Federal prosecutors say a former Anchorage bank vault manager who walked away from work one day in 2011 with more than $4 million -- then took the cash to Mexico, where he has been jailed ever since -- is now set to be sentenced for the crime back in Alaska.
Homer House Rep. Sarah Vance announced Friday that she is launching an inquiry into the Alaska Board of Fisheries’ January vote to move its 2020 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting on the Kenai Peninsula back to Anchorage.
A high school robotics team from Juneau is competing in a world championship this month. It’s the first time a team from Southeast Alaska has made it this far.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski stopped in Bethel to celebrate the breakup of the Kuskokwim River. She says climate change “is a reality that we are seeing.”
The Alaska Legislature confirmed 82 other members to state boards and commissions during a joint session.
The closest votes were for Public Safety Commissioner Amanda Price and Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum.
The U.S. secretary of Commerce has appointed Jason Hoke of Glennallen to be the commission’s federal co-chair.
According to the plea agreement filed in federal court Monday, Brannon Finney admits to violating the federal Clean Water Act. Finney, 32, has signed the plea agreement, which goes before a judge next month at her sentencing hearing.
The community was concerned about an incident two weeks ago at North Pole High School involving boys coming into a girls’ bathroom. The boys were protesting a transgender student who posted a photo of himself in the boys’ bathroom.
The television show “American Ninja Warrior” enters its 11th season next month, and again will feature the "Eskimo Ninja", Nick Hanson from Unalakleet. Hanson visited Bethel last week to hang out with his buddy, fellow American Ninja Warrior, Nate DeHaan. These two comprise two thirds of all the Ninja Warriors to ever come from Alaska.
The first-year cost is closer to $3 million if the state rents office space instead of building new facilities, analysts find.
A state contract worth up to $250,000 to study the future of Alaska’s ferries is on hold.
Governor Dunleavy’s proposed budget would eliminate the state’s only dairy inspector, making it nearly impossible for up-and-coming dairies like Kodiak Baptist Mission’s Heritage Farms to sell milk commercially.
An organization representing public employees is seeking to block the transfer of management over the facility, saying the move violates state labor laws.
A sizable minority of speakers - maybe one in three - argued in favor of the mine, saying the state needs the jobs. Others, like Emily Taylor, said the mine threatens the salmon runs of Bristol Bay.
The commanding officer of the Coast Guard’s Alaska district says it may take until summer’s end to catch up on some of the work delayed by the partial federal government shutdown.
The state has rolled back a stricter PFAS drinking water contamination standard, and suspended development of new regulations for the chemicals.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski is keeping mostly neutral on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget cuts. She spoke about his budget on a visit to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta this past weekend.
Under a measure backed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Medicaid would pay the insurance premiums for the people who are shifted over to the private health insurance market.
As the snow melts, a complete picture of the damage from November's earthquake is emerging, giving the construction industry a sense of optimism about the building season ahead.