ANCHORAGE - A Cook Inlet salmon plan will take a lot more work from federal managers in the next few years. The United Cook Inlet Drift Association, an industry group of salmon drift netters, has requested the U.S. District Court of Alaska to vacate a...
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JUNEAU — Alaska legislators agree on the need to address the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit. But rifts remain over how best to do that, with divisions forming over taxes, how much to keep cutting spending and whether the state needs to tinker...
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ANCHORAGE - The metal mines of Southeast Alaska had consistent and positive production in 2016, according to year-end results released by the operating companies. Hecla Mining Co. reported Jan. 10 that its Greens Creek underground, primarily silver mine...
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ANCHORAGE — The federal government has awarded $1.5 million to a coalition of Anchorage organizations that work to combat homelessness as part of a national grant competition. Anchorage was one of about 150 communities to apply for the grant. It was one...
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ANCHORAGE — A man is facing prosecution in a fatal hit-and-run collision after turning himself into police. The name of the woman who died early Saturday in Anchorage has been withheld pending notification of her next of kin. Authorities responded to a...
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport is due back in federal court.
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New snow slows CB 300 mushers; Economic forecasters in Anchorage say despite recession ‘sky’s not falling’; Alaska's population increases slightly; National and Alaska tribal health leader Sally Smith dies; Greenhouse grows inspired young people;...
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Among Alaska's newest legislators, there is optimism and an eagerness to get to work on addressing the state's multibillion-dollar budget deficit.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The federal government has awarded $1.5 million to a coalition of Anchorage organizations that work to combat homelessness as part of a national grant competition.
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A Delta Airlines jet en route from Tokyo to Portland made an emergency landing at Cold Bay, a tiny, isolated town on the Alaska Peninsula early Saturday. The emergency landing was first reported by Alaska Dispatch News. Delta Flight 68, a Boeing 767,...
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FAIRBANKS — ConocoPhillips has announced an oil discovery where production could start as early as 2023. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the site in the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve could yield as much as 100,000 barrels of oil per...
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A humpback whale entangled in a barge anchor cable near Prince of Wales Island was released through the work of good Samaritans last week. The rescue was first reported by KRBD-FM radio in Ketchikan. According to KRBD, the whale was discovered Wednesday...
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KETCHIKAN — About an acre owned by the Craig Tribal Association will be the first Alaska Native land to go into trust with the federal government. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the decision Friday, reported the Ketchikan Daily News. “It’s...
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BILLINGS, Mont. — President Barack Obama’s administration scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines that crisscross the United States on Friday, following oil industry complaints that they would cost companies billions...
1/15/2017
BETHEL — The southwest Alaska village of Quinhagak is preparing to receive artifacts from an archaeological dig conducted in the area over the last several years. A team from Scotland’s University of Aberdeen has preserved artifacts that include wooden...
1/15/2017
ANCHORAGE — An Arizona senator says the federal government is wasting money by awarding an $80 million contract for work at a missile launch facility on a southern Alaska island. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake put the Pacific Spaceport Complex project in first...
1/15/2017
ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska on Friday sued two federal agencies to overturn a ban on certain hunting techniques on national refuges and preserves, including the killing of black bear sows and their cubs in dens with the aid of artificial light. The...
1/15/2017
The 30th Alaska Legislature convenes Tuesday. On Friday, lawmakers released the last batch of prefiled legislation before the start of session. Here are one-sentence summaries of those bills: [First round of prefiled bills] HOUSE HB 34 — No one can sell...
1/15/2017
JUNEAU — An incoming Alaska lawmaker has proposed legislation he says is aimed at greater transparency. The bill, from Rep.-elect Jason Grenn, relates to potential conflicts of interest and is among the measures released Friday ahead of the new...
1/15/2017
EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) — Eagle River's ties to the Alaska State Council on the Arts date back generations, so it's appropriate the state agency drew its newest executive director from the area.
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1/14/2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale's airport, authorities said he walked into an FBI office in Alaska, telling agents the government was controlling his mind and that he was having terroristic…
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1/14/2017
ConocoPhillips’ big new find on the North Slope could help replenish pipeline; Alaska’s warming waters could slow coral growth, impacting fish; Alaska Pioneer Homes escape state budget cuts, for now; CB 300 kicks off mushing season; Board of Game...
1/14/2017
It’s not easy getting mental health care in this state, with its distinctive demographic, geographic and cultural characteristics and a fierce libertarian streak.
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1/14/2017
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines that crisscross the United States on Friday, following oil industry complaints that they would cost companies...
