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... what the city's new Inupiat name means. Some say it means "a place where snow owls are hunted" while others say it essentially means a place for gathering potatoes, even though potatoes are not native to the area.
... Alaska town to its traditional Inupiat Eskimo name. A slight majority of voters in the largely Inupiat city of Barrow approved efforts to change the community's name to Utqiagvik (oot-GHAR-vik) in their local election Oct. 4. The vote was tight ...

Bethel, Alaska (AP) - One of three finalists for the position of city manager in Bethel will be visiting the community next week.
Now the city is ordering the property owners to fix the barricades and repair the water, heat and fire alarm systems. They say failure to do so could lead to big fines under a new city law, opening up a new front in what's been an ongoing conflict with ...
Another Alaska community in recent years to change its name is the western Alaska village now known as Numan Iqua, which was known as Sheldon Point until voters approved the new name in 1999.
Instead of trying to attract visitors, Point Lay, a remote village on Alaska's northwest coast, has begun a reverse tourism campaign urging people to stay away.

The legislation was originally introduced by Barrow City Council member Qaiyaan Harcharek. The council approved the ordinance for the October ballot on Aug. 25, according to public records.
... blog · Alaska Aces hockey · We Alaskans · Alaskan pets · Gardening · Food & Drink · Travel · Shop 907 ... Barrow, the largest town on Alaska's North Slope, has a population of about 4,300. (Marc Lester / ADN archive 2013). Voters have set in motion ...
Don't look for full page ads touting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian Gary Johnson in a pamphlet Alaska election officials are distributing statewide ahead of the general election. Neither the Trump nor the Johnson ...
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ANCHORAGE - A 72-year-old man died Tuesday in a fire in the southwest Alaska village of Chefornak. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks identified the man as a long-serving priest, Theodore Kestler.
City Clerk Lori Strickler tells The Associated Press that amendments made Tuesday would require minors to wear helmets, either as drivers or passengers.
A remote village on Alaska's northwest coast has begun a reverse tourism campaign. Residents want visitors to stay away.
Lands-into-trust refers to the U.S. Interior Department's change in regulation that will allow Alaska Native Tribal groups to apply for lands owned by tribes to be placed in trust, where the land is held by the federal government in trust for the Tribe ...
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi last week had overturned that result, throwing out 12 votes he said had been inappropriately cast in the Northwest Alaska village of Shungnak, which gave Nageak a two-vote win. ... I'm stunned at this quick ...
A story on the incident published by the Alaska Dispatch News says Patricia Faye-Brazel believes Wilson holds a grudge against her for the way she voted during her time as a Planning Commissioner in Houston.
Lisa Murkowski participate in a fisheries debate with Democrat Ray Metcalfe and independent Breck Craig in Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.

