The secret history of Soviet whaling in the North Pacific, the origins of the Endangered Species Act in the Nixon era, and how many humpback whales are out there, anyway?
As NOAA decides whether to remove humpback whales from the endangered species list, we take a look at the arguments for and against de-listing, and ask, what's at stake, for humpbacks and for us?
Data hidden in a potato cellar, an archive in eastern Russia -- and how scientists are finally solving the mystery of how many humpbacks there were in the North Pacific before commercial whaling.
After forty years of protection, federal officials are considering taking humpback whales off the endangered species list. So we ask, how many humpbacks are out there, anyway?
Humpback whales may come off the endangered species list soon: federal officials are expected to announce a decision soon. But regardless of the decision, one thing is clear: without whales and other marine mammals, there might not even be an endangered species list.
The Sitka Assembly has tentatively approved a heat pump rebate program. Utility Director Chris Brewton said the program is a win-win: the city will increase electricity sales, while residents can lower home-heating costs.
The city-owned Sitka Community Hospital is in worse financial shape than anyone thought -- including its new CEO. The Sitka Assembly was briefed on the hospital’s finances during a closed-door session Tuesday night.
Police believe they've taken a step toward curbing Sitka’s drug trade. In a press release Friday, the department announced the arrest of a 36-year-old Sitka man on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine.
Bishop David said he'd like to see the Orthodox Church play a larger role in dealing with the state’s high rates of suicide, alcoholism and domestic violence.
A Sitka man has been arrested in connection with the recent string of home burglaries, but police caution that the investigation isn’t over yet, and say they’re still pursuing other suspects.