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

Nikola Mirotic scored a career playoff-best 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans pushed Portland to the brink of elimination with a 119-102 victory. Anthony Davis had 28 points and 11 rebounds in victory for the...

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

News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. AKDT

Federal prosecutors have charged an Alaska salmon boat captain and a crew member with killing 15 endangered Steller sea lions nearly three years ago. Jon Nichols, skipper of the Iron Hide, and deckhand Teddy Turgeon also...

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

2 Alaska fishermen charged with killing Steller sea lions

Federal prosecutors have charged an Alaska salmon boat captain and a crew member with killing 15 endangered Steller sea lions nearly three years ago.

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 4:06 pm AKDT

Illness tied to lettuce sickens 8 inmates at Alaska jail

Alaska health and corrections officials say eight inmates at the Nome jail have been sickened by an E. coli infection.

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 2:22 pm AKDT

Trump admin starts plan to drill in Arctic wildlife refuge

The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A notice being published Friday in the Federal Register starts a 60-day review to sell oil and gas leases in...

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 7:56 am AKDT

University of Alaska runs statewide renewable energy contest

The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development has designed a unique competition to come up with renewable energy business ideas.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 9:16 pm AKDT

Internet disruptions continue in southwest Alaska

Thick ice has formed on a GCI communications tower near Scammon Bay, knocking out internet services for multiple southwest Alaska communities.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 9:15 pm AKDT

Alaska Legislature passes school funding bill

The Alaska Legislature has passed a school funding bill.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 11:52 am AKDT

Lindemuth: No constitutional issues with Alaska bonding plan

Alaska's attorney general is at odds with a legislative attorney over the constitutionality of Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to issue bonds to pay off remaining oil and gas tax credit obligations.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 11:23 am AKDT

Air Force probes fighter belling landing at Fallon NAS

The U.S. Air Force has launched a preliminary investigation after a tactical fighter made a belly landing last week at Naval Air Station Fallon in northern Nevada.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 10:19 am AKDT

Former bank worker charged in theft from dead man's account

A woman suspected of stealing from a dead man's bank account has been charged with criminal use of a computer.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 7:55 am AKDT

Rent in Kodiak increases, pulls away from state averages

The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation says rent prices in Kodiak are the highest in the state.

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 10:06 pm AKDT

Agency tasked with relocating Alaska villages seeks leader

The top job at the federal agency tasked with coordinating the relocation of Alaska villages threatened by climate change will soon be vacant.

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 10:06 pm AKDT

Armed robber sentenced to nearly 11 years in federal court

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for armed robberies in Anchorage.

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 12:35 pm AKDT

Alaska looks at ways for residents to give to government

The Alaska Legislature already is cutting into the amount of the yearly oil-wealth fund check given to residents to help pay for state government.

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 11:26 am AKDT

Troopers rescue stranded glacier hikers along Skilak River

Two Soldotna hikers who crossed the Harding Ice Field became stranded when they reached an open river on their way out.

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 10:10 am AKDT

Denali climb season underway with rescue, successful summit

The Denali climbing season has begun and the National Park Service has already performed a rescue and noted a successful summit of North America's highest mountain.

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 8:25 am AKDT

Former Alaska ferry Taku on its way to scrapyard in India

The new owner of Alaska's former ferry named Taku says the ship is on its way to a scrapyard.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 9:58 pm AKDT

John Oliver gifts Russell Crowe's jock to Alaska Blockbuster

John Oliver from HBO's "Last Week Tonight" has given an Anchorage Blockbuster video store 48 hours to claim an array of Russell Crowe memorabilia that was purchased by the show in an auction.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 9:58 pm AKDT

Woman sentenced to 8 years, 9 months for bank robberies

A 41-year-old woman who robbed three Alaska banks has been sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 4:19 pm AKDT

Winter drilling 'promising' for ConocoPhillips in NPR-A

ConocoPhillips say its 2018 winter exploration and appraisal program on Alaska's western North Slope produced promising results.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 3:26 pm AKDT

