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

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

A soldier died when his military vehicle rolled during training in interior Alaska. The Army says the crash killed 25-year-old Spc. Marquise Gabriel Elliott on Friday in the Yukon Training Area at Fort Wainwright. Elliott...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 8:45 AM AKDT
Soldier dies in rollover of military vehicle in Alaska

Soldier dies in rollover of military vehicle in Alaska

A soldier died when his military vehicle rolled during training in interior Alaska.

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 7:46 AM AKDT
Sports Minute: Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

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

Jorge Soler hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning off Anthony Bass, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 6-4 win over Seattle, snapping a nine-game losing streak to the Mariners. After the Royals were shut...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 2:48 AM AKDT
Alaska climate change forcing some villages to relocate

Alaska climate change forcing some villages to relocate

Accelerating erosion is forcing villages in western Alaska to begin making plans to move.

Monday, June 17th 2019, 8:54 PM AKDT
Ex-Arizona lawmaker sentenced in fatal Alaska shooting

Ex-Arizona lawmaker sentenced in fatal Alaska shooting

A former Arizona lawmaker convicted in the shooting death of a man at a remote cabin site in Alaska is 2016 has been sentenced to 65 years in prison, with 20 years suspended.

Monday, June 17th 2019, 11:53 AM AKDT
4 seek victim status to review Carnival pollution settlement

4 seek victim status to review Carnival pollution settlement

Four people who say they were harmed by pollution from Carnival Corp. cruise ships are seeking status as victims with rights to review a recent settlement.

Monday, June 17th 2019, 9:33 AM AKDT
Southwest Alaska man held on suspicion of attempted murder

Southwest Alaska man held on suspicion of attempted murder

A 30-year-old southwest Alaska man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and firing a gun twice at a household member.

Monday, June 17th 2019, 7:53 AM AKDT
Anchorage airport may raise fees for pilots and businesses

Anchorage airport may raise fees for pilots and businesses

Rates and fees at Anchorage's city-owned airport may increase soon.

Sunday, June 16th 2019, 8:08 PM AKDT
Alaska school district has record staff loss for single year

Alaska school district has record staff loss for single year

An Alaska school district has lost 86 staff members and administrators so far this year due to resignation, redundancy or retirement.

Sunday, June 16th 2019, 8:04 PM AKDT
Court: Alaska sex offender registry violates rights

Court: Alaska sex offender registry violates rights

The Alaska Supreme Court says the state's sex offender registry violates offenders' due process rights.

Sunday, June 16th 2019, 9:19 AM AKDT
Juneau fire chief uses garden hose to slow apartment fire

Juneau fire chief uses garden hose to slow apartment fire

Juneau's fire chief used a garden hose to fight a fire he spotted as he drove by.

Sunday, June 16th 2019, 8:47 AM AKDT
Authorities: Man offered money to 'rape and murder' Alaskan

Authorities: Man offered money to 'rape and murder' Alaskan

Authorities charge that an Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager had promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the killing, the Anchorage Daily News reports .

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 5:51 PM AKDT
Man killed, trooper injured in shooting at Fairbanks home

Man killed, trooper injured in shooting at Fairbanks home

The Alaska State Troopers say a man is dead and a trooper was injured after a shooting in a Fairbanks home, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports .

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 2:11 PM AKDT
Eaglecrest Ski Area eyes plan for new summer activities

Eaglecrest Ski Area eyes plan for new summer activities

Juneau's Eaglecrest Ski Area wants to expand its summer offerings to capitalize on the big crowds that visit the capital city on cruise ships.

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 11:23 AM AKDT
Sealaska Heritage announces participation in genetics study

Sealaska Heritage announces participation in genetics study

Sealaska Heritage Institute officials say they are collaborating with a university that is studying how the DNA of indigenous people might have been affected by trauma linked to European colonization.

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 11:19 AM AKDT
Alaska legislators face pressure for dividend decision

Alaska legislators face pressure for dividend decision

Alaska legislators face mounting pressure to decide the annual dividend paid to residents from Alaska's oil-wealth fund, with Gov. Mike Dunleavy threatening additional special sessions for anything but a full payout.

Friday, June 14th 2019, 11:25 AM AKDT
New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

Alaska's newest bridge is aimed at relieving a traffic jam between people and brown bears.

Friday, June 14th 2019, 11:01 AM AKDT
Anchorage police arrest 3 in January apartment homicide

Anchorage police arrest 3 in January apartment homicide

Three men have been charged with second-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of an Anchorage man in January.

