Alaska

United States | Congressman Young Applauds Final Passage of Water Infrastructure Package

United States – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved S. 3021 the America’s Water Infrastructure Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure. Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement: “Transportation and infrastructure are so … Continue reading United States | Congressman Young Applauds Final Passage of Water Infrastructure Package

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Thousands of Pacific walruses again herd up on Alaska coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — Thousands of Pacific walruses have again gathered on the northwest shore of Alaska as the Chukchi Sea approaches its annual sea ice minimum. Residents of the Inupiaq village of Point Lay on Aug. 22 reported hearing walruses, said Andrea Medeiros, spokeswoman in Alaska for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Spotters taking … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Thousands of Pacific walruses again herd up on Alaska coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska’s Iditarod race gains new sponsor after others leave

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Organizers of Alaska’s 1,000-mile Iditarod say an Anchorage business has become a sponsor of the famed sled dog race. The addition of Anchorage Distillery follows a challenging time for race officials who have faced the loss of major sponsors, financial hardships and the first-ever dog doping scandal. In June, the maker of … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska’s Iditarod race gains new sponsor after others leave

JUNEAU, Alaska | Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

JUNEAU, Alaska — A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice. More than 2,000 people visited the northern Alaska village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea last year to see polar bears in the wild, … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Facebook adds Alaska’s Inupiaq as language option

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — Britt’Nee Brower grew up in a largely Inupiat Eskimo town in Alaska’s far north, but English was the only language spoken at home. Today, she knows a smattering of Inupiaq from childhood language classes at school in the community of Utqiagvik. Brower even published an Inupiaq coloring book last year featuring the … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Facebook adds Alaska’s Inupiaq as language option

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska governor’s race may hinge on oil-wealth checks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — The path to the governor’s office in Alaska this year may hinge on the oil check given to state residents. Each year, the state distributes checks just for living here — residents’ share of the state’s oil wealth. For some, it’s discretionary money used for new toys, like big screen TVs, or … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska governor’s race may hinge on oil-wealth checks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read, also covered many of … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska