News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. AKDT

An Alaska seafood organization is encouraging industry members to comment on the proposed U.S. tariffs on products imported from China that could negatively affect the state's seafood industry. The Peninsula Clarion...

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

Alaska seafood organization seeks comments on US tariffs

An Alaska seafood organization is encouraging industry members to comment on the proposed U.S. tariffs on products imported from China that could negatively affect the state's seafood industry.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 9:20 pm AKDT

Tuluksak to get new generator after extended power outages

The village of Tuluksak in western Alaska is getting a new generator following two extended power outages last month that caused some residents to lose their winter food caches.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 9:20 pm AKDT

Body of man found floating off southeast Alaska island

Southeast Alaska fisherman found the body of a man floating off Yakobi Island.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 3:45 pm AKDT

The Latest: Alaska Native leader responds to whale kill

The Latest on Alaska Native hunters who illegally killed a whale (all times local):

Monday, August 20th 2018, 3:29 pm AKDT

Van rollover crash kills Fairbanks man; driver was ejected

A Fairbanks driver died when his van rolled north of the city.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 3:21 pm AKDT

3 Alaska villagers die in Kuskokwim River boating accident

Three residents of an Alaska village died in a riverboat accident.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 3:05 pm AKDT

Man attempts to rob restaurant, fires shot at pursuers

A man tried to steal money from an Anchorage pizza restaurant and fired a shot at employees who pursued him.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 1:37 pm AKDT

APNewsBreak: Alaska Native hunters thought whale kill legal

Indigenous hunters in southwest Alaska initially believed they were legally taking a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after it strayed into the Kuskokwim River last year.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 12:24 pm AKDT

The Latest: Walker to submit signatures for general election

The Latest on the Alaska primary (all times local):

Monday, August 20th 2018, 12:16 pm AKDT

Alaska voters to decide primaries for governor, US House

Alaskans on Tuesday will decide which Republican candidate will move on in what's expected to be a closely watched governor's race this fall.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 10:32 am AKDT

Anchorage police arrest suspect on manslaughter warrant

Anchorage police have arrested a man wanted on a manslaughter warrant.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 9:28 am AKDT

Search ends for missing Emmonak commercial fisherman

A search has ended for a commercial fisherman missing in southwest Alaska.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 7:36 am AKDT

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

Clayton Kershaw pitched seven sharp innings for his 150th career win, Justin Turner homered and drove in five runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Seattle Mariners 12-1. Kershaw gave up four hits, struck out seven...

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

Ketchikan shipyard expects to lay off up to 80 workers

A Ketchikan shipyard is expecting to lay off 50 to 80 workers between October and the end of the year.

Sunday, August 19th 2018, 9:19 pm AKDT

Air Force plans $150M runway extension at Anchorage base

The U.S. Air Force is planning a $150 million project to extend the runway at Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, aiming to reduce airspace congestion and ease jet noise over neighborhoods.

Sunday, August 19th 2018, 9:11 pm AKDT

Candidates make big push ahead of Tuesday primary in Alaska

Candidates are making a big push ahead of Tuesday's primary in Alaska, with a few dozen attending a meet-and-greet at a mega-church in Alaska's biggest city.

Sunday, August 19th 2018, 3:04 pm AKDT

Plans to overhaul Mendenhall Glacier nearly complete

Plans for an overhaul of a popular Juneau destination are nearly complete.

Sunday, August 19th 2018, 8:39 am AKDT

Alaska village gets funding for erosion, climate change

The Alaska village of Napakiak received $449,000 in federal funding that could help the community respond to erosion and other effects of climate change.

Sunday, August 19th 2018, 7:51 am AKDT

Officials to decide if Iron Dog race will return in 2019

The Iron Dog board of directors is expected to meet next week to decide whether the 2,000-mile (3,219-kilometer) snowmobile race across Alaska will be held this winter.

Saturday, August 18th 2018, 8:30 am AKDT

Officials OK license for Fairbanks marijuana testing site

The Alaska marijuana control board has approved the license for the first cannabis testing facility in Interior Alaska, expected to open next month.

