Alaska lieutenant governor considers political future
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson says she hasn’t ruled anything out in how she will continue her political career when the new administration enters office next month.
Alaska mine project launches postelection outreach campaign
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The company behind a proposed copper and gold mine near a major salmon fishery in southwest Alaska has launched a new marketing campaign after voters defeated a ballot measure aimed at protecting salmon habitat and elected a Republican governor.
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Walker: Dunleavy resignation requests creating anxiety
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker said Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s request for resignations from a swath of state employees is “creating anxiety and uncertainty” for workers in nonpolitical roles.
Walker said in a statement that his administration “strongly advised” Dunleavy’s team ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s request for resignations (all times local):
A leading Democrat in the Alaska Senate is questioning Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s request that at-will state employees resign and reapply for their ...
2 teenage boys charged in caribou harassment, killing
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say two teenage boys from Kotzebue illegally killed a caribou after chasing the animal on a snowmobile and ramming it several times.
The boys, aged 16 and 17, are facing charges including harassment and taking a bull caribou during a closed ...
Republicans pick Giessel as new Alaska Senate president
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republicans have maintained control of the Alaska Senate and chose Sen. Cathy Giessel of Anchorage to be the new president of the chamber.
Giessel would replace Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly, who appears to have lost his re-election bid to Democratic state Rep. Scott ...
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Bethel officials are warning people that ice on the Kuskokwim River near town has not yet formed completely and is not safe for motorized vehicle.
2 men arrested in connection with man’s shooting death
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two men have been arrested in connection with a man’s shooting death in the parking lot of an Anchorage hotel.
KTUU reports Anchorage police took ...
Tlingit language changing as new words coined for modern era
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Tlingit language is still changing, as new words are coined for the modern, technological age.
The Capital City Weekly
Department seeks to adapt amid climate change in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska transportation department is changing how it maintains roads as the state feels the effects of climate change.
Alaska’s Energy Desk reports climate change has ...
Alaska’s governor-elect to be sworn in above Arctic Circle
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s newly elected governor will be sworn in above the Arctic Circle, marking a first for the state.
Republican Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy will become Alaska’s top elected official Dec. 3, when he takes the oath of office in Noorvik, a tiny Inupiat Eskimo village ...
Funding for farm workers is a boon to subsistence users
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of parents and guardians called or visited the fourth floor of the school district building this fall to talk to a Fairbanks school district administrator about how their fishing went this year. The conversation sounds like an informal chat, but the annual ...
Fairbanks impounds truck hauling historic Chena building
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The city of Fairbanks has impounded a truck that was hauling an early 20th century building back to its original home in the former railroad town of Chena.
The building previously in downtown Fairbanks was donated to Alaska State Parks, which planned to display it ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former juvenile justice officer has been convicted of sexually abusing a 16-year-old inmate at a state detention facility in Anchorage.
The Anchorage Daily News
Kawasaki appears to upset Kelly in Alaska Senate race
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Alaska Senate President Pete Kelly appears to have lost his re-election bid but told The Associated Press Friday that he’s leaving open the option of a recount.
Ballots tallied Friday show Democratic Rep. Scott Kawasaki widening his lead to 173 votes in the ...
Heroin disguised as Christmas package seized in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A bowling ball-sized package of heroin was mailed to Alaska disguised as Christmas boxes, U.S. prosecutors said.
Don Frye Sr., 53, accepted the package containing more than 16 pounds (7.26 kilograms) of heroin, resulting in drug charges against him, prosecutors ...
Groups protest plans for possible lease sale in Beaufort
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal regulators are preparing an environmental review for a possible offshore lease sale in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea and environmental groups are calling foul.
The legality of Arctic Ocean offshore lease sales is the subject of a federal lawsuit. Environmental ...
State settles lawsuit over removal of political signs
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska has settled a lawsuit that challenged its law against billboards.
The Juneau Empire reports the law will remain in place, but terms of ...
State of Alaska hold music features Portugal. The Man
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Forget the sleepy hold music you know and hate. Soon, when someone at the state of Alaska puts you on hold, you’re going to hear a little homegrown rock courtesy of the Grammy-award winning band Portugal. The Man.
The state announced its current hold music will be ...
Man suffers life-threatening injuries in dump truck crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A passenger in a car suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash with a dump truck on an Anchorage Street.
The car’s driver suffered serious injuries in the crash early Thursday on east Tudor Road.
Anchorage police say two men in a sedan were driving west ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska netted $28.1 million from its oil and gas lease sales in the North Slope and Beaufort Sea.
The state received bids on 133 tracts in the North Slope covering about 350 square miles (906 square kilometers), the Alaska Journal of Commerce
US Senate passes funding bill authorizing Kodiak land swap
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that includes a provision authorizing a land exchange in Alaska between the federal government and a private owner.
The Coast Guard funding bill, if signed into law, would allow the swap of the privately owned Ayakulik Island off ...
Alaska Airlines announces service to Everett airport
SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines says it expects service to and from the Everett airport in Washington state to begin in February pending final federal government approval.
Study finds healthy group of polar bears in sea near Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they’re doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere.
Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change. But ...
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Negotiators for Anchorage teachers and the city school district have reached a tentative agreement on an employment contract.
Anchorage television station KTUU
Wildlife officials consider killing nuisance bears in Kodiak
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials are considering killing nuisance bears in Kodiak if they don’t go into hibernation soon.
City manager Mike Tvenge told the council last week that state Department of Fish and Game officials working with Kodiak police will likely kill these ...
Victim sues Alaska man who received no jail time in assault
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native woman has filed a lawsuit against the man convicted of assaulting her but who walked free following sentencing.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Anchorage Superior Court against 34-year-old Justin Schneider seeks unspecified damages for intentional ...
The Latest: Dunleavy seeks halt of new regulations
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy (all times local):
Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy says he will ask Gov. Bill Walker’s administration to halt the creation of any new regulations until the new administration is in place.
Dunleavy made the ...
Dunleavy taps Feige to be Alaska Natural Resources head
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday named a former director of Alaska’s Division of Oil and Gas to be his Natural Resources commissioner.
Dunleavy announced his selection of Corri Feige during a Resource Development Council conference in Anchorage in which he ...
Study: Weak reporting on missing, murdered Native women
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to ...
Judge agrees to trial date in Anchorage transgender case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge in Alaska has agreed to a 2020 trial date for a lawsuit filed by a faith-based Anchorage women’s shelter against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women.
In an order filed Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason said she ...
Hunter dies west of Juneau after falling from canoe
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Juneau hunter died after falling from a canoe.
The Juneau Empire reports 64-year-old David Frank Blackwell died Tuesday near Young Bay off Admiralty Island. The bay is near the back ...
Police identify woman killed in weekend hit-and-run crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have released the name of the woman killed in a weekend hit-and-run crash.
Police say 35-year-old Michele Kulukhon (kul-LUK-hon) died early Saturday night.
The driver of an SUV, 71-old Ruti Malietufa (ROO-tee mal-ee-eh-TOO-fah), is charged ...
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Vector Launch Inc. is planning a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, its first launch at the Alaska facility.
The company based in Tucson, Arizona, informed the Federal Communications Commission of its plans, which aims to test its Vector-R ...
Anchorage police identify man killed in hotel parking lot
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have released the name of the man killed in the parking lot of a hotel near the city’s largest airport.
Twenty-seven-year-old David Welch was shot late Monday afternoon.
Police shortly before 4:30 p.m. took a call of a shooting at the Spenard ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage’s mayor has proposed asking voters to approve a 5-percent sales tax on alcohol that could support services to address homelessness and substance abuse.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s administration is planning to introduce the tax proposal to the Anchorage ...
Driver, sled dogs injured in collision near Wasilla
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A driver was injured and two dogs in a sled dog team were hurt in a collision near Wasilla.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports a crash between an SUV and a pickup ...
Lacking sea ice affects temperatures in northern Alaska town
UTQIAGVIK, Alaska (AP) — Changing sea ice patterns are affecting fall temperatures in the far northern Alaska city of Utqiagvik, scientists say.
Temperatures in the town formerly known as Barrow have increased in October more than any other month over the last five decades, Alaska’s Energy ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011 ran his first marathon and became an American citizen last week.
Marko Cheseto, 35, finished 613th overall out of nearly 53,000 runners at the New York City Marathon, the ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage man charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash with a pedestrian told police he spoke to the victim and she said she was fine.
Ruti Malietufa, 71, is charged with leaving an accident scene without assisting an injured person, a ...
Man shot in Anchorage hotel parking lot dies of injuries
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man shot in the parking lot of a hotel in southwest Anchorage has died.
Anchorage police announced Tuesday they are investigating the case, reported earlier as a drug-related shooting, as a homicide.
Police shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday took a call of a ...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Construction at military facilities in interior Alaska is attracting strong interest from contractors.
The Procurement Technical Assistance Program in Fairbanks announced a presentation, scheduled for Wednesday, on how to do business with the military, the ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence paid a Veterans Day visit to service members in Alaska’s largest city during a refueling stop en route to an Asia trip.
Anchorage television station KTVA
Anchorage police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 71-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal hit-and-run of a female pedestrian in east Anchorage.
Ruti Malietufa was held Sunday on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident with failure to render aid, a felony, Anchorage police announced.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Workers have begun the remodel of the 52-year-old terminal at the Kenai Municipal Airport.
Construction to modernize the terminal began in mid-October, the Peninsula Clarion reported ...
No quick resolution expected in transgender shelter case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — 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.
Alliance Defending Freedom filed a scheduling report in federal court Friday, noting ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sixteen Fort Wainwright soldiers and other motorists escaped injury in a four-vehicle crash on the Parks Highway.
The crash occurred late Friday morning at Mile 169 about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Cantwell.
Alaska State Troopers say 26-year-old Logan ...
State begins replacing Alaska Highway truss-style bridge
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A World War II-era bridge on the Alaska Highway is nearing its last days.
The truss-style bridge over the Tok River has been replaced by a temporary detour bridge and will be permanently replaced with a new bridge by October 2019, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner