Lease sale in Alaska petroleum reserve draws modest interest

Lease sale in Alaska petroleum reserve draws modest interest

The federal government's attempt to sell oil leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has again drawn a modest response.

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 11:00 AM AKST
Anchorage man charged with assault in shooting of woman

Anchorage man charged with assault in shooting of woman

Anchorage police have arrested a 33-year-old man suspected of shooting a woman at an east-side home.

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 9:55 AM AKST
Feds: US fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops

Feds: US fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops

The federal government says U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, a total about in line with trends of recent years.

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 9:19 AM AKST
News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. AKST

News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. AKST

President Donald Trump is welcoming governors-elect from both parties to the White House Thursday. Among those attending are Florida Republican Ron DeSantis, Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, Illinois Democrat J.B. Pritzker,...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 8:45 AM AKDT
Trump welcoming governors-elect to White House

Trump welcoming governors-elect to White House

President Donald Trump is welcoming governors-elect from both parties to the White House.

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 8:23 AM AKST
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

Seattle will be without linebacker Mychal Kendricks for the rest of the season after he suffered a knee and lower leg injury in the Seahawks' win over Minnesota. Coach Pete Carroll says Kendricks will need surgery for...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 2:48 AM AKDT
Juneau Diocese orders independent review of allegations

Juneau Diocese orders independent review of allegations

The Diocese of Juneau has ordered an independent review of all sexual misconduct allegations involving people associated with the church.

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 8:27 PM AKST
Alaska investigates death of oilfield worker on North Slope

Alaska investigates death of oilfield worker on North Slope

Officials say the employee of a Hilcorp Alaska drilling contractor who died last week was struck by heavy drilling pipe at Milne Point on the North Slope.

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 8:23 PM AKST
Republicans choose candidates for Alaska House seat

Republicans choose candidates for Alaska House seat

Republicans have nominated finalists for a soon-to-be-open Alaska House seat after the elected candidate was named Gov. Mike Dunleavy's corrections commissioner.

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 12:11 PM AKST
US lawmakers examine Native women's deaths, disappearances

US lawmakers examine Native women's deaths, disappearances

The sister of a missing Blackfeet woman in Montana is expressing frustration over police's initial response to her loved one's disappearance, saying in testimony prepared for U.S. senators Wednesday that...

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 10:59 AM AKST
Southwest Alaska man charged with using ulu in stabbing

Southwest Alaska man charged with using ulu in stabbing

A southwest Alaska village man suspected of stabbing another person with an ulu has been charged with felony assault.

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 8:14 AM AKST
Anchorage police investigate shooting of woman in home

Anchorage police investigate shooting of woman in home

Anchorage police are investigating a shooting that left a woman wounded in a home.

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 7:46 AM AKST
Anchorage finds more than 100 buildings unsafe after quake

Anchorage finds more than 100 buildings unsafe after quake

City data shows more than 100 homes and buildings in the Anchorage area have been found unsafe to enter because of damage caused by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 8:22 PM AKST
Southeast Alaska town plans new pier at Icy Strait Point

Southeast Alaska town plans new pier at Icy Strait Point

A small town in southeast Alaska is planning to construct a new pier, aiming to boost tourism by allowing access for more cruise ships.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 8:22 PM AKST
Dunleavy hosts holiday open house, inaugural event

Dunleavy hosts holiday open house, inaugural event

The traditional holiday open house at the Alaska governor's mansion doubled as an inaugural event for Gov. Mike Dunleavy, who took office just last week.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 4:26 PM AKST
Anchorage police release names of 2 dead in double shooting

Anchorage police release names of 2 dead in double shooting

Anchorage police have released the names of two men who may have fatally shot each other during a gun sale transaction on the city's west side.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 2:54 PM AKST
Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail

Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail

An Alaska man has been fined more than $100,000 for poaching three bull moose and leaving the meat to rot.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 12:38 PM AKST
LeBon asks for recount win to be upheld by Alaska court

