Senate OKs bill relaxing fishing vessels' discharge rules
Smaller Alaska fishing vessels will be "permanently exempt" from federal regulations on incidental discharge under a new law passed by the U.S. Senate, according to Sen. Dan Sullivan.
SeaLife Center releases rehabilitated harbor seal
An injured harbor seal found this summer and rehabilitated in Seward has been released back into the wild at a Homer beach.
Alaska mom 'ecstatic' as daughter turns back from opioid brink
The head of the Alaska group REAL About Addiction shares the story of her daughter's road to recovery.
Abbott Road Tesoro hit by armed robber
A South Anchorage gas station suffered an armed robbery early Wednesday which drew several police units to the area.
RDC opens with overview of Alaska's economic recovery
An Alaska economist is set to discuss the state’s economic trends during a major business gathering in Anchorage Wednesday morning.
Democrats take led in two Fairbanks races
Democrat Scott Kawasaki has a 152-vote lead over incumbent Sen. Pete Kelly in a Senate race; meanwhile Democrat Kathryn Dodge had a slim lead over Republican Bart LeBon in a House race.
Fog diverts JBER F-22s to Kenai airport
Fighter jets are taking over the Kenai airport due to heavy fog in Anchorage Tuesday night.
Art and nature combine in Spenard
Art and nature are coming together in Spenard. Tuesday, the Old Hermit Park got a new installation called "Woodfalls," created by Spenard-based artist Sheila Wyne.
Police ID shooting victim in 'drug-related' Spenard homicide
Anchorage Police say 27-year-old David Welch died Monday afternoon in a shooting near a Holiday Inn in Spenard.
Young girls explore career options in engineering
A group of young girls are learning new ways to engineer their futures.
Anchorage woman frustrated over damaged wheelchair by airline
Christie Lent said her wheelchair was damaged three times on separate Alaska Airlines flights. She said the problem is industry-wide.
Power in numbers: Mayors from across the state pan out budget solutions
Mayor's from across Alaska meet in Anchorage ahead of this week's Alaska Municipal League Conference to discuss ways to generate revenue for their parts of the state
Anchorage Mayor to propose alcohol tax
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz plans to propose a new 5 percent retail sales tax on alcohol at the next Anchorage assembly meeting.
Ohio family that moved to Kenai arrested in 2016 massacre
Four family members who moved to Alaska while under the focus of a mass murder investigation in Ohio have been arrested, according to the Ohio Attorney General.
Two years since Grunwald's murder, jury selection for 2nd suspect stretches on
The jury selection for suspect Dominic Johnson has moved into its third week. Opening statements could begin as soon as Monday.
Tenants suing owners of Mush Inn for acting like 'slumlords'
Current and former tenants of a motel near downtown Anchorage claim they're living in uninhabitable units that the owners refuse to fix.
Pickup hits sled dog team in KGB Road crash
A collision Tuesday morning on Knik-Goose Bay Road sent one vehicle crashing into a sled dog team, according to first responders.
Local magician to hold charity performance for school and food bank
With Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, the food bank is in need of donations. A local magician is doing his part to bring the magic to this holiday season.
Alaska communities consider online sales tax
Communities across the state may start taxing online shopping. It's a proposal up for consideration by the Alaska Municipal League at its annual conference in Anchorage this week.
16 soldiers safe after 4-vehicle Parks Highway crash
Alaska State Troopers say nobody was hurt Saturday when four vehicles, including two vans carrying more than a dozen U.S. Army soldiers, were involved in a crash on the Parks Highway near Denali State Park.
Frustrations flare at Dimond High meeting on student safety
Frustrations flared at a meeting at Dimond High School Monday night on four threats that appeared on school bathroom walls last week, leaving many parents with questions.
Man charged in fatal hit-and-run says woman claimed to be OK
A 71-year-old man charged in a fatal hit-and-run near the Anchorage jail over the weekend says he returned to the scene and tried to find the victim.
Northern Mat-Su schools closed due to icy roads
Four schools in the northern Mat-Su Borough School District have been closed Tuesday due to icy road conditions as freezing rain hits Southcentral Alaska this week.
Lacking sea ice affects temperatures in northern Alaska town
Scientists say changing sea ice patterns are affecting fall temperatures in the far northern Alaska city of Utqiagvik.
