Allegiant to begin flying between Anchorage and Bellingham for as low as $59 each way
From May 22 to August 13, low-cost airline Allegiant Air will operate nonstop flights between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Bellingham, Washington.
This weekend's lunar eclipse is a 'super blood wolf moon'. What does that mean?
A total lunar eclipse will happen this weekend. Special circumstances make it the 'super blood wolf moon.'
Alaska Railroad freight car derails near Cantwell
Alaska Railroad crews are assessing track damage from the single-car derailment of a freight train near Cantwell, which may delay passenger service north of Anchorage.
Iron Dog to start at Deshka Landing amid Big Lake ice concerns
Iron Dog officials said they had delayed a decision on whether to move the start “as long as we could.”
UAA education students stunned by accreditation issues
University of Alaska Anchorage leaders fielded tough questions from students Monday afternoon, as they informed students that programs involving initial licensure within its School of Education are no longer accredited.
Scammer posing as Alaska State Trooper targets Anchorage couple
Investigators say a man pretending to be an Alaska State Trooper called an Anchorage couple, threatening jail time and demanding money.
State Legislature getting underway in Juneau
Lawmakers will spend the next three to four months sorting through crime bills, a $1.6 billion budget deficit and Permanent Fund dividend payouts.
Troopers ID girl killed in Fairbanks trailer fire
A trailer fire early Wednesday in Fairbanks claimed the life of a young child, according to Alaska State Troopers.
'It’s not OK:' DV homicides among new Anchorage DA's top priorities
"I am tired of hearing Alaska is No. 1 in the nation in domestic violence homicide. That’s been our dishonor for years and years and years now, and it’s not OK," said John Novak.
Palmer workshop targets spruce beetle infestation
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension and the Alaska Division of Forestry will teach homeowners how to protect their trees from spruce beetles.
Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018
The city of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough will collect more than $1 million in taxes on marijuana for 2018.
Eagle rescued after becoming stranded on Sitka power pole
Officials say an eagle is recovering after it became stranded on a power pole in downtown Sitka.
Alaska Air Group plans to add 3,000 jobs this year
Alaska Air Group says it plans to add more than 3,000 jobs this year, with three-fourths of the positions opening in Washington state.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration has denied a request for information on employee resignations after Dunleavy took office.
Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted sexual abuse of a minor
After pleading guilty to one charge of attempted sexual abuse of a minor, Christopher Mosely, 34, was sentenced to 19 years in prison.
The 40 Below Club: A UAF tradition of braving the cold
When temperatures drop to minus 40 degrees, students at UAF take part in a time-honored tradition of braving the cold in order to join an elite club.
Body found near North Pole; man may have died of exposure
An autopsy has been ordered for the body of a man found near North Pole.
Nicolas Petit wins Copper Basin 300
Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit has claimed victory in the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race for a second year in a row.
Alpinist Lonnie Dupre ends winter Mount Hunter climb
Climber Lonnie Dupre has ended his winter ascent of Mount Hunter, cutting his attempt short before reaching the summit.
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AST: Homeowner holds teenage intruder at gunpoint
An 18-year-old man is facing burglary, theft and assault charges after Alaska State Troopers say a homeowner held him at gunpoint for crawling through a dog door and stealing property.
Bethel panel grants permit for first marijuana business
The owner of a marijuana store in Anchorage has cleared the first hurdle in his goal to open the first cannabis shop in a western Alaska city.
NFL fans watch game at local grill despite Sunday morning aftershock
NFL fans headed out to the Peanut Farm Sports Bar and Grill Sunday morning to eat good food and watch playoff football. What they weren't expecting, though, was a 5.0 aftershock right before kickoff.
AST: Man arrested with $50,000 worth of meth at Ketchikan International Airport
A man was arrested after being found in possession of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $50,000 at the Ketchikan International Airport.
Snowmachiner killed in collision with semi near Gakona identified
A person riding a snowmachine died Friday afternoon after being struck by a semi truck on the Tok Cutoff in Gakona, Alaska State Troopers said.
UAA senior Caroline Kurgat shines again
The University of Alaska Anchorage decorated runner made history in Washington state.
Sealaska Heritage Institute donates exhibit to schools
The Sealaska Heritage Institute is donating copies of an exhibit featuring Alaska Native place names to schools across the region.
Kodiak officials say some city tsunami sirens not working
Kodiak officials say nearly half of the city's aging tsunami warning sirens are not working.
Anchorage firefighters remind public to check CO detectors
Anchorage firefighters are reminding you to make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.
UAA School of Education initial licensure programs no longer accredited
Programs for initial licensure at UAA’s School of Education have not achieved accreditation.
Sarah Thomas will make history as first woman to officiate NFL playoff game
On Sunday, she'll become the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game when the New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Blood Bank of Alaska opens permanent facility in Juneau
The Blood Bank of Alaska has opened a permanent center in Juneau.
Fairbanks still gets cold, but not for as long or often
A weather expert says cold snaps in Alaska's second-largest city are not as frequent or as long in as they were in the past.
Soldotna considers cellphone use ban in school zones
The city council in Soldotna is considering a ban on using cellphones and other hand-held devices while driving in school zones.
5.0 quake gives Southcentral Sunday shake
The U.S. Geological Survey listed a 5.0 preliminary magnitude for the 7:45 a.m. quake,.
Drug overdose deaths skyrocket among middle-aged women
A new report from the CDC reveals that drug overdose deaths among women ages 30 to 64 have skyrocketed in recent years.
Appeals court upholds sentence for man who vandalized Kodiak church in 2015
A court affirmed the decision made in the conviction of Arkimedes Garcia, who caused more than $109,000 in damage to a Russian Orthodox church.
