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Arctic researchers to study wind effects on marine life

By DAN JOLING ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal research vessel will launch on a cruise this week to study how Beaufort Sea wind affects plant and animal life in a changing Arctic Ocean. The Sikuliaq (see-KOO’-lee-ak), owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will [READ MORE HERE]…

Feds review annual whaling quotas for Alaska Native hunters

By RACHEL D’ORO ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal officials are reviewing annual catch limits for 11 Alaska Native communities whose subsistence hunters are authorized to harvest bowhead whales. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the public has until Sept. 14 to comment on quotas for a six-year period to begin in [READ MORE HERE]…

1 person reportedly stabbed in Seattle’s Chinatown ID

By Seattle Times staff Seattle police are investigating the reported stabbing of a person in the Chinatown International District. The victim was reported in stable condition and taken to Harborview Medical Center by a private ambulance, police said in a tweet. Police say one person has been detained in connection with the incident. Police [READ MORE…