Bosco's remembers Superhero of Marvel Comics
An Anchorage comic book store is celebrating the legacy of Marvel Comics' "God of the Marvel Universe," Stan Lee.
Local South Koreans remain hopeful of peace between U.S. and North Korea
Tensions rise as Vice-President Pence heads to Asia to discuss situation with the Communist nation.
Bean's Café holds special celebration for veterans
Veteran’s are seated at special, decorated tables and served hot meals by active-duty soldiers from JBER for both the breakfast and lunch celebrations to honor them on Veterans Day.
Alaska Warriors Hockey helps disabled vets through sport
Alaska Warrior Hockey provides sports and recreational therapy for our nation’s heroes.
November rain brings slushy fun for kids
There's no bad weather, just bad preparation.
No quick resolution expected in transgender shelter case
Lawyers for a faith-based Anchorage women's shelter are not expecting a quick resolution to their lawsuit against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women.
Military contract info session draws strong interest
Alaska contractors are showing interest in upcoming military construction.
Dimond High to host Monday meeting on shooting threats
Dimond High School parents have been invited to a meeting Monday evening regarding threats of a school shooting made in graffiti last week, as classes prepare to resume under extensive precautions Tuesday.
Driver charged in deadly hit-and-run near Anchorage Jail
A 71-year-old man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a woman dead near the Anchorage Jail Saturday evening.
Serial rapist indicted on new charge of attempted sexual assault
A man convicted of multiple rapes in the 1980s is back in jail, facing new allegations related to sexual assault.
Head of the Class: Andrew Deckert
Creekside Elementary School physical education teacher Andrew Deckert is this week's Head of the Class.
New options offer cheaper health care coverage for Alaskans
There's just about a month left to enroll in health care through the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment ends on Dec. 15.
Vice President Pence speaks at JBER
Vice President Mike Pence made a Veterans Day stop at Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, as he embarks on a diplomatic trip to Asia.
Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor hosts first ceremony at new site
After years of uncertainty, the Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor is finally in its new home in Wasilla.
Kids graduate health program with 5K run
After a 10-week program teaching Anchorage elementary-school students life skills and how to stay active, it's up to them whether they practice what they learn.
FBI: Seattle plane thief searched online for flight videos
Authorities say the Seattle airport ground crew worker who stole an empty commercial airplane had apparently searched online for flight instruction videos before he took off on a dizzying ride that soon crashed into a small island.
Dunleavy plans Noorvik swearing-in ceremony
Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy will visit his wife’s hometown on the Kobuk River to be sworn in as Alaska’s next governor, he announced Saturday evening.
APD finds 11-year-old missing boy downtown
Anchorage police have found a teenage boy with special needs last seen in the downtown area Saturday afternoon.
Murkowski talks Dunleavy, midterms during Alaska visit
Sen. Lisa Murkowski made several public appearances in Alaska discussing election results while praising the successful campaign run by Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy.
Inside the Gates: Solving problems one tool at a time
A team behind shop doors in the 176th Wing of the Alaska National Guard keeps the Air Guard running -- like a machine
Disabled Anchorage veteran's plight draws plea for help
As an Anchorage veteran who lost his legs waits for assistance with access to his home, VA leaders in Alaska say the system is trying to help.
Man dies after assault at 8th and Bragaw
Police are investigating an assault in East Anchorage overnight as a homicide after they say a man died from his injuries.
Former APD officer wins over $2M in wrongful termination suit
A former Anchorage police lieutenant wins his lawsuit saying he was wrongfully terminated. He's now being awarded more than $2 million.
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ASD says they might have handled Dimond situation differently
Many Dimond High School parents were frustrated Friday saying administrators weren't giving them information about what appeared to be a frightening situation.
Dunleavy looking to former Gov. Parnell for transition help
Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy has begun building his team with members of former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration.
Feds file lawsuit to recover Alaska tugboat sinking costs
The federal government is suing a Juneau sculptor to recover more than $2.5 million spent cleaning up after a decades-old tugboat sank.
Unexpected APD presence at Dimond High in response to threats caused fear, confusion
When police showed up on campus Friday morning without giving parents notice, anxiety quickly escalated.