Friday, June 14th 2019, 8:01 AM AKDT
Alaska earthquake revealed need for extensive church repairs

Alaska earthquake revealed need for extensive church repairs

An Alaska earthquake revealed previous damage requiring repairs to an Anchorage church.

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 8:52 PM AKDT
Alaska lodge owners charged nearly $8M for oil spill cleanup

Alaska lodge owners charged nearly $8M for oil spill cleanup

The owners and former operator of an Alaska hunting lodge have been ordered to pay nearly $8 million for an oil spill cleanup.

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 8:52 PM AKDT
US lawmakers push Canadian province on mining pollution

US lawmakers push Canadian province on mining pollution

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from four U.S. states bordering British Columbia say the Canadian province needs to do a better job preventing mining pollution from fouling downstream rivers in the U.S.

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 4:04 PM AKDT
Environmental group sues over ice seal habitat decision

Environmental group sues over ice seal habitat decision

An environmental group is suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for two species of ice seals on the threatened species list.

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 12:20 PM AKDT
The Latest: Alaska Legislature ends special session

The Latest: Alaska Legislature ends special session

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

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 12:04 PM AKDT
Alaska House ends special session with unfinished work

Alaska House ends special session with unfinished work

The Alaska House has adjourned the special session, leaving unfinished work on the capital budget and Alaska Permanent Fund dividend that guarantees a future special session.

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 10:56 AM AKDT
Fairbanks woman changes plea in shooting death of husband

Fairbanks woman changes plea in shooting death of husband

A Fairbanks woman has changed her plea in the shooting death of her husband.

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 7:51 AM AKDT
Officials investigate death of bald eagle on Alaska campus

Officials investigate death of bald eagle on Alaska campus

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the death of a bald eagle found at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 8:51 PM AKDT
Military begins work on site to become new Alaska village

Military begins work on site to become new Alaska village

The U.S. military has begun construction work on a site expected to become the new location of an Alaska village.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 8:51 PM AKDT
Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska

Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska

A major earthquake that rocked Alaska proved to be a trial run in the state's largest city for a new national wireless network dedicated to first responders.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 8:35 PM AKDT
The Latest: Alaska House votes down full dividend payout

The Latest: Alaska House votes down full dividend payout

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

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 2:19 PM AKDT
At least 60 ice seals found dead along northwest Alaska

At least 60 ice seals found dead along northwest Alaska

Federal biologists are investigating the deaths of at least 60 ice seals along Alaska's west coast.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 2:19 PM AKDT
Fairbanks man sentenced to 12 years for attempted murder

Fairbanks man sentenced to 12 years for attempted murder

A 27-year-old Fairbanks man who fired a bullet into the chest of a man he attempted to rob has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 1:27 PM AKDT
Alaska oil-wealth fund study group eyes weeks of work

Alaska oil-wealth fund study group eyes weeks of work

A group of Alaska House and Senate members plan to meet over the next few weeks in hopes of making recommendations about the use of earnings from the state's oil-wealth fund.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 11:03 AM AKDT
Valdez man changes plea in fatal hit-and-run crash

Valdez man changes plea in fatal hit-and-run crash

A Valdez man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and driving under the influence in a 2018 hit-and-run crash.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 8:06 AM AKDT
University of Alaska Fairbanks athletic director steps down

University of Alaska Fairbanks athletic director steps down

The athletic director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is stepping down.

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 8:10 PM AKDT
2 dead gray whales discovered near Alaska's Kodiak Island

2 dead gray whales discovered near Alaska's Kodiak Island

Two dead gray whales have been found in Alaska, raising the death toll so far this year to seven whales.

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 8:10 PM AKDT
The Latest: Dividend fight could snarl capital budget work

The Latest: Dividend fight could snarl capital budget work

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

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 5:06 PM AKDT
Alaska lawmakers eye future special session on dividends

Alaska lawmakers eye future special session on dividends

Legislative leaders say they are committed to paying residents an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this year, even if this special session ends without agreement on the amount.

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 12:18 PM AKDT
Photos on Alaska murder suspect's phone leads to new charges

Photos on Alaska murder suspect's phone leads to new charges

A murder investigation in Alaska has led to charges of child pornography against a Salisbury, Indiana, man.

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 11:38 AM AKDT
13-year-old girl dies in ATV crash on Kenai Peninsula

13-year-old girl dies in ATV crash on Kenai Peninsula

A 13-year-old Kenai Peninsula girl died in a crash of an all-terrain vehicle.

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 9:18 AM AKDT
Vandals burn dugout, toilets at Wasilla softball field

Vandals burn dugout, toilets at Wasilla softball field

A dugout and portable outhouses were burned at a softball field in Wasilla.

