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State plans meetings on Ambler road despite village objections's not intended to shut anyone out.He described the immediate stakeholders as NANA, Doyan Regional Corp., the Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, National Park Service and others.
Forever young in Alaska of the youngest boroughs in Alaska. The Wade-Hampton Census Area had the lowest median age - only 22.6. Northwest Arctic Borough has a median age of 26.1 and Bethel Census Area has a median age of 26.7. At the other end, the boroughs...
My Turn: Northwest Arctic: a fresh start in K-12 education

...transforming public education in Northwest Arctic Alaska. The winds of change for K-12 education in Northwest Arctic Borough schools first began...everyone else's kids in the Northwest Arctic schools will again be receiving...
Talks progress on 220-mile Ambler road

...Wednesday for discussions on a road that would stretch 220 miles from the Dalton Highway west to a copper deposit in the Northwest Arctic Borough.The Alaska Legislature appropriated $8.5 million to study the environmental effects of the Ambler Mining...
Report shows Juneau and Sitka as healthiest communities in Alaska

...with the poorest health outcomes are the Bethel, Yukon-Koyukuk, Nome and Wade Hampton census areas, and the Northwest Arctic Borough. The Municipality of Anchorage ranks at 13th for overall health outcomes."The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's...
Senate candidates weigh in on Arctic issues

...sovereign at the table, which importantly includes the views of our fellow Alaskans who live in the North Slope and Northwest Arctic boroughs."As someone who has worked on high-level Arctic issues as Alaska's Attorney General, DNR Commissioner...
State | AK legislature
Alaska mining industry a gold nugget in state's economy

...sector employer.Red Dog outside Kotzebue is one of the world's largest zinc mines and the largest taxpayer in the Northwest Arctic Borough. After completing excavation of the original deposit, the mine needed an EPA Environmental Impact Statement...
House committee advances officer firearm bill

...officers hired by cities or the state. Instead, they are hired by either regional Alaska Native corporations or the Northwest Arctic Bureau to be the police presence in a village without an officer.Several troopers spoke against the bill last week...
State | AK legislature
Early Childhood Partnerships expand to 11

...addition of coalitions in the Northwest Arctic Borough and Wrangell. With...Coalition and Ilisaaq, in the Northwest Arctic Borough, will organize and...partnerships in Wrangell and the Northwest Arctic Borough will organize and coordinate...
Maniilaq's hospital wing waits for state

ANCHORAGE - The Northwest Arctic regional health organization Maniilaq is facing a tough all-around disrepair. "Like many old buildings in the Northwest Arctic, time has taken its toll," Erlich said. In addition to elder...


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