News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. AKDT

Anchorage police are again asking for help identifying a pickup that struck and killed a woman in a weekend crash. The suspect truck is a blue, 1990s-model Chevy or GMC extended cab pickup. The truck has chrome molding...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 8:45 am AKDT

Anchorage police seek information on fatal hit-and-run truck

Anchorage police are again asking for help identifying a pickup that struck and killed a woman in a weekend crash.

Monday, June 18th 2018, 12:55 pm AKDT

Supreme Court to hear appeal from Alaska hovercraft owner

Alaska resident John Sturgeon is getting a second crack at the Supreme Court in his fight to get his hovercraft back on the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

Monday, June 18th 2018, 12:34 pm AKDT

GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions.

Monday, June 18th 2018, 12:18 pm AKDT

Alaska officials hope to avoid confusion over voting

Officials with the state and with Alaska's largest city hope to avoid any confusion about voting in this year's primary and general elections.

Monday, June 18th 2018, 10:21 am AKDT

Smoke inhalation sends Juneau state senator to hospital

Juneau's state senator was treated at a hospital after attempting to put out a fire in his garage.

Monday, June 18th 2018, 8:54 am AKDT

Searchers find body of man who crashed in Chatanika River

Searchers have recovered the body of a man who fell into a river north of Fairbanks while driving an all-terrain vehicle.

Monday, June 18th 2018, 8:18 am AKDT

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Xander Bogaerts all homered and the Boston Red Sox routed the Seattle Mariners 9-3. Devers' 11th homer of the season capped a five-run, two-out rally in the third against Seattle...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 2:48 am AKDT

Alaska theater company places employees on furlough

A regional theater company in Alaska has furloughed its employees after officials say it faced several years of financial problems.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 9:17 pm AKDT

Scientists find respiratory pathogen in Alaska animals

Officials say a respiratory pathogen previously believed to be restricted to sheep and goats has been detected in Alaska moose and caribou.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 9:09 pm AKDT

Alaska high court rules in favor of city in labor dispute

Alaska's highest court ruled in favor of the city of Fairbanks in a labor dispute with the city's public safety union.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 8:36 am AKDT

Residents, officials worry worn dam could soon burst

Residents and local officials are worried that an Alaska dam may be in danger of bursting.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 8:12 am AKDT

Kenai borough to invest more money into junk car removal

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is planning to invest more money into an effort to get more junk cars off of its roads.

Saturday, June 16th 2018, 8:23 am AKDT

Black bear cub mortally injured by illegal wolf trap

Alaska State Troopers say a black bear cub was mortally wounded after it was caught in a snare that was intended to trap wolves.

Saturday, June 16th 2018, 7:47 am AKDT

Alaska pot regulators again delay discussion of onsite use

Alaska regulators have delayed until August discussion of proposed rules for allowing onsite consumption of marijuana at certain shops.

Friday, June 15th 2018, 3:46 pm AKDT

Research shows slow shift in Cook Inlet beluga whale diet

A new study concludes that endangered beluga whales in Cook Inlet changed their diet over five decades from saltwater prey to fish and crustaceans influenced by freshwater.

Friday, June 15th 2018, 1:02 pm AKDT

Alaska unemployment rate down slightly in May

Government figures show Alaska's May unemployment rate was slightly lower than the prior four months.

Friday, June 15th 2018, 9:13 am AKDT

Alaska US senators supporting marijuana states' right bill

Alaska Republican U.S. senators are supporting a bipartisan bill that seeks to ensure states' ability to regulate legal marijuana industries.

Friday, June 15th 2018, 8:13 am AKDT

Man shot, killed in parking lot of Anchorage hotel

A man was shot and killed in the parking lot of an Anchorage hotel.

