For decades, the Army served people across Interior Alaska with medical evacuations and search-and-rescue flights, a practice that ended in 2008 because of the Iraq War. Starting April 1, Army helicopter crews recently back from Afghanistan will once again be making life-saving flights across the Interior.Dermot Cole
The Alaska congressional delegation wants more no-bid federal contracts in excess of $20 million for Alaska Native corporations, saying federal contracting officials have been too reticent to make deals “out of fear of political scrutiny, even when a contract award may be justified."Dermot Cole
The Native Village of Point Hope, a tribal government that has for years been a staunch opponent of Arctic offshore oil development, is withdrawing from a 2008 lawsuit that sought to block or overturn the U.S. Mineral Management Service’s Chukchi Sea lease sale held that year.Yereth Rosen and Dermot Cole
House Speaker Mike Chenault wants to order the federal government to transfer upward of 166 million acres of federal lands to state ownership on or before Jan. 1, 2017, but legislative attorneys said, "The bill is unconstitutional." Dermot Cole
A basic element of human life is being redefined on the edge of the Bering Sea, in one of the country’s harshest construction environments. Street by street and home by home, much of Hooper Bay slowly is being retooled into the modern era with running water and flush toilets, with sinks and showers and, in some homes, even washers and dryers.
State biologists plan on Sunday to begin moving wood bison from a Portage conservation center to the village of Shageluk, the staging area for the animals' release into the Innoko Flats about 350 miles southwest of Fairbanks. Dan Joling | Associated Press