The Latest: Suicidal man in Alaska detained after standoff

The Latest on Alaska police standoff with a suicidal man outside a hospital (all times local):

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 4:52 PM AKDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. AKDT

The Division of Elections says a vote for any candidate for governor and lieutenant governor in Alaska will be counted in next month's election. That includes Gov. Bill Walker and former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. Their...

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

The Latest: Alaska: All votes for gov, lt. gov will count

The Latest on the Alaska governor's race (all times local):

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 4:24 PM AKDT

Fairbanks police: Suicidal man parked outside hospital

Police in Alaska say they are negotiating Monday with a suicidal man parked outside a hospital with a woman in the vehicle.

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 1:11 PM AKDT

Labor group backs Begich after Alaska governor's race shift

Alaska's largest labor organization is supporting Democrat Mark Begich for governor.

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 12:55 PM AKDT

PBS docuseries 'Native America' recreates world pre-1492

A new four-part PBS docuseries, "Native America," seeks to recreate a world in the Americas generations prior to the arrival of Europeans.

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 10:55 AM AKDT

GOP's Dunleavy defends oil check in Alaska gubernatorial bid

Now, after nearly 35 years in his adopted state, he wants to become Alaska's governor.

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 9:09 AM AKDT

Democrat Begich turns to AK voters 1 more time in guv race

For months, Mark Begich faced pressure from fellow Democrats to quit the Alaska governor's race. Now, he's their best shot at winning.

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 9:01 AM AKDT

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

Larrys Mabiala, Diego Chara and Sebastian Blanco scored and the Portland Timbers clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Sunday. Both teams went into the game needing a win would secure...

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

People near Fairbanks talk to state officials about arsenic

Residents of towns near Fairbanks have been talking to state officials about possible arsenic contamination of private wells where they live, the Fairbanks News-Miner reports.

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 6:06 PM AKDT

Truck connected to shooting death of 35-year-old man found

Police say a truck investigators believe is connected to the shooting death of a 35-year-old man has been found, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 5:42 PM AKDT

Anchorage School District, union continue contract talks

The Anchorage School District and the union that represents about 3,300 of its educators plan to continue working toward contract agreement, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 4:50 PM AKDT

Anchorage school board picks ex-CFO to serve on panel

The Anchorage School Board has announced that it has picked a former chief finance officer for the Anchorage School District to serve on the panel.

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 3:58 PM AKDT

Road rage driver avoids jail time for pointing BB gun

A North Pole woman convicted of pointing a BB gun toward a man and his daughters during a road rage incident will not serve time in jail.

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 11:50 AM AKDT

Military convoys plan return trips to Alaska bases

The highway between Delta Junction and Fairbanks will begin to see heavy traffic Tuesday.

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 11:45 AM AKDT

The Latest: Alaska governor seeks to boost Begich's odds

The Latest on the Alaska governor's race (all times local):

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 9:45 AM AKDT

Food Bank of Alaska receives 120,000-pound donation

The Food Bank of Alaska is replenishing its pantry with a 120,000-pound (54,000-kilogram) donation.

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 8:09 AM AKDT

Villages in Alaska region growing faster than hub town

Villages in Alaska's Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region are growing more quickly population-wise than Bethel, the commercial hub for that part of the state.

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 8:09 AM AKDT

Officer honored for work with Alaska Native women, children

A village police officer in western Alaska was chosen to receive the Shirley Demientieff Award for her efforts in improving the lives of Alaska Native women and children.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 9:15 PM AKDT

No timeframe for removal of stranded Alaska tugboat

Officials say there is no timeframe in place for the removal of a tugboat stranded in the channel next to Juneau.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 9:07 PM AKDT

Woman dies in fall into water near Ketchikan harbor

The body of a woman has been recovered from waters off Ketchikan.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 7:40 AM AKDT

SUV strikes, kills pedestrian crossing Anchorage street

A man walking across a busy Anchorage street was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 7:39 AM AKDT