Friday, June 15th 2018, 7:25 am AKDT

Kodiak Island plaque remembers victims of WWII plane crash

A plaque remembering the World War II servicemen killed in a plane crash on Kodiak Island has been installed at a trailhead near the wreckage site.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 9:36 pm AKDT

Cruise ship company pushes to expand Alaska tourism season

A cruise ship company is planning to increase spending to expand the spring tourism season for southeast Alaska.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 9:28 pm AKDT

Sport fishing closure called for Alaska Copper River salmon

State wildlife officials have ordered a shutdown of sport fishing for Copper River salmon starting next week, citing low salmon counts.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 4:13 pm AKDT

Grenn: Group won't challenge decision on ethics initiative

The group behind a ballot initiative addressing legislative ethics will not challenge Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott's decision to remove the measure from this year's ballot.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 3:41 pm AKDT

Village man missing after boating accident on Yukon River

A southwest Alaska man is missing after a boating accident on the Yukon River.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 2:53 pm AKDT

Proposed US banking fix for marijuana may not open all doors

A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 12:13 pm AKDT

Troopers identify Wasilla pilot killed in mid-air collision

Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a pilot killed in a mid-air collision over the Susitna River.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 7:48 am AKDT

Areas of southeast Alaska experience drought conditions

The National Weather Service says parts of southeast Alaska are experiencing drought conditions following a winter and spring with lackluster snowfall and rain.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 9:51 pm AKDT

Company proceeds with gold mine expansion near Fairbanks

A Canada-based mining company is proceeding with a planned expansion of a gold mine northeast of Fairbanks.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 9:39 pm AKDT

The Latest: Feds confirm fatality in Alaska midair crash

The Latest on a midair plane crash in Alaska (all times local):

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 3:31 pm AKDT

Walker vetoes Knik Arm bridge money, Vitamin D study

Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law state spending bills, rejecting funding for a south-central Alaska bridge project and a Vitamin D deficiency study.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 2:15 pm AKDT

Airplanes collide in Alaska; searchers head for wreckage

Authorities say two airplanes collided in the skies over Alaska north of Anchorage.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 1:52 pm AKDT

No resolution following Alaska marijuana tax discussion

Could Alaska tax its legal marijuana industry based on the ingredient that produces a high?

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 11:27 am AKDT

Sterling Highway crash kills motorcycle driver near Kasilof

A crash of two motorcycles killed a man and seriously injured a second on the Kenai Peninsula.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 7:47 am AKDT

Homer gay pride recognition leads to canceled city meeting

A city council meeting in Alaska where the mayor had planned to recognize LGBTQ Pride Month was canceled after council members failed to show.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 9:29 pm AKDT

Alaska's Copper River sees low commercial salmon harvest

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the commercial salmon harvest in the Copper River is so far the second lowest in 50 years.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 9:29 pm AKDT

The Latest: Agency: Early errant alert statement incorrect

The Latest on an errant May tsunami test message in Alaska (all times local):

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 3:22 pm AKDT

Vendor blamed for mistaken tsunami alert broadcast in Alaska

Authorities say a third-party vendor is to blame for a mistaken tsunami alert broadcast on Alaska TV and radio stations last month.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 12:41 pm AKDT

Alaska's legal pot industry decries taxes, seeks changes

Alaska's legal marijuana industry wants the state to change the way it taxes pot.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 12:26 pm AKDT

Montana approves sale of Colstrip plant's co-owner

Montana regulators have approved the sale of a Spokane, Washington-based utility that could have implications for the Colstrip coal-fired power plant's future.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 9:50 am AKDT

Company applies to shut down Drift River oil terminal

The owner of the Drift River Terminal has applied to permanently shut down the facility.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 8:21 am AKDT

Troopers identify 2 men killed in Sitka floatplane crash

Alaska State Troopers have released the names of two men killed in a floatplane crash north of Sitka, Alaska.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 7:46 am AKDT

Report finds marijuana testing results differ at labs

A report has found that marijuana testing facilities in Alaska do not produce the same results when testing the strength and potency of marijuana products.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 9:53 pm AKDT

Supreme Court declines Alaska militia leader's appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a former Fairbanks militia leader convicted of conspiring to kill federal officials.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 9:53 pm AKDT

The Latest: Second body recovered after Alaska plane crash

The Latest on a floatplane crash in southeast Alaska (all times local):

