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

The Seattle Mariners blew an eight-run lead they took into the seventh inning before they rallied to beat the Angels 11-10. Jay Bruce delivered a tiebreaking pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth as the Mariners snapped their...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 2:48 AM AKDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. AKDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. AKDT

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has filled a second Palmer Superior Court judgeship, weeks after the deadline to make such a pick. He announced Wednesday his selection of private practice attorney Kristen Stohler. Last month, Dunleavy...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 8:45 AM AKDT
Sentencing set for ex-Alaska bank employee who stole $4.3M

Sentencing set for ex-Alaska bank employee who stole $4.3M

A former Alaska bank employee who stole $4.3 million in cash and fled to Mexico is set to be sentenced for the crime.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 8:19 PM AKDT
Group apologizes after appearance by banned Alaska professor

Group apologizes after appearance by banned Alaska professor

An archaeology organization has apologized for the attendance of a banned Alaska professor at its annual meeting.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 8:19 PM AKDT
Dunleavy fills second Palmer court seat after delay

Dunleavy fills second Palmer court seat after delay

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has filled a second Palmer Superior Court judgeship, weeks after the deadline to make such a pick.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 4:07 PM AKDT
Human rights commission plans to move ahead with apology

Human rights commission plans to move ahead with apology

A state human rights commission official indicated Thursday that the commission's former executive director had not penned a letter of apology for calling out on social media a "Black Rifles Matter" sticker on a truck...

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 1:59 PM AKDT
Lawmakers reject board nominee with ghost-hunting past

Lawmakers reject board nominee with ghost-hunting past

An Alaska man with a ghost-hunting history has scared off lawmakers, who rejected his nomination to a compensation board for crime victims.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 12:31 PM AKDT
Tools stolen at home being built for slain officer's family

Tools stolen at home being built for slain officer's family

Thieves stole tools from a construction company helping to build a house for the family of a Fairbanks Police Department officer killed in the line of duty.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 8:02 AM AKDT
Maine gov signs warrant for man in Alaska cold case

Maine gov signs warrant for man in Alaska cold case

Maine Gov. Janet Mills has signed a warrant allowing a man wanted in Alaska to face charges there that he sexually assaulted and killed a woman more than two decades ago.

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 4:22 AM AKDT
Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture

Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture

Hawaii lawmakers are considering a resolution calling for the creation of legal protections for Native Hawaiian cultural intellectual property.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 9:30 PM AKDT
Advocates call on Alaska school district to address bullying

Advocates call on Alaska school district to address bullying

Advocates have called on an Alaska school district to do more to protect vulnerable students after a group of boys tried to enter a girls' restroom at a high school to take photos.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 7:58 PM AKDT
The Latest: Lawmakers confirm Public Safety commissioner

The Latest: Lawmakers confirm Public Safety commissioner

The Latest on the Alaska Legislature's confirmation of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's Cabinet and board selections (all times local):

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 3:50 PM AKDT
Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites

Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites

Alaska health and wildlife officials are taking steps to track undesirable parasites showing up in the state.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 1:25 PM AKDT
Alaska Legislature to weigh Dunleavy Cabinet, board picks

Alaska Legislature to weigh Dunleavy Cabinet, board picks

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's Cabinet-level appointments and nominations to boards and commissions face confirmation votes from state lawmakers Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 9:29 AM AKDT
Pedestrian struck in east Anchorage, suffers serious injury

Pedestrian struck in east Anchorage, suffers serious injury

A pedestrian in Anchorage was struck and seriously injured Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 7:37 AM AKDT
Alaska city and regional group agree to hospital purchase

Alaska city and regional group agree to hospital purchase

A city government in Alaska has approved agreements enabling a regional health consortium to take over operation of its community hospital.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 8:12 PM AKDT
Alaska students disciplined after bathroom conflict

Alaska students disciplined after bathroom conflict

School officials say students have been disciplined after a girl kicked a boy in the groin when he entered the girls' restroom at an Alaska high school.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 8:08 PM AKDT
The Latest: Administration makes push for Price confirmation

The Latest: Administration makes push for Price confirmation

The Latest on Gov. Mike Dunleavy's pick to lead the Department of Public Safety (all times local):

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 4:56 PM AKDT
The Latest: Official cites personal reasons for resignation

The Latest: Official cites personal reasons for resignation

The Latest on another resignation with the Alaska human rights commission (all times local):

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 1:32 PM AKDT
The Latest: Troopers: Seward man fatally shot 2 men in van

The Latest: Troopers: Seward man fatally shot 2 men in van

The Latest on double homicide in Seward (all times local):

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 11:32 AM AKDT
Another official with state human rights commission leaving

Another official with state human rights commission leaving

The chief of enforcement for Alaska's human rights commission is leaving, marking the latest departure from the typically under-the-radar organization.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 10:44 AM AKDT
Lawmakers want to hear from Price ahead of vote

Lawmakers want to hear from Price ahead of vote

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's pick to lead the state Department of Public Safety is set to face lawmakers for one last time before her nomination is voted on by a joint session of the Legislature Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 10:07 AM AKDT
Troopers arrest suspect in shooting deaths of 2 Seward men

Troopers arrest suspect in shooting deaths of 2 Seward men

A 30-year-old Seward man is being held on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two men.

