More firefighting crews heading to Parks Highway wildfire

An evacuation order remains in effect for neighborhoods affected by a wildfire on both sides of the Parks Highway north of Willow.

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An Alaska group has filed an application with the state for a ballot initiative asking voters to increase taxes on the oil industry. The Anchorage Daily News reported the proposed Fair Share Act would alter the state's...

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Alaska community ordered to relocate fuel in school's tanks

An Alaska school district must quickly remove diesel fuel from a school's tanks to prevent an environmental disaster.

Alaska group proposes initiative to raise oil industry tax

An Alaska group has filed an application with the state for a ballot initiative asking voters to increase taxes on the oil industry.

Kayakers get up close with collapsing Alaska glacier


The Latest: Dunleavy OKs lower dividend, vows to seek more

The Latest on the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend (all times local):

Dunleavy to use video message to relay dividend decision

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is expected to announce his plans Monday for paying this year's check to residents from the state's oil-wealth fund.

The Latest: Winds push Alaska wildfires; 2 highways closed

The Latest on Alaska Wildfires (all times local):

Alaska wildfire crosses highway, prompts evacuations

A weekend wildfire in Alaska burned at least 50 structures and closed a highway linking the state's two largest cities.

Daughter of deceased Alaska state senator applies for seat

The daughter of a recently-deceased Alaska state senator has applied to fill his vacant seat.

Alaska lawsuit blames fatal home fire on gas company, owners

An Alaska wrongful death lawsuit blames a natural gas company and property owners for a mobile home fire that killed five young girls.

Power restored after thousands affected by outages in Alaska

Power has been restored to thousands of people in Alaska after strong winds caused multiple power outages.

Wildlife now roam where US once forged its deadliest weapons

A handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now havens for wildlife.

Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

A 50-year-old letter in a bottle was discovered by a man on the shores of western Alaska connecting him with the Russian Navy.

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success.

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Dozens of countries use dental therapists to bring basic dental care to remote areas, often tribal reservations.

Alaska river erosion threatens diesel-filled fuel tanks

An Alaska school district has a plan to move multiple diesel-filled fuel tanks away from a river after erosion threatens an environmental disaster.

Alaska art advocate speaks ahead of state budget decisions

The National Endowment for the Arts chairwoman has expressed the industry's economic benefit ahead of Alaska's state funding decisions.

Indiana, Kentucky Planned Parenthood seeing alliance boost

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is receiving a nearly $1 million funding boost and is adding staffers under its merger with the group's Seattle-based affiliate.

Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

Federal weather experts say Alaska just went through its warmest month ever.

The Latest: Crews clear lane of road, buses begin to return

The Latest on transportation problems in Alaska's Denali National Park (all times local):

Mudslides isolate 300 tourists in Alaska national park

Three hundred tourists are stranded in a national park in Alaska after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage a road.

Thieves slice open ATM stolen from Juneau hotel, take money

Thieves used a stolen van to make off with an ATM from a downtown Juneau hotel.

Michael Krauss, Alaska linguistics expert, dead at 84

A linguist renowned for his work with Alaska Native languages has died.

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Authorities identify 4 who died in Alaska plane crash

Authorities have released the names of the four people killed when a small airplane slammed into a mountain near the Alaska resort town of Girdwood earlier this month.

Dunleavy plans to announce budget decisions Monday

Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to announce his final decisions on the state budget Monday.

Woman killed, man injured in crash near Anchorage airport

A driver died and another was injured in a crash near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Alaska Marine Exchange loses part of budget in capital cuts

Alaska's primary provider of real-time marine vessel tracking has lost a portion of its funding to cuts by the governor to the 2020 capital budget.

Alaska cannabis company step closer to onsite marijuana use

An Alaska cannabis company that shares the building with its landlord could soon legally host onsite marijuana use.