Saturday, August 18th 2018, 7:43 am AKDT

Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

Alaska's elections director says the state is ready for Tuesday's primary, including having a supply of questioned ballot envelopes.

Friday, August 17th 2018, 3:50 pm AKDT

The Latest: Man in custody in fatal Alaska apartment fire

The Latest on couple's indictment on fatal Alaska fire (all times local):

Friday, August 17th 2018, 1:18 pm AKDT

2 indicted in 2017 Alaska fatal apartment building fire

An Alaska grand jury has indicted two people suspected of causing a 2017 fire that killed three people and injured others in an Anchorage apartment complex.

Friday, August 17th 2018, 9:34 am AKDT

Paratrooper in Alaska jump exercise suffers serious injuries

An Army spokesman says a paratrooper at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson suffered severe injuries during a drop exercise.

Friday, August 17th 2018, 8:13 am AKDT

Report: Chinese hackers targeted Alaska networks

A cybersecurity firm has found that Chinese hackers scanned Alaska computers for vulnerabilities before, during and after a state trade mission to the country.

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 10:13 pm AKDT

Report: Crime in Alaska increased again last year

A report by the Alaska Department of Public Safety shows crime across the state increased by 6 percent last year.

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 10:13 pm AKDT

Alaska man faces life in prison for Florida airport shooting

An Alaska man faces a life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded.

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 9:57 pm AKDT

APNewsBreak: Voter log changes could delay Alaska results

Some election results from the Alaska primary could be delayed after more than 100,000 voters were given a month to clear up discrepancies with their addresses on voting records.

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 3:57 pm AKDT

Preliminary report issued in fatal Alaska plane crash

A preliminary report on the crash of a sightseeing airplane at Denali National Park in Alaska describes the flight path but gives few details of a possible cause.

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 1:34 pm AKDT

Wasilla police shoot, kill domestic violence suspect in home

A domestic violence suspect was shot and killed by Wasilla police.

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 9:25 am AKDT

Alaska Marijuana Control Board fines pot festival organizer

An organizer of a marijuana festival where people consumed pot inside a designated tent has been fined $2,500.

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 8:30 am AKDT

Political support to play part in jury selection for trial

Alaska political support is expected to play a role in the jury selection process for the trial of one of the four young men charged with murder in the 2016 death of their high school classmate.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 9:40 pm AKDT

Interior Department eyes protected Arctic land for drilling

The Trump administration is taking steps aimed at opening for drilling millions of acres of Alaska Arctic land that was protected under the Obama administration.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 9:32 pm AKDT

Alaska marijuana board taking comment on onsite use draft

Alaska marijuana regulators will take public comment on the latest draft proposal for allowing onsite use of marijuana in authorized stores.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 3:49 pm AKDT

Strong earthquake rocks remote western Aleutian Islands

The Alaska Earthquake Center says a strong earthquake rocked remote locations of the Aleutian Islands.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 2:53 pm AKDT

Troopers identify man who died off south Kodiak Island

Alaska State Troopers say a man who drowned off the south side of Kodiak island was from the city of Kodiak.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 7:48 am AKDT

2 charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine

An Anchorage couple has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 9:17 am AKDT

Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

Scientists they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 8:20 am AKDT

Passenger on motorcycle dies in crash near Wasilla

A passenger on a motorcycle died in a crash southwest of Wasilla.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 7:40 am AKDT

Donlin Gold Mine acquires 2 permits from federal agencies

A massive gold mine proposed in western Alaska has cleared a regulatory hurdle, acquiring permits from federal agencies.

Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 9:40 pm AKDT

Alaska school district to use taxis to transport students

A western Alaska school district is turning to taxis after scrambling to find transportation for students before the school year starts this week.

Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 9:32 pm AKDT

Alaska candidate faces charges over food stamp benefits

An Alaska legislative candidate and her husband have been accused of misleading the state in applying for food stamps.

Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 1:08 pm AKDT

Anchorage police investigate death of man found shot in home

Anchorage police are investigating a shooting death.

Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 7:40 am AKDT

Kenai Peninsula Borough seeks greater role in LNG project

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is seeking to boost its role in the Alaska LNG project, aiming to keep the proposed liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nikiski.

Monday, August 13th 2018, 9:47 pm AKDT

Biologists survey invasive crawfish in Kodiak lake

A team of biologists is surveying a lake on Kodiak Island for crawfish, an invasive species that has been observed in higher frequency over past several years.

Monday, August 13th 2018, 9:47 pm AKDT

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and REESE DUNKLIN Associated Press

Monday, August 13th 2018, 1:24 pm AKDT

US Army ring discovered at West Texas landfill, owner sought

A U.S. Army ring has been found at a West Texas landfill and a veteran is trying to track down the owner.

Monday, August 13th 2018, 12:12 pm AKDT

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

The largest earthquake to ever rock Alaska's North Slope was followed about six hours later by the second largest - an aftershock of the first.

Monday, August 13th 2018, 11:15 am AKDT

Driver detained after pursuit of stolen car on Parks Highway

A man in a stolen Fairbanks car was arrested after a Parks Highway pursuit more than half way to Nenana.

Monday, August 13th 2018, 8:03 am AKDT

Court: Some sex offenders don't need to register in Alaska

The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that some sex offenders convicted outside the state are not required to register in Alaska.

Sunday, August 12th 2018, 9:30 pm AKDT

Anchorage looks for options to reduce bear encounters

Anchorage officials are examining measures to tighten regulations on trash, aiming to reduce the number of bear encounters in the city.

Sunday, August 12th 2018, 9:30 pm AKDT

The Latest: FBI recovers flight data recorder from plane

The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local):

Sunday, August 12th 2018, 7:47 pm AKDT

The Latest: Alaska's North Slope region hit by another quake

The Latest on eathquakes hitting Alaska's North Slope (all times local):

Sunday, August 12th 2018, 1:54 pm AKDT

Kodiak union claims employer's engaging in unfair practices

Members of a Kodiak union claim that container transportation and shipping company American President Lines is engaging in unfair labor practices.

Sunday, August 12th 2018, 9:06 am AKDT

Utility companies may soon provide loans for energy upgrades

Utility companies are looking at offering their customers loans for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy systems that would be paid back through their monthly utility bills.

Sunday, August 12th 2018, 7:54 am AKDT

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes central Alaska

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has hit central Alaska.

Sunday, August 12th 2018, 7:38 am AKDT

Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

The theft of an empty turboprop plane by an airline worker at Sea-Tac International Airport who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long...

Saturday, August 11th 2018, 9:22 pm AKDT

Alaska Sen. Sullivan visits Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta residents

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, visited 11 Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages in four days last week.

Saturday, August 11th 2018, 9:54 am AKDT

Alaska DOT removes political campaign signs, sparks outrage

The Alaska Department of Transportation seized several political campaign signs last week in Anchorage, sparking protests and outrage from candidates and campaign officials.

Saturday, August 11th 2018, 8:09 am AKDT

Bodies, wreckage will not be recovered in Alaska crash

The National Park Service has ended attempts to recover bodies and wreckage of a small airplane that crashed on a near-vertical mountain within Alaska's Denali National Park.

Friday, August 10th 2018, 4:02 pm AKDT

3 accused of approaching bears at national park in Alaska

Charges are pending in Alaska against three people who approached multiple brown bears in a closed area of a popular destination for bear-viewing excursions.

Friday, August 10th 2018, 1:29 pm AKDT

Galvin tops Young in fundraising; Young has more cash banked

Independent Alyse Galvin reported contributions of nearly $65,000 for her U.S. House bid in July, more than the incumbent Republican, U.S. Rep. Don Young.

Friday, August 10th 2018, 11:52 am AKDT

US wildlife officials eye ongoing Alaska seabird die-off

U.S. wildlife officials are documenting a seabird die-off stretching hundreds of miles along the coast of Alaska.

Friday, August 10th 2018, 10:41 am AKDT

Fire strikes building being demolished in Juneau

Juneau firefighters spent a half hour knocking down a fire in a building that's being demolished.