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 7:31 AM AKDT
Alaska native language spelling bee runs for record time

Alaska native language spelling bee runs for record time

An Alaska native language spelling bee has set a record for the time taken to produce a winner.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 8:23 PM AKDT
Alaska club hosts adoption events for birds whose owner died

Alaska club hosts adoption events for birds whose owner died

An Alaska bird club has begun hosting adoption events for pets whose owner died last month.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 8:19 PM AKDT
3 snowmobilers die after breaking through ice in Alaska

3 snowmobilers die after breaking through ice in Alaska

Alaska State Troopers say three people have died after their snowmobiles broke through ice in northern Alaska.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 3:51 PM AKDT
State plans to award contract for ferry options protested

State plans to award contract for ferry options protested

The state's intent to award a contract to a company to review options for the future of Alaska's ferry system is being challenged by the other bidder for the job.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 12:31 PM AKDT
Removal of rotten trees at state campgrounds may exceed $1M

Removal of rotten trees at state campgrounds may exceed $1M

State parks officials say removing trees infested with spruce bark beetles at two campgrounds in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough could cost more than $1 million.

Monday, April 15th 2019, 7:54 AM AKDT
Alaska ice melt guessing game ends in record time

Alaska ice melt guessing game ends in record time

Early ice melt has provided a record finish to an annual Alaska guessing game.

Sunday, April 14th 2019, 8:01 PM AKDT
Alaska city faces shortage of police officers

Alaska city faces shortage of police officers

An Alaska city is facing a shortage of police officers that is raising concerns about the department's operations.

Sunday, April 14th 2019, 8:01 PM AKDT
Over $6.2M in unpaid traffic fines are owed to Anchorage

Over $6.2M in unpaid traffic fines are owed to Anchorage

Anchorage officials say scofflaws owe the city more than $6.2 million in unpaid traffic fines.

Sunday, April 14th 2019, 11:13 AM AKDT
Sailing of state ferry Malaspina cancelled for repairs

Sailing of state ferry Malaspina cancelled for repairs

Sailings of the Alaska state ferry Malaspina have been cancelled for repairs, starting April 29.

Sunday, April 14th 2019, 11:05 AM AKDT
Lawmaker criticizes district's handling of bathroom incident

Lawmaker criticizes district's handling of bathroom incident

An Alaska lawmaker is criticizing a school district after she says a student was wrongly suspended after the student defended herself against a group of boys who trapped the girl inside a bathroom.

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 9:23 AM AKDT
Bering Sea changes startle scientists, worry residents

Bering Sea changes startle scientists, worry residents

Scientists who study the northern Bering Sea say they're seeing changed ocean conditions that were projected by climate models - but not until 2050.

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 8:07 AM AKDT
Lawmakers weigh whether to keep Ocean Rangers program

Lawmakers weigh whether to keep Ocean Rangers program

State lawmakers are weighing whether to axe Alaska's on-board cruise ship inspectors program.

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 7:03 AM AKDT
Alaska city declares holiday honoring Iditarod champion

Alaska city declares holiday honoring Iditarod champion

An Alaska city has declared a public holiday honoring the hometown champion of this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 7:58 PM AKDT
Alaska to suspend senior benefit payments for 2 months

Alaska to suspend senior benefit payments for 2 months

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has announced suspension of two months of payments from the state's Senior Benefits Program.

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 7:58 PM AKDT
The Latest: Price calls ex supervisor's claims surprising

The Latest: Price calls ex supervisor's claims surprising

The Latest on Gov. Mike Dunleavy's nominee to head the Department of Public Safety (all times local):

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 6:02 PM AKDT
New Mexico climber dies in fall on Alaska mountain

New Mexico climber dies in fall on Alaska mountain

A New Mexico man climber died in a fall from a mountain east of Alaska's largest city.

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 5:14 PM AKDT
Former supervisors give drastically different takes on Price

Former supervisors give drastically different takes on Price

Two former supervisors of acting Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Amanda Price offered drastically different views of her work ethic and whether she should be confirmed for the job.