Robber who fired at police sentenced to 20 years in prison

A 28-year-old man who shot at Anchorage police after an attempted robbery has been sentenced in federal court to 20 years in prison.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 10:55 AM AKDT

Anchorage man sentenced to 81 years for attempted murder

A 24-year-old Anchorage man was sentenced to 81 years in prison for trying to kill two people.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 8:38 AM AKDT

Sen. Joe Manchin extols bipartisan work in op-ed pieces

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has co-written a series of op-ed pieces with Republican senators in an effort to demonstrate his bipartisan chops three weeks before the midterm elections.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 12:18 PM AKDT

The Latest: Shakeup in Alaska governor's race a shock

The Latest on the shake-up in the Alaska governor's race (all times local):

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 11:30 AM AKDT

Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has dropped his re-election bid, shortly after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.

Friday, October 19th 2018, 8:46 PM AKDT

Bering Sea village will be first counted in 2020 US Census

The first people to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census live in a Yupik village on the Bering Sea in southwest Alaska.

Friday, October 19th 2018, 3:18 PM AKDT

Alaska governor suspends re-election bid

Independent Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has suspended his re-election bid with less than three weeks before the general election.

Friday, October 19th 2018, 3:06 PM AKDT

Grand jury indicts Alaska ivory dealer on smuggling charges

A federal grand jury has indicted a 67-year-old Alaska man on charges of smuggling ivory.

Friday, October 19th 2018, 11:42 AM AKDT

Debris slide closes road into Denali National Park

A debris slide has closed the road into Denali National Park.

Friday, October 19th 2018, 7:34 AM AKDT

Unsealed report alleges police mishandled drug investigation

An unsealed report indicates Anchorage police mishandled an investigation into drug dealing by recruiters with the Alaska National Guard.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 9:29 PM AKDT

Alaska salmon stakeholders divided on ballot initiative

Alaska salmon stakeholders are split on a ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law protecting salmon habitat.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 9:29 PM AKDT

The Latest: Rivals downplay talk of deal in Alaska race

The Latest on the Alaska governor's race (all times local):

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 2:22 PM AKDT

Alaska murder, kidnapping suspect arrested in Michigan

A woman wanted for a fatal Alaska shooting has been arrested in Michigan.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 11:47 AM AKDT

Alaska governor's campaign moving ahead 'a day at a time'

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says his re-election campaign is moving ahead but says he's taking it "a day at a time."

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 11:54 AM AKDT

Anchorage police release name of pedestrian struck, killed

A pedestrian struck and killed on a busy Anchorage street was a man from an interior Alaska village.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 9:49 AM AKDT

Ex juvenile official charged with possessing child porn

A former high-ranking official in Alaska juvenile justice has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 8:37 AM AKDT

Resignation shakes up Alaska's governor's race

In a stunning October surprise, Alaska's lieutenant governor has resigned for making unspecified "inappropriate comments."

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 9:29 PM AKDT

Aniak raises fears of flooding damage from airport project

Officials of a small village in western Alaska say the state's project to realign a runway and a parallel road could run into problems when ice and snow melt in the spring.

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 9:09 PM AKDT

Anchorage pilot awarded back pay in whistleblower case

A federal judge has sided with an Anchorage pilot who claimed a Homer-based air carrier fired him for reporting safety problems.

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 9:09 PM AKDT

The Latest: Walker to continue campaign after shakeup

The Latest on the resignation of Alaska's lieutenant governor (all times local):

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 3:52 PM AKDT

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments

The governor of Alaska says Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has resigned over unspecified "inappropriate comments."

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 2:44 PM AKDT

Flooding closes schools, airport, some roads in Seward

Flooding has closed schools, roads and air traffic in an Alaska port city.

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 2:01 PM AKDT

BLM approves oil field in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

The federal Bureau of Land Management has signed off on another oil field within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 10:27 AM AKDT

Candidates for Alaska governor outline public safety plans

The three candidates for Alaska governor have outlined options to improve public safety in rural areas of the state.

