Alaska leads nation in rapes per capita

...capita last year, according to statistics released by the FBI, and a revised definition of the crime means the numbers are grimmer than before.The FBI in data collected from Alaska law enforcement agencies counted 922 rapes last year, a rate of 125...
New US climate report dire, but offers hope warming's serious effects are already here and getting worse, the Obama administration warned on Tuesday in the grimmest, most urgent language on climate change ever to come out of any White House. But amid the warnings, scientists and government...
Falling oil gouges state budget deeper

...fiscal year with $400 million less revenue than expected, Hoffbeck said.For lawmakers gathered in Anchorage, that's a grim cherry atop a sour financial sundae that already has the state taking in billions of dollars less than it is spending.Only...
Search for missing family comes to grim end

KENAI - A nearly yearlong search for a missing Alaska family has come to a grim end with the discovery of four bodies, a dead dog and a handgun just off a trail in a rural area near the family's home.Authorities...
Scientists find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Europe

...arrow wounds and deliberate efforts to smash at least half of the victims' shins - either to stop them from running away or as a grim message to survivors."It was either torture or mutilation. We can't say for sure whether the victims were still alive...
Not For Web
Alaska Science Forum: The lonliest camp on Earth

...eggs, walrus, seals and fish; ample fresh water in lakes and streams.In other ways, Alaska's most remote island is a grim outpost. Alone, treeless and exposed in the Bering Sea, St. Matthew becomes surrounded by sea ice in December and remains...
Egypt unveils canal extension with pomp-filled ceremony

...partially overshadowed by an Islamic State group affiliate's threat to kill a Croatian hostage kidnapped in Cairo last month - a grim reminder of the threat posed by Islamic militants battling the Egyptian government.Tight security was in place at an elaborate...
Not For Web
Half of Columbia River sockeye dying due to hot water

...River, fewer than a fourth made it to Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River. An average year is 70 percent."Right now it's grim for adult sockeye," said Russ Kiefer of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. He said sockeye will often pull into tributary...
Not For Web
Kenai River late-run kings looking better than recent lows

...goal is 700,000 to 1,200,000. As of July 20, only 353,000 have been counted by ADFG's sonar.The number is fairly grim considering ADFG projections."The expectation of harvest this year was a total of 5.8 million sockeye," said Shields...
UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa

GENEVA - The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus had killed over 10,000 people, mostly in...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback