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Alaska Zoo’s ailing polar bear dies

The beloved animal was generally referred to as Lyu or Louie. He was part of the zoo since 2006.

Anchorage idles fire equipment to deal with shortfall

A major issue has been the cost of overtime pay to staff who fill in for firefighters on leave.
Members of the Alaska Supreme Court today reversed the lower court’s decision and reinstated Dean Westlake as the winner of the Democratic primary in House District 40. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)

A group of young Alaskans sued the state over climate policy. Today, they’re taking their case to the state’s Supreme Court.

The lawsuit says state policy that promotes fossil fuels violates the constitutional right of young Alaskans to a safe climate.

Mat-Su Borough considers launching new police force

Officials say the Mat-Su force would handle calls outside the cities of Palmer and Wasilla.

Alaska regents delay considering consolidation plan

The vote came as some House majority members called on university leaders to preserve athletic programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Alaska alcohol control board takes step to oust director

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Thursday voted to boot McConnell.

Alaska soldiers injured in training exercise

None of the injuries are considered to be life-threatening.

Warning issued after wolf kills dog northwest of Fairbanks

Department of Fish and Game area biologist Tony Hollis it's normal for wolves to be in the area but unusual for them to kill a dog.
Hooper Bay. (Photo via Travis S./Flickr)

Hooper Bay school investigates racist notes

David Harris, the school principal in Hooper Bay, says he's asking teachers to see if they recognize the handwriting on the notes
Hooper Bay. (Photo via Travis S./Flickr)

Hooper Bay school investigates racist notes sent to student

School officials in an Alaska Native village are investigating three racist, hate-filled notes left in the locker of a mixed-race student that urged the girl to kill herself, one day after another resident in the Bering Sea community died by suicide.

UPDATE: Overdue Anchorage sheep hunters return, troopers say

Troopers say Stephen Stralka and Robin Stralka, both 63, left Anchorage on Aug. 24 to travel to Tok Junction.

Respected Alaska Native community elder Howard Luke dies

Howard Luke, a respected Athabascan elder, was known for promoting Alaska indigenous culture through his work with young people.

Alaska GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary

In a statement Saturday, the party's State Central Committee passed a rule saying a primary "would serve no useful purpose" because Republican Donald Trump is president.

Missing man found dead in the Kuskokwim River

TUNTUTULIAK, Alaska (AP) - The body of a southwest Alaska man has been recovered from the Kuskokwim River. Alaska State Troopers say the remains of 29-year-old Patrick Nick of...

Leaders attempt to keep ships sailing as Alaska ferry service to Prince Rupert nears its end

The Ketchikan Daily News reported Wednesday that Alaska Transportation Commissioner John MacKinnon met with Mayor Lee Brain of Prince Rupert Tuesday.

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster gave invocation at Kenai Assembly meeting

SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) - A pastor wearing a spaghetti strainer on his head delivered the opening invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday. The invocation by the...

Alaska considering early close for telephone, internet fund

Alaska regulators are considering whether the state should continue replenishing a rural telephone and internet service fund or shut it down. The Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday that the...
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Anvik man charged with opening cargo door during flight

A rural Alaska man suspected of opening a cargo door of a small commercial airplane while in flight has been charged with felony assault and criminal mischief. The Anchorage...

Conservationists, hunters denounce Ambler road plan

The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that the plan came under fire at a hearing Tuesday, the first of a series of statewide public meetings on the road plan.

Anchorage School District pushes back on swimmer disqualification

The district says the girl was targeted based solely on how a standard school-issued uniform happened to fit the shape of her body.