Monday, June 11th 2018, 4:01 pm AKDT

Judge rejects effort by Palin's son to bar media from court

An Alaska judge has rejected efforts by the eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to bar the media from covering proceedings in an assault case against him in therapeutic court.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 3:49 pm AKDT

Sitka man changes plea in fatal 2017 shooting of girlfriend

A Sitka man who acknowledged fatally shooting his girlfriend after an argument has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 12:37 pm AKDT

Woman dies, man charged in boating crash on Mat-Su lake

A woman died and two people were seriously injured in a weekend boating crash in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 9:20 am AKDT

Reward offered for info on who cut trees holding eagle nests

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information on the destruction of three trees that were home to nesting bald eagles on the Kenai Peninsula.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 8:24 am AKDT

Search fails to find floatplane missing out of Sitka

A search Sunday failed to find an airplane missing out of Sitka.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 8:00 am AKDT

Officials back proposal to name peaks after historic past

Two residents proposed naming a pair of Alaska mountain peaks east of Seward for figures of the city's past.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 6:40 am AKDT

Alaska camp allows students to focus on problem solving

Some Alaska students recently wrapped up a weeklong summer program that gives them the opportunity to take on hands-on challenges that encourage problem-solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 5:47 am AKDT

Alaska gas utility deal set to close this week

A multimillion-dollar business deal with ramifications for the cost of energy in Fairbanks is set to close this week.

Sunday, June 10th 2018, 9:26 am AKDT

Restrictions could tighten as data reveals salmon inflation

Recent state data reveals that the number of king salmon returning to an Alaska river has been inflated for decades.

Sunday, June 10th 2018, 9:10 am AKDT

Scientists to resume testing for fecal bacteria off Kenai

Scientists will resume testing the waters off Kenai beaches to see if efforts aimed at reducing fecal bacteria have been working.

Saturday, June 9th 2018, 8:21 am AKDT

Iditarod board approves rule changes for dog deaths in race

The board for Alaska's most famous sled dog race has approved a rule change that will kick mushers out of the race if their dogs die while on the trail.

Saturday, June 9th 2018, 7:57 am AKDT

APNewsBreak: US won't prosecute Alaska gray whale kill

Native hunters in Alaska will not be prosecuted after they used harpoons and guns last year to kill a protected gray whale that strayed from the North Pacific Ocean into a river.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 10:56 am AKDT

Alaska hunting guide sentenced to 30 days, fined $35,000

A Colorado man who worked as an Alaska master hunting guide has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $35,000 for hunting violations.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 7:51 am AKDT

Fee set to increase for Glacier Bay cruise ship permits

The fee for cruise ship passengers travelling into Glacier Bay National Park in southeast Alaska will increase next year.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 6:31 am AKDT

Sitka school officials seek new ferry schedule for students

Sitka school officials say the district could save money if students traveling for extracurricular activities in southeast Alaska were able to take the ferry more often, but the ferry's schedule doesn't always fit.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 5:59 am AKDT

Major cruise company buys rail, port operations in Alaska

One of the world's largest cruise companies plans to buy a railroad used for summer tourists between the southeast Alaska community of Skagway and Carcross, in Canada's Yukon.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 1:27 pm AKDT

Federal agency pegs $4M for Arctic refuge infrastructure

The Interior Department plans to spend $4 million in the section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where petroleum drilling may be allowed.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 12:34 pm AKDT

Alaska, Hawaii congressmen want to beef up missile defense

Two senators from opposing parties say are introducing a bipartisan bill that would strengthen the United States' missile defenses against North Korea.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 12:19 pm AKDT

Alaska officials dispute some findings in election memo

A recently released memo says Alaska fell short in training election workers for the 2016 elections and in providing adequate staffing of bilingual poll workers in areas where additional language assistance for Alaska...

