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The spill in Kwigillingok was initially estimated at less than 6,500 gallons, but authorities this week updated the amount to more than 8,800 gallons.
Moore, who died last week at 69, was one of the trailblazers in Native journalism in Alaska, with a distinctive style of reporting that mixed the best of the ancient Inupiaq storytelling culture with the values of Western journalism. She pushed for stories written by Alaska Natives and for Alaska Natives.
A 45-year-old resident of the Yukon River village faces charges of second-degree murder in Patrick Changsak’s death Monday.
Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson’s young-adult novel, “Eagle Drums,” has earned a Newbery Honor and an American Indian Youth Literature Award book honor. She said it gives her “hope for future Indigenous writers.”
Subsistence hunters living in Northwest Alaska and parts of the North Slope now face a much stricter bag limit for animals in the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, while nonresident hunters will now face a permit draw to harvest caribou in the Kotzebue area.
A jury found Joshua Rukovishnikoff not guilty on a charge of second-degree murder in his wife’s 2021 death.
Residents said fuel purchased from Vitus Energy thickens in extreme cold and stops their heating system from working — something that shouldn’t happen to Arctic-grade fuel. Bethel-area residents reported similar problems starting in December.
Nicholas Hunnicutt, 45, was convicted in September on a charge of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor when he was off-duty.
In an open letter, the Kotzebue police chief said Alaska state investigators reviewed the case of Jennifer Kirk’s 2018 death and found no new leads. But parts of the letter contradict information the department previously released about the case.
“Natchiq Grows Up: The Story of a Ringed Seal Pup and Her Changing Home” has its roots in scientific research about ringed seals in Northwest Alaska that was conducted in the 1980s.
The remains of six people were recovered from a single-family home in Noorvik after an early morning fire Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers said.
Kyle White was taken to the Kasigluk tribal jail to sober up and ignited a mattress with a lighter he brought in with him, Alaska State Troopers said.
The program, managed by the state and the Food Bank of Alaska, aims to feed 4,000 kids in 11 rural communities starting this summer.
The State Medical Examiner’s office ruled the death a suicide, but her parents weren’t satisfied with that explanation.
Residents can sign a petition to change alcohol sales rules.
The series, set in a fictional village called Ennis, debuts Sunday night on HBO.
The justices did not comment Monday in turning away Alaska’s attempt to sue the Biden administration directly in the high court over its desire to revive the proposed Pebble Mine in the state’s Bristol Bay region.
Franklin Adams was arrested after telling an Alaska State Troopers investigator that he shot his father in their Koyuk home on Saturday, charges said.
About 20 students ages 3 and 4 have been participating in the program at Fred Ipalook Elementary School this school year, and the district hopes the program will expand to other grades and communities in the future.
Numerous social media posts from Bethel-area residents in recent days mentioned a thickening up of heating fuel and subsequent failure of heating systems.
No injuries or damage were reported, but Alaska Wildlife Troopers cautioned that the bear might be hungry this late in the season and could act aggressively.
Multiple on-the-ground search crews, as well as members of the Alaska Dive Search, Rescue, and Recovery Team, have helped look for the missing hunter.
Old Harbor and St. Paul are set to receive USDA grants designed to boost local food security and economies with expanded harvests of bison and reindeer.