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 7:46 AM AKDT
AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all

AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all

An Associated Press analysis has found existing medical marijuana programs take a hit when states legalize cannabis for all adults over age 21.

Monday, June 10th 2019, 9:22 PM AKDT
Recreational marijuana retail store opens in Alaska city

Recreational marijuana retail store opens in Alaska city

An Alaska city's first recreational marijuana retail store has opened for business.

Monday, June 10th 2019, 8:30 PM AKDT
Alaska officials rethink park use after concert cancelled

Alaska officials rethink park use after concert cancelled

Alaska officials are reconsidering whether special events like outdoor concerts are a responsible use of state park land.

Monday, June 10th 2019, 8:30 PM AKDT
Alaska Air National Guard rescues hunter attacked by bear

Alaska Air National Guard rescues hunter attacked by bear

A bear attacked and injured a hunter near Galena.

Monday, June 10th 2019, 3:10 PM AKDT
The Latest: Alaska Senate fails to revive dividend bill

The Latest: Alaska Senate fails to revive dividend bill

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

Monday, June 10th 2019, 11:22 AM AKDT
Dividend vote expected in Alaska Senate

Dividend vote expected in Alaska Senate

The Alaska Senate is expected to vote on whether to revive a bill that would pay residents a full dividend from the state's oil-wealth fund this year.

Monday, June 10th 2019, 8:53 AM AKDT
Delta Junction fisherman falls in Copper River, drowns

Delta Junction fisherman falls in Copper River, drowns

A Delta Junction man died when he fell into the Copper River while dipnetting for salmon.

Monday, June 10th 2019, 7:33 AM AKDT
Man dies after fall from platform on Alaska hiking trail

Man dies after fall from platform on Alaska hiking trail

A man has died after falling from a platform on an Alaska hiking trail.

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 7:32 PM AKDT
Officials find heightened bacteria levels at Alaska beach

Officials find heightened bacteria levels at Alaska beach

State environmental officials have discovered heightened, potentially dangerous amounts of bacteria at an Alaska beach.

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 6:16 PM AKDT
Alaska police charge 3 additional people in woman's killing

Alaska police charge 3 additional people in woman's killing

Alaska police have arrested and charged three additional people in the killing of an Anchorage woman.

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 4:32 PM AKDT
Town's residents feel small earthquake that struck region

Town's residents feel small earthquake that struck region

The Alaska Earthquake Center says residents of Talkeetna felt a magnitude 2.6 earthquake that hit the region.

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 3:44 PM AKDT
The Latest: Giessel expects Monday votes on dividend, budget

The Latest: Giessel expects Monday votes on dividend, budget

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

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 1:32 PM AKDT
House, Senate negotiators split dividend debate from budget

House, Senate negotiators split dividend debate from budget

House and Senate negotiators have agreed to separate from the budget the dividend paid to Alaskans from the state's oil-wealth fund in an effort to speed the budget's passage.

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 11:31 AM AKDT
State labor report shows job gains after 3 years of losses

State labor report shows job gains after 3 years of losses

A state labor department report says recent job gains after three years of losses could signal the end of Alaska's recession.

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 7:23 AM AKDT
Alaska proposing regulations for pilot hemp program

Alaska proposing regulations for pilot hemp program

The state of Alaska has proposed regulations for an industrial hemp pilot program.

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 7:15 AM AKDT
Wildlife officials say tularemia is showing up in hares

Wildlife officials say tularemia is showing up in hares

Wildlife authorities are warning interior Alaska residents to beware of hares.

Saturday, June 8th 2019, 8:26 AM AKDT
Sullivan wants new icebreaker to spend time in Arctic

Sullivan wants new icebreaker to spend time in Arctic

Alaska's junior U.S. senator would like the next heavy ice breaker built for the Coast Guard to put more focus on Arctic waters.

Saturday, June 8th 2019, 7:58 AM AKDT
Municipal trapping restrictions expand in Anchorage

Municipal trapping restrictions expand in Anchorage

New trapping restrictions approved by the Anchorage Assembly are now in effect.

Friday, June 7th 2019, 8:29 AM AKDT
Alaska peninsula hospitality businesses oppose bed tax plan

Alaska peninsula hospitality businesses oppose bed tax plan

Members of the Alaska hospitality industry have spoken out against a proposed bed tax.

Thursday, June 6th 2019, 8:17 PM AKDT
Alaska mayor defends city response to illegal homeless camps

Alaska mayor defends city response to illegal homeless camps

The mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, is defending the city in response to state lawmakers' criticism it has not done enough to deal with illegal homeless camps.