Monday, October 15th 2018, 9:13 PM AKDT

Fairbanks commission calls for more sustainable practices

A draft proposal outlines plans for the Fairbanks North Star Borough to become more sustainable by boosting food security, reducing energy consumption and minimizing waste.

Monday, October 15th 2018, 9:13 PM AKDT

Washington state man arrested in Alaska fatal stabbing

A 46-year-old Washington state man is accused of fatally stabbing another Washington man in Alaska.

Monday, October 15th 2018, 1:50 PM AKDT

Taxi cab driver killed in Anchorage crash

Anchorage police are investigating the death of a 68-year-old taxicab driver whose vehicle was struck by a car.

Monday, October 15th 2018, 11:19 AM AKDT

Man found with dead woman inside RV in Ninilchik

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a 58-year-old Anchorage woman who was found dead inside her recreational vehicle in Ninilchik with a highly intoxicated man who refused to cooperate with authorities.

Monday, October 15th 2018, 10:05 AM AKDT

The Latest: Oregon lawmaker blasts coal export proposal

The Latest on the Trump administration considering the use of military bases or other federal facilities to export fossil fuels (all times local):

Monday, October 15th 2018, 10:05 AM AKDT

Treasury secretary stops in Alaska for gas project briefing

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was briefed on a proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas project during a weekend stopover in the state.

Monday, October 15th 2018, 9:21 AM AKDT

New Alaska ferry launches at Ketchikan Shipyard

The construction of the second of two new Alaska state ferries is nearing completion.

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 9:19 PM AKDT

NTSB releases report on helicopter crash that killed 3

The surviving passenger of a deadly helicopter crash told federal investigators that the aircraft entered a freefall from about 500 feet (152 meters) in the air before smashing on a beach in Glacier Bay National Park last...

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 9:19 PM AKDT

Proposed Alaska rules tighten water-contamination cleanup

Proposed rules in Alaska would restrict the cleanup of water contamination.

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 8:43 AM AKDT

Investigators close case in fatal Alaska plane crash mystery

Federal investigators have closed their investigation into a decade-old fatal plane crash mystery on an Alaska island.

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 8:03 AM AKDT

Trump signs Save our Seas Act into law

President Donald Trump recently signed into law a bill that lawmakers have called a point of unity among Republicans and Democrats.

Saturday, October 13th 2018, 9:21 AM AKDT

Alaska borough spends $2M on cyberattack recovery efforts

Officials of an Alaska borough have spent more than $2 million in recovery efforts after a cyberattack paralyzed its computer systems for weeks.

Saturday, October 13th 2018, 8:01 AM AKDT

As sea ice melts, agency says harm to walruses not proven

A lawsuit making its way through federal court in Alaska will decide whether Pacific walruses should be listed as a threatened species, giving them additional protections.

Saturday, October 13th 2018, 6:29 AM AKDT

Man mistakes workers for burglars, faces assault charges

A 40-year-old Alaska man suspected of firing shots at workers he mistook for burglars has been jailed on suspicion of felony assault.

Friday, October 12th 2018, 11:28 AM AKDT

Non-lethal munition ignites clothing of suspect in pickup

A 35-year-old Fairbanks man sought by Alaska State Troopers exited his pickup with his clothes on fire after officers fired a chemical agent inside the truck.

Friday, October 12th 2018, 8:28 AM AKDT

Anchorage airport considers construction of cargo warehouse

Anchorage airport officials say they are looking into building a warehouse to allow for air cargo to be stored on-site.

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 9:39 PM AKDT

Ex-hospital officials claim whistleblowing led to firing

Two former executives of one of Alaska's largest hospitals claim they lost their jobs for trying to stop illegal billing practices and raising other concerns.

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 9:39 PM AKDT

Air Force F-22 Raptor makes emergency landing in Alaska

The Air Force says a landing gear malfunction likely was the cause of an emergency landing of an F-22 Raptor fighter jet in Alaska.