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 4:42 PM AKDT
Alaska man sentenced for stealing fossilized mammoth tusk

Alaska man sentenced for stealing fossilized mammoth tusk

An Alaska man will serve nearly three years in federal prison for stealing a fossilized woolly mammoth tusk and cutting it up to sell for profit.

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 3:42 PM AKDT
Alaska House passes budget, sending it to Senate

Alaska House passes budget, sending it to Senate

The Alaska House has passed a state operating budget rejecting the level of cuts proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, sending it to the Senate for further work.

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 2:05 PM AKDT
Dunleavy replaces resigning human rights commission members

Dunleavy replaces resigning human rights commission members

Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to immediately replace two members of the state human rights commission who announced plans to resign.

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 12:25 PM AKDT
Anchorage police release name of woman killed in fire

Anchorage police release name of woman killed in fire

Anchorage police have released the name of a woman killed in a weekend home fire.

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 9:09 AM AKDT
Anchorage police release name of man shot, killed

Anchorage police release name of man shot, killed

Anchorage police have released the name of a man shot and killed Monday night on the city's east side.

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 7:33 AM AKDT
Judge threatens to stop Carnival ships from docking In US

Judge threatens to stop Carnival ships from docking In US

A federal judge has threatened to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation.

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 3:21 AM AKDT
Police look for traveler who left ashes at Alaska airport

Police look for traveler who left ashes at Alaska airport

Police are looking to reunite cremated remains with the traveler who left them behind at an Alaska airport.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 8:32 PM AKDT
Alaska state raffle generates $1M for schools in first year

Alaska state raffle generates $1M for schools in first year

A state-sponsored raffle in Alaska has generated nearly $1 million for public schools in its first year of operation.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 8:24 PM AKDT
Medical examiner identifies remains found near Big Lake

Medical examiner identifies remains found near Big Lake

Alaska State Troopers say human remains found last week near Big Lake in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough belong to a Wasilla woman missing since December.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 1:08 PM AKDT
Beetles create risk of falling trees at 2 Alaska campgrounds

Beetles create risk of falling trees at 2 Alaska campgrounds

Alaska park officials are closing two state campgrounds because of the threat of falling trees brought on by insects and aggravated by a warming climate.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 11:40 AM AKDT
State taking comment on proposal to raise Pioneer Home rates

State taking comment on proposal to raise Pioneer Home rates

State officials are moving ahead with a proposal that would significantly raise rates at state-supported elder-care facilities, while a bill in the Alaska House seeks to moderate what the state can charge.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 10:48 AM AKDT
Final suspect in Alaska gang killing arrested in Georgia

Final suspect in Alaska gang killing arrested in Georgia

A suspect in the death of an Alaska gang member has been arrested in Georgia.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 8:11 AM AKDT
Alaska budget cuts could close transitional housing program

Alaska budget cuts could close transitional housing program

Administrators of a transitional housing program in Anchorage say Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget cuts could cause the program to shut down.

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 8:15 PM AKDT
Alaska city council postpones onsite marijuana use ordinance

Alaska city council postpones onsite marijuana use ordinance

Officials in an Alaska city have postponed an ordinance that would allow onsite consumption at retail marijuana stores.

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 8:15 PM AKDT
State will use federal trails money for deferred maintenance

State will use federal trails money for deferred maintenance

State parks officials say federal grants aimed at improving Alaska trails will be used to address deferred maintenance on trails in the state park system.

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 2:23 PM AKDT
Dunleavy pushes constitutional changes, crime bills

Dunleavy pushes constitutional changes, crime bills

Gov. Mike Dunleavy questioned the potential for any deal with lawmakers if they don't act on his proposed constitutional amendments and crime bills.

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 12:35 PM AKDT
2 Alaska human rights commission members resign

2 Alaska human rights commission members resign

Two Alaska human rights commission members have submitted their resignations after the low-level state agency found itself in the middle of a controversy involving its executive director.

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 12:31 PM AKDT
Man shot, killed on east side of Anchorage

Man shot, killed on east side of Anchorage

Anchorage police say a man was shot and killed on the city's east side.

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 7:26 AM AKDT
University board votes no on education school accreditation

University board votes no on education school accreditation

University of Alaska's governing board has voted not to seek reaccreditation for some licensure programs at its Anchorage education school.

Monday, April 8th 2019, 8:41 PM AKDT
University of Alaska power plant to begin operations in May

University of Alaska power plant to begin operations in May

A university power plant in Alaska is scheduled to go online in May, six months behind its original target date.