LeBon asks for recount win to be upheld by Alaska court

The Republican candidate in a disputed Alaska House race is challenging the handling of four ballots in the race.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 12:02 PM AKST
Trial underway for North Pole father charged in son's death

Trial underway for North Pole father charged in son's death

A Fairbanks jury is hearing testimony in the trial of a North Pole man charged with killing his 4-year-old son.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 8:05 AM AKST
Warmer-than-normal water mass emerges in Gulf of Alaska

Warmer-than-normal water mass emerges in Gulf of Alaska

Scientists say another mass of warmer than normal water is slowly re-emerging in the Gulf of Alaska.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 8:41 PM AKST
Anchorage students return to class after earthquake break

Anchorage students return to class after earthquake break

Anchorage-area students have returned to school after the district closed for a week for staff and contractors to inspect buildings and repair damage following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 8:41 PM AKST
Fairbanks police say officer stole money from lost wallet

Fairbanks police say officer stole money from lost wallet

Fairbanks police say an officer has resigned after admitting that he stole up to $80 from a lost wallet that was turned over to him.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 5:41 PM AKST
Dunleavy among new leaders to meet with Trump Thursday

Dunleavy among new leaders to meet with Trump Thursday

Officials in Gov. Dunleavy's (dun'-LAY'-vee) office say he will be meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 12:24 PM AKST
Ketchikan city officials mull cruise passenger fee ruling

Ketchikan city officials mull cruise passenger fee ruling

Ketchikan city officials are mulling the potential impacts of a federal court decision on use of cruise ship passenger fees.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 11:28 AM AKST
Anchorage museum to archive social media memes on quake

Anchorage museum to archive social media memes on quake

Social media reactions to the powerful earthquake that rocked southcentral Alaska will be part of the historical record to be archived by the Anchorage Museum.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 11:12 AM AKST
New Montana psychiatry program aims to raise $3.3M

New Montana psychiatry program aims to raise $3.3M

The Billings Clinic Foundation is seeking to raise $3.3 million to keep Montana's brand-new psychiatry residency program going once a grant covering its first three years of operations ends.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 9:59 AM AKST
Lawmaker seeks bipartisan coalition to run Alaska House

Lawmaker seeks bipartisan coalition to run Alaska House

A Republican state lawmaker is seeking to create a bipartisan majority coalition in the House after leaving a fragile GOP caucus that he says was "doomed to fail."

Monday, December 10th 2018, 9:43 AM AKST
Juneau man and dog struck, killed as they cross busy street

Juneau man and dog struck, killed as they cross busy street

A 74-year-old Juneau pedestrian and his dog were killed as they crossed a busy street toward a downtown harbor.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 8:07 AM AKST
2 men found dead in shooting on west Anchorage street

2 men found dead in shooting on west Anchorage street

Anchorage police are investigating the deaths of two men found on a west-side street.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 7:35 AM AKST
High cost keeps down earthquake insurance coverage in Alaska

High cost keeps down earthquake insurance coverage in Alaska

Alaska has plenty of earthquakes but that doesn't translate into buying earthquake insurance.

Sunday, December 9th 2018, 6:37 AM AKST
Ketchikan couple charged in felony heroin, meth case

Ketchikan couple charged in felony heroin, meth case

State prosecutors in Ketchikan have charged a local couple with possessing illegal drugs with an estimated street value of more than $250,000.

Sunday, December 9th 2018, 6:37 AM AKST
State Rep. Knopp leaving GOP caucus in bid for coalition

State Rep. Knopp leaving GOP caucus in bid for coalition

State Rep. Gary Knopp will not be part of any majority party in the Alaska House's upcoming session.

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 5:12 PM AKST
Author Jon Krakauer sues over adaptation of 'Into the Wild'

Author Jon Krakauer sues over adaptation of 'Into the Wild'

Author Jon Krakauer has has filed suit over a musical adaptation of his 1996 book "Into the Wild."

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 11:36 AM AKST
Soldotna residents adjust to new plastic bag ban

Soldotna residents adjust to new plastic bag ban

Soldotna residents have had a month to adjust to a new ban on single-use plastic bags.

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 7:07 AM AKST
Judge limits use of cruise passenger fees by Juneau

Judge limits use of cruise passenger fees by Juneau

A federal judge has ruled that use of fees collected by the city of Juneau from cruise ship passengers must be connected to the ship.

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 6:59 AM AKST
Alaska state marijuana tax collection hits $1.8M in October

Alaska state marijuana tax collection hits $1.8M in October

The state of Alaska has collected $12.8 million in marijuana tax revenue so far this year, reaping a monthly record of $1.8 million in October.

Friday, December 7th 2018, 2:07 PM AKST
Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake

Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake

Military officials at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson say last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems around the base, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and...

Friday, December 7th 2018, 12:51 PM AKST
Alaska high court appoints special master in ballot dispute

Alaska high court appoints special master in ballot dispute

The Alaska Supreme Court has appointed a special master to weigh ballot questions raised by a Democratic state House candidate.

Friday, December 7th 2018, 11:55 AM AKST
Hilcorp: Worker 'fatally injured' on North Slope

Hilcorp: Worker 'fatally injured' on North Slope

An employee of a Hilcorp Alaska drilling contractor has died at Milne Point on the North Slope.

Friday, December 7th 2018, 10:31 AM AKST
Moose rings Alaska home's doorbell

Moose rings Alaska home's doorbell

A moose used the doorbell to awaken a couple in Alaska.

Friday, December 7th 2018, 3:06 AM AKST
Alaska Native tribes seek help from human rights commission

Alaska Native tribes seek help from human rights commission

Fifteen tribal nations in southeast Alaska have petitioned an international commission for human rights for help in influencing the Canadian government to take action against six mines in British Columbia.

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 8:30 PM AKST
Anchorage Assembly approves $1B sale of city-owned utility

Anchorage Assembly approves $1B sale of city-owned utility

The Anchorage Assembly has signed off on the $1 billion deal for Chugach Electric Association to buy the city-owned electric utility.

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 8:30 PM AKST
The Latest: Dunleavy notes support for Native women

The Latest: Dunleavy notes support for Native women

The Latest on letter to Alaska governor on missing Native women (all times local):

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 3:49 PM AKST
The Latest: Big aftershocks from Alaska earthquake continue

The Latest: Big aftershocks from Alaska earthquake continue

The Latest on Alaska Earthquake (all times local):

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 2:09 PM AKST
Filing: Errors 'work to deprive' Democrat of House seat

Filing: Errors 'work to deprive' Democrat of House seat

The Democrat challenging the results of an Alaska House race says errors made by election officials in counting ballots "work to deprive" her of the seat.

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 1:53 PM AKST
Groups to Dunleavey: Fight violence against indigenous women

Groups to Dunleavey: Fight violence against indigenous women

A coalition of Alaska Native groups is urging Gov. Mike Dunleavey to push for funding to investigate the death and disappearance of indigenous women.

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 12:57 PM AKST
Whales have worse than average year for entanglement in gear

Whales have worse than average year for entanglement in gear

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last year was slightly worse than average for the entanglement of large whales, which is a major threat to the animals' populations.

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 11:33 AM AKST
Federal courthouse reopens nearly 1 week after Alaska quake

Federal courthouse reopens nearly 1 week after Alaska quake

The U.S. District Court in Anchorage reopened Thursday, nearly a week after a powerful earthquake rocked southcentral Alaska.

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 9:28 AM AKST
Former hockey coach sentenced for abusing children

Former hockey coach sentenced for abusing children

A former Kenai Peninsula hockey coach has been sentenced to 62 years in prison for sexually abusing children and possessing child pornography.

