Forest Service proposes exempting Tongass from Roadless Rule

Forest Service proposes exempting Tongass from Roadless Rule

The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments on a proposal that would exempt the country's largest national forest, in southeast Alaska, from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas.

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 12:25 PM AKDT
Shuckerow plans to manage Sullivan re-election campaign

Shuckerow plans to manage Sullivan re-election campaign

Matt Shuckerow, Gov. Mike Dunleavy's former press secretary, has announced plans to manage Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan's re-election campaign.

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 8:53 AM AKDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Alaska news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. AKDT

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

The FBI will help Anchorage police in the investigation of a homicide recorded with photos and video. Anchorage television station KTVA reports the FBI is providing investigative and technical assistance in the...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 8:45 AM AKDT
FBI assists in investigation of homicide recorded on video

FBI assists in investigation of homicide recorded on video

The FBI will assist Anchorage police in the investigation of a homicide recorded with photos and video.

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 8:21 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

Coach Chris Petersen says Washington linebacker MJ Tafisi suffered a significant stinger during the 25th-ranked Huskies' win over Arizona and there is no timeline yet for his return to action. Tafisi was strapped down...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 2:48 AM AKDT
Alaska's Denali National Park allows e-bikes on road, trails

Alaska's Denali National Park allows e-bikes on road, trails

A rule change will allow electronically assisted bikes anywhere that traditional bicycles are permitted in Denali National Park and Reserve.

Monday, October 14th 2019, 6:04 PM AKDT
Anchorage to vote on retail marijuana shop on-site smoking

Anchorage to vote on retail marijuana shop on-site smoking

The Anchorage Assembly will let voters decide whether the city should allow on-site smoking in retail marijuana shops.

Monday, October 14th 2019, 6:04 PM AKDT
Alaska Zoo's ailing polar bear dies; Lyutyik was 19

Alaska Zoo's ailing polar bear dies; Lyutyik was 19

A polar bear at the Alaska Zoo has died.

Monday, October 14th 2019, 3:16 PM AKDT
Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death

Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death

A woman who killed her sleeping boyfriend by setting the couch on fire is set to serve 60 years in prison.

Monday, October 14th 2019, 1:48 PM AKDT
Petersburg man dies when skiff overturns in Duncan Canal

Petersburg man dies when skiff overturns in Duncan Canal

A Petersburg man died after his skiff flipped in ocean waters west of the city.

Monday, October 14th 2019, 8:23 AM AKDT
Oregon woman dies in head-on crash on Seward Highway

Oregon woman dies in head-on crash on Seward Highway

An Oregon woman died in a weekend head-on crash on the Seward Highway.

Monday, October 14th 2019, 7:59 AM AKDT
Searchers find body of Cordova hunter missing on solo trip

Searchers find body of Cordova hunter missing on solo trip

A 33-year-old Cordova man reported overdue on a hunting trip has been found dead.

Monday, October 14th 2019, 7:43 AM AKDT
Some US states marking their first Indigenous Peoples' Day

Some US states marking their first Indigenous Peoples' Day

A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples' Day as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus .

Sunday, October 13th 2019, 9:03 PM AKDT
River otters attack, injure family dog in Anchorage park

River otters attack, injure family dog in Anchorage park

An Alaska man says he rescued his family's dog from an attack by river otters in a small lake inside an Anchorage park.

Sunday, October 13th 2019, 8:07 PM AKDT
Alaska Native village sues federal agency over gaming hall

Alaska Native village sues federal agency over gaming hall

An Alaska Native Village has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department in a continuing campaign to open a tribal gambling hall.

Sunday, October 13th 2019, 8:07 PM AKDT
Alaska residents warned of bear encounters on Kodiak Island

Alaska residents warned of bear encounters on Kodiak Island

Alaska wildlife authorities have warned residents to be aware of Kodiak bears after multiple sightings and encounters were reported near residential areas.

Saturday, October 12th 2019, 8:29 AM AKDT
Nome police chief quits after 13 months on the job

Nome police chief quits after 13 months on the job

The police chief who led efforts to audit more than 460 old sexual assault cases in Nome is quitting after 13 months on the job.

Friday, October 11th 2019, 2:48 PM AKDT
Anchorage police officer charged with misdemeanor assault

Anchorage police officer charged with misdemeanor assault

State prosecutors have charged a 32-year-old Anchorage police officer with two counts of misdemeanor assault in the arrest of a man for bicycle violations.

Friday, October 11th 2019, 1:40 PM AKDT
Alaska Zoo polar bear treated for medical condition

Alaska Zoo polar bear treated for medical condition

Officials at the Alaska Zoo say one of their prominent animals is ailing.

