Alaska Native convention passes climate change declaration
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Federation of Natives convention has approved a declaration of a climate change emergency.
News organizations reported delegates to the convention in...
Dunleavy discusses rural public safety, budget in speech
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy outlined plans aimed at improving public safety in rural Alaska during a speech Thursday to a major gathering of Alaska Natives that was...
Escaped Alaska goat caught after 2 days with public help
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An escaped Alaska goat that eluded authorities for nearly two days was caught after a hunt involving requests for public assistance and sightings shared on social media,...
Alaska animal officials seek public help in capturing goat
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An escaped Alaska goat continued to elude capture despite a widely shared social media request by animal control officers for public assistance, officials...
Alaska’s Denali National Park allows e-bikes on road, trails
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Denali National Park and Preserve rule change allows electronically assisted bikes anywhere that traditional bicycles are permitted in, officials said.
University president responds to no-confidence resolution
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen released a video acknowledging his role in what he calls a breakdown in unity across the university system.
Man fined $5,000 for dumping car in Fairbanks salmon river
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — 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.
Trial opens over chemical contamination of Alaska well water
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska and two companies have gone to trial to determine who will be held responsible for water contamination in the community of North Pole.
Jury delivers 8 guilty verdicts in Alaska teen murder trial
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska jury has returned multiple guilty verdicts against one of four teenagers who was charged with beating and fatally shooting another boy, news reports...
Man dies in Fairbanks expressway rollover crash
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 35-year-old driver died in a rollover crash on the east side of Fairbanks.
Fairbanks police say Adam Toenies died Monday morning.
Alaska regents delay considering consolidation plan
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — 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...
Pickup driver dies in head-on crash in construction zone
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A pickup driver died in a head-on collision with a dump truck at a road construction site north of Fairbanks.
The driver died at Mile 6 Elliott Highway. The name and...
Alaska school district seeks study of state testing accuracy
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District requested an analysis of the accuracy of statewide student testing that produced lower than expected results, officials...
Warning issued after wolf kills dog northwest of Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — State wildlife officials are warning residents northwest of Fairbanks to protect pets and livestock after a dog was killed by a wolf.
State Education Department launches online school data tool
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Education has launched a tool aimed at allowing families to use their home computers to assess data about public schools.
Fatal stabbing occurred as man came to defense of woman
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Witnesses say a man was fatally stabbed in Eagle after he came to the defense of a woman being assaulted.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 35-year-old Michael...
Eagle man arrested on suspicion of murder in stabbing
EAGLE, Alaska (AP) — A 35-year-old Eagle man is in custody on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Alaska State Troopers say Michael Stevens was held on Saturday in the stabbing death in Eagle...
‘Easy Money,’ hard work for Fairbanks volunteer
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Early on Monday mornings, a purple-haired woman can be found at Forget-Me-Not Books. She might be in the back, sorting through new arrivals, or working with a watering...
Alaska health officials report rise in Fairbanks HIV cases
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Fairbanks region of Alaska has seen an unusual increase in new cases of HIV in recent months, health officials said.
Alaska electric costs to rise while plant is partly offline
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska electric utility customers should prepare for a monthly rate increase as the state's largest hydroelectric plant remains partially offline due to wildfire damage,...
Respected Alaska Native community elder Howard Luke dies
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native community member Howard Luke, a respected Athabascan elder known for promoting indigenous culture through his work with young people, has died.
Unexploded aerial bomb detonated by Fort Wainwright soldiers
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say an unexploded aerial bomb has been safely detonated by Fort Wainwright soldiers.
Troopers were notified in Fairbanks Thursday night that an...
Alaska Girl Scout group wins appeal of national fee increase
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a state Girl Scout chapter in a lawsuit against its national council over annual fees, reports said.
University of Alaska regents consider accreditation plans
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has voted to consider both single- and multiple-university accreditation models, a report said.
UAF reindeer herd moves to Delta for increased meat market
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — All but two of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Experiment Farm reindeer herd have moved to Delta amid budget cuts and program changes.
Conservationists, hunters criticize Alaska mining road plan
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Conservationists and hunters have criticized a state proposal to construct a mining road through northwest Alaska, a report said.
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New Alaska oil tax credit group introduces ballot initiative
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A new Alaska group hopes to overhaul the state's oil and gas tax credit system through a ballot initiative called the Fair Share Act, a report said.
Alaska commerce chief attacks alcohol board regulation draft
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Commerce has said it does not support a regulation draft that would prohibit onsite activities at alcohol manufacturing...
Correction: Football Coaches Suspension story
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — In a story Aug. 31 about discipline following a swimming accident at a team-building exercise that sent three football players to the hospital, The Associated Press...
Group donates 800 stuffed animals to Fairbanks hospital
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks Memorial Hospital welcomed more than 800 new arrivals to pediatrics in the shape of soft, new friends for Fairbanks' youngest patients.
Alaska city seeks funding for transporting drunk people
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city has requested funds from local businesses to help support a program designed to transport people who are drunk in public, officials said.
Fairbanks resident dies in Elliot Highway crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 59-year-old Fairbanks resident has died in a single-vehicle crash on the Elliot Highway.
Fairbanks school’s spirit rock receives fresh coat of paint
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — It's the start of a new school year this week, an occasion marked for Fairbanks high schools with a fresh coat of paint on the school's "spirit rock."
US lawmakers to look into cancelled Alaska missile project
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's members of Congress have said they plan to look into a Pentagon decision to cancel a project to improve Alaska-based missiles, a report said.
The Latest: Alaska Railroad halts trains through burn area
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska Wildfires (all times local):
The Alaska Railroad has cancelled passenger service between Anchorage and Denali National Park...
Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning.
July was Alaska's warmest month ever, according to the...
Michael Krauss, Alaska linguistics expert, dead at 84
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A linguist renowned for his work with Alaska Native languages has died.
Michael Krauss died Sunday, a few days before his 85th birthday, the Fairbanks Daily...
Fairbanks closer to approving 1st onsite use pot retailer
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks could get its first marijuana sales outlet where smokers can light up or eat edible pot products on the site within a few weeks or as much as a year, city...
Man charged in Alaska cold case killing pleads not guilty
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Maine man pleaded not guilty in the rape and killing of a young Alaska Native woman more than 25 years ago at a University of Alaska Fairbanks dormitory.
Alaska denies bid to ban Denali National Park wolf hunting
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has denied a request to close an area adjacent to Denali National Park to wolf hunting and trapping, a report said.
Alaska governor cuts funds for cold housing research center
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Budget cuts by Alaska's governor include funding for the state's Cold Climate Housing Research Center, officials said.
Flood watch issued for Denali National Park and nearby areas
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Heavy rain is forecast for Denali National Park and the National Weather Service has issued has a flood watch for the area.
Budget cuts to prevent Alaska school’s water tank repairs
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school will have to delay repairs to its water tank because of state budget cuts, officials said.
Chalkyitsik school officials said the tank repairs are...
In flux: Matthew Sturm reflects on career in snow research
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Matthew Sturm has no intention of ending his decades-long career in snow research anytime soon.
"The focus of my research has always been snow, what it does for...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and murder charges in the death of a woman at the University of Alaska Fairbanks 26 years ago.
Some want wolf hunting ban near Denali National Park
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A group of Alaska advocates is petitioning for an end to wolf hunting near Denali National Park, a report said.
The group of more than 60 concerned residents and...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska event billed as the world's longest snowmobile race plans to change its course, officials said.
The Iron Dog is expected to begin at Pikes Landing in...