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 7:48 AM AKST
Alaska governor names former state senator as policy adviser

Alaska governor names former state senator as policy adviser

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has picked a former state senator who was once a subject of a corruption investigation by federal authorities to work in his administration.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 8:51 PM AKST
Iditarod clears four-time champion in dog-doping scandal

Iditarod clears four-time champion in dog-doping scandal

Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 8:43 PM AKST
Collapsed Alaska highway ramp reopens days after quake

Collapsed Alaska highway ramp reopens days after quake

A collapsed highway off-ramp in Alaska's largest city that became an iconic image of the destructive force of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has been rebuilt and opened.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 3:56 PM AKST
Washington state denies Avista's sale to Canadian utility

Washington state denies Avista's sale to Canadian utility

Washington state regulators have denied the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Spokane, Washington-based Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 1:31 PM AKST
The Latest: Democrat to challenge Alaska House race results

The Latest: Democrat to challenge Alaska House race results

The Latest on a contested Alaska House seat (all times local):

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 11:22 AM AKST
Sarah Palin's son checks into Alaska halfway house

Sarah Palin's son checks into Alaska halfway house

The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin checked in to an Anchorage halfway house Wednesday to begin a year in custody following his conviction for assaulting his father.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 10:23 AM AKST
Democrat faces decision after Alaska House race recount

Democrat faces decision after Alaska House race recount

The Democrat who lost a recount by one vote in a contested Alaska House race must decide by Wednesday whether to challenge the results.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 8:51 AM AKST
Death of Fairbanks man in crashed car draws suspicion

Death of Fairbanks man in crashed car draws suspicion

Alaska State Troopers are reviewing the death of a 56-year-old Fairbanks man whom they initially thought had been killed in a traffic crash.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 8:02 AM AKST
Alaska spaceport plans new building as demand increases

Alaska spaceport plans new building as demand increases

The Alaska Aerospace Corporation is planning to build a temporary building to support launch operations at the spaceport on Kodiak Island.

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 8:53 PM AKST
Organization examines tiny homes for Alaska housing solution

Organization examines tiny homes for Alaska housing solution

A regional fisheries organization is examining tiny homes as a possible solution to the housing shortage in western Alaska.

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 8:53 PM AKST
The Latest: Selfie-takers told to stay off buckled road

The Latest: Selfie-takers told to stay off buckled road

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

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 12:13 PM AKST
Another big jolt greets quake-jittery Alaskans

Another big jolt greets quake-jittery Alaskans

Alaskans were jolted by yet another big aftershock from last week's powerful earthquake near the state's largest city.

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 9:45 AM AKST
Shooting at Anchorage warehouse leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

Shooting at Anchorage warehouse leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

A 27-year-old man was held on suspicion of first-degree murder and other charges after a shooting in south Anchorage that left one victim dead and another wounded.

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 8:37 AM AKST
New Alaska governor names acting head of fish and game

New Alaska governor names acting head of fish and game

New Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has named a former state Department of Fish and Game official to serve as the agency's acting head.

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 8:40 PM AKST
Alaska Marine Highway System takes step to replace old ferry

Alaska Marine Highway System takes step to replace old ferry

The Alaska Marine Highway System has taken the first step in the process of finding a shipyard to build a ferry to replace an aging vessel serving southwest Alaska.

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 8:32 PM AKST
Official: Former Alaska legislator Bettye Davis dies

Official: Former Alaska legislator Bettye Davis dies

An official with the Anchorage School Board says Bettye Davis, the first black woman elected to the Alaska House and Senate, has died.

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 3:57 PM AKST
The Latest: Federal courthouse closed in Alaska after quake

The Latest: Federal courthouse closed in Alaska after quake

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

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 10:03 AM AKST
Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake

Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake

The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area.