Monday, April 8th 2019, 8:17 PM AKDT
Commission director resigning over rifle sticker complaint

Commission director resigning over rifle sticker complaint

The executive director of the state human rights commission says she will resign, after being suspended for posting on social media about a "Black Rifles Matter" sticker she believed to be racist.

Monday, April 8th 2019, 5:18 PM AKDT
Alaska Senate OKs bill for fair liquor license

Alaska Senate OKs bill for fair liquor license

The Alaska Senate has passed legislation intended to allow the Alaska State Fair to continue selling alcohol.

Monday, April 8th 2019, 11:53 AM AKDT
Person dies in south Anchorage home fire; cause unknown

Person dies in south Anchorage home fire; cause unknown

The Anchorage Fire Department is investigating a fire that killed a person in a south Anchorage home.

Monday, April 8th 2019, 7:29 AM AKDT
3D technology being used to locate new Alaska oil pockets

3D technology being used to locate new Alaska oil pockets

New technology is being used to search for untapped oil in an Alaska bay that is already an established source of fossil fuel.

Sunday, April 7th 2019, 7:48 PM AKDT
Alaska businesses remain closed 4 months after earthquake

Alaska businesses remain closed 4 months after earthquake

An Alaska earthquake four months ago is still causing disruptions for businesses whose buildings were damaged.

Sunday, April 7th 2019, 7:48 PM AKDT
Juneau requests ideas on how to remove stranded tugboat

Juneau requests ideas on how to remove stranded tugboat

Juneau officials are looking for cost-effective ideas for how to remove a tugboat stranded in the channel next to the southeast Alaska city.

Sunday, April 7th 2019, 6:19 AM AKDT
Alaska closes 2 lakes to fishing after contamination found

Alaska closes 2 lakes to fishing after contamination found

Alaska wildlife officials have closed two lakes to fishing near North Pole after water testing found contamination.

Sunday, April 7th 2019, 6:03 AM AKDT
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits near southwest Alaska island

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits near southwest Alaska island

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit an area near an island in southwest Alaska.

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 7:51 PM AKDT
Ketchikan beaches fail water quality standards

Ketchikan beaches fail water quality standards

Many beaches around Ketchikan have failed to meet Alaska water quality standards for recreation and consumption.

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 8:06 AM AKDT
New 'Goosewatcher' record comes with asterisk

New 'Goosewatcher' record comes with asterisk

The official arrival date of the first Canada goose this year in Fairbanks was 3:51 p.m. on March 30.

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 7:10 AM AKDT
Former Alaska Gov. Walker joins law firm

Former Alaska Gov. Walker joins law firm

Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has a new gig.

Friday, April 5th 2019, 3:25 PM AKDT
Alaska House poised to debate budget

Alaska House poised to debate budget

The Alaska House is set to begin debating next week its version of the state operating budget, which spares areas such as education, the university system, Medicaid and the state ferry system the level of cuts proposed by...

Friday, April 5th 2019, 3:17 PM AKDT
Board suspends agency director over rifle sticker complaint

Board suspends agency director over rifle sticker complaint

The executive director of the state human rights commission has been suspended for 15 working days without pay for complaining on social media about a "Black Rifles Matter" sticker on a vehicle in the building's...

Friday, April 5th 2019, 2:41 PM AKDT
Lawmaker wants to hear more about Price nomination

Lawmaker wants to hear more about Price nomination

An Alaska lawmaker says he's weighing options for eliciting testimony from a top aide in former Gov. Bill Walker's administration on Gov. Mike Dunleavy's pick for Public Safety commissioner.

Friday, April 5th 2019, 12:09 PM AKDT
Man found guilty in fatal shooting of Fairbanks officer

Man found guilty in fatal shooting of Fairbanks officer

A Fairbanks jury found a 31-year-old man guilty of fatally shooting a police officer.

Friday, April 5th 2019, 9:41 AM AKDT
Human remains found at remote spot in Big Lake

Human remains found at remote spot in Big Lake

Alaska State Troopers say human remains have been found at a remote spot in Big Lake.

Friday, April 5th 2019, 9:01 AM AKDT
Alaska OK funding Medicaid through grants, governor says

Alaska OK funding Medicaid through grants, governor says

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy told President Donald Trump that the state is open to the idea of receiving Medicaid funding through fixed amounts each year.

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 8:16 PM AKDT
Warm weather boosts ticket sales in Alaska ice guessing game

Warm weather boosts ticket sales in Alaska ice guessing game

An annual guessing game in Alaska involving a tripod and melting ice is generating a flurry of late ticket sales.

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 8:16 PM AKDT

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