Alaska http://nwpr.org en Native Corporation With Northwest Shareholders Picks New Leaders http://nwpr.org/post/native-corporation-northwest-shareholders-picks-new-leaders <p>A Native American-owned corporation with thousands of shareholders in the Pacific Northwest has new leadership. The Alaska-based business is trying to bounce back from heavy losses. CoastAlaska’s Ed Schoenfeld reports from Juneau. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:36:51 +0000 Ed Schoenfeld 48727 at http://nwpr.org Native Corporation With Northwest Shareholders Picks New Leaders Cantwell Asks White House To Stop Alaska Mine Project http://nwpr.org/post/cantwell-asks-white-house-stop-alaska-mine-project-0 <p>Senator Maria Cantwell wants the White House to stop a proposed mine in Alaska that she says will threaten jobs in Washington state. The proposed Pebble Mine, in Western Alaska, sits near Bristol Bay, which is one of the world’s most abundant salmon habitats. About 1,000 Washington residents hold commercial fishing permits there. At a rally at Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle, Cantwell described the mine as a “giant cauldron of toxic waste.”</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:47:37 +0000 Ed Ronco 40397 at http://nwpr.org Cantwell Asks White House To Stop Alaska Mine Project Shell Oil Containment System Passes Federal Test In Puget Sound http://nwpr.org/post/shell-oil-containment-system-passes-federal-test-puget-sound <p>Shell Oil had to postpone its Arctic drilling for a full year after one of its oil rigs ran aground off the Alaska coast this winter. But Shell’s efforts to open a new frontier of oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean continue in Puget Sound. The oil giant passed a key test with federal regulators last month in the waters off Anacortes, Washington. KUOW’s John Ryan reports.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:10:08 +0000 John Ryan 26339 at http://nwpr.org Another Setback For Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans http://nwpr.org/post/another-setback-shell-s-arctic-drilling-plans <p>Another costly setback for Shell Oil and its efforts to drill in the Arctic Ocean: Shell needs to send its beleaguered oil rigs to Asia for major repairs, instead of to Seattle as planned. KUOW’s John Ryan reports. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:44:05 +0000 John Ryan 22690 at http://nwpr.org Another Setback For Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans Interior Dept. To Probe Shell’s Arctic Drilling Mishaps http://nwpr.org/post/interior-dept-probe-shell-s-arctic-drilling-mishaps <p>The Obama Administration announced a sweeping inquiry into Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling program yesterday. The 60-day probe will look at the company’s mishaps in Alaska and here in Puget Sound. KUOW’s John Ryan reports. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:54:26 +0000 John Ryan 20916 at http://nwpr.org Interior Dept. To Probe Shell’s Arctic Drilling Mishaps Chehalis Cold Case Suspect Awaits Extradition From Alaska http://nwpr.org/post/chehalis-cold-case-suspect-awaits-extradition-alaska <p>An Alaska man accused of murdering an elderly Chehalis couple in 1985 is awaiting extradition to Lewis County, Wash. Police say the arrest of Rick Riffe of King Salmon, Alaska, closes a cold case investigation that spans 26 years. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 23:03:20 +0000 Dave Bendinger 11475 at http://nwpr.org Report Details Risks of Proposed Mine Near Alaska's Bristol Bay http://nwpr.org/post/report-details-risks-proposed-mine-near-alaskas-bristol-bay <p>Bristol Bay, in Southwestern Alaska, is the home of one of the world&rsquo;s largest runs of Sockeye salmon. In fact, all five types of salmon spawn in the bay&rsquo;s freshwater tributaries.</p><p>Bristol Bay could also become the home of a new mine to extract copper, gold and other minerals.</p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency has released a risk assessment study on how mining could impact the ecosystem there. The Agency will hold a public hearing in Seattle Thursday.</p><p>Ashley Ahearn reports that fishermen in the Northwest are watching the process closely. Thu, 31 May 2012 14:10:20 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 9202 at http://nwpr.org Pets And Wildlife Deliver YouTube Stardom To Alaska Woman http://nwpr.org/post/pets-and-wildlife-deliver-youtube-stardom-alaska-woman <object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/NSEd6O0bBFs?version=3&amp;feature=player_detailpage" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/NSEd6O0bBFs?version=3&amp;feature=player_detailpage" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640"></embed></object><p>UNALASKA, Alaska - One of the quirks of the internet age is how some home videos become unexpected global sensations. In &#39;net lingo, it&#39;s called &quot;going viral.&quot; This week&#39;s examples of that genre include a humorous clip of house cats and neighborhood wildlife gathered on a porch in the remote Aleutian town of Unalaska. KUCB&rsquo;s Alexandra Gutierrez reports on the unlikely Internet stardom of a woman who just filmed out her door. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:07:13 +0000 Alexandra Gutierrez 5824 at http://nwpr.org No Vacation: Amy Buckler and Mina Black http://nwpr.org/post/no-vacation-amy-buckler-and-mina-black <p>Life in Seward, Alaska wasn&#39;t easy for English major Amy Buckler and her husband. They had a tough time making ends meet. One day, they decided to leave and start a new life in Oregon with their young daughter. In today&#39;s StoryCorps Amy tells her now 10-year-old daughter, Mina Black, about a trip that would prove tougher than they&#39;d ever expected.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:46:14 +0000 Sueann Ramella 2344 at http://nwpr.org No Vacation: Amy Buckler and Mina Black