Study: Steep tariff hikes needed for Port of Alaska repairs

Study: Steep tariff hikes needed for Port of Alaska repairs

A recent study says steep tariff hikes could be on the way at the Port of Alaska if the Municipality of Anchorage has to pay for repairs to the dock.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 8:28 PM AKST
Dunleavy proposes doing away with public assistance payouts

Dunleavy proposes doing away with public assistance payouts

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed doing away with Alaska's practice of providing payments so people don't lose food stamps and other benefits after Permanent Fund dividends arrive.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 8:24 PM AKST
The Latest: Board changes eyed as a way to streamline

The Latest: Board changes eyed as a way to streamline

The Latest on Alaska marijuana and alcohol control boards (all times local):

Monday, February 18th 2019, 5:40 PM AKST
News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. AKST

News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. AKST

Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to introduce legislation to repeal the state boards tasked with regulating alcohol and marijuana in Alaska. Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow says the governor wants to find efficiencies in and...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 8:45 AM AKDT
AP NewsBreak: Dunleavy eyes repeal of alcohol, pot boards

AP NewsBreak: Dunleavy eyes repeal of alcohol, pot boards

State officials say Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to repeal the boards tasked with regulating alcohol and marijuana in Alaska.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 4:28 PM AKST
Alaska lawmakers push back on proposed education cuts

Alaska lawmakers push back on proposed education cuts

Alaska legislators are pushing back against Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed cuts to public education amid an ongoing budget deficit.

Monday, February 18th 2019, 11:44 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

Sonya Curry says this All-Star Weekend has been everything she hoped it would be. There has been quality time with her grandchildren. She even hit a half-court at a community center her family help refurbish. On Saturday...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 2:48 AM AKDT
State signs $2M timber sale contract for southeast Alaska

State signs $2M timber sale contract for southeast Alaska

The state has signed a $2.1 million contract with ALCAN Timber Inc. for a timber sale on state and federal forest land in southeast Alaska.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 8:15 PM AKST
Bystanders rescue children from freezing Alaska water

Bystanders rescue children from freezing Alaska water

A pair of bystanders helped rescue two young children who fell through thin ice in western Alaska.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 8:15 PM AKST
Court documents: DNA trail led to Alaska cold case suspect

Court documents: DNA trail led to Alaska cold case suspect

Court documents say police in Alaska were able to make an arrest in a quarter-century-old cold case with the help of DNA voluntarily submitted by an aunt of the man charged.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 8:02 AM AKST
Fairbanks North Star Borough to removed CBD ads on buses

Fairbanks North Star Borough to removed CBD ads on buses

A Fairbanks North Star Borough official says ads for a cannabinoid commonly called CBD were mistakenly posted on public buses.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 6:34 AM AKST
Feds: 7 dead whales reported on Kodiak Island in 2018

Feds: 7 dead whales reported on Kodiak Island in 2018

Federal officials say seven dead whales washed ashore on Kodiak Island in 2018.

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 6:30 AM AKST
Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports .

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 3:10 PM AKST
Ketchikan power customers urged to cut back on electricity

Ketchikan power customers urged to cut back on electricity

Ketchikan's electric utility wants customers to turn off lights and find other ways to cut down on their electrical usage.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 8:29 AM AKST
Man sentenced for theft, damage at marijuana business

Man sentenced for theft, damage at marijuana business

A 40-year-old man who stole or damaged $144,000 in marijuana at an Anchorage cultivation facility has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 8:29 AM AKST
Alaska troopers announce cold-case murder arrest

Alaska troopers announce cold-case murder arrest

Alaska State Troopers say a suspect has been arrested in the sexual assault and murder of a 20-year-old woman whose body was found in a dorm bathtub at the University of Alaska Fairbanks nearly 26 years ago.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 4:01 PM AKST
The Latest: Abortion rights advocates hail Alaska ruling

The Latest: Abortion rights advocates hail Alaska ruling

The Latest on an Alaska abortion law struck down by the state's Supreme Court (all times local):

Friday, February 15th 2019, 3:57 PM AKST
Fishing boat rescues 5 from life raft south of Aleutians