Council members did not approve a separate measure that in the meantime would have suspended active enforcement of laws against off-road vehicles on city streets. Council members in September directed the city administration to do that active ...
Leading the culinary renaissance is Alaska's capital city of Juneau: Here, unlike any other town in the United States, you can hop a helicopter to glacier trek by morning, board a boat to view humpback whales by afternoon, and end the day at a chef's ...
Above the Arctic Circle in Alaska, a half-day's journey by snowmobile from the nearest paved road or tree, a village called Kivalina sits on a slip of permanently frozen earth bracketed by water - a lagoon on one side and the Chukchi Sea on the other ...
Anchorage, Alaska --A remote village on Alaska's northwest coast has begun a reverse tourism campaign. Residents want visitors to stay away.
GCI's Suicide Prevention Grant program partnered with the Alaska Community Foundation, which was established in 1995 as a grant distribution center, to administer the donations.
McCarthy, Alaska, is a beautiful place inhabited by several colorful characters. Many of the people who call McCarthy home enjoy the solitude the area offers them, and they don't want to change a single thing.
Thousands of Anchorage households and businesses may see electrical bills jump more than 25 percent next year as the city-owned electric utility, Municipal Light and Power, prepares to start paying off a major power plant in East Anchorage, city ...
The arguments have been echoed in Kenai, where a former council member said cat owners would ignore the law and posited that many roaming cats are feral, so requiring leashes would just mean more work for the town's animal control officers. "The flaw ...
Bethel, Alaska - A nonprofit tribal group criticized over its finances has hired its first female CEO. KYUK-AM reports (http://bit.
In this Sept., 2013, photo provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), walruses gather to rest on the shores of the Chukchi Sea near the coastal village of Point Lay, Alaska. Pacific walrus are beginning to come ashore near the remote ...
Tribal leaders in a remote northwest Alaska village are asking that people leave Pacific walrus alone as the animals start to come ashore.
The show centers on the Alaskan town of McCarthy, with a population of 42, that's accessible only by bush plane or treacherous dirt road.
The Association of Village Council Presidents, made of 56 tribes in 48 villages throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, punctuated its annual convention in Bethel Thursday with the naming of Vivian Johnson Korthuis as its first Chief Executive Officer.
Alaska's Cannabis market Almost Open, Just Waiting on Testing Labs ... Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Alaska is nearing its first legal sales of marijuana, nearly two years after voters approved the recreational use of cannabis by adults.
The race between the two candidates, however it concludes, may help decide which political party controls the Alaska House next year - and that larger fight played into an unusual alliance between Nageak and prominent Republicans in the wake of the ...
Alaska's Cannabis market Almost Open, Just Waiting on Testing Labs ... Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Alaska is nearing its first legal sales of marijuana, nearly two years after voters approved the recreational use of cannabis by adults.
"So I may get the grand opening ahead of everyone else," Thorp said. "That might generate some income. Once they're all starting to open, it doesn't mean I'll be more popular than the next guy, just that everyone in town is going to know where I'm at." ...
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Fairbanks police say a 74-year-old man who recently moved to Alaska from New Jersey was found dead on the outdoor steps of a church.
Many decisions are being made in specific towns and cities as well. Kenai voters, for example, will ... Arguably one of the largest items on local city and town ballots within the Kenai Peninsula Borough is in Soldotna, where voters will decide on a ...
Striking workers in Oklahoma City are appealing to the values of the Alutiiq peoples after an Alaska Native corporation proposed cuts to their employee benefits.
Tiny, tight patterns, used for miniature grass baskets, are unique to weavers from the small village of Attu, which used to exist at the end of Alaska's Aleutian Chain. The cultural tradition was almost extinguished when the village was captured and ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, photo, store owner Caleb Saunders answers questions in front of his shop, Green Jar in Wasilla, Alaska. Saunders hopes to sell marijuana from the shop and opposes a ballot measure that would ban sales, cultivation, ...
The residents in the Athabascan community of 116 - now living across the river from the old village - want their ancestral land back.
bike riders pass by the new bike counting totem at Westchester Lagoon on Wednesday afternoon. (Bob Hallinen / Alaska Dispatch News).
The ski community of Girdwood will be without a formal police presence until at least mid-October, with city attorneys in Anchorage and Whittier still working out details on a police contract and the Alaska State Troopers post there due to close at ...
The last Alaska Marine Lines ocean-going barge of the year for Bethel, Alaska, travels up the Kuskokwim River toward the city dock on Tuesday.
Reykjavik, Iceland's capital and biggest city, went dark Wednesday night after the City Council switched off street lamps and encouraged residents to turn off their lights.
Town officials in Kenai, Alaska - besieged with complaints about free-roaming felines and a burgeoning shelter cat population - are proposing a cat leash law.
In Juneau, Rainforest farms is the only retail store that has been approved by the state in Alaska's capitol city. Rainforest Farms hopes to open its shop around Thanksgiving, said co-owner James Barrett. The company will sell cannabis it is growing in ...
Consider visiting a destination you've never been; some of our favorite family memories were built on small towns, obscure drives, and local parks.
Berkowitz said in a presentation to Anchorage Assembly members last week that his administration had calculated that about $24 million in costs had been "shifted" from the state to the city due to cuts to services like snowplowing and housing prison ...
When officials in Barre, Vermont, proposed clarifying in 2010 that their city's leash law included cats, a city council meeting on the matter drew what the Associated Press called an "unusually large crowd" of about 30 people.


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