Young holds cash-on-hand edge in Alaska US House race

Independent U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin raised more than Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young during the first quarter of the year. But Young holds a big edge in available cash on hand.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 12:09 pm AKDT

Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions

The Alaska House has passed legislation restricting access to records showing past convictions for simple marijuana possession.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 10:22 am AKDT

Homer considers seasonal tax to help pay for police station

Summer visitors could be asked to help pay for a new police station in Homer.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 8:18 am AKDT

Man charged with tearing up lawns at 2 Soldotna schools

A man suspected of damaging lawns with his car at two Soldotna schools has been charged with felony criminal mischief and driving under the influence.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 8:18 am AKDT

Wasilla man dies in weekend motorcycle crash

A 55-year-old Wasilla man died in a weekend motorcycle crash.

Monday, April 16th 2018, 7:53 am AKDT

Alaska House, Senate pass differing school funding bills

Both chambers of the Alaska Legislature have passed bills focusing on state school funding, but the plans vary significantly.

Sunday, April 15th 2018, 9:12 pm AKDT

North Slope man dies during evening ride at Arctic Man event

Alaska State Troopers say a man died at this year's Arctic Man snowmobile and skiing event near Paxson.

Sunday, April 15th 2018, 9:12 pm AKDT

2 Juneau women to be admitted to Alaska Women's Hall of Fame

A trailblazing outdoorswoman and a marine biologist, both from Juneau, will be inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.

Sunday, April 15th 2018, 9:24 am AKDT

Man's suicide unearths decades-old sex abuse revelations

The death of a man in a small Alaska town has forced into the open decades-old allegations of sexual abuse against a former school superintendent.

Sunday, April 15th 2018, 7:32 am AKDT

Court hears arguments in suit over borough invocation policy

Attorneys presented arguments in Alaska Superior Court on the legality of a Kenai Peninsula Borough policy that allows only members of established religious groups to pray at the beginning of assembly meetings.

Saturday, April 14th 2018, 8:43 am AKDT

Alaska expects sizable salmon harvest in Bristol Bay

Alaska officials project the sockeye salmon run to be 51.3 million fish in Bristol Bay, not far off last season's return of 56.5 million.

Saturday, April 14th 2018, 8:02 am AKDT

The Latest: Alaska Senate panel advances education bill

The Latest on the Alaska legislative session (all times local):

Friday, April 13th 2018, 12:01 pm AKDT

Alaska lawmakers hope to wrap work soon after 90-day limit

The Alaska Legislature won't finish its work by Sunday, but legislative leaders don't believe they will be in Juneau much longer.

Friday, April 13th 2018, 11:29 am AKDT

Delta flight makes emergency landing at Fargo airport

Fire officials say a Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing at a North Dakota airport.

Friday, April 13th 2018, 4:49 am AKDT

Delta flight makes emergency landing at Fargo airport

A Delta Air Lines flight has made an emergency landing at the Fargo airport.

Friday, April 13th 2018, 2:56 am AKDT

University of Alaska wants education to strengthen economy

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen says the university hopes to incentivize students to enroll in post-secondary training, thereby contributing to a more sustainable state economy and healthier university system.

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 10:12 pm AKDT

Thousands of quakes hit Alaska since January's major shake

Thousands of small earthquakes have been recorded in the Kodiak area since a magnitude 7.9 quake in January hit about 175 miles southeast of the city.

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 10:08 pm AKDT

Gun violence protective order bill stalls in Alaska

An effort to address gun violence in Alaska has stalled in the state Legislature.

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 4:41 pm AKDT

Draft addresses sexual relationships in Alaska legislature

Sexual relationships between Alaska legislators and employees under their supervision would be considered unacceptable under a policy drafted by a legislative working group.

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 3:08 pm AKDT

Man dies in Anchorage shooting; police identify suspects

A man was shot and killed at an eastside Anchorage apartment and police have identified two teenage suspects.

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 12:20 pm AKDT

Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70

The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite...

