Iditarod Dog Deaths Spark Debate on Ethics and Tradition in Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska – The annual Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska, known for its grueling 1,000-mile test of endurance, has recently faced controversy due to the deaths of three dogs during the race and five more during training. This has reignited a debate about the ethics of requiring animals to pull heavy sleds in subzero … Read more

Avalanche Detection System Using Infrasound Expands in Alaska for Improved Safety and Monitoring

Juneau, Alaska – In a groundbreaking initiative, a team of experts led by Scott Havens is revolutionizing avalanche detection on Thane Road by utilizing infrasound technology. Through pioneering sensor systems developed with researchers at Boise State University, Havens aims to track high mountain avalanches undetected by traditional methods, ultimately enhancing avalanche mitigation strategies and reducing … Read more

Alaska Teen Charged as Adult for Fatal Shooting Spree: Community Mourns Loss

Point Hope, Alaska – A 16-year-old teenager is facing charges as an adult for a tragic shooting that left two adults dead and two others injured on a Sunday night in Point Hope, Alaska. The small whaling community located in the North Slope Borough of the state was shaken by the incident, which resulted in … Read more

Alaska Whaling Village Tragedy: Multiple Dead and Injured after Home Shooting

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A tragic shooting has shaken the small Inupiat whaling village of Point Hope on Alaska’s remote northwest coast, resulting in multiple fatalities and injuries. While officials have confirmed the incident, details regarding the exact number of victims have not been disclosed. In a statement released on Monday, the North Slope Borough acknowledged … Read more

Man Found Guilty of Recording Violent Death of Alaska Native Woman on His Cellphone Convicted of First-Degree Murder

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A South African man has been convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Alaska Native women after recording the violent death of one of the victims on his cellphone. Following a swift deliberation of less than two hours, the jury unanimously found 52-year-old Brian Steven Smith guilty. … Read more

Alaska Airlines Allowed Boeing 737 Max 9 to Fly Despite Triggered Warning Lights, NTSB Investigation Reveals Loose Parts Concerns

SEATTLE, Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced on Monday that Alaska Airlines allowed a Boeing plane to continue flying despite warnings from a cabin pressurisation system. The plane, a Boeing 737 Max 9, experienced triggered warning lights on three previous flights before suffering a fuselage blowout this week. After two warnings were … Read more

Emergency Landing and Window Explosion Grounds Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 Fleet for Safety Testing

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Oregon shortly after takeoff due to a window explosion that caused a hole in the fuselage of the Boeing 737 Max 9. The aircraft returned to the airport of origin half an hour after departure, carrying 177 passengers and crew, … Read more

Emergency Landing of Alaska Airlines Flight After Cabin Incident Leaves Passengers and Crew Safe

ALASKA, PORTLAND, OR – An Alaska Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing after experiencing a part of the plane blowing out mid-air. Flight 1282 successfully landed at the Portland International Airport, ensuring the safety of all passengers and crew members. The incident was a cause for concern but thankfully, no injuries were reported. … Read more