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 10:30 am AKDT

Police identify man killed by SUV on Anchorage sidewalk

Anchorage police have released the name of a man killed by a sport utility vehicle on a city sidewalk.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 7:38 am AKDT

Forecasters predict 100,000 more Alaska residents by 2045

Forecasters project Alaska to house 100,000 more people by 2045.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 6:34 am AKDT

Audit: Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority violated laws

A special audit found that the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, established to fund services for people with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and memory loss. violated several...

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 5:58 am AKDT

Anchorage mayor appoints city's first female fire chief

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has appointed the city's first female fire chief.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 2:57 pm AKDT

Grand jury indicts 3 in 2017 Anchorage parking lot homicide

A state grand jury has indicted three people, including a suspect at large, in the death of a man outside an Anchorage hotel.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 2:33 pm AKDT

Palmer man arrested after high-speed chase near Wasilla

A 39-year-old Palmer man with two previous convictions for eluding was arrested after a high-speed chase.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 8:52 am AKDT

Fire again destroys equipment at Anchorage school playground

For the second time in two years, an arson fire has destroyed playground equipment at an Anchorage elementary school.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 8:04 am AKDT

Arson fire destroys vehicles, damages Kodiak building

Alaska State Troopers are investigating an arson fire that destroyed two vehicles in Kodiak.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 7:37 am AKDT

Kenai borough considers asking voters to approve bed tax

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is considering asking voters to approve a 12 percent sales tax on temporary lodging after officials have voted down bed taxes twice in the past year.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 6:29 am AKDT

Alaska researchers examine low-frequency earthquakes

Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are working on a new way to forecast seismic activity in central Alaska by examining low-frequency earthquakes.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 5:57 am AKDT

The Latest: Alaska agency to review discrimination lawsuit

The Latest on a discrimination lawsuit filed against the state of Alaska (all times local):

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 3:11 pm AKDT

Police question 2 in pedestrian death on Anchorage sidewalk

Anchorage police are questioning a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a man on a sidewalk.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 1:44 pm AKDT

Librarian sues, says Alaska health policy is discriminatory

A transgender woman is suing the state of Alaska, saying she was denied coverage for medically necessary surgical treatment.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 12:31 pm AKDT

Gara latest Alaska lawmaker to announce retirement plans

Longtime Alaska state Rep. Les Gara says he won't seek re-election this year, becoming the latest lawmaker to announce retirement plans.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 11:03 am AKDT

Anchorage police eye former LIO building for expansion

The Anchorage Police Department may expand its headquarters to a building once targeted for legislative offices.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 11:03 am AKDT

Armed witness interrupts burglary; troopers arrest 3

Three Wasilla residents were arrested after a witness with a gun interrupted a home burglary.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 9:51 am AKDT

Fire destroys 3 buses at Wasilla school during gas theft

Fire destroyed three buses at a school in Wasilla and officials believe it began as a thief attempted to siphon gas.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 8:07 am AKDT

Man charged with felony eluding after high-speed pursuit

A Sutton man was charged with felony eluding after a high-speed pursuit on the Glenn Highway.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 7:59 am AKDT

Court denies appeal of man who struck joggers with car

An Alaska man convicted of hitting two joggers with his car has lost an appeal to suppress evidence presented during trial.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 6:06 am AKDT

River erosion threatens Juneau subdivision

A Juneau subdivision is looking to keep from falling into the Mendenhall River as erosion in the area worsens.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 5:55 am AKDT

Federal agency: Dead whale in Alaska likely hit by vessel

Federal officials say a humpback whale whose carcass washed up on a southeast Alaska island sustained injuries likely caused by a hit from a boat or ship.

Monday, June 4th 2018, 3:50 pm AKDT

Juneau police arrest man suspected of armed shoplifting

A man suspected of using a knife to threaten employees at a Juneau store has been arrested.

Monday, June 4th 2018, 8:25 am AKDT

Alaska child care providers could see significant changes

Alaska child care providers are concerned drastic changes could be coming to preschools throughout the state.

Monday, June 4th 2018, 6:01 am AKDT

University of Alaska Regents approve 2019 budget

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has approved the university's operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2019.

Monday, June 4th 2018, 5:29 am AKDT

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