Rural Alaska

Should salmonberries that carpet the tundra be packed into gallon Ziplocs for sale? What about salmon harvested under subsistence rules, not commercial ones? A debate is raging over the sale of traditional Alaska Native foods.Lisa Demer
Short-term weather systems and long-term climate warming are combining to create conditions ripe for another non-wintery Alaska winter.Yereth Rosen

Visa restrictions loosened for some Alaskans traveling to eastern Russia

July 31, 2015 - 11:06am -- mdent
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Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News

An agreement by the U.S. and Russia allows Native residents of Alaska and Russia's Chukchi Peninsula to travel without a visa between the countries to visit friends and relatives for stays of up to 90 days.

EPA officials said Thursday the borough from 2012 to 2014 stored more than 45,000 pounds of hazardous waste in Barrow without a required storage permit. Associated Press
Last week, officials announced updates to an agreement that allows Native residents of Alaska and Russia's Chukchi Peninsula to travel between the two countries without a visa for stays of up to 90 days.Ryan Schuessler | The Washington Post
Attorney General Craig Richards in an opinion issued Thursday said that law enforcement officers must enforce tribal protective orders just as if they came from an Alaska court.Lisa Demer
For four villages affected by this spring’s poor walrus harvest, help is on its way in the form of 10,000 pounds of halibut.Laura Kraegel | KNOM
This summer, 16-year-old Wallace​ Ungwiluk has a decision to make — stay home and try to win Gambell its first championship in 30 years or move to Seattle and potentially be seen by college scouts.Laura Kraegel | KNOM
This fall’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage will feature a famed Southeast artist and her artist grandson as the keynote speakers, AFN announced this week.Lisa Demer
The initial investigation of the incident that put a gash in the Finnish icebreaker hired by Shell suggests -- but does not conclude -- that a previously uncharted Unalaska Bay shoal was to blame.Yereth Rosen
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