Speaking at the annual convention in Anchorage late Friday morning, Rep. Don Young, 81, said his personal feelings about the topic -- because of the loss of a family member by suicide -- “may have caused me to mangle some of my statements and comments, (and) that’s caused this uproar."
For the first time in their lives, as Gov. Sean Parnell, state legislators, tribal leaders and an overflow crowd looked on, Alaska Native people one by one took the microphone Thursday to speak in their Native language -- as an official state language.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and Republican opponent Dan Sullivan took their typical campaign themes to a new venue on Thursday, as the two squared off at a natural resources-focused debate sponsored by groups representing the mining, timber and oil industries, among others.
Lead poisoning nearly took out the population of eagles in the Lower 48, and was a huge contributing factor of waterfowl mortality before it was outlawed for waterfowl hunting in 1991 John Schandelmeier
Middle school students from across rural Alaska will get the chance to attend a science and technology academy in Anchorage through a $1 million, three-year grant from Alaska Airlines, the company announced Thursday at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention.Lisa Demer
Russia says the new shipping rules for the Arctic and Antarctic, expected to go into effect in 2017, are too strict; critics say they still lack some important protections. James Thomson, Barents Observer