Heavy seas damage Alaska dock supporting offshore drilling
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Heavy seas and strong winds caused the partial collapse of a large section of Alaska dock that supports offshore oil drilling, 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,...
Alaska Russian Old Believers schools cancel sports programs
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Three Russian Old Believers schools in Alaska have cancelled their sports programs for the upcoming year because of a lack of resources, officials said.
Alaska has nation’s most expensive wildfire this year
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The nation's most expensive wildfire this year is one that has been burning for months on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.
Seward police investigate man’s death as homicide
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The death of a 21-year-old man in Seward last month is being investigated as a homicide.
Pastafarian pastor leads prayer at Alaska government meeting
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A pastor wearing a colander on his head offered the opening prayer on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to open a local government meeting in Alaska, the...
Kenai school district, teachers avoid strike with agreement
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and unions representing teachers and support staff have reached a tentative agreement and averted a strike that would have started...
Kenai teachers to strike after voting to notify district
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska school employee associations have voted to notify the school district with its intent to strike amid contract negotiations, officials said.
Oilfield company denies assault of workers by toxic release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Texas-based oilfield service company denies that it assaulted an Alaska construction crew by exposing workers to toxic chemical releases.
Alaska school board to consider teacher contract proposal
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska school employee associations have proposed a new contract to the district that would increase teacher salaries and health insurance, officials said.
Nikiski woman dies in crash on Kenai Spur Highway
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers are investigating the traffic death of a Nikiski woman.
Trooper say 73-year-old Kim Lee died at the scene of the Tuesday afternoon crash on the...
Alaska wildfire delays deliveries to peninsula businesses
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A large wildfire burning on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is preventing delivery trucks from reaching grocery stores and other businesses on time, a report said.
Alaska wildfire threatens nearby community businesses
SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire in south-central Alaska has threatened multiple businesses in a nearby community, officials said.
Wildfire smoke and sporadic highway closures have caused...
51 homes, 3 businesses lost in Alaska wildfire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire burning north of Anchorage, Alaska, has destroyed 51 homes and three businesses, officials said Friday.
Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula experiencing drought conditions
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's Kenai Peninsula has gone without rain for more than three weeks, although experts believe some precipitation could arrive this weekend, a report said.
Wounded Warriors hit the Kenai River
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — For members of the military, especially those deployed overseas, vacations can be few and far between. That's where organizations like the Kenai River Foundation have stepped...
Zac Brown loses bid to limit public access to Alaska home
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Country musician Zac Brown has lost a bid to limit snoopers on his private property in Alaska, the latest case where the desires of the wealthy or celebrity for privacy have...
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A wildlife monitoring group is seeking citizen scientists to help track beluga whales off the Alaska coast, officials said.
2 men drown in canoeing accident on Kasilof River
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say two men drowned in a canoeing accident on a river on the Kenai Peninsula.
The bodies of 57-year-old Harold Crossett and 64-year-old Reuben...
‘Poor man’s polo’ finds its way to the Kenai
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — On Thursday nights, Maya Johnson can be found getting her horse geared up for a game of polocrosse. Johnson first heard of the team sport — a combination of polo and lacrosse...
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Two commercial buildings were evacuated in Kenai Friday morning after a natural gas line was cut by an excavator.
Radio station KSRM reports the Kenai Fire Department...
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Kenai police searching a river have recovered a gun believed to be connected to the shooting deaths of a woman and her daughter.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Prosecutors suspect a Kenai woman and her daughter may have been killed over a drug debt.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports 25-year-old Masonn Byrd is...
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A 25-year-old Kenai man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a woman and her mother at a home on the city's north side.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Two women found shot to death at a Kenai home were a mother and daughter.
The Peninsula Clarion reports Kenai police identified the women killed as 60-year-old Rachelle...
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Police in Kenai say two women who were shot and killed may have known the suspect.
The Peninsula Clarion reports the women were found dead Sunday morning inside a home...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police are looking for a suspect in the shooting deaths of two women in Alaska.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that police have not identified the victims of the...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young woman from China drowned while swimming in an Alaska river.
Alaska State Troopers say 18-year-old Yanting Jin died Monday night. Her hometown was not...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials closed some forest lands to all uses as a wildfire approached the Chugach National Forest, a report said.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A Kenai Peninsula Borough assemblyman plans to introduce an ordinance that could end invocations at assembly meetings, which last month included one offered by a member of the...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Meteorologists say a new wave of hot, dry weather is expected to fuel a wildfire burning on the Kenai Peninsula, and continued smoke and record-breaking temperatures are...
Fire marshal bans sale, use of fireworks in much of Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Tinderbox conditions in Alaska forests and a forecast of more hot weather led the state fire marshal to ban fireworks in most populated areas in the run-up to the Fourth...
Firefighters protect powerline near Kenai Peninsula wildfire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Drivers using a highway on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula were warned to expect long delays from a wildfire that has sent smoke into the state's largest city.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula (all times local):
Alaska wildfire officials are warning drivers to expect long delays on a...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the names of two Michigan residents killed in a weekend small airplane crash on the Kenai (KEE-neye) Peninsula.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska summer baseball squad is threatened by financial troubles, officials said.
The Peninsula Oilers summer collegiate baseball team is in jeopardy as it struggles...
SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) — A Satanic Temple member who won the right to open a regional Alaska government meeting declared "Hail Satan" during her first invocation, prompting about a dozen officials...
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school district has lost 86 staff members and administrators so far this year because of resignation, redundancy or retirement, officials said.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A 13-year-old Kenai Peninsula girl died in a crash of an all-terrain vehicle.
Kenai radio station KSRM reports Tori Verba died early Monday night.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Heightened, potentially dangerous amounts of bacteria have been detected at an Alaska beach, state environmental officials said.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Members of the Alaska hospitality industry have spoken out against a proposed bed tax, a report said.
Hospitality property operators on Kenai Peninsula spoke against the...
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is providing funds to the state to help address an accelerating spread of spruce bark beetles.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Officials with two labor unions say a strike is possible after negotiations with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District deteriorated.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska school employee associations have rejected contract proposals from their district, officials said.
The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the takeover of a prison wing at an Alaska prison (all times local):
The Alaska Department of Corrections says prisoners caused an...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska court system is working to switch to electronic filing, with goals of reducing workloads for clerks, eliminating delays and improving access to records.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The city of Kenai has rejected changing local rules to permit onsite use of marijuana at authorized locations.
City Attorney Scott Bloom says further action would be...
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Alaska transportation officials say they are closing a water drainage site on the Seward Highway that's become a popular water collection spout for motorists.
Fate of bond issue for field house remains unsettled
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The fate of a bond issue for a field house in Soldotna remains unsettled, with votes still to be counted following a recent election.
Restrictions set for Kenai, Kasilof early-run king salmon
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Early-run king salmon in the Kenai River can be caught but not kept this summer.
The Anchorage Daily News reports the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is anticipating low returns and on Thursday announced restrictions for both the Kenai and Kasilof (kah-SEE-lawf) rivers.