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 10:27 AM AKDT

Aniak residents say new airport beacon is causing problems

Residents of a small village in western Alaska say a recently installed beacon at the airport is shining into homes and keeping them up at night.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 9:47 PM AKDT

Groups plan new lawsuit over Fairbanks-area air pollution

Environmental groups are planning another lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to push action in addressing air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 9:47 PM AKDT

Recordings released of officers shooting Alaska Native man

Audio and video recordings released by Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks police show officers repeatedly warning a Native Alaska man to put down a gun before he was fatally shot.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 3:57 PM AKDT

Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does'

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is brushing back against President Donald Trump, saying she knows her state's political terrain "better than he does."

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 9:43 AM AKDT

Troopers release name of teen injured in motorcycle crash

Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a Fairbanks teenager seriously injured in a motorcycle crash.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 8:03 AM AKDT

The Latest: McConnell won't critique Trump rhetoric, tweets

The Latest on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interview with The Associated Press (all times local):

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 6:07 AM AKDT

McConnell to AP: 'Nobody's going to beat" Murkowski

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "nobody's going to beat" Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 5:15 AM AKDT

Canadian hospitality company to buy Alaska ski resort

A ski resort southeast of Anchorage has agreed to sell its properties to a Canada-based hospitality company.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 9:38 PM AKDT

Rocket launch planned at Kodiak's Pacific Spaceport Complex

California-based Astra Space Inc. has scheduled a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Kodiak Island.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 9:38 PM AKDT

Alaska court: Borough prayer policy violates constitution

An Alaska court says a borough's policy on assembly meeting prayer violates the state constitution.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 7:04 PM AKDT

Family member identifies whale hunters killed in Alaska

A family member has identified two Alaska whale hunters who died after their boat capsized as they towed a whale.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 1:19 PM AKDT

Alaska plans changes to how it taxes marijuana

The state of Alaska is changing how it taxes marijuana in response to industry concerns.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 12:24 PM AKDT

ConocoPhillips heralds first oil at Alaska petroleum reserve

ConocoPhillips Alaska has reached a milestone at the first drill site on federal leases within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 11:15 AM AKDT

Anchorage police question family members after death of man

Anchorage police are investigating a suspicious death.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 8:13 AM AKDT

NTSB finds cause of deadly helicopter crash near Skagway

A federal investigative report found that a deadly helicopter crash in southeast Alaska was caused by the pilot's choice to fly in poor weather and "self-induced pressure to complete the flight."

Monday, October 8th 2018, 9:48 PM AKDT

Boaters find dead bear cubs tied to weight in Alaska waters

Two men boating in Prince William Sound in southern Alaska found a pair of dead bear cubs tied to a concrete weight.

Monday, October 8th 2018, 9:32 PM AKDT

2 men die in whaling accident in Alaska, local media say

Local media reports that a whaling captain and a crew member from Utqiagvik died as they towed a whale back from a hunt.

Monday, October 8th 2018, 7:02 PM AKDT

Alaska GOP to weigh potential action against Murkowski

Alaska Republican party leaders plan to consider whether to reprimand U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for opposing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Monday, October 8th 2018, 10:16 AM AKDT

Anchorage police identify man killed in motorcycle crash

Anchorage police have released the name of a man killed in a weekend motorcycle crash.

Monday, October 8th 2018, 7:51 AM AKDT

Juneau police recover body of man in Gastineau Channel

The state medical examiner will attempt to determine the cause of death of a Juneau man found in Gastineau Channel.

Monday, October 8th 2018, 7:31 AM AKDT

31 cruise ships scheduled to visit Kodiak next year

Officials say 31 cruise ships are scheduled to visit Kodiak next year, the most vessels the Alaska city has seen in a single year.

Sunday, October 7th 2018, 9:14 PM AKDT

Historic Kenai chapel receives $28K to fund renovations

A century-old Russian Orthodox chapel in Kenai will undergo renovations next year after receiving nearly $28,000 in grant funding.

Sunday, October 7th 2018, 9:14 PM AKDT

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