Friday, October 11th 2019, 8:27 AM AKDT
Man fined $5,000 for dumping car in Fairbanks salmon river

Man fined $5,000 for dumping car in Fairbanks salmon river

A 29-year-old man convicted of dumping a car into the Chena River south of Fairbanks has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation for three years.

Friday, October 11th 2019, 7:55 AM AKDT
Air, grounds search underway for overdue Cordova hunter

Air, grounds search underway for overdue Cordova hunter

A search is underway for an overdue Cordova hunter.

Friday, October 11th 2019, 7:35 AM AKDT
Alaska governor seeks to increase Virginia law firm contract

Alaska governor seeks to increase Virginia law firm contract

The administration of Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is negotiating a contract extension that would pay a Virginia law firm $125,000 of state funds for its services in a legal fight with Alaska unions.

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 8:43 PM AKDT
UA president's video seeks restart with university community

UA president's video seeks restart with university community

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen has released a video acknowledging his role in what he calls a breakdown in unity across the university system.

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 8:43 PM AKDT
Man dies in crash of ATVs in Kodiak Island village

Man dies in crash of ATVs in Kodiak Island village

A man from a village on the west side of Kodiak Island died in an all-terrain vehicle crash.

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 7:50 AM AKDT
Land clearing explosion triggers Ketchikan highway landslide

Land clearing explosion triggers Ketchikan highway landslide

Alaska State Troopers say a man using explosives to clear land north of Ketchikan created a landslide that blocked the North Tongass Highway.

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 7:30 AM AKDT
Alaska Airlines and American Airlines end miles partnership

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines end miles partnership

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines have announced they will scale back their mileage plan partnership early next year.

Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 8:29 PM AKDT
Alaska doctor, nurse charged with vast opioid distribution

Alaska doctor, nurse charged with vast opioid distribution

An Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner face federal charges of illegally distributing millions of opioid doses to patients that resulted in addiction, overdoses and deaths.

Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 7:42 PM AKDT
The Latest: Authorities: Videos show woman being strangled

The Latest: Authorities: Videos show woman being strangled

The Latest on a death investigation in Alaska (all times local):

Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 5:06 PM AKDT
The Latest: Alaska justices hear youth climate lawsuit

The Latest: Alaska justices hear youth climate lawsuit

The Latest on an Alaska Supreme Court hearing on an appeal involving a climate change lawsuit filed by state youths (all times local):

Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 3:38 PM AKDT
Police: Man arrested in Alaska death after videos found

Police: Man arrested in Alaska death after videos found

By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 11:05 AM AKDT
Anchorage idles fire equipment to deal with shortfall

Anchorage idles fire equipment to deal with shortfall

A budget gap will cause the Anchorage Fire Department to shut down equipment at times through the end of the year.

Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 7:53 AM AKDT
Jury delivers 8 guilty verdicts in Alaska teen murder trial

Jury delivers 8 guilty verdicts in Alaska teen murder trial

An Alaska jury has returned multiple guilty verdicts against one of four teenagers charged with killing another boy.

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 8:40 PM AKDT
Alaska Supreme Court to hear youths' climate change lawsuit

Alaska Supreme Court to hear youths' climate change lawsuit

Attorneys for 12 young Alaskans who sued over state climate change policy are expected to argue their case before Alaska Supreme Court justices on Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 8:32 PM AKDT
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Attorneys for 12 young Alaskans who sued over state climate change policy are expected to argue their case before Alaska Supreme Court justices on Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 8:24 PM AKDT
US attorney: Man convicted in Alaska Coast Guard killings

US attorney: Man convicted in Alaska Coast Guard killings

The U.S. attorney for Alaska says a jury has convicted a former U.S. Coast Guard civilian technician of murder and weapons charges in the 2012 shooting deaths of two co-workers.

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 5:24 PM AKDT
Critics of Alaska Pebble Mine project sue EPA

Critics of Alaska Pebble Mine project sue EPA

Critics of a mine planned near headwaters of a major Alaska salmon fishery are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying EPA improperly withdrew proposed restrictions on development in that region.

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 9:59 AM AKDT
Man dies in Fairbanks expressway rollover crash

Man dies in Fairbanks expressway rollover crash

A 35-year-old driver died in a rollover crash on the east side of Fairbanks.

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 7:39 AM AKDT
Report says federal agency lost $600M on Tongass forest

Report says federal agency lost $600M on Tongass forest

A new report by a nonpartisan watchdog group says the U.S. Forest Service has lost nearly $600 million through its management of the Tongass National Forest.

Monday, October 7th 2019, 7:59 PM AKDT
Alaska tribe banishes suspected drug dealer from village

Alaska tribe banishes suspected drug dealer from village

A Native tribal council has banished a suspected methamphetamine dealer from a northwest Alaska village.

Monday, October 7th 2019, 7:59 PM AKDT
Alaska regents delay considering consolidation plan

Alaska regents delay considering consolidation plan

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has voted to delay consideration of consolidation into a single accredited university until one of its institutions can secure accreditation in 2021.

Monday, October 7th 2019, 2:07 PM AKDT
Pickup driver dies in head-on crash in construction zone

Pickup driver dies in head-on crash in construction zone

A pickup driver died in a head-on collision with a dump truck at a road construction site north of Fairbanks.

Monday, October 7th 2019, 7:42 AM AKDT
Alaska school district seeks study of state testing accuracy

Alaska school district seeks study of state testing accuracy

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District has requested an analysis of the accuracy of statewide testing that produced lower-than-expected results.

Sunday, October 6th 2019, 8:14 PM AKDT
Alaska municipality considers launching new police force

Alaska municipality considers launching new police force

Alaska's second largest municipality is considering options to deal with crime including a proposal to launch a new police force.

Sunday, October 6th 2019, 8:14 PM AKDT
US Supreme Court to review Kansas' lack of insanity defense

US Supreme Court to review Kansas' lack of insanity defense

The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives.

Sunday, October 6th 2019, 5:45 AM AKDT
Alaska faculty confirm no confidence in university president

Alaska faculty confirm no confidence in university president

University of Alaska Anchorage faculty has reaffirmed its vote of no confidence in the university president saying he ignored accreditation concerns and disregarded input.

Saturday, October 5th 2019, 1:16 PM AKDT
Alaska Attorney General says hiring law unconstitutional

Alaska Attorney General says hiring law unconstitutional

Alaska attorney general has said the state's long-standing Alaska Hire statute that gives preference to state residents was unconstitutional.

Saturday, October 5th 2019, 10:44 AM AKDT
Yellow cedar rejected for threatened species listing

Yellow cedar rejected for threatened species listing

An iconic Alaska tree with roots that can freeze to death if not covered by snow was rejected Friday by a federal agency for the threatened species list.

Friday, October 4th 2019, 2:19 PM AKDT
The Latest: Woman's sentencing in arson death continued

The Latest: Woman's sentencing in arson death continued

The Latest on the sentencing of a woman who killed her sleeping boyfriend by setting the couch on fire (all times local):

Friday, October 4th 2019, 12:31 PM AKDT
The Latest: Alaska responders seek bear in nonfatal mauling

The Latest: Alaska responders seek bear in nonfatal mauling

The Latest on bear mauling in Alaska (all times local):

Friday, October 4th 2019, 11:47 AM AKDT
Yellow cedar trees denied for US threatened species listing

Yellow cedar trees denied for US threatened species listing

A federal agency has rejected an iconic Alaska tree for listing as a threatened species due to climate warming.

Friday, October 4th 2019, 11:19 AM AKDT
Haines man recovering from non-life-threatening bear mauling

Haines man recovering from non-life-threatening bear mauling

A 21-year-old Alaska man is recovering from a bear mauling.

Friday, October 4th 2019, 10:38 AM AKDT
Anchorage woman faces up to 70 years in man's burning death

Anchorage woman faces up to 70 years in man's burning death

An Anchorage woman who soaked a couch with gasoline and then set it on fire, killing her sleeping boyfriend, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday to first-degree murder.

Friday, October 4th 2019, 8:46 AM AKDT
New monitors will help detect landslides in Alaska community

New monitors will help detect landslides in Alaska community

New technology distributed around an Alaska community is expected to help detect and study conditions that lead to landslides.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 8:41 PM AKDT
Heavy seas cause damage to dock supporting offshore drilling

Heavy seas cause damage to dock supporting offshore drilling

Heavy seas and strong winds caused the partial collapse of a large section of an Alaska dock that supports offshore oil drilling.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 8:41 PM AKDT
Judge halts plan to change union dues collections in Alaska

Judge halts plan to change union dues collections in Alaska

A state court judge has temporarily barred Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration from pursuing changes in how public employee union dues are collected.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 4:30 PM AKDT
Homer Tribune ‘s Thursday edition is its last

Homer Tribune ‘s Thursday edition is its last

A small Alaska weekly newspaper is ceasing publication.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 12:41 PM AKDT
Alaska alcohol control board takes step to oust director

