Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

A month after the second-largest earthquake ever devastated the community of Valdez (val-DEEZ'), Alaska, losses continued to mount.

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 7:40 am AKDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. AKDT

A Kenai Peninsula man died after he was stabbed inside a home he had entered while armed. Alaska State Troopers say 48-year-old Travis Stubblefield of Kasilof (kah-SEE-lawf) died Thursday night. Troopers say Stubblefield,...

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

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

There's no U.S. team at the World Cup for the first time since 1986, leaving countries vying for U.S. support. Iceland's prime minister says Americans should root for her nation of 350,000, the least populous ever...

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

Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska.

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 3:16 pm AKDT

Kasilof man stabbed to death after entering home with gun

A Kenai Peninsula man died after he was stabbed inside a home he had entered while armed.

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 3:16 pm AKDT

Police: Bear mauling official cause of Alaska man's death

Police in Alaska's largest city say a bear mauling was the official cause of a missing hiker's death.

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 1:04 pm AKDT

Whale strikes Alaska ferry, may have suffered mortal injury

Authorities in Alaska say a whale struck the side of a state ferry traveling between Homer and Kodiak, possibly sustaining mortal injuries.

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 10:59 am AKDT

Search ends for California man missing on Alaska river trip

State and federal authorities have ended a search for a 72-year-old California man missing on a river trip in Alaska's Katmai (KAT-meye) National Park.

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 10:23 am AKDT

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1...

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 8:34 am AKDT

Low sockeye returns restrict Copper River subsistence hours

Low sockeye salmon returns have prompted Alaska wildlife officials to restrict Copper River subsistence fishing in the Glennallen district.

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 8:15 am AKDT

Campground, motorcycle maker dismissed from Sturgis lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed Buffalo Chip Campground and Indian Motorcycles from a lawsuit filed by an Alaska man injured by a motorcycle at the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 5:27 am AKDT

Juneau pleads for stop to unauthorized rainbow crosswalks

Juneau officials are searching for a compromise between public safety and creative expression in response to unauthorized multicolored crosswalks.

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 10:14 pm AKDT

Study finds chronic health risks in Alaska fishermen

Researchers have found the presence of risk factors for some chronic health problems to be higher in a sample of Alaska gillnetters than the general population.

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 9:54 pm AKDT

The Latest: Ex-Alaska lawmaker sentenced on harassment count

The Latest on a former Alaska legislator accused of hitting a woman (all times local):

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 3:39 pm AKDT

Alaska psychologist indicted on federal child porn charges

A 51-year-old Anchorage clinical psychologist has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 9:19 am AKDT

Ex-Alaska lawmaker accused of hitting woman faces hearing

Prosecutors expect a former Alaska legislator accused of hitting a woman hard enough to rupture an eardrum to plead guilty to a harassment charge as part of a negotiated agreement.

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 8:38 am AKDT

Legal pot will roll out differently in Canada than in US

By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 10:10 pm AKDT

Company seeks to dismantle Alaska oil terminal next year

A subsidiary of Hilcorp Alaska is seeking to begin dismantling an oil terminal on the Cook Inlet next year after oil is expected to start flowing through a reconfigured pipeline system in September.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 9:33 pm AKDT

Low escapement of Kodiak sockeye may halt egg collection

Kodiak hatchery officials say the low escapement levels of sockeye salmon could prevent the collection of sockeye eggs this year.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 9:29 pm AKDT

Walker signs bonding bill that has already prompted lawsuit

Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law a bonding bill that has already drawn a legal challenge.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 4:58 pm AKDT

Students to conduct research on beluga whales in Alaska

A research scientist from the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut and several students are heading to Alaska for an annual research expedition to monitor the health of beluga whales.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 4:10 pm AKDT

Anchorage police identify man killed in apartment shooting

Anchorage police have identified a man shot and killed after an altercation at an apartment.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 3:46 pm AKDT

The Latest: Bear suspected in missing Alaska hiker's death

The Latest on Alaska bear attack (all times local):

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 1:37 pm AKDT

Erratic driving of front-end loader leads to DUI arrest

A 35-year-old Alaska man suspected of weaving through traffic while driving a front-end loader has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 1:10 pm AKDT

Alaska authorities seek bear in mauling

Authorities in Alaska say one person was mauled by a bear while searching for a missing hiker near Alaska's largest city.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 11:58 am AKDT

Anchorage mother, 5-year-old son die in Matanuska River

Alaska State Troopers say the two people who died in the Matanuska River near Palmer were a boy and his mother from Anchorage.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 7:45 am AKDT

Anchorage police release name of victim in fatal hit-and-run

Anchorage police have released the name of a woman killed in a weekend hit-and-run crash.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 11:01 am AKDT

Coast Guard cutter leaves Astoria after 15 years of service

A Coast Guard cutter that has tended buoys in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years has left Astoria for good.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 10:17 am AKDT

Wrangell car crash kills mother, daughter; 2 girls injured

A mother and daughter died in a crash after their car left the roadway south of Wrangell.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 8:21 am AKDT

Sport fishing closure ordered for Alaska Kenai River salmon

Alaska wildlife officials have ordered a shutdown of sport fishing for king salmon in the Kenai River, citing low salmon numbers.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 9:52 pm AKDT

Alaska Native artifacts to be distributed to local groups

Officials are distributing a collection of 1,000 Alaska Native artifacts to native organizations and other groups following the closure of a Fairbanks museum.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 9:52 pm AKDT

Feds seek death penalty against Alaska man in 2016 deaths

Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a 32-year-old Alaska man charged with federal murder charges in the deaths of two people.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 4:52 pm AKDT

Alaska governor to focus on gas, trade during DC trip

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker plans to attend a gas conference in Washington, D.C., next week and meet with U.S. and Chinese leaders on trade.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 3:12 pm AKDT

Bolger picked to be new Alaska Supreme Court chief justice

The Alaska Supreme Court will have a new chief justice, starting July 1.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 12:12 pm AKDT

Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father

Track Palin has formally entered into a diversion court program after assaulting his father so severely that it left him bleeding from the head.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 11:56 am AKDT

Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

A federal agency in Alaska wants the public's help to solve a mammoth theft.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 10:48 am AKDT

Suspect arrested in Anchorage hotel parking lot shooting

Anchorage police have arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting at a hotel parking lot.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 9:36 am AKDT

Body recovered off Nelson Island in Bering Sea

The state medical examiner will attempted to identify a body found off Nelson Island in the Bering Sea.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 8:19 am AKDT

Man killed in Anchorage shooting; second man wounded

A man was killed and a second man wounded in a shooting in Anchorage.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 7:43 am AKDT

Alaska fights runway vandalism with awareness campaign

The Alaska Department of Transportation is trying to curb vandalism of rural runways through a public awareness campaign highlighting the dangers of breaking airstrip lights.

Monday, June 18th 2018, 9:50 pm AKDT

Judge rules Juneau was right to demolish apartment building

An Alaska judge has ruled that Juneau was within its rights to demolish an apartment building that caught fire twice.

Monday, June 18th 2018, 9:42 pm 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

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

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