Fishing boat rescues 5 from life raft south of Aleutians

Five crew members of a commercial fishing boat were rescued after their vessel sank in Alaska waters.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 2:17 PM AKST
House majority coalition finalizes its leadership team

House majority coalition finalizes its leadership team

The newly formed Alaska House majority coalition has finalized its leadership team.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 10:33 AM AKST
Alaska court strikes down 'medically necessary' abortion law

Alaska court strikes down 'medically necessary' abortion law

The Alaska Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional a state law and regulation seeking to define what constitutes medically necessary abortions.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 10:25 AM AKST
Kodiak chiropractor withdrawn from state board after arrest

Kodiak chiropractor withdrawn from state board after arrest

A Kodiak chiropractor charged with three felonies has been withdrawn from consideration for a state board.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 8:17 AM AKST
Restrictions set for Kenai, Kasilof early-run king salmon

Restrictions set for Kenai, Kasilof early-run king salmon

Early-run king salmon in the Kenai River can be caught but not kept this summer.

Friday, February 15th 2019, 7:53 AM AKST
Calista Corp. shareholders protest western Alaska gold mine

Calista Corp. shareholders protest western Alaska gold mine

More than 130 shareholders of Calista Corp. are protesting a massive open-pit gold mine proposed in western Alaska.

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 8:16 PM AKST
Sitka hosts conference of southeast Alaska farmers

Sitka hosts conference of southeast Alaska farmers

Farmers in southeast Alaska are set to meet for a weekend of networking and workshops that aim to better equip the food growers.

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 8:12 PM AKST
Documents show potential cuts of about 460 state positions

Documents show potential cuts of about 460 state positions

New budget documents show Gov. Mike Dunleavy is proposing to cut nearly 460 state positions, a lower figure than what was given during a news conference Wednesday.

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 2:24 PM AKST
Kodiak police arrest chiropractor appointed to state board

Kodiak police arrest chiropractor appointed to state board

A Kodiak chiropractor appointed in January to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board by Gov. Mike Dunleavy has been charged with multiple felonies.

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 1:40 PM AKST
Alaska House ends month-long standoff, elects speaker

Alaska House ends month-long standoff, elects speaker

The Alaska House has elected independent Rep. Bryce Edgmon as speaker, ending a month-long standoff that had paralyzed the chamber.

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 10:39 AM AKST
Soldotna preps for special election on city field house

Soldotna preps for special election on city field house

Soldotna's public works director says a design is "95 percent complete" on a proposed field house.

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 8:15 AM AKST
Producers plan TV show set, filmed in southeast Alaska

Producers plan TV show set, filmed in southeast Alaska

A couple of Los Angeles-based producers are working to develop a TV series that would be set and filmed in southeast Alaska.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 8:35 PM AKST
Number of flu cases spiked across Alaska last month

Number of flu cases spiked across Alaska last month

A report by Alaska health officials indicates the number of flu cases in January has soared past the monthly levels recorded in the last four years.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 8:31 PM AKST
Alaska lawmaker Edgmon changes party affiliation

Alaska lawmaker Edgmon changes party affiliation

Alaska state Rep. Bryce Edgmon has changed his party affiliation from Democrat to undeclared.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 4:15 PM AKST
Signer of Alaska Constitution, Jack Coghill, dies at age 93

Signer of Alaska Constitution, Jack Coghill, dies at age 93

One of the last remaining members of the Alaska constitutional convention has died.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 3:15 PM AKST
The Latest: Budget plan includes cuts to education, Medicaid

The Latest: Budget plan includes cuts to education, Medicaid

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

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 1:07 PM AKST
Governor says every Alaskan will feel impact of budget cuts

Governor says every Alaskan will feel impact of budget cuts

Gov. Mike Dunleavy unveiled a pared down budget Wednesday that he says will impact every Alaskan.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 11:15 AM AKST
New publisher named for Homer, Kenai papers

New publisher named for Homer, Kenai papers

A new publisher is leading both the Homer News and the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 9:06 AM AKST
Fairbanks police kill suspect in armed robbery, carjacking

Fairbanks police kill suspect in armed robbery, carjacking

Fairbanks police say a man suspected of carjacking and armed robbery was shot and killed as he pointed a gun at officers.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 7:34 AM AKST
Ex-CEO pleads guilty to fraud in Alaska fiber-optic project

