Feds File Charges Saying Speculators Driving Up Crude Prices

A federal enforcement agency has filed charges that say speculators have been driving up the price of crude oil, which, in turn, affects the price of fuel at the gasoline pump and the fuel barge.

Prosecutors Say Weyhrauch Not Entitled to Recover Legal Fees

Federal prosecutors are saying that former state Representative Bruce Weyhrauch is not entitled to recover his legal fees, even though corruption charges against him have been dropped.

Tlingit Leader Walter Soboleff Passes Away

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau The Reverend Doctor Walter Soboleff has died — at the age of 102.  He passed away Sunday morning...

Senate Republicans Block Vote to Confirm 9th Circuit Court Judge

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC U.S. Senate Republicans blocked moving forward on voting whether to confirm a 9th Circuit Court judge Thursday. ...

Obama Nominates Judge for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Associated Press Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen has been nominated by President Obama for a vacancy on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Begich...

District One Republicans Launch Official Recall Effort Against Johansen

Maria Dudzak, KRBD – Ketchikan District One Republicans have officially launched a recall effort against Ketchikan Representative Kyle Johansen. Johansen came under fire...

Officials Cite Lack of Customer Commitments for Denali Project Abandonment

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage BP and Conoco Phillips are abandoning their joint effort to build a gas pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope...

Interior Secretary Pushing for Quicker Oil Lease Development

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Interior Secretary Ken Salazar pushed Tuesday for new laws that would encourage energy companies to develop oil...

Government Changes Unclear Once Coastal Management Program Ends

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka The legislature’s failure to reauthorize the Alaska Coastal Management Program means big changes for local governments once the...

Mat-Su Assembly Passes Budget

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly passed the Borough’s fiscal year budget last Monday night without raising the mill...

Oil Tax Break Debate Heats Up in DC

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The battle of words over whether to get rid of tax breaks for big oil companies heated up Tuesday...

BP, ConocoPhillips Abandon Alaska Gas Pipeline Project

Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage BP and Conoco Phillips are abandoning their joint effort to build a gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope to the...

Funds for Tanana River Bridge Included in Capital Budget

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks The $200 million bridge across the Tanana River at Salcha may yet be built. The bridge to access...

Mat-Su Borough Members Debate This Year’s Budget

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly members have started debating this year’s $379 million Borough budget. The bulk of the budget...

Obama Singles Out NPRA as Part of Plan Boosting Domestic Oil Production

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC President Obama is singling out oil in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve as part of a plan to boost domestic...

Legislature Ends Special Session

Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau The Legislature ended its special session Saturday night by passing a $3.1 billion capital projects budget – but it failed...

House Poised to Vote on Capital Budget

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The House is poised to vote on its $3.1 billion capital budget this evening, and the Senate is...

Senate Passes Bill Extending Coastal Zone Management Program

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The Senate Friday passed and sent to the House its version of a bill extending – and making...

Native Groups Suing Over Polar Bear Habitat Designation

Associated Press Several Alaska Native groups are suing the federal government over the designation of habitat for threatened polar bears. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, the...

Begich to View Post-Mortem bin Laden Photos

Associated Press An aide to Senator Mark Begich says he will view post-mortem photographs of Osama bin Laden taken after the al-Qaida leader was...