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Invasive species cost millions to eradicate from Alaska waters
Invasive species in Alaska waters carry a hefty price tag — both in cash and precious fish.
Mediation vs. arbitration: The process behind ASD contract negotiations
Teacher contract talks head to a third round of mediation with arbitration looming. What exactly is arbitration and why do it if it is non-binding?
Vacant lot in East Anchorage may get a makeover
The Muni held an open house Thursday night sharing different ideas for the 15 acres of land where the Native Hospital once lived.
Child psychologist sentenced; says 'curiosity' led him to download child porn
An Anchorage child psychologist will spend the next four years behind bars after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.
Sears plans Fairbanks closure, leaving 1 retail store in Alaska
Fairbanks' Sears store will be closing by the end of February 2019.
APD calling 'suspicious' Black Angus Inn death a homicide
Anchorage police say they're investigating a "suspicious death" at the Black Angus Inn on Gambell Street as a homicide.
White Mountain man missing after falling through ice on ATV
Searchers are looking for a missing White Mountain man after he reportedly fell through the ice while four-wheeling over the weekend.
Big Lake Elementary treats veterans to breakfast and a show
It's part of a now annual event for the honored guests.
Lawyer: Trump exceeded power by reversing Obama drilling ban
A lawyer says President Donald Trump exceeded his power when he signed an executive order reversing a ban on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of underwater canyons in the Atlantic Ocean.
Rally in Anchorage to protect investigation into election interference by Russia
The forced resignation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spurs protests around the nation, including in Alaska.
Dunleavy taps Babcock, Huber Sr. as first cabinet appointments
In his first public address since becoming the governor-elect, Mike Dunleavy addressed the Alaska Miners Association, re-stating his promise to focus on resource development.
Port Graham man fakes death, runs up $384K rescue tab with Coast Guard
U.S. Attorneys say Ryan Riley Meganack pleaded guilty to false distress and felon in possession of a firearm.
Alaska vet gets 'new' wheels
Progressive Insurance is honoring a disabled Alaska veteran with a refurbished car.
21-year-old sentenced in armed pizza delivery robberies
Steven Michael Lee McComas, 21, was sentenced Wednesday in Anchorage to six and a half years in prison for multiple pizza delivery robberies.
APD says thieves are stealing license plates
Anchorage police say thieves steal license plates so they can put them on stolen cars
Heroic husky made honorary search & rescue dog
Nanook made national headlines after he helped rescue a deaf hiker this summer. He was made an honorary member of the Solstice Search Dogs team today.
Urban farm sprouting at old Native Hospital site
The plot of land where the old Alaska Native Medical Center used to be near Ship Creek is getting a makeover. The 10-acre tract of land at Third Avenue and Ingra Street has been vacant since the hospital came down in 1992.
Party heads analyze red wave in Alaska elections
A red wave swept Alaska on Tuesday — according to unofficial results, it appears not only is the state's next governor, a Republican, but leadership in the state House and Senate will be too.
World class: Alaska FootGolfer named to the US National Team
Colony High soccer coach Jeremy Johnson was selected to the US National FootGolf team and is heading to the World Cup in Morocco.
Mediators stave off arbitration in Anchorage teacher contracts talks
Just when it looked like contract talks between ASD and AEA were heading to arbitration, mediators stepped in.
Emotional public testimony for proposed 2019 budget
It was an emotional night at the Anchorage Assembly as the second public hearing was held Wednesday night for the proposed 2019 operating budget.
In unprecedented move, voters ousted Judge Corey. What happens now?
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Corey has become the first person dismissed from the bench by Alaska voters despite a recommendation from the Alaska Judicial Council that he be retained.
Alaska Permanent Fund sees slight return for first quarter
Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. officials say the returns for the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year were less than desirable, ending the period with a balance of more than $63.9 billion.
Former NYC mayor donates $1M to Anchorage art project
Anchorage was selected as a winner of the 2018 Public Art Challenge. The goal is to create art work that gets people thinking about solutions to climate change.
Alaska's 2018 election turnout won't set record
in 2018, voter turnout was the third lowest in the last four races where Alaskans elected a governor
School Board president: 'I wouldn't want to be a teacher'
"Teachers, they have a tough job. There's no doubt about it. I'll tell you right now, I wouldn't want to be a teacher." ASD School board president talks about current teacher contracts and the need to increase reading scores.