Alaska alcohol control board takes step to oust director

Alaska’s alcohol regulatory board has voted to oust its director, though the law also gives the state’s marijuana regulatory board a say.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 12:01 PM AKDT
The Latest: 32 hurt in parachute training in Mississippi

The Latest: 32 hurt in parachute training in Mississippi

The Latest on an Army training parachute accident (all times local):

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 11:25 AM AKDT
Man held in fatal assault at Anchorage home; woman injured

Man held in fatal assault at Anchorage home; woman injured

A 53-year-old man is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and manslaughter in a death at his home.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 8:57 AM AKDT
Proposal for defense of ethics complaints gets pushback

Proposal for defense of ethics complaints gets pushback

Proposed new regulations would let the state Department of Law represent Alaska’s governor or lieutenant governor against ethics complaints.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 8:53 AM AKDT
Police investigate human remains found along Seward Highway

Police investigate human remains found along Seward Highway

Anchorage police are investigating human remains found along the Seward Highway south of Beluga Point.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 7:37 AM AKDT
Alaska’s northern fur seals find refuge on tip of volcano

Alaska’s northern fur seals find refuge on tip of volcano

Northern fur seals have declined at the world’s largest rookery in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands, but they’re thriving at an unlikely location.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 9:04 PM AKDT
Report: Port of Alaska project cost could be cut by a third

Report: Port of Alaska project cost could be cut by a third

A report by a private consulting firm says the projected cost of the Port of Alaska renovation could be cut by a third or more.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 8:56 PM AKDT
UA faculty group details concerns about university president

UA faculty group details concerns about university president

The University of Alaska Anchorage faculty senate has written to the Board of Regents expressing concerns about university system President James Johnsen.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 8:52 PM AKDT
Bullet shatters man’s dresser; police arrest neighbor

Bullet shatters man’s dresser; police arrest neighbor

A man suspected of firing shots in his backyard, including one that penetrated a neighbor’s wall, has been charged with weapons misconduct.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 2:12 PM AKDT
Voters in Alaska town reject proposed soda tax

Voters in Alaska town reject proposed soda tax

Voters in the nation’s northernmost community have rejected a proposal to impose Alaska’s first tax on sugary sodas and other sweetened beverages.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 11:43 AM AKDT
Warning issued after wolf kills dog northwest of Fairbanks

Warning issued after wolf kills dog northwest of Fairbanks

State wildlife officials are warning residents northwest of Fairbanks to protect pets and livestock after a dog was killed by a wolf.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 8:55 AM AKDT
Public meeting set to share Alaska gold mine plan updates

Public meeting set to share Alaska gold mine plan updates

U.S. Forest Service officials will conduct a public meeting to unveil changes to an operations plan for an Alaska gold mine.

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 8:15 PM AKDT
Alaska proposes lifting snowcat, heli-skiing permit limits

Alaska proposes lifting snowcat, heli-skiing permit limits

Alaska has proposed removing a limit on permits for commercial snowcat and heli-skiing to eliminate a perceived monopoly on ski services to part of the Chugach Mountains.

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 8:15 PM AKDT
Village school investigates racist notes sent to student

Village school investigates racist notes sent to student

School officials in an Alaska Native village are investigating three racist, hate-filled notes left in the locker of a mixed-race student that urged the girl to kill herself, one day after another resident in the Bering...

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 1:47 PM AKDT
Alaska appealing decision on worker leave calculations

Alaska appealing decision on worker leave calculations

The state of Alaska is appealing a ruling that found it cannot count weeks rotational workers are not scheduled to work against leave time under a federal law.

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 12:51 PM AKDT
Report: violent crime highest in 5 years in Alaska in 2018

Report: violent crime highest in 5 years in Alaska in 2018

A new report says Alaska saw its highest violent crime rate in five years in 2018.

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 8:22 AM AKDT
State Education Department launches online school data tool

State Education Department launches online school data tool

The Alaska Department of Education has launched an online tool aimed at providing families the ability to assess data from public schools.

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 8:10 AM AKDT
Fatal stabbing occurred as man came to defense of woman

Fatal stabbing occurred as man came to defense of woman

Witnesses say a man was fatally stabbed in Eagle after he came to the defense of a woman being assaulted.

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 7:54 AM AKDT
Mayor in Maine plans to declare Oct. 14 to be Columbus Day

Mayor in Maine plans to declare Oct. 14 to be Columbus Day

A conservative mayor in Maine says he plans to declare Oct. 14 to be Columbus Day, in defiance of state law.

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 5:50 AM AKDT

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