Ex-CEO pleads guilty to fraud in Alaska fiber-optic project

The former head of a company overseeing a fiber-optic project in Alaska has pleaded guilty to charges alleging she fraudulently induced two New York investment companies to finance the project.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 8:38 PM AKST
Large oyster farms planned for southeast Alaska

Large oyster farms planned for southeast Alaska

Large oyster farms have been proposed for southeast Alaska, marking potential growth in mariculture that a state task force says could be a $100 million industry.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 8:34 PM AKST
Searchers find beacon signal of missing Alaska plane

Searchers find beacon signal of missing Alaska plane

The owners of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board say searchers have detected the beacon signal from the missing plane's cockpit voice recorder.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 4:22 PM AKST
Study: No leaking radiation from Alaska island nuclear site

Study: No leaking radiation from Alaska island nuclear site

Officials say the latest round of testing on Alaska's Amchitka Island found no radioactive material has leaked from locations where the federal government conducted underground nuclear tests there decades ago.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 12:29 PM AKST
Alaska House remains without speaker after dramatic session

Alaska House remains without speaker after dramatic session

The Alaska House remained rudderless Tuesday, after dramatic, failed attempts to elect a speaker that left some Republicans feeling betrayed.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 12:29 PM AKST
Nominees to Alaska marijuana board face confirmation hearing

Nominees to Alaska marijuana board face confirmation hearing

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's two appointments to the board that regulates Alaska's legal marijuana industry face confirmation hearings Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 9:57 AM AKST
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shoots TV show in Juneau

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shoots TV show in Juneau

A celebrity chef is visiting Alaska's capital.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 8:09 AM AKST
Alaska utility halts study of buying power from company

Alaska utility halts study of buying power from company

An electric utility in eastern Alaska has stopped a study on the costs of buying power from a Colorado company's wind turbines and propane generators.

Monday, February 11th 2019, 8:24 PM AKST
Disease testing delayed after Alaska lab damaged in quake

Disease testing delayed after Alaska lab damaged in quake

A state health lab was damaged in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck south-central Alaska, delaying scientists' ability to test for tuberculosis, botulism and other dangerous diseases.

Monday, February 11th 2019, 8:20 PM AKST
The Latest: Critics protest drilling in Arctic refuge

The Latest: Critics protest drilling in Arctic refuge

The Latest on public testimony regarding proposed oil lease sales in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (all times local):

Monday, February 11th 2019, 3:20 PM AKST
Brent Sass wins 2nd Yukon Quest

Brent Sass wins 2nd Yukon Quest

A former champion of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race has won the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) race for the second time.

Monday, February 11th 2019, 3:08 PM AKST
Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

Alaska Natives who rely on caribou for subsistence are lining up in the state's largest city to protest federal plans for petroleum development in a wilderness area.

Monday, February 11th 2019, 12:08 PM AKST
Alaska House remains unorganized about a month into session

Alaska House remains unorganized about a month into session

Most Alaska House members have been eligible to collect more than $8,000 each in daily allowances since the legislative session started, even though the House has conducted little business without a majority.

Monday, February 11th 2019, 11:28 AM AKST
Yukon Quest leaders Sass, Moore reach final checkpoint

Yukon Quest leaders Sass, Moore reach final checkpoint

A former champion of the Yukon Quest reached the final checkpoint Sunday and was expected in Fairbanks on Monday afternoon.

Monday, February 11th 2019, 8:07 AM AKST
Troopers: Teen arrested for taking control of Alaska flight

Troopers: Teen arrested for taking control of Alaska flight

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was arrested after he briefly gained control of a small aircraft during a short commercial flight over western Alaska.

Sunday, February 10th 2019, 8:19 PM AKST
Alaska's backlog of Medicaid applications numbers nearly 16K

Alaska's backlog of Medicaid applications numbers nearly 16K

Alaska's backlog of Medicaid applications numbered nearly 16,000 at the end of last month, with about two-thirds of the cases filed last year.