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 11:16 am AKDT

2 charged in seizure of heroin from SUV shipped to Anchorage

Federal prosecutors say two men were charged with drug conspiracy after shipping heroin hidden in a sport utility vehicle to Alaska.

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 10:32 am AKDT

Anchorage police question man in homicide investigation

A man Anchorage police identified as a "person of interest" in a homicide has turned himself in to detectives.

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 9:48 am AKDT

Anchorage voters first in the nation to reject bathroom bill

Voters in Alaska's largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 10:14 pm AKDT

Alaska official says state likely to lead US in STD rates

An Alaska public health nurse says the state's recent outbreak of chlamydia and gonorrhea is likely to place it in the top tier of national rankings for the two sexually transmitted diseases.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 10:14 pm AKDT

Missile Defense Agency makes test launch calendar classified

The government will no longer post a public calendar of upcoming missile tests under a new Missile Defense Agency policy.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 10:14 pm AKDT

Theater workers union official sentenced for embezzlement

An Anchorage woman who embezzled $193,000 from a theater workers union has been sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 3:27 pm AKDT

Ravn Connect aircraft crashes short of village runway

A commercial aircraft on a flight to Alaska's North Slope crashed without injuries.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 12:03 pm AKDT

House panel advances rewrite of smoke-free workplace bill

A bill that has advanced from a House committee would allow communities to opt-out of a law mandating smoke-free workplaces in Alaska.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 9:10 am AKDT

Anchorage police open homicide inquiry after man's death

The death of a 36-year-old Anchorage man has become a homicide investigation.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 8:14 am AKDT

Records: 3 Alaska lawmakers had sex harassment complaints

A records request by The Associated Press shows that since 2008, three Alaska legislators faced complaints of sexual harassment or misconduct.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 6:30 am AKDT

Sitka Tribe of Alaska partners for Tlingit culture programs

Members and employees of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska starting this summer will be running programs on Tlingit culture.

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 10:21 pm AKDT

Ferry delays lead to 20 cars being stranded in Homer

Ferry delays caused by mechanical problems and weather have left 20 Kodiak-bound vehicles stranded in Homer.

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 10:21 pm AKDT

California-based developer offers $12.5M to buy Juneau mall

A California-based developer has offered $12.5 million to buy the Nugget Mall in Juneau's Mendenhall Valley.

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 10:17 pm AKDT

Feds allowing fishermen to catch more skates

Federal fishing regulators are allowing fishermen to harvest more skates, which are caught on both coasts for use as food and bait.

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 8:21 pm AKDT

The Latest: Alaska Legislature rejects midwife board pick

The Latest on legislative confirmation of Gov. Bill Walker's nominees to his Cabinet and boards and commissions (all times local):

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 12:37 pm AKDT

NTSB faults flight crew, training for fatal Alaska crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says the probable cause of a fatal Alaska commuter plane crash was the flight crew's decision to continue using visual flight rules as weather deteriorated between two villages.

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 12:29 pm AKDT

Alaska Legislature confirms governor's Cabinet picks

The Alaska Legislature has confirmed Gov. Bill Walker's Cabinet picks.

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 12:01 pm AKDT

State welfare office in Sitka on its way to reopening

Sitka's welfare office that was closed in June 2017 due to budget cuts has made strides toward reopening.

Monday, April 9th 2018, 10:23 pm AKDT

Valdez woman dies in hit-and-run outside bar; driver held

A Valdez woman died after she was struck by a pickup as she stood outside a bar.

Monday, April 9th 2018, 3:24 pm AKDT

Republican Governors Association reserves air time in Alaska

The Republican Governors Association says it's reserving ad time in Alaska for the final weeks of this year's governor's race.

Monday, April 9th 2018, 12:15 pm AKDT

Police arrest suspect in weekend theft of ivory, carvings

Anchorage police have arrested a 60-year-old suspect in the theft of walrus ivory and carved artifacts from a store on the city's east side.