1/13/2017
FAIRBANKS - ConocoPhillips has made another large oil discovery in its Greater Mooses Tooth Unit in the northeast part of the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska, the company announced Friday.
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1/13/2017
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The southwest Alaska village of Quinhagak is preparing to receive artifacts from an archaeological dig conducted in the area over the last several years.
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1/13/2017
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a white powder fell from an air vent of an Alaska Airlines plane and triggered a hazardous material response when the flight landed in San Jose, California.
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1/13/2017
Alaska’s House majority weighs whether to hold open caucus meetings; 'What's the plan?' Senators say ACA replacement in the works; APU skier places fourth as national cross country championship comes to close; Amid violence and breakdown, no clear...
1/13/2017
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands has sent up two more ash clouds but neither reached 20,000 feet, the height as which ash becomes a major concern for intercontinental air carrier flights.
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1/13/2017
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit challenging a Kenai Peninsula Borough policy that restricts who can give invocations at assembly meetings is moving to federal court.
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1/12/2017
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Prosecutors in Ketchikan will consider charges against a 19-year-old man who broke into an occupied home to get out of the cold.
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1/12/2017
NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it's also likely to raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and might trigger heart attacks.
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1/12/2017
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Esteban Santiago stood alone in the cold one day last month outside Mom & Pop's liquor store in Anchorage. He was waving his arms and having a terrible argument in the parking lot.
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1/12/2017
Arizona senator on a pork hunt targets Kodiak; Trump's VA pick came to Alaska in 2015; WIIN and NDAA make an Arctic deep draft port more likely; Walrus Islands designated as national historic landmark; Before and after photos of Bogoslof Island show big...
1/12/2017
Anvik tribal courts given more jurisdiction in lower level cases; Murkowski says repeal, replace should coincide; School districts cope with flat state funding as costs continue to rise; DOC inmate dies by suicide; Fukushima radiation yet, and unlikely,...
1/11/2017
FBI and police address Fort Lauderdale shooter's ties to Alaska Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage Law enforcement officials in Anchorage held a press conference on Saturday regarding what's known about Esteban Santiago, the alleged...
1/10/2017
Anchorage man in custody for Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting; Anchorage weighs sales tax option; Mental Health Trust investments in legal "ambiguity"; Newtok asks: Can the U.S. deal with slow-motion climate disasters?; Miners dislike BLM's 'balanced'...
1/7/2017
At hacking hearing, Sullivan steers clear of Russia; Fairbanks air quality lawsuit successful; King Cove continues push for road to Cold Bay; Alaska congressional delegation looks to open ANWR for drilling under new administration; Juneau Empire...
1/6/2017
State officials not thrilled about new federal beluga plan; Kenai Borough Assembly upholds invocation policy; Counterfeit prescription drug found in Alaska contained fentanyl; Eklutna reaches deal with Anchorage over trash gas and new housing; Study...
1/5/2017
TAPS kicks off 40th year with a little more oil than expected; Young, Murkowski swear in, move up amid Congressional pomp; Savoonga, Gambell fare differently in weekend storms; Attorneys seek time for possible Pebble Mine suit resolution; Canadian...
1/4/2017
21 year old pedestrian dies in Sunday morning collision Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks Police say a 21-year-old woman was killed after she was hit by a car in Fairbanks, just a few hours after she had been released from the city jail yesterday...
1/3/2017
Two sled dogs die after vehicle collision; Northwest Alaska faces heavy, severe weather warnings; Port Mackenzie repairs spread Mat-Su budget thin; Monitoring Bogoslof: How life responds to volcanic destruction; 'Naughty' Facebook locks North Pole Santa...
12/31/2016
Anchorage to close year with 34 homicides and no clear solution; National Weather Service forecasts snow for much of Alaska; In wake of impending snowstorm Golden Valley Electric preps for outages; No missing people or property damage reported after...
12/30/2016
Cuts to state jobs prompt union outcry; State delays renewal of Pebble land use permit; Juneau’s cruise ship head tax spending pitches due next week; Young, striking Trump-like note, reflects on 2016; Capital City Fire/Rescue got hit with hundreds more...
12/29/2016
Undercover operation leads to meth arrests in Unalaska; Managing Aleutian volcanoes from Homer; Weak snowpack heightens avalanche danger in Southcentral Alaska; Alaska Legislature expected to address alcohol law revision; 3 suspects arrested in Anchorage...
12/28/2016
Freezing temps mean it’s time to clean the legacy wells on the North Slope; Melting permafrost changes Yukon River; Bogoslof spews lava in fourth eruption; Anchorage police respond to Christmas Eve double homicide; After losing his legs, Marko Cheseto...
12/27/2016