Friday, August 10th 2018, 8:17 am AKDT

Overdose deaths from opioids continue to rise in Alaska

A state report shows the number of deadly opioid overdoses in Alaska increased again with the powerful painkiller fentanyl linked to a larger portion of the deaths last year.

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 9:52 pm AKDT

Alaska Volcano Observatory to get $12M for equipment, staff

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is getting $12 million in additional federal funding to update equipment and hire more staff.

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 9:52 pm AKDT

Murkowski: Weeks to go before she states position on nominee

Don't expect U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to weigh in on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee anytime soon.

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 4:17 pm AKDT

Police: Korean man stalked ex to Hawaii, Alaska, Connecticut

Police say a Korean man stalked his ex-girlfriend around the world before being arrested in Connecticut.

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 12:57 pm AKDT

Alaska man uses teeth in self-defense, bites suspect's nose

An Alaska man used his teeth to defend himself and his property.

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 9:05 am AKDT

Independents uneasy about taking cash, even from indie group

A national group is spending $3 million to support and elect independents, but not everyone wants their help.

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 6:48 am AKDT

FCC commissioner met with Alaska health care providers

Alaska health care providers discussed rural telehealth systems with the Federal Communications Commission, which provides subsidies that help keep the systems in operation.

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 9:35 pm AKDT

Juneau at odds with owners of driveway through city park

Juneau officials are at odds with the owners of a house that has long had a driveway running through a city park.

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 9:35 pm AKDT

Alaska men charged in deaths of mother bear, shrieking cubs

Alaska authorities say two men skied to a remote bear den on an island, pulled out their weapons and shot a mother bear in front of her two newborns.

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 2:40 pm AKDT

Mountain ranger recounts search for crashed plane at Denali

The deaths of five people in an airplane crash in Alaska's Denali National Park were confirmed by a mountain ranger who flew to the site while hanging from a rope under a helicopter after the wreckage was spotted.

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 1:44 pm AKDT

Alaska Supreme Court orders parts of salmon initiative cut

The Alaska Supreme Court has ordered that portions of an initiative aimed at protecting salmon be stricken as unconstitutional but says the rest of the measure can advance to the ballot.

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 12:32 pm AKDT

Person dies in Fairbanks motorhome fire; victim unidentified

Fairbanks emergency officials say a person died in a fire that destroyed a motorhome.

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 7:20 am AKDT

Anchorage airport sees air cargo traffic increase this year

Officials say air cargo traffic at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport has increased during the first half of this year.

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 9:43 pm AKDT

Owners of demolish apartment building to pay $1.5M to Juneau

The owners of an apartment building that caught fire twice and was demolished after it was declared a "public nuisance" have agreed to pay $1.5 million to Juneau.

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 9:43 pm AKDT

Unclear when bodies from Alaska plane crash can be recovered

Officials at Alaska's Denali National Park say they're working to determine if and when they can start trying to recover the bodies of several people killed a sightseeing plane crash.

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 4:47 pm AKDT

Groups seek to influence Murkowski on Kavanaugh vote

The political arm of the National Rifle Association says it's running a TV ad in Alaska urging Sen. Lisa Murkowski to confirm President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 12:15 pm AKDT

Group says US energy panel stacked with industry supporters

A conservation group claims a Trump administration committee reviewing royalty payments on fossil fuels from public lands is stacked with industry supporters who conduct some meetings in secret.

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 11:43 am AKDT

Indictment issued in Alaska crash that killed Florida man

A Juneau, Alaska, grand jury has indicted a 26-year-old man on felony charges in a fatal traffic crash on a southeast Alaska island.

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 9:59 am AKDT

Power outages threaten subsistence harvests in Tuluksak

An ongoing power outage in the community of Tuluksak in western Alaska has caused some residents to lose their summer subsistence harvest.

Monday, August 6th 2018, 10:06 pm AKDT

Forest Service releases draft plan for Chugach Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking feedback from the public on a draft revision to a management plan for a national forest in Alaska.

Monday, August 6th 2018, 10:06 pm AKDT

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