North Slope Borough

The Trump administration will soon take a big step toward drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It hopes to sell leases to companies before the end of the year.


The Alaska Dispatch News reports Edward Itta, a prominent North Slope leader, died Sunday of cancer. Itta was mayor of the North Slope Borough from 2005 to 2011, when Shell was seeking oil leases and permits for offshore Arctic development.

Jan. 28, 2016

Residents petition to recall NSB Mayor Charlotte Brower

Associated Press

North Slope officials have called for a special election to recall Mayor Charlotte Brower after residents successfully gathered enough signatures on a petition. KTVA-TV reports that the announcement was made Tuesday at a North Slope Borough Assembly meeting.

Citizen science providing important data to University of Alaska scientists

By Johanna Eurich - Anchorage