Sunday, February 10th 2019, 8:15 PM AKST
Opponents speak out at spaceport meeting on Big Island

Opponents speak out at spaceport meeting on Big Island

Opponents of a proposed spaceport on the Big Island attended an open house this week as part of the project's environmental assessment process.

Sunday, February 10th 2019, 7:42 AM AKST
Taxidermists busy repairing trophies damaged by Alaska quake

Taxidermists busy repairing trophies damaged by Alaska quake

Some Alaska taxidermists have been busy repairing animal mounts that were damaged in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the state's south-central region.

Sunday, February 10th 2019, 7:34 AM AKST
Alaska biologist report increased sighting of mink in Kodiak

Alaska biologist report increased sighting of mink in Kodiak

Alaska wildlife biologists say there have been increased sightings around Kodiak of mink, a species not native to the area.

Sunday, February 10th 2019, 7:10 AM AKST
Some Alaska lawmakers say new ethics rules are too limiting

Some Alaska lawmakers say new ethics rules are too limiting

Some Alaska legislators say a new ethics law aimed at addressing conflicts of interest goes too far, limiting interactions with constituents and their ability to weigh in on bills where they have expertise.

Sunday, February 10th 2019, 6:50 AM AKST
Anchorage schools still tallying costs from earthquake

Anchorage schools still tallying costs from earthquake

The superintendent of the Anchorage School District says the cost of recovery for schools damaged in a large earthquake in November could exceed an initial estimate of $25 million to $50 million.

Saturday, February 9th 2019, 7:01 AM AKST
Alaska mental health trust looks to sell downtown Juneau lot

Alaska mental health trust looks to sell downtown Juneau lot

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is looking to sell a prominent waterfront lot in the capital city.

Saturday, February 9th 2019, 6:53 AM AKST
Man sentenced in Alaska mail theft case

Man sentenced in Alaska mail theft case

Federal prosecutors say a former supervisor with an Alaska commuter airline has been sentenced to six months in a halfway house for stealing mail, including computers that were destined for rural schools.

Friday, February 8th 2019, 4:36 PM AKST
State turns psychiatric hospital management to private firm

State turns psychiatric hospital management to private firm

Alaska's only state-owned psychiatric hospital is now being managed by a for-profit company.

Friday, February 8th 2019, 11:04 AM AKST
Iditarod race preparations continue with straw drop

Iditarod race preparations continue with straw drop

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially begins with a ceremonial start March 2 but preparations are underway for care of dogs along the trail.

Friday, February 8th 2019, 7:47 AM AKST
Facebook removes fur hat posts by Alaska Native artist

Facebook removes fur hat posts by Alaska Native artist

A cultural group says Facebook is continuing remove posts by an Alaska Native artist selling items made of sea otter fur despite the social media company stating the problem had been fixed.

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 8:43 PM AKST
University of Alaska officials expect major budget cuts

University of Alaska officials expect major budget cuts

University of Alaska officials say they are expecting Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration to make substantial slashes to their state funding.

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 8:39 PM AKST
Opioid-related overdose deaths in Alaska down, data suggests

Opioid-related overdose deaths in Alaska down, data suggests

Preliminary numbers released by the state show the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Alaska fell between 2017 and 2018.

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 12:27 PM AKST
Fire burns restaurant near previous arson fire in strip mall

Fire burns restaurant near previous arson fire in strip mall

Anchorage firefighters fought a suspicious fire Thursday morning at a strip mall where an arson fire burned a restaurant earlier in the week.

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 7:46 AM AKST
Measure funding Native language programs supported in Alaska

Measure funding Native language programs supported in Alaska

Native studies officials at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are praising efforts to reauthorize federal legislation funding immersion programs for Native American languages.

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 8:34 PM AKST
Alaska tops list of most reports of snowmobile thefts

Alaska tops list of most reports of snowmobile thefts

An analysis of national crime figures shows three areas in Alaska topped the list of most reports of snowmobile thefts in the country.

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 8:30 PM AKST
Anchorage police release name of woman found dead in vehicle

Anchorage police release name of woman found dead in vehicle

Anchorage police have released the name of a woman found shot in a vehicle.

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 3:14 PM AKST
Anchorage police say double shooting was homicide, suicide

Anchorage police say double shooting was homicide, suicide

Anchorage police say the weekend deaths of two people by gunshot were an apparent homicide and suicide.