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 9:43 AM AKST
The Latest: Weather could snarl Dunleavy swearing-in plans

The Latest: Weather could snarl Dunleavy swearing-in plans

The Latest on (all times local):

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 9:34 AM AKST
New Alaska governor takes office amid ongoing quake recovery

New Alaska governor takes office amid ongoing quake recovery

Alaska Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy takes office Monday, days after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked heavily-populated south-central Alaska.

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 8:38 PM AKST
The Latest: Earthquake doesn't disrupt supply chain of goods

The Latest: Earthquake doesn't disrupt supply chain of goods

The Latest on the aftermath of a powerful earthquake striking near Anchorage (all times local):

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 11:58 AM AKST
Life is slowly settling down in Alaska after major quake

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska after major quake

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska following a powerful earthquake that rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that goes north of Anchorage.

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 7:21 PM AKST
The Latest: Quake aftershocks rattle Alaska, fray nerves

The Latest: Quake aftershocks rattle Alaska, fray nerves

The Latest on Alaska earthquake (all times local):

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 9:03 AM AKST
Coastal villages receive funding for erosion mitigation

Coastal villages receive funding for erosion mitigation

Two coastal villages in western Alaska have received funding to support their efforts in mitigating erosion damage.

Friday, November 30th 2018, 8:59 PM AKST
Ketchikan School Board ratifies new contract agreement

Ketchikan School Board ratifies new contract agreement

The Ketchikan School Board has ratified the agreement between the district and teachers' union, settling contract negotiations that spanned nearly two years.

Friday, November 30th 2018, 8:59 PM AKST
Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes

Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes

Two strong earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 ripped apart highways, cracked buildings and rattled people's nerves around Anchorage.

Friday, November 30th 2018, 7:51 PM AKST
The Latest: Republican wins House race by 1 vote in recount

The Latest: Republican wins House race by 1 vote in recount

The Latest on a tied Alaska House race that could decide control of Alaska state government (all times local):

Friday, November 30th 2018, 4:58 PM AKST
Jury rules napkin promise must be honored in news site case

Jury rules napkin promise must be honored in news site case

An Anchorage jury says the former owner of the Alaska Dispatch news website is entitled more than $850,000 from the purchaser.

Friday, November 30th 2018, 7:58 AM AKST
Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska state government

Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska state government

Control of Alaska state government, at least for the next two years, could hinge on a mystery ballot that an election worker found on a table in a voting precinct on Election Day.

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 9:45 PM AKST
Seward officials plan ground source heat pump project

Seward officials plan ground source heat pump project

Seward is planning to heat four city buildings using seawater pumped from Resurrection Bay.

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 8:53 PM AKST
Proposal would extend alcohol serving hours in Anchorage

Proposal would extend alcohol serving hours in Anchorage

An Anchorage assemblyman has proposed allowing bars and restaurants to serve alcohol earlier in the morning.

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 8:49 PM AKST
The Latest: Attorney wants 2 ballots included in Alaska race

The Latest: Attorney wants 2 ballots included in Alaska race

The Latest on a tied Alaska state House race (all times local):

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 2:29 PM AKST
Alaska credit union to serve marijuana businesses

Alaska credit union to serve marijuana businesses

A credit union is launching a pilot program to begin serving marijuana businesses in Alaska, giving the cash-only industry a financial option after banks shunned the industry.

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 2:14 PM AKST
Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska state government

Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska state government

A mystery ballot found on a precinct table on Election Day but not counted then could decide a tied Alaska state House race and thwart Republican efforts to control the chamber and all of state government.

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 11:57 AM AKST
Alaska musher banned from Iditarod sled race next year

Alaska musher banned from Iditarod sled race next year

Officials have banned a longtime musher from competing in Alaska's Iditarod sled race next year, citing concerns about his care of dogs.

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 8:28 PM AKST
Logs made on Prince of Wales Island hit stores across Alaska

Logs made on Prince of Wales Island hit stores across Alaska

An Alaska-made product that aims to be an environmentally friendly alternative to regular wood logs will be sold for the first time across the state.

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 8:28 PM AKST

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