Monday, April 9th 2018, 11:39 am AKDT

Big items remain as Alaska lawmakers seek timely session end

The Alaska Legislature is in its final week of the scheduled 90-day session, with budgets to complete and questions over what it will take for lawmakers to consider their job finished for the year.

Monday, April 9th 2018, 10:36 am AKDT

2 charged in armed robbery of Anchorage taxi driver

Two people have been charged with robbing an Anchorage cab driver at gunpoint.

Monday, April 9th 2018, 9:23 am AKDT

Bethel Family Clinic reports stolen airline miles to police

The Bethel Family Clinic says that 1 million Alaska Airlines miles have been taken from the clinic's corporate credit card.

Sunday, April 8th 2018, 9:10 pm AKDT

Missile launch canceled at spaceport complex in Kodiak

The launch of a test rocket manufactured by California-based Astra Space Inc. was canceled minutes prior to liftoff at the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak.

Sunday, April 8th 2018, 9:10 pm AKDT

HUD and Veterans Affairs grant $5 million in vouchers

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs say they will give almost $5 million in vouchers to public housing authorities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state.

Sunday, April 8th 2018, 11:14 am AKDT

Alaska company provides machines that can withstand cold

An Alaska company is providing oil field, construction and mining equipment for cold-weather climates.

Sunday, April 8th 2018, 8:18 am AKDT

Sailboat built by Oregon students continues journey to Japan

A miniature sailboat built by Oregon sixth-graders has been put back out to sea to continue its voyage to Japan after running aground near Sitka, Alaska.

Saturday, April 7th 2018, 8:44 am AKDT

Alaska seeks to recover repair costs after bridge strike

The state will attempt to recoup the costs to repair a bridge over a major highway outside Anchorage that was struck by an over-height truck last month.

Saturday, April 7th 2018, 7:52 am AKDT

Walker: Debate on this year's dividend should be settled

Gov. Bill Walker says debate over this year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend should be considered settled.

Friday, April 6th 2018, 3:31 pm AKDT

The Latest: Utqiagvik man asks for mercy in prosecutor death

The Latest on the sentencing of the Alaska man who shot and killed a state prosecutor in 2014 (all times local):

Friday, April 6th 2018, 1:19 pm AKDT

Corps extends comment period for Pebble Mine review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing additional time for the public to comment ahead of an environmental review of the proposed Pebble mine.

Friday, April 6th 2018, 1:03 pm AKDT

Short-handed Alaska marijuana board tables onsite use talk

Marijuana regulators have tabled until June action on draft rules for allowing people to consume marijuana in authorized retail stores in Alaska.

Friday, April 6th 2018, 12:31 pm AKDT

1 person dies, 4 injured in Anchorage multifamily unit fire

One person has died in a fire at a four-plex housing unit in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage.

Friday, April 6th 2018, 10:59 am AKDT

Corps extends comment period for Pebble Mine review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing additional time for the public to comment ahead of an environmental review of the proposed Pebble mine.

Friday, April 6th 2018, 9:39 am AKDT

Sentencing scheduled for man who killed Alaska prosecutor

A 51-year-old man convicted of killing an Alaska prosecutor in the community formerly known as Barrow is scheduled for sentencing Friday.

Friday, April 6th 2018, 7:58 am AKDT

Search suspended for missing southwest Alaska snowmobiler

Alaska State Troopers say they've suspended a search for a 26-year-old man missing on a snowmobile trip between villages in southwest Alaska.

Friday, April 6th 2018, 7:38 am AKDT

Moose stomps on Alaska man's foot after he kicked her

State officials say a man was injured north of Anchorage after a moose that he had just kicked stomped his foot in return.

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 10:09 pm AKDT

Alaska tourism leaders look to fund marketing amid cuts

The leaders of Alaska's largest travel industry trade group are looking for ways to fill a void in their marketing budget left from cuts by lawmakers.

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 10:09 pm AKDT

Senate proposal seeks law setting oil-wealth draw rates

A Senate committee is proposing that Alaskans receive $1,600 checks from the state's oil-wealth fund this year, the same as the House.

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 4:38 pm AKDT