Alaska

Meet the University of Alaska’s first Rhodes scholar: An Aleut woman from King Cove

Samantha Mack, a 24-year-old Aleut woman, has become the first University of Alaska student to receive a Rhodes scholarship, one of the most …

Education

Giving Away Alaska Upgrades for Thanksgiving

I have four AS Gold Guest Upgrades that expire 12/31/17 and will give them away to people posting a reply to this post. These upgrade certificates …

Airlines

It’s Aurora Season in Fairbanks and You Really Ought to Go

<b><br>When the sky darkens in Fairbanks, Alaska, the aurora borealis overtakes the night.</b><p>This spectacular light display can be seen throughout the year, …

Iceland

Lessons From The NT Royal Commission Must Be Learnt Across The Nation

The NT Royal Commission's final Report, released November 17, is an indictment of the NT Government's failure to protect the most vulnerable children …

Torres Strait Islander

Alaskan Senator supports free choice for health care

FAIRBANKS —I have always supported the freedom to choose. I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not …

Health Care

Local lynx family filmed returning to Anchorage photographer's house

<b>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) -</b> After becoming a viral sensation in September, a local lynx family have returned to an Anchorage resident's home. The …

Viral

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Recognition a Distinctive Part of Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs -- When visiting members of the S’Klallam tribe arrived at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) …

Defense Industry

Fairbanks-area breweries make their mark in the craft beer business

FAIRBANKS — Overall beer consumption in Alaska has declined, but Alaskans’ consumption of craft beer increased 35 percent since 2013, according to a …

Former Alaska Aces coach has medical emergency during a game, said to be "doing well"

<b>Moline, IL (KTUU) -</b> The former head coach of the Alaska Aces, Rob Murray, has been taken to the hospital during a game after suffering from …

Medicine

World Ice Art Championships cancelled for 2018

<b>FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) -</b> The World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks is a world famous event that draws in competitors from across the globe. …

Kodiak’s commercial kelp harvest begins inside a seaweed nursery

Tamsen Peeples stands in the room where Blue Evolution keeps its tanks full of seeded string, which will eventually grow into seaweed. (Photo by …

Farming

Native Alaskans Are Using Modern Technology to Save Traditional Ice Cellars

The frozen soils on the North Slope have served Native Alaskans as natural freezer for centuries. Beneath the monotonous surface of the tundra, …

Climate Change

Denali Therapeutics Files To Raise $100 Million IPO

Denali Therapeutics has filed to raise $100 million in a U.S. IPO.<p>The firm has an ambitious development program for neurodegenerative diseases such …

Business

Alaskans to see higher health care premiums if tax reform passes, removes mandate

<b>WASHINGTON (KTUU) -</b> Following several unsuccessful attempts of repealing the Affordable Care Act, which brought health care to millions of previously …

ObamaCare

APD: Spenard shooting leaves 1 wounded and 1 in custody

<b>ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -</b> A shooting suspect was apprehended Wednesday afternoon, after the suspect called the Anchorage Police Department to report that he …

Crime

Sex crimes in Alaska: The most common victim is a 14-year-old girl assaulted in a home

Alaska's sex crime victims mainly are young — just children, really. They most often are targeted in someone's home. And they usually know their …

Crime

On-site marijuana consumption decision delayed

<b>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) -</b> The Alaska Marijuana Control Board ended its two-day meeting Wednesday without taking up about half the items on its …

Cannabis

Family of 4 dies in murder-suicide

Authorities say a family of four in Arizona was found dead in a murder-suicide.<p>Jason Fairbanks and Annie Fairbanks, both 39, and their two young kids …

Crime

Poll finds more than one-third of Native Americans report slurs, violence, harassment, and being discriminated against in the workplace

November 14, 2017 – This report is part of a series titled “Discrimination in America.” The series is based on a survey conducted for National Public …

Diversity

Victims

Victims<p>In the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, the victim of a hate crime may be an individual, a business/financial institution, a government …

Diversity

Look out, king crab: Juneau area fishery opens for first time in six years

Starting today, Juneauites will have the chance to catch king crab in the waters surrounding their backyards. It’s the first time in six years a …

Apache Juneau Makes Java REST Interfaces Easy for Microservices

Apache Juneau, an open source framework that that allows developers to marshal POJOs (Plain Old Java Objects) and develop REST microservices and APIs …

Software Development

Climbing in Ruth Gorge Alaska: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

<i>This past June, climbers Harry Hamlin and Avery Parinello spent a couple weeks in the Ruth Gorge in Denali National Park. The Gorge is a mammoth</i> …

Backpacking

Working For A More Diverse Workforce

Industry is committed to making its workforce more diverse. Now and over the next decade or two, there’s great opportunity to realize that goal.<p>With …

HBCUs

Why one Anchorage design firm wants to retool the ice scraper and arctic entryway

A prominent Anchorage architecture and design firm wants to inject beauty into the more mundane features of northern life, like windshield scrapers …

Alaska Natives

Dishonest proposal to hike park fees

<b>Fairbanks Daily News-Miner letter to the editor:</b><p>Nov. 9<p>The federal government has a proposal out to dramatically increase entrance fees to the most …

National Parks

The big chill

Faced with the daunting scale of Alaska, Mark Hume sets out to see the mightiest wonders of land, sea and sky in the state where everything's bigger<p>They say everything is bigger in Alaska. Moose weigh 500 kilograms; the Bering Glacier is the largest in North America; and towering over all is …

Mount Everest

Too many Americans still using tobacco, CDC says

Despite declining rates of cigarette smokers seen in recent years, too many Americans are still using tobacco, according to a new government report.<p>A …

Public Health

Alaska women’s basketball struggles against Hawaii Hilo

FAIRBANKS — Interim head coach Brett Sawyer knows that for his team to reach its potential, it will have to play at a high level on the defensive end.<p>…

Women's Basketball

First lady Melania Trump visits JBER Friday

The first lady is visiting Alaska! Melania Trump will make a stop in Anchorage Friday to take part in Veterans Day festivities at Joint Base …

Donald Trump