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Anchorage police ID remains found washed up on mudflats

Anchorage police have released the identity of the man whose body was found in the mudflats near Kincaid Park.

June 3, 2015

Groups sue agency to block Shell’s Arctic offshore drilling

Ten environmental groups are suing a federal agency over its approval of drilling permits off Alaska’s northwest coast. The lawsuit seeks a review of permits granted to Royal Dutch Shell PLC by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea.

June 3, 2015

Tribal leaders and fishermen protest Alaska military plans

Tribal leaders and commercial fishermen are protesting against military exercises planned for the Gulf of Alaska.

June 1, 2015

Healy power plant back online after 16 years

A Healy power plant is back online after sitting inoperative for more than a decade. Crews from Golden Valley Electric Association started up the Healy Unit 2 power plant on Thursday.

June 1, 2015

Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

The Senate Finance Committee has proposed a version of the budget similar to what lawmakers passed in late April as a way to force negotiations between the House and Senate on a spending plan.

June 1, 2015

Canada plans to allow overnight travel at Stewart crossing

The border between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia, will open to overnight travelers as part of a pilot program planned by the Canada Border Services Agency.

May 29, 2015

Yukon Quest board announces best finances in 6 years

Yukon Quest leaders announced a $38,000 surplus, the largest surplus the organization has seen in 6 years.

May 29, 2015

Low oil prices could threaten trans-Alaska pipeline

A high-ranking federal Energy Information Administration official has said lower production levels could threaten the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, and that oil prices may not rise above $100 a barrel until 2030 or later.

May 29, 2015

Fairbanks man arrested on suspicion of attempted arson

A 52-year-old Fairbanks man has been taken into custody on suspicion of attempted arson and domestic assault.

May 27, 2015

Federal, state reports show Juneau population decline

According to reports from the Alaska Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the City and Borough of Juneau is declining.

May 27, 2015

Nome Superior Court Judge accused of ethics violations

Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley has been accused of violating the Alaska Code of Judicial Conduct.

May 27, 2015

McCain leading US Senate delegation to Vietnam, Singapore

Sen. John McCain is leading a U.S. Senate delegation, including Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan, that will visit Vietnam and Singapore this week.

May 27, 2015

Man dies in south Anchorage shooting

Anchorage police are investigating a south Anchorage shooting Monday night that left a man dead.

May 26, 2015

Dalton Highway Repairs Should Be Underway Soon

Alaska transportation officials say flood waters have receded enough for repairs to begin on the Dalton Highway.

May 25, 2015

Fast response, wary public keeping Alaska wildfires down

Aggressive response and the public’s adherence to good fire practices are keeping forest fires down in Alaska despite tinderbox conditions in much of the state.

May 25, 2015

Tok man arrested, charged with shooting into sporting store

A Tok man has been jailed after troopers say he fired a gun into a sporting goods store while his wife was locked inside.

May 25, 2015

Anchorage man critically injured in motorcycle crash

A 67-year-old motorcycle driver was critically injured and flown to an Anchorage hospital after crashing Saturday morning near Talkeetna.

May 25, 2015

Coast Guard, agencies respond to Cook Inlet fuel spill

The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel spill in southeastern Cook Inlet. A 116-foot landing craft called Thor’s Hammer was sailing from Seward to Bristol Bay Saturday when it encountered heavy seas.

May 25, 2015

Anchorage police seek felon spotted with handgun

Anchorage police are searching for a convicted felon who was spotted Sunday carrying a weapon. Police say they’ve obtained a felony warrant for the arrest of 25-year-old William Jarrett IV.

May 25, 2015

Teenage girl falls 70 feet off cliff into Port Valdez

Valdez police are reporting that a 17-year old girl has fallen 70 feet off a cliff into Port Valdez. Police were called to the scene just after 6:30 on Friday night. The teenager had fallen off a cliff near Dock Point Trail and suffered life threatening injuries.

May 25, 2015