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Coast Guard searches for a missing cruise ship passenger near Seattle

The Coast Guard is searching an area in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca near Seattle for a passenger reported missing from a Holland America cruise ship.

July 13, 2015
Yukon River chinook salmon run weaker than expected

Yukon River chinook salmon run weaker than expected

State wildlife officials say the chinook salmon run on the Yukon River will be even weaker than expected.

July 13, 2015

UA Pres. Candidate Suggests Streamlining Academic Offerings

A man vying for the University of Alaska’s top leadership role says he is expecting academic programs to become stronger but fewer in the next decade.

July 8, 2015

Report: Ketchikan Flightseeing Plane Was Equipped with Adequate GPS Tech

A federal accident report says a sightseeing floatplane that crashed in a mountainous site near Ketchikan, killing all nine on board, was equipped with technology to provide better information about the terrain.

July 7, 2015

Troopers Detain Man After Standoff in Selawik

Alaska State Troopers have taken a man into custody after he barricaded himself inside a home in the village of Selawik. One person was found dead outside the residence.

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July 6, 2015

Couple Missing From Denali Highway Found Dead

Alaska State Troopers say a man and woman reported missing from a campsite off the Denali Highway have been found dead.

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July 6, 2015

North Pole man sickened by ‘rabbit fever’

Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials are warning residents after a North Pole man was sickened by tularemia, a bacterial infection known as “rabbit fever.”

July 3, 2015

Report: Polar bears’ fate tied to reversing global warming

If humans don’t reverse global warming and stop the loss of sea ice, it’s unlikely polar bears will continue as a species. That’s the blunt assessment in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s draft recovery plan for polar bears filed Thursday.

July 3, 2015

State will discontinue filling grayling in Alaska lakes

Funding cuts have forced Alaska hatcheries to stop raising Arctic grayling. The state chose to cut grayling because the small, native fish are disproportionately expensive to raise.

July 3, 2015

Man dies after apparently shooting self in Alaska park

An Arizona has man died after apparently shooting himself with a gun at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

July 2, 2015

Alaska officially drops lawsuit challenging gay marriage

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal of a court case that struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage.

July 2, 2015

University of Alaska Southeast director won’t take job

Just over a week before he was supposed to start, the newly named director of the University of Alaska Southeast-Sitka Campus says he won’t be showing up for work.

July 2, 2015

Ketchikan man remains missing after 6 months

The family of a Ketchikan man who has been missing for six months has filed a presumptive death petition.

July 2, 2015

Walker makes appointment to Marijuana Control Board

Gov. Bill Walker has appointed members to a new board charged with developing regulations for the cultivation and sale of legal marijuana in Alaska.

July 2, 2015

Man sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatal 2010 beating

A man charged in the beating death of another man in 2010 has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.

July 1, 2015

Investigator: Removal of Alaska plane wreckage weeks away

It could be weeks before the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed in steep, rugged terrain in southeast Alaska, killing nine people, is recovered.

July 1, 2015

Tough budget decisions remain in Alaska

It took two special sessions for Alaska legislators to agree to a budget after a crash in oil prices contributed to a severe reduction in the state’s available revenue.

July 1, 2015

Alaska stops Medicaid providers inflation-linked increases

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services will not increase rates for Medicaid providers, citing an underfunded budget.

June 30, 2015

Weekend rains bring relief for Alaska wildfire crews

Weekend rains brought relief to crews battling Alaska wildfires, but conditions are expected to heat up later this week, capping a record fire month.

June 30, 2015

Second Shell Oil drilling rig on its way to Alaska

Royal Dutch Shell’s second Arctic drilling ship, the Noble Discoverer, is on the move from Washington state to Alaska.

June 30, 2015