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 12:21 PM AKST
Aftershock rattles Anchorage area, 2 months after big quake

Aftershock rattles Anchorage area, 2 months after big quake

Aftershocks continue to rattle residents of Alaska's largest city two months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake caused damage in and around the Anchorage area.

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 11:33 AM AKST
Driver charged in crash that killed Anchorage cab driver

Driver charged in crash that killed Anchorage cab driver

A 25-year-old driver has been charged with second-degree murder in a 2018 crash that killed an Anchorage cab driver.

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 7:49 AM AKST
Activists air grievances about drilling in Alaska refuge

Activists air grievances about drilling in Alaska refuge

Activists pushing against oil development in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge dominated a Bureau of Land Management public scoping meeting in Fairbanks.

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 8:08 PM AKST
Teaching students allowed to graduate with approved degrees

Teaching students allowed to graduate with approved degrees

The state will still consider spring and summer graduates of the University of Alaska Anchorage's School of Education as coming from state-approved degree programs despite the school losing accreditation.

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 8:08 PM AKST
Power-sharing among options Alaska House is exploring

Power-sharing among options Alaska House is exploring

An Alaska House Democratic leader says members will need to wrestle with whether a power-sharing agreement is the best option for organizing the chamber.

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 2:52 PM AKST
Private search continues for 3 aboard missing Alaska plane

Private search continues for 3 aboard missing Alaska plane

The owners of an air ambulance that went missing in Alaska say they're working with a helicopter company and others to search for the remains of the three people who presumably died in a crash.

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 9:23 AM AKST
Fire officials say sushi restaurant fire may have been set

Fire officials say sushi restaurant fire may have been set

Anchorage fire officials say the fire that destroyed an eastside sushi restaurant likely was intentionally set.

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 7:59 AM AKST
Woman found shot, killed in vehicle on Anchorage street

Woman found shot, killed in vehicle on Anchorage street

Anchorage police are investigating the shooting death of a woman along a downtown street.

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 7:39 AM AKST
Forest Service reschedules meeting on Alaska timber sales

Forest Service reschedules meeting on Alaska timber sales

The U.S. Forest Service has rescheduled a public meeting about planned timber sales in southeast Alaska.

Monday, February 4th 2019, 8:19 PM AKST
Public meeting planned for launch facility on Big Island

Public meeting planned for launch facility on Big Island

A public meeting has been scheduled for the satellite launch facility proposed by the Alaska-owned aerospace corporation for a site on the east side of the Big Island.

Monday, February 4th 2019, 8:19 PM AKST
Alaska marijuana industry raises concern about future

Alaska marijuana industry raises concern about future

Marijuana growers and retailers in Alaska say they're concerned about Gov. Mike Dunleavy's plans for the industry after he appointed a marijuana critic and a law enforcement officer to the state marijuana board.

Monday, February 4th 2019, 8:15 PM AKST
Alaska House speaker vote fails amid ongoing talks

Alaska House speaker vote fails amid ongoing talks

A vote for permanent speaker of the Alaska House failed Monday amid ongoing efforts to organize the chamber.

Monday, February 4th 2019, 12:59 PM AKST
Man killed, woman wounded in shooting at Anchorage home

Man killed, woman wounded in shooting at Anchorage home

A man died and a woman was injured in a weekend shooting inside an Anchorage home.

Monday, February 4th 2019, 8:06 AM AKST
Fire heavily damages east Anchorage sushi restaurant

Fire heavily damages east Anchorage sushi restaurant

Fire heavily damaged an Anchorage sushi restaurant Monday morning.

Monday, February 4th 2019, 7:50 AM AKST
Alaska town approves observance of daylight saving time

Alaska town approves observance of daylight saving time

Residents of a small town in southeast Alaska have voted for the community to observe daylight saving time.

Sunday, February 3rd 2019, 8:10 PM AKST
Sun returns to northernmost town in Alaska

Sun returns to northernmost town in Alaska

Sunshine has returned to the country's northernmost town in Alaska following about two months of the sun staying hidden below the horizon.

Sunday, February 3rd 2019, 8:10 PM AKST

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