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From captain to cabin boy: Fisherman ends 74-year run in Bristol Bay

It's Charley Wren's 74th summer fishing in Bristol Bay and time, he says, for his demotion from captain to cabin boy. His son Travis Wren is taking over the F/V Wrangler and the family business.

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Dillingham man arrested for climbing KDLG tower

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 10, Nathan Wassillie climbed 60 feet up the KDLG radio tower.

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Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 20, 2018

Tonight we get the scoop from a fisheries geneticist on where Port Moller Test Fishery sockeye are headed, and we travel up the Naknek for a look at the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy.

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State of Indian Nations Address Given Thursday

Feb 14, 2013
National Congress of American Indians

The challenges facing Alaska Natives and American Indians were outlined in detail Thursday during the annual "State of Indian Nations" address.

Dillingham City School District

    

The man who has led the Dillingham School District for the last 3 years will stay on the job for another year.     

Revenue Sharing Bill Introduced in Juneau

Feb 13, 2013

A member of the minority organization in the State House has put forward a couple of bills intended to increase the amount of money the State of Alaska shares with communities.

More Time to Comment on "Frankenfish"

Feb 13, 2013
aquabounty.com

The public is being afforded more time to comment on a new genetically engineered fish species that many opponents are calling a "Frankenfish". If the "AquAdvantage Salmon" is ultimately approved it will be the first genetically engineered animal destined for human consumption.

Part two of a three-part series by Daniel Zwerdling and Margot Williams.

Next time you walk up to the seafood counter, look for products labeled with a blue fish, a check mark, and the words "Certified Sustainable Seafood MSC." Then ask yourself, "What does this label mean?"

Part one of a three-part series by Daniel Zwerdling and Margot Williams.

Rebecca Weel pushes a baby stroller with her 18-month-old up to the seafood case at Whole Foods, near ground zero in New York. As she peers at shiny fillets of salmon, halibut and Chilean sea bass labeled "certified sustainable," Weel believes that if she purchases this seafood, she will help protect the world's oceans from overfishing.

A handful of Democrats in the Alaska House and Senate have put forward their own plan to change the oil tax structure in Alaska. This comes as consideration of the Governor's plan moves into high gear this week in Juneau.

Refrigerators, foam buoys and even ketchup bottles are piling up on Alaska's beaches. Almost two years after the devastating Japanese tsunami, its debris and rubbish are fouling the coastlines of many states — especially in Alaska.

At the state's Montague Island beach, the nearly 80 miles of rugged wilderness looks pristine from a helicopter a few thousand feet up. But when you descend, globs of foam come into view.

All 3 members of Alaska's Congressional Delegation are sponsoring legislation in response to tentative approval of the first genetically engineered animal intended for human consumption.

nasa.gov

  The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the alert level for the active Cleveland Volcano in the east central Aleutian Islands.

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