrost-thaw lakes

Sat, 2014-04-05 12:32
Seeking answers in the North Slope's permafrost-thaw lakes The lakes that dot Alaska's Arctic plain take up as much space as the land that separates them, and they hold important clues for what to expect as the planet warms.April 5, 2014

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