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Medicaid looks to cut back on new disability program users

An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for adults with developmental disabilities is looking to cut the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent.

Surveyors take Denali down a notch

Just days after being officially named Denali, North America’s highest peak received a new height estimate from the U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday.

State economist says ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

In wake of the announcement by energy company ConocoPhillips that it may cut about 120 jobs in Alaska, a state economist says the damage will be big.

The Chief gets a birds-eye view of rural food prices at Dillingham’s N&N Market

The president capped off his trip to Dillingham with a stop at the N&N Market, where he got a first-hand look at rural food prices in Alaska.

NPR News

Image Of Dead Syrian Child Shakes Up Media Coverage Of Refugee Crisis

Photos of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when his family was attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Greece, had many news outlets struggling with the decision to publish - or not publish.

Speaker Of Iran's Parliament Suggests Prisoner Swap For Rezaian, Other Americans

In a new sign that Iran might consider freeing Jason Rezaian, a powerful Iranian politician tells NPR that there are ways to liberate the Washington Post reporter and other prisoners.

New Cellphone Surveillance Safeguards Imposed On Federal Law Enforcement

Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy.

Farmers Stage Massive Tractor Protest In Paris

Over 4,000 French farmers took to the streets over falling food prices. The protests are a fallout of EU's agricultural struggle to stay competitive globally.

Scenes from Kivgiq 2015

RSS News from The Arctic Sounder

  • Obama should see country rural Alaskans know
    Kotzebue — In this town rumors swirl worse than any tidal currents.
  • Unmanned vessel to help with Arctic charting
    When those discussing the expanding Arctic talk of the greatest obstacles facing development and shipping in the region, one of the first topics to come up is the lack of good nautical charts. As was discovered in Unalaska earlier this summer when Shell's rig Fennica ripped a hole in its hull while entering the harbor […]
  • Alaska Federation of Natives sets resolution deadlines
    The final day for submission of resolutions in this year's Annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage is Sept. 21. Resolutions can be emailed to bmallot@nativefederation.org, hand delivered, mailed or sent via fax to 907-276-7989. A form can be found online at www.nativefederation.org as well as policies regarding resolutions. Below are the criteria for […]
  • Obituary-Raymond Kayaġausiň Milligroak Hawley
    Raymond Kayaġausiň Milligroak Hawley
  • Salmon initiative takes hit during budget crisis
    One of the casualties of this year's budget cuts was funding for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska's chinook salmon stocks have been declining since 2007.
  • Schaeffer leads Kotz to 2nd at ACS Scramble
    Fellow senior Eakin also scores strong finish
  • Whalers suffer 42-12 setback to Nikiski
    The Nikiski High School Bulldogs scored 28 unanswered points in the second half on Saturday and rolled to a surprising 42-12 victory over the Barrow Whalers in Small-School football action at Cathy Parker Field.
  • International Inuit leaders gather in Bethel
    International leaders connected with a group promoting the perspective and needs of the indigenous people of the Arctic met last week in Bethel, discussing the needs of Inuit on an international level.
  • A float down the Tanana River
    This is not Henry Allen's Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the nineteenth-century government explorer struggled his way down the Tanana. But it seems close.
  • Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic
    The State Department's special representative for the Arctic, Adm. Robert J. Papp (USCG ret.), came to Anchorage a year ago this month. During his visit, he stated that he was working to create "greater interest in Arctic issues" by the American public. He asked us to help him spark excitement and interest in our fellow […]