The carcass of a Steller sea lion has washed up in Unalaska; the island will host a regional science conference this month; and state lawmakers are debating an income tax as their session likely heads to overtime.
Bogoslof Volcano has been quiet for weeks; one scientist thinks paralytic shellfish poisoning may have played a part in last year’s puffin die-off; and the debate over the King Cove road continues in the U.S. Capitol.
The U.S. Air Force has destroyed a WWII shell found by an Unalaska hiker; officials are almost ready to have some vessels to use video technology instead of human observers; and Alaska’s largest telecommunications provider is being acquired by an even larger company.
The City of Unalaska has fired its incoming fire chief after he was charged with sexual assault; the Trump administration is considering more cuts to the Sea Grant program; and the state Senate has proposed slashing education funds by reducing the Base Student Allocation.
Unalaska’s Nicole Beier runs a lab that tests fish for America’s top port; a new bill could strengthen legal protection for salmon habitats; and Alaskans remain divided over the causes and consequences of climate change.