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Movers and Shakers for March 26

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:34:27 GMT

Craig Crawford has been named president and chief executive officer of Bristol Bay Native Corp. subsidiary Peak Oilfield Service Company LLC. Crawford joins Peak from CH2M, where he was vice president of Alaska construction for the energy and industry group.

TV tonight: a Empirea returns and Cookie is on a rampage

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:17:10 GMT

"Shots Fired" : This new limited drama series is a compelling saga tied to a pair of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town. Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James lead a stellar cast that also includes Stephen Moyer, Richard Dreyfuss and Helen Hunt.

The Top 5 Places to Cruise This Summer

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:13:32 GMT

Cruising has long been a popular summer vacation option, thanks to warmer weather and versatile itineraries. But with multiple destinations and cruise lines to research, where do you begin? "One of the things you need to be careful of is to make sure you match up who you are and what you enjoy as an individual with the right cruise line and right ship," says Andy Melilli, co-owner and vice president of, a full-service online travel agency that specializes in cruising.

Alaska editorials

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:58:08 GMT

President Trump proposes saving $175 million by eliminating Essential Air Service funds that pay for air transportation into rural communities. In Alaska's case, this would affect Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Gustavus, Cordova and Yakutat.

That's not carry-on: Snake gets loose on Alaska flight

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:16:10 GMT

Anchorage television station KTVA reports that the loose snake was spotted Sunday on a 90-minute Ravn Alaska flight between Aniak in southwest Alaska and Anchorage. Photos show a pale snake about 4 to 5 feet long curled up under a carry-on bag.

Snake escapes from a carry-on bag aboard Alaska flight

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:16:09 GMT

Diddy's TV station sued for reverse discrimination by production team who claim they were mistreated for being old white men while black employees who showed up drunk and slept on the floor weren't punished Why your baby's nutrition is SO important: Lack food in first 5 years crushes a child's brain development, lowers their IQ - and makes it almost impossible for them to catch up The slithery creature had hitched a ride on Ravn Alaska flight 7133 that was headed from Aniak in southwest Alaska to Anchorage. Passenger, Anna McConnaughy, took photos of the pale snake that was discovered curled up under a carry-on bag, according to KTVA .

Testimony in Alaska on the REAL-ID Act

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:55:56 GMT

I'm testifying : today at two hearings in the Alaska State Legislature on state bills related to the Federal Now, in response to Federal threats to interfere with Alaskan residents' freedom of movement if the state government doesn't upload information about all state license and ID-card holders to a national ID database , the state legislature is considering bills to authorize that spending and implementation.

House Majority Leader Chris Tuck pushes reforms to improve voter turnout

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:21:50 GMT

Sally Williams uses a sticker that says cucuklillruunga, or "I voted" in Yup'ik to teach the phrase at the Togiak voting site on Aug. 16, 2016. In the last Legislature, a Democrat-sponsored bill aimed at increasing voter turnout in Alaska, especially in the Bush.

Incredible Discovery: Massive Oil Field in Alaska

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:47:03 GMT

A Spanish oil giant Repsol has discovered a massive oil reserve of about 1.2 billion barrels, making a name in history as the largest onshore discovery in the United States in 30 years. The incredible discovery was found near the village of Nuiqsut in North Slope which was first considered an aging oil basin.

Never Quit: Being a pararescueman

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:35:20 GMT

Jimmy Settle knows what it is to struggle back to health after being shot in the head. Settle and co-author Don Rearden recently released their new book, Never Quit .

Don Young, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan - Alaska's delegation

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:27:02 GMT

The three members of Alaska's all-Republican congressional delegation are looking for big changes before voting "yea" on the House-proposed Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace bill. There will be changes introduced this week, when the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act goes to the House Rules Committee Wednesday.

Despite colder winter, - blob' may not be gone yet

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:26:40 GMT

A more normal winter has helped to dispel a warm water patch in the North Pacific, but it hasn't disappeared entirely. The warm patch, nicknamed "the blob," has been documented since fall 2013, when abnormally warm weather across the North Pacific led to changes in ocean conditions, potentially affecting marine life.

Fish Factor: The 2017 Pink Salmon Forecast, Hatchery Hit, and New Tax Role Proposed for Skippers

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:53:41 GMT

Alaska pink salmon fishermen could haul in a harvest that nearly doubles last year's catch, due to a projected uptick in the number of pinks. An Alaska Department of Fish and Game report on 2017 salmon run forecasts and harvest projections pegs the total catch at 204 million fish.

OP/Ed: Obama's Arctic Decision Undercut His Own Legacy

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:14:59 GMT

On December 20, 2016, in an 11th hour unilateral action designed to cement his environmental legacy, President Obama withdrew 3.8 million acres in the north and mid-Atlantic Ocean and 115 million acres in the U.S. Arctic Ocean from future oil and gas leasing. Unlike the five year moratoria announced by Canada, President Obama touted these closures as "permanent."

Abbott claims Red Lantern; Royer named most inspirational, to close out 2017 Iditarod

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:18:56 GMT

Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey comes into the finish chute to win the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Winner chosen in - You know you're an Alaskan when' contest

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:55:02 GMT

Hedy-Jo Huss has been trying to put her finger on what makes the quintessential Alaskan since she moved to the area. The results are in and a winner has been chosen for her contest in which she asked participants to enter the prompt, "You know you're an Alaskan ifa " Jane Hill, a resident of Roseburg, Oregon who lived in Juneau for more than 40 years has been selected as the winner for her submission.

Looking back: March 19, 2017

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:43:21 GMT

March 19, 2007 - ANCHORAGE - Three decades after a change in ocean climate began creeping into the North Pacific, a team of scientists asserts with unprecedented vigor in a new report that the change is the central culprit in the crash of Alaska's western sea lion population.