New Anchorage hangar big enough for 2 Boeing 737s
The $50 million state-of-the-art hangar, which opened Tuesday, replaces one built in 1954.
2 tons of Alaska drugs to be incinerated in Washington
The Alaska Air National Guard partnered with the DEA to transport two tons of prescription drugs collected in Alaska for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to Washington.
House Republicans tap Talerico as next Speaker
Republicans announced a slim majority to take over when lawmakers return to Juneau in January, but some Democrats say the move is premature.
Man guilty of Anchorage marijuana burglary, vehicle theft
Nicholas Philemonoff was found guilty of an Oct. 11, 2017 truck theft and a Jan. 13 marijuana burglary, after two local juries handed down their verdicts last month.
APD: Alaska Zoo gardener's death investigated as homicide
Anchorage police have named the man found dead near the Alaska Zoo earlier this week, saying his death is now being investigated as a homicide.
‘Give me all the $:’ Man convicted in Midtown robbery
The man arrested minutes after a September credit-union robbery in Midtown Anchorage has been convicted of the crime in federal court.
Workforce Wednesday: House Build in Southeast Alaska
The House Build program in Southeast Alaska provides educational opportunity for students, while producing affordable housing for the city of Juneau.
AFD extinguishes East Anchorage residential fire
Firefighters have safely extinguished a fire Wednesday at a two-story residential building in East Anchorage.
2 sentenced for illegal Steller sea lion kills
Two Alaska men have been sentenced in federal court for harassing and killing Steller sea lions with two shotguns, as well as obstructing the investigation that followed, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder.
Young crushes Galvin in hard-fought House race
After nearly half a century in the U.S. House, Alaska's lone representative is set to remain in Washington D.C.
Police ID man found in crawl space after standoff at Muldoon home
Police have identified the man they found in a Muldoon home's crawl space after a nearly 12-hour-long standoff involving someone who was reportedly “armed with a sword and a firearm” Monday night.
Alaska's marijuana industry continues to grow
Latest tax figures from the Alaska Department of Revenue show the state's marijuana industry is continuing to grow.
ELECTION RESULTS: Republicans set to control executive, legislative branches
Republican Mike Dunleavy leads a Republican surge that will reign in the capital city when lawmakers return to Juneau in January.
Incumbents Grenn, Seaton trailing in House seats key to GOP takeover
With incumbents Grenn and Seaton losing, Republicans appear ready to reclaim House majority.
Preliminary numbers suggest voters will oust Judge Corey following no-jail plea deal
In September, Judge Corey found himself embroiled in a national controversy that would threaten his future on the bench, after approving the no-jail plea deal in Justin Schneider’s case.
Parents, teachers fight to keep Mt. Spurr's doors open
The Anchorage School Board wants to consolidate schools throughout the district. The first one the district is looking at is Mt. Spurr Elementary on JBER.
East Anchorage man says someone voted in his name
"They went to look for my name and it was already highlighted and signed for, as if I had already been there to vote," said voter Kenneth Smith.
Proposed Anchorage airport warehouse could help cargo operations
Anchorage's airport may offer cargo operators a new building to help house cargo being transferred at one of the nation's top cargo hubs.
Runner completes journey from Alaska to Florida
It took Pete Kostelnick 97 days - and seven pairs of shoes - to run from Anchor Point, Alaska to Key West, Florida.
Briny business: Seaweed production grows in Alaska
Worldwide, the seaweed industry brings in $12 billion. Production is minuscule in the U.S. but Alaskan farmers hope to change that.
'Where are the animals?' Sights and sounds from Election Day in Anchorage
Following days, weeks and months of partisan rhetoric, a seemingly non-stop onslaught of campaign advertising and some of the highest early voting numbers the state has ever seen — Election Day is finally here.
Alaska voters make final House, governor picks
Kris Abel of Anchorage cast his vote Tuesday in Alaska's U.S. House race with a big goal on his mind: flipping the House to favor Democrats.
APD: Man steals Jeep, burglarizes Hillside home
A 31-year-old man is in custody facing several charges after police say he stole a vehicle and later burglarized a Hillside home.