Witness: Plane made 'aggressive' moves before fatal crash

A witness told federal investigators he saw an airplane "performing aggressive flight maneuvers" shortly before it crashed earlier this month, killing all four people on board.

NTSB cites likely overloading, stability in boat capsizing

A federal report says a boat that capsized in southwest Alaska last summer, killing a man, was likely overloaded.

Friends find body of overdue Wasilla hunter in Eureka area

A man reported overdue from a sheep hunting trip was found dead by searchers in the Eureka area.

Man charged in Alaska cold case killing pleads not guilty

A Maine man has pleaded not guilty after being charged in the sexual assault and murder of a woman in Alaska in a case that remained unsolved for years.

Warm weather forces early closure of Alaska sled dog camps

An Alaska company has closed its sled dog camps early due to warm weather that has caused poor snow conditions.

Alaska denies bid to ban Denali National Park wolf hunting

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has denied a request to close an area adjacent to Denali National Park to wolf hunting and trapping.

Alaska Airlines to offer direct in-state Washington flights

Alaska Airlines has announced it will begin offering direct in-state flights from Spokane to Everett, Washington.

Country musician Zac Brown loses Alaska property dispute

Country musician Zac Brown has lost a property line dispute involving his home in Alaska.

Alaska governor cuts funds for cold housing research center

Budget cuts by Alaska's governor include funding for the state's Cold Climate Housing Research Center.

The Latest: Dunleavy agrees to reduced university cut

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

The Latest: Alaska mine operator takes issue with EPA

The Latest on a settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an Alaska mine (all times local):

Dunleavy will not veto early childhood funding in budget

Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he will not veto funding for Head Start and other early childhood learning programs from the budget recently sent to him by lawmakers.

EPA reaches settlement with firm over Alaska mine violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a settlement with the operator of a gold mine northwest of Juneau over alleged discharge violations.

Judge rejects plea deal for suspect in pepper spray attack

A judge has rejected a plea arrangement for the Anchorage man suspected of pepper-spraying a group training for non-violent protest.

Alaska groups urge governor not to veto dividend payments

Leaders of two Alaska groups fighting for a full Permanent Fund Dividend are arguing Gov. Mike Dunleavy should not veto the Legislature's dividend payment.

Dunleavy says he'll support senior benefits funding

Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he will support funding for a program that provides cash benefits to lower-income older Alaskans.

Anchorage police release name of man killed in fiery crash

Anchorage police have released the name of a man who died in a fiery crash on the city's south side.

Former Alaska professor wants accusers to use real names

A retired University of Alaska Anchorage anthropology professor accused of decades of sexual misconduct is contesting the use of pseudonyms by multiple women who are suing him.

Flood watch issued for Denali National Park and nearby areas

Heavy rain is forecast for Denali National Park and the National Weather Service has issued has a flood watch for the area.



Swan Lake Fire: Sterling Highway closures remain, camping available in Soldotna
Swan Lake Fire: Sterling Highway closures remain, camping available in Soldotna

The Swan Lake Fire started from a lightning strike on June 5. Since then, it has grown to be the largest fire on the Kenai Peninsula this season.

It's official: Wasilla Sonic opens Aug. 20
It's official: Wasilla Sonic opens Aug. 20

Co-owner Larry Clark addressed the Mat-Su Assembly outlining the restaurant's traffic plan for the grand opening at 6 a.m.

Live Updates: Mat-Su Borough is asking people to confirm they have evacuated
Live Updates: Mat-Su Borough is asking people to confirm they have evacuated

Multiple agencies in Anchorage and the Valley are dealing with multiple wildfires and power outages Sunday.

Firefighters put out brush fire at Service High School
Firefighters put out brush fire at Service High School

A small brush fire at Service High School is now under control, as Anchorage firefighters continue to mop up any hot spots.

Assistant course manager dies at Moose Run Golf Course
Assistant course manager dies at Moose Run Golf Course

A man is dead after an accident at the Moose Run Golf Course in Anchorage this weekend.