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Alaska Supreme Court orders mandatory retirement for judge
Justices on Friday backed the recommendation of the Alaska Judicial Conduct Commission regarding Judge Angela Greene of Utqiagvik.
Houston teachers take on 'new normal' in portable classrooms
"We're still the Houston family, which was really important to all of us," said sixth grade teacher Amanda Williams.
Alaska nonprofits hope larger PFDs mean larger donations
With Gov. Mike Dunleavy's promise to repay three years of reduced Permanent Fund dividends, nonprofit groups are expecting this year to be big on PFD-based donations.
Neighbors hope for calm after Chugiak property's cleanup
Squatters, theft and drugs at the Rambler Road property had caused complaints to the muni for several years.
Air traffic controllers sue Trump over unpaid work
The union that represents air traffic controllers nationwide is suing President Trump, saying forcing employees to work without pay during the partial government shutdown violates the Constitution.
Judge hears motions in Anchorage shelter's transgender case
A federal judge heard from both sides in a case involving an Anchorage women's shelter that wants to ban transgender women.
State House control could decide SB 91's fate
With the start of the state Legislature's next session just days away, lawmakers focused on addressing crime legislation are anxiously waiting to learn who will take control of the House.
Memo: Disorganization jeopardizes state House staff positions
According to a Legislative Affairs Agency memo, unless the House establishes a formal organization by Tuesday morning, "session staff will not be authorized."
Federal ANMC staffers' pay covered during government shutdown
One of the operators of the Alaska Native Medical Center will pay federal employees who work at the Anchorage hospital during the partial federal government shutdown.
Westchester Bridge open for winter trail use
The South Westchester Lagoon Bridge is open for winter trail use, after crews worked to upgrade it.
Wasilla woman dead in apparent CO poisoning
A trooper dispatch said 44-year-old Michelle Ahern was reported dead just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday at her Sage Road home.
Metlakatla teen convicted of possessing child porn
A Ketchikan jury convicted Metlakatla resident Walter Forsberg on 10 counts of possessing child pornography, troopers said.
Thousands of Alaskans apply for earthquake assistance
More than 8,700 Alaskans have applied for earthquake assistance funds from the state. The deadline to do so is coming up on Jan. 29.
Tsimshian carver Boxley guides students through art, history
The Alaska Native Heritage Center invited Tsimshian master carver David A. Boxley to Anchorage, where he taught 10 students the fine points of carving ceremonial potlatch bowls and spoons.
Alaska senator wants to roll back 2013 oil tax credit
Sen. Bill Wielechowski says ending the credit, which began in 2013, would save Alaskans $1.2 billion this year.
Anchorage air traffic controller gets $2 paycheck
Federal air traffic controllers and other "essential" federal employees across Alaska are working for free during the partial government shutdown.
Heavy snow blankets Southeast Alaska
More than a foot of snow has fallen across parts of Southeastern Alaska since Wednesday.
APD names drivers killed in head-on Tudor Road crash
A two-vehicle head-on collision near East Tudor and Baxter roads left both occupants dead late Wednesday, Anchorage police said.
Wasilla man gets 50 years for attempt to make child porn
Justin Raymond Nekeferoff, 32, received 50 years in federal prison for attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor.
Anchorage homeless get help as cold snap overflows shelters
Anchorage leaders hope to help the homeless during the cold winter months, as they hope to end homelessness under a new local plan.
Alaska's population declines for second year in a row
Alaska's population has declined for a second year in a row, according to a report released Thursday by the Alaska Department of Labor.
Wasilla vigil remembers people lost to addiction
"She was a person. She had a good heart. She loved and was loved," Darlene Fox said about her daughter Whitney, who died from addiction on Saturday.
Kenai man convicted of threat to 'carve the flesh' from judge's kids
It took a federal jury three hours of deliberation to convict Steven Bachmeier of graphically threatening to kill a female judge's family.
ACLU suit: Dunleavy illegally fired 3 state employees
Three former state employees have sued Gov. Mike Dunleavy, alleging they were illegally fired in a wave of resignation requests shortly after he took office.
New DOC commissioner halts free day pass, amnesty box programs
One program suspended by Nancy Dahlstrom allowed citizens to check offenders out of correctional facilities for up to 12 hours at a time, with no required notification to victims, law enforcement, or the public.
Kaladi unveils total from New Year's Day donations
Kaladi Brothers Coffee raised over $48,000 Jan. 1 for Covenant House Alaska, a shelter for homeless teens.
4.7 quake shakes Southcentral Alaska
The 4.7 temblor struck at 5:33 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey, about 1.4 miles east-southeast of Big Lake and 20.3 miles north of Anchorage.
Inside the Gates: 'Rescue Triad' crews solve all Alaska throws at them
"We need to get to the site before Alaska does:" Three Alaska Air National Guard search-and-rescue units prepare for a race against the elements to save lives.
Winter Denali summiter Dupre again puts Hunter in his sights
Lonnie Dupre, the first person to solo-climb Denali in January, sets high goals; his latest is nearby Mount Hunter.
Anchorage couple indicted in 2018 attacks on taxi drivers
Hector Rivera and Shirley Borrero-Qinones are accused of attacking a series of cab drivers in the spring of 2018.
GCI recovering from morning wireless data outage
Telecommunications provider GCI says some Alaskans may see residual effects from a wireless data outage reported early Thursday morning.
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Federal shutdown forces climber to abandon solo Denali attempt
"It was like, 'Hey Jost, we are facing a shutdown,,'" said German climber Jost Kobusch, whose dream of a Denali ascent was derailed by National Park Service closures.
Wasilla addiction program relies on peer support
Each of the workers at True North Recovery Inc. has had their own struggles with addiction. They used their experiences to help others trying to get clean.
Alaska pre-K funding bill again put in play
Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich will again try to establish a statewide pre-kindergarten program.