Thursday, June 6th 2019, 8:17 PM AKDT
Suspect in theft of village safe arrested in Bethel

Suspect in theft of village safe arrested in Bethel

A man suspected of stealing a safe from a city building in the southwest Alaska village of Napakiak has been arrested.

Thursday, June 6th 2019, 8:17 AM AKDT
Officials: Connecticut will be 1st to amass prosecutor data

Officials: Connecticut will be 1st to amass prosecutor data

Connecticut officials say the state will be the first in the nation to collect statewide data on prosecutors, in an effort to increase transparency and accountability.

Thursday, June 6th 2019, 2:08 AM AKDT
Alaska community seeks funds to move homes away from river

Alaska community seeks funds to move homes away from river

An Alaska community whose riverbank is quickly eroding is seeking funding to relocate homes.

Wednesday, June 5th 2019, 8:08 PM AKDT
Alaska awards contract to study Medicaid block grant system

Alaska awards contract to study Medicaid block grant system

Alaska has awarded a contract to study whether the state can become the first in the nation to change its Medicaid program into a block grant system.

Wednesday, June 5th 2019, 8:08 PM AKDT
The Latest: State responds to prison lawsuit settlement

The Latest: State responds to prison lawsuit settlement

The Latest on settlement of Alaska religious lawsuit (all times local):

Wednesday, June 5th 2019, 5:08 PM AKDT
ACLU of Alaska settles religious rights lawsuit

ACLU of Alaska settles religious rights lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Cherokee Indian inmate at a state prison who claimed he was not allowed to practice his Native faith with certain clothing.

Wednesday, June 5th 2019, 3:16 PM AKDT
Teen charged in fatal shooting near Anchorage waterfalls

Teen charged in fatal shooting near Anchorage waterfalls

A 16-year-old Anchorage boy has been charged as an adult in the shooting death of a 19-year-old woman.

Wednesday, June 5th 2019, 11:07 AM AKDT
Driver dies in crash of fuel tanker on Dalton Highway

Driver dies in crash of fuel tanker on Dalton Highway

The driver of a fuel tanker died in a crash on the Dalton Highway.

Wednesday, June 5th 2019, 8:07 AM AKDT
Anchorage police detain juvenile suspect in weekend shooting

Anchorage police detain juvenile suspect in weekend shooting

Anchorage police have detained a suspect in a weekend shooting along a popular city trail that left an 18-year-old man killed and a juvenile seriously wounded.

Wednesday, June 5th 2019, 7:39 AM AKDT
Alaska lawmakers say Anchorage needs to clear illegal camps

Alaska lawmakers say Anchorage needs to clear illegal camps

A group of Alaska state lawmakers say the Municipality of Anchorage has failed to use its authority to clear illegal homeless encampments on public land.

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 8:31 PM AKDT
Alaska national park road threatened by advancing landslide

Alaska national park road threatened by advancing landslide

Dirt slowly sliding down a mountain threatens a section of road in an Alaska national park.

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 8:27 PM AKDT
Climate change lawsuit vs. US government faces court test

Climate change lawsuit vs. US government faces court test

A lawsuit by a group of young people who say U.S. energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future faces a major hurdle Tuesday as lawyers for the Trump administration argue to stop the case from moving...

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 11:26 AM AKDT
The Latest: Alaska Senate votes down full dividend proposal

The Latest: Alaska Senate votes down full dividend proposal

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

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 11:14 AM AKDT
The Latest: Young climate activists get ready for court test

The Latest: Young climate activists get ready for court test

The Latest on young people suing the U.S. government over climate change (all times local):

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 11:06 AM AKDT
Anchorage police release name of woman killed in car crash

Anchorage police release name of woman killed in car crash

Anchorage police have released the name of a woman killed last week in a traffic crash.

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 9:14 AM AKDT
Alaska Senate poised to debate dividend bill

Alaska Senate poised to debate dividend bill

The state Senate is poised to debate legislation seeking to set the size of this year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend.

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 8:26 AM AKDT
Wasilla police identify pilot killed in crash near airport

Wasilla police identify pilot killed in crash near airport

Wasilla police have released the name of the pilot killed last week in an airplane crash at the city airport.

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 7:42 AM AKDT
Alaska thins its playlist for state's Music on Hold project

Alaska thins its playlist for state's Music on Hold project

An Alaska program that uses music by state artists as background songs for callers on hold has cut down its playlist.

Monday, June 3rd 2019, 8:46 PM AKDT
Melting glaciers create new market for Alaska tour operators

Melting glaciers create new market for Alaska tour operators

The rapid melting of glaciers due to climate change has created a new market for Alaska's tour operators.

Monday, June 3rd 2019, 8:26 PM AKDT

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