Former Healy Lake chief, administrator sentenced for taking federal, tribal funds

JoAnn Poulston, of Fairbanks, was sentenced last week to three years probation, including 90 days of home confinement. She’s also to cooperate with the Healy Lake Tribe to pay back $102,869 to the tribe and $4,577 to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

Feb. 8, 2016

Honesty about our history important to healing racial divisions

By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

The First Alaskans Institute hosted a conference last week on racial equity. Keynote speakers gave presentations then people in groups of six to ten discussed questions prompted by the talks.

Feb. 4, 2015

Alaska Airlines apologizes and pulls “Our Eskimo” term from ad campaign

By Daysha Eaton, KBBI – Homer

Alaskans to comment on directing Permanent Fund earnings to budget rather than, in part, to dividends

By Andrew Kitchenman, APRN State Government and Politics Reporter - Juneau

Alaskans get their first chance tonight (Thursday) to tell legislators what they think of the centerpiece of Gov. Bill Walker's fiscal plan for the state.

The Senate State Affairs Committee will begin hearing public testimony at 5:30 p.m. on Senate Bill 128, which would direct $3.3 billion annually in Alaska Permanent Fund earnings and other state funds to the state budget.

Alaska not affected by this round of layoffs

Associated Press

British Petroleum announced yesterday it is laying off 3,000 positions from its worldwide marketing and refining operations. That comes on top of 4-thousands layoffs BP announced last month in its global production and exploration units. However, a spokesperson says this round of cuts will not affect Alaska. BP does expect to cut about 260 jobs in Alaska this year. 


Feb. 2, 2016

A Commission set up by the Alaska Legislature in 2014 has issued a report on Alaska's corrections and judicial systems -- which the report said cost a lot but don't do enough to improve public safety. Commission members presented the findings and recommendations to the House Finance Committee last week [Jan. 25].

Alaska Criminal Justice Commission chair Greg Razo told legislators Alaska is expected to run short of prison beds next year.

Anchorage police have located armed robbery victim

Feb 1, 2016

Anchorge Police Department Bulletin

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Police have located woman who was robbed of her purse at gunpoint at Sams Club Muldoon. Suspects in custody.

Anchorage Police Department bulletin - Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Anchorage police are looking for additional information on the victims whose bodies were discovered near Point Woronzof Thursday morning [Jan. 28].

Police are trying to determine the relationship between 20-year-old Foriegnne Aubert-Morissette and 19-year-old Selena Annette Mullenax. It was reported to police that Foriegnne Aubert-Morissette also goes by the name “Onie.”



Anchorage Police Department Bulleting

At 1:42 p.m. on January 30, 2016, Anchorage Police responded to the 4000 block of Lois Drive in regards to an injured man lying outside on the ground.  The man sustained critical injuries when he fell from a third story apartment window.  The man is currently in stable condition at the hospital after undergoing surgery.  Police are still investigating the circumstances of the fall.

New technology allows monitoriing of ocean acidification as it occurs

By Johanna Eurich, Freelance Journalist – Anchorage

Alaska's Shellfish hatcheries are worried that they may have to shut down their operations like hatcheries further south did when waters got too acidic to grow healthy shellfish. Willey Evans, a researcher with the Hakai Institute in British Columbia is working with Aleutic Pride shellfish hatchery in Seward.