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  • State

    ConocoPhillips Alaska reports $627M 2Q earnings

    by Associated Press on Jul 31, 16:07

    ConocoPhillips Alaska, one of the North Slope’s major players, reported adjusted second-quarter earnings of $627 million. That compares to adjusted earnings of $585 million during the second quarter of 2013, a figure that does not include a one-time, $97 million settlement. The company reported earnings of $598 million for the first quarter of 2014. In […]

  • State

    Miller outlines plan on illegal immigration

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 16:48

    Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller says the U.S. should bill the governments of people who enter this country illegally for policing, housing, food and transportation. Miller’s campaign Wednesday released a seven-point plan for addressing illegal immigration. The proposal also calls for immediate completion of a fence along the southern border of the U.S. and […]

  • Local

    Gold miners outraged at critical Nome letter

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 14:10

    Nome gold miners are angry about a city letter citing the “negative social impacts” of their industry. KNOM (http://is.gd/QvZYfN) reports miners stormed the Nome City Council meeting Monday night to express their outrage about the July 15 letter to the state Department of Natural Resources from city manager Josie Bahnke. In the letter, Bahnke wrote […]

  • Local

    Yukon Quest purse in 2015 up from 2014

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 14:08

    The winnings in the 2015 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will be increased by more than $12,000 from the purse in this year’s race. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/ST3d7i) reports next year’s race will have a purse of at least $127,110. This year’s total purse was $115,000, but $12,110 was not claimed because fewer […]

  • News

    Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 10:38

    A federal judge has dismissed the state’s lawsuit over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial federal government shutdown last year. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason called case moot. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service restricted access to refuges nationwide during the 16-day shutdown last October. The state sued as Congress was […]

  • State

    UA offers in-state tuition if you have family ties

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 9:03

    The University of Alaska will cut tuition rates by more than $13,000 a year to students who have family ties to Alaska and want to study here. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/C20vu9) the two-year pilot program will give in-state tuition rates to students with parents or grandparents in Alaska, no matter where the student […]

  • Crime

    Feds sue former Alaska man over liens

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 19:52

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Alaska has filed a civil lawsuit against a Danese, West Virginia, man who has filed liens seeking $950 million from federal employees. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Wilson is seeking an injunction to stop Trapper Killsmany from filing the liens against Social Security Administration employees. Killsmany seeks another $350 million in […]

  • Local

    New refuge manager begins job in Bethel

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 14:01

    The massive Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge has a new manager from Louisiana to oversee nearly 20 million acres of wetlands, river and tundra habitat in Alaska. Neil Lalonde had not been to Alaska until he stepped off a ferry earlier this summer. KYUK (http://is.gd/pWhVwr) says Lalonde has been on his new job for just […]

  • Local

    Man rescued from Chena River in Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 13:01

    A man had to be rescued after being swept down the Chena River in strong currents. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/ZMHAGc) the unidentified man jumped into the river just before 9 p.m. Monday. Witnesses said he couldn’t swim back to shore because of the strong current. City and university fire departments responded, and found […]

  • Local

    Food Bank seeks donations after spike in users

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 9:27

    The Food Bank of Alaska is asking for donations after seeing a spike in users. The bank purchased nearly 40,000 pound of bulk food, but needs more. The bank provides food to more than 100 partners that serve people in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and 200 partners across the state. Last year, agencies served […]

  • Local

    Children adrift in boat in Alaska rescued

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 8:03

    Three children have been rescued after going adrift in their family’s small boat in a southeast Alaska harbor. The Coast Guard says the boys were wearing life jackets and stayed calm after going adrift in the skiff Monday in Saxman Harbor near Ketchikan. Water conditions were calm. Ketchikan police notified the Coast Guard that the […]

  • US/World

    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 16:16

    Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, bypassing media filters. Palin says she oversees all content posted to the channel. This will include her own […]

  • Local

    Denali planning for temporary ban on pet goats

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 13:54

    Plans are in the works to temporarily ban certain pets from Denali National Park and Preserve after a local resident was cited for hiking on park trails with his pet goat this summer. Park Superintendent Don Striker said domestic goats pose a significant risk to Denali’s Dall sheep population. He says he is planning to […]

  • Local

    Eagle causes power outages in Ketchikan

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 13:53

    Ketchikan utility officials say power was temporarily knocked out in some areas of town out after a bald eagle struck a power line. Ketchikan Public Utilities Electric division manager Andy Donato says the eagle carcass was recovered after the incident. The Ketchikan Daily News (http://is.gd/hGXG2p) reports the bird strike occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, […]

  • Local

    Loan approved for Prince of Wales hydro project

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 8:43

    A $20 million loan has been approved for a new hydropower project on Prince of Wales Island. KRBD (http://is.gd/mHK24k) reports that the Alaska Energy Authority approved the loan to Haida Energy Inc. for construction of the Reynolds Creek project, about 10 miles east of Hydaburg. The loan was approved in June. The project could supply […]

  • State

    Subsistence Alaska village fights mining road

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 16:21

    After another year of abysmal king salmon runs, with rain-swollen rivers making it near-impossible to catch chum or silvers and with decades of declining moose and caribou populations, the residents of Allakaket are bristling at the prospect of a 200-mile industrial road running through their hunting and fishing grounds. The Fairbanks News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1rsm6HE) the […]

  • National

    Gordon claims record 5th Brickyard win

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 12:31

    With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race to pass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining in Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was no given because restarts have been Gordon’s […]

  • State

    Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 10:52

    Alaska fisheries managers say it appears they have achieved their goal of getting a sufficient number of Yukon River king salmon to their Canadian spawning grounds. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1rTzzJB ) that the number of king salmon counted as of this week by a sonar located near the village of Eagle near the […]

  • National

    Nibali wins Tour de France

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 10:34

    Vincenzo Nibali, a 29-year-old Sicilian who calls himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping,” won the Tour de France on Sunday, the first Italian to do so in 16 years. Nibali won four stages – a feat not equaled by a Tour winner since Lance Armstrong won five a decade ago. The Italian wore the yellow jersey […]

  • National

    Edwards leaving Roush at end of 2014 season

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 7:13

    Roush-Fenway Racing says Carl Edwards is leaving the organization at the end of the season. The announcement Sunday was not unexpected. There has been talk for months that Edwards would be moving to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015 to drive a new fourth car for the Toyota team. Roush officials did not comment on Edwards’ […]