The University of Alaska Anchorage men's basketball team claimed third place in the Great Alaska Shootout, falling to San Jose State University, 91-87.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency no longer consider Fairbanks and North Pole together when it comes to air quality regulation. If approved, the change could free Fairbanks from more stringent emissions regulations.
The North Pole Police Department is launching a program aimed at combating a persistent theft problem in the city. North Pole Police Chief Steve Dutra has introduced the “Anti-Theft Dot” system that helps with recovery of stolen items.
The University of Alaska Anchorage's women's basketball team took second place in the Great Alaska Shootout, falling to Western Kentucky 62-58.
Martha Mackowiak returned to Haines on Sunday after spending two weeks in a Seattle hospital. She, her husband Mike, son Nik, and family friend, Victoria Hansen were on board the private plane that crashed into Lynn Canal on Nov. 4. Martha suffered severe hypothermia and cardiac arrest after swimming to shore. She had to be resuscitated twice. She credits a series of fortunate events, and overwhelming support, with her survival and speedy recovery.
On a clear night in September, a group of vandals desecrated a 200-year old cemetery in Sitka, tipping over headstones. The caretaker, 65-year old Bob Sam, discovered the damage the next morning. Some of the marble slabs were broken beyond repair. This is the story of how the cemetery caretaker enlisted the help of local police to protect the rights of the dead.
Canadian regulators say the Tulsequah Chief Project, about 40 miles northeast of Juneau, has agreed to reduce pollution leaking into a nearby river. But the controversial project won’t have to restart a shuttered water-treatment plant many Southeast Alaskans want back in operation. The British Columbia copper, zinc, silver and gold mine closed in 1957, after 20 years of operation. But in recent years, two companies have developed plans to reopen it.
State museum officials say they have an opportunity to do something they’ve never done before. “It’s a pretty tall order to wrap your head around the task that we’ve been put to, which is to build a whole new exhibit from scratch basically,” said Steve Henrikson, curator of collections at the old Alaska State Museum.
In Alaska, one thousand people leave prison and re-enter the community each month. Nearly two thirds of them will end up back in prison -- unless they're supported through the re-entry process.
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Alaska State Troopers say a 90-year-old man died in a morning house fire after waking his wife, giving her time to escape the flames.
A not-guilty plea has been entered in the case of a 37-year-old man accused of repeatedly raping a woman and holding her captive for five weeks in rural Alaska.
On Wednesday morning Bethel Search and Rescue conducted an aerial survey of the Kuskokwim River from Napaskiak to Tuluksak, and reported there are approximately 50 holes in that 50-mile stretch of the river following recent days of warm and rainy weather.
The City of Sitka has released its police department Operating Procedures Manual to the public. The 342-page document was posted on the city’s website on Wednesday morning, in the wake of a viral video showing a high school student being tased in the Sitka jail.
Toledo plays Loyola Chicago and Middle Tennessee plays North Carolina Ashville in tonight’s semi-final round of the men’s Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament in Anchorage.
Republicans in Alaska are suing in federal court to overturn the state’s strict limits on donations to political candidates and groups.
Feds say TAPS can't raise rates to cover over-budget upgrades; New rules may help small energy projects sell to the grid; Memorandum to give Alaska bigger voice in transboundary mine permitting; Court: Free flights for anti-Pebble candidates were a no-no; Alaska Republicans sue to loosen rules on campaign contributions; 'Gay' book dispute erupts at Wasilla Library; Anchorage sees property tax hike as 2016 budget sails through; Landing a lamprey: A bizarre fishery opens on Yukon; Recovering from addiction, helping others do the same
Alaska and British Columbia on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding giving the state a larger role in transboundary mine permitting decisions.
New rules could make it possible to develop more alternative energy in Alaska, by making it easier for independent projects to sell their power to the grid.
The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that a private air service violated campaign finance laws when it offered flights to two Lake and Peninsula Borough assembly candidates in September 2010.
Some Wasilla parents are upset that book with sexual content is in the youth reading section of local library.