Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:46:45 GMT
Alaskan operator GCI rolled out its 1 Gbps services to residents in Kenai and Soldotna late last week. Other areas of the state that have already been offered the service, which is dubbed 1 GIG red, include Anchorage, Fairbanks, North Pole, Fort Greely, Juneau, Palmer, and Wasilla.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:12:13 GMT
Companies make billions of dollars by mining data from our internet searches, our purchase histories, and - our medical records. That's the subject of Adam Tanner's new book, "Our Bodies, Our Data."
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:45:49 GMT
Sen. Dan Sullivan delivers a speech optimistic about what President Donald Trump's administration will do for Alaska at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 20, 2017.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:25:05 GMT
The state's current dispute over the boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a place believed to have huge oil deposits, is partly based on a pilot for a defunct airline who came to believe long ago the U.S. government was enforcing an incorrect border. Andy Bachner, a Fairbanks investor in oil and gas leases, said his flights across Alaska's North Slope as a Wien Air Alaska pilot started during the early days of the oil rush in the 1960s.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:18:52 GMT
Over the past 30 years, Alaska's violent crime rate has risen even as the state's overall crime rate fell, according to a new data analysis from a University of Alaska researcher. The Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center's "Violent Crime Reported in Alaska, 1986-2015" fact sheet was released Monday.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:14:54 GMT
The University of Alaska has entered into an agreement with the federal Office of Civil Rights to address problems with its handling of sexual assault and harassment cases. UA was one of dozens of universities around the country singled out by the OCR for a compliance review in 2014.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:14:53 GMT
Approximately 200-300 people marched from Delaney Park to Peterson Tower on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in downtown Anchorage to show support for Planned Parenthood. Between 200 and 300 people marched from the Delaney Park Strip to the Peterson Towers, home of the Anchorage offices of Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:02:32 GMT
The Green Star Program plans to begin removing junk like these old vehicles in the Dillingham landfill that's accumulating in villages and other small communities around Alaska. Unlike Dillingham, the logistics of removing junk from remote villages are much more difficult, requiring transport first by barge and, often, transfer to trucks, which then take loads to recycling brokers in Fairbanks or Anchorage.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:00:15 GMT
This past weekend, Seward hosted the Alaska Tsunami National Ocean Sciences Bowl for its 20th year, an academic competition that brought in 120 high school students and 80 judges and volunteers from around the State of Alaska. Seward "rolled out the red carpet" for the participants, said Bowl Czar and Seward local, Marc Swanson.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:14:49 GMT
Alaska is at a tipping point and Alaskans have a choice to make: Either keep Alaska competitive and fix our fiscal crisis or continue down a path that ends in a failed economy.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:11:38 GMT
Chickens feed at Steve Brown's home in Palmer. The University of Alaska Fairbanks cooperative extension office says the number of chickens imported into Alaska has increased dramatically in recent years.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:05:30 GMT
Emotional moment police find missing two-year-old boy hidden among blackberry bushes two blocks from his home after he disappeared from his bed in the middle of the night You're fired! Trump sacks another senior security official, after he criticized the President on Mexico and made 'awkward' comments about Ivanka's good looks It's open season on illegal immigrants: Trump declares that ANYONE in the US illegally can be deported, regardless of whether they've committed a crime Obama-linked activist group have TRAINING MANUAL for anti-Trump protests and plans to invade Congressional town halls this week 'Take it seriously': White House chief of staff says Trump wasn't kidding when he called the press 'the enemy of the American people' 'Thank you for helping my baby girl come home': Mom thanks supporters as FBI question two men found with her daughter, 17, a month after she was snatched ... (more)
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:53:58 GMT
When I first came north in 1990 after a three-year post-college hitch in Seattle, there was plenty I was glad to be leaving behind. Two things I did find myself immediately longing for, however, were good coffee and good beer, things Seattle was well-known for.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:50:17 GMT
Patrick Druckenmiller, earth sciences curator at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, is at home in the field, looking for dinosaurs.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:36:38 GMT
Tom and Cathy Dimon pose in front of their business Northern Business Systems on International Street Thursday afternoon, February 16, 2017.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:25:29 GMT
Juneau Police Department Lt. Kris Sell speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about the recent uptick in heroin usage and violent crime in Juneau during the Chambers weekly luncheon at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:19:18 GMT
On one Alaskan island, reindeer have eaten the lichen faster than it could regrow. They're now digging up roots and grazing on grass.