Grant to Study Trucking Natural Gas Approved by Fairbanks Assembly

The Fairbanks borough assembly has approved spending half a million in state grant money to fund studies to assess trucking in natural gas from the North Slope and distributing it in Fairbanks.

Alaska News Nightly: July 22, 2011

Congress Still Has No Deal for National Debt, Partial FAA Shutdown Imminent; Anchorage Mayor Proposes Limiting Downtown Sidewalk Sitting; EPA Releases Two Draft Permits for Offshore Projects; Missing Railroad Employee’s Body Found Near Healy; and more...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches

The new federal agency designed to protect consumers from bad operators in the financial industry, like lenders and credit card companies, officially launched Thursday.

New Law Banning Synthetic Marijuana Goes Into Effect

A new state law banning synthetic marijuana has Fairbanks police taking action. The law making synthetic canabinoids, which sell under brands names like Spice and K2, went into effect July 1.

Alaska News Nightly: July 21, 2011

Glacial Outburst Floods Mendenhall Lake, River, Emergency Towing System Tried on Cruise Ship, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches, New Law Banning Synthetic Marijuana Goes Into Effect, and more...

Study Shows ‘Frankenfish’ Can Breed With Wild Salmon

A new study of genetically modified salmon shows they can breed with their wild counterparts.

Alaska News Nightly: July 20, 2011

Foreign Workers Fuel Bristol Bay’s Fish Processing Industry, Study Shows ‘Frankenfish’ Can Breed With Wild Salmon, Alaska Businessman Won’t be Charged in Florida, Pallada Arrives in Kodiak, and more...

Young Misses Budget Vote for Charity Fishing Trip

Congressman Don Young was the only Republican, and one of only eight House members, who missed last night's vote in Washington on the GOP plan to balance the federal budget.

‘Gang of Six’ May Break Through Debt Ceiling Stalemate

Congress appears to have a break-through in its negotiations over coming up with a plan to raise the debt ceiling and chip away at the national deficit.

Legislative Hearing Targets Government Waste

Alaska has more money in savings than any other state in the country- about $15 billion. But the state is still looking for ways to trim costs and eliminate waste.

North Dakota Legislator Dies in Alaska Car Crash

Friends and colleagues are responding to the death of North Dakota Senate Republican majority leader Bob Stenehjem, who died in a Kenai Peninsula highway rollover crash.

Alaska News Nightly: July 19, 2011

‘Gang of Six’ May Break Through Debt Ceiling Stalemate, Legislative Hearing Targets Government Waste, BP Continues Cleanup of Lisburne Drill Site Spill, 2012 Kuskokwim 300 Race Could be Called Off, and more...

ACLU Sues State to Include Transgender on Drivers License

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued to get the state to include the category transgender on its drivers license.

Rep. Young Missing from Washington as Congress Nears Debt Limit Deadline

Some members of Congress are calling this week a make-it-or break it historical moment, as they debate raising the nation’s debt limit and shrinking the actual debt. But Alaska’s Representative Don Young is not participating in the work in Washington D.C., instead he’s up in Alaska for the week.

Air Pollution Ballot Measure on October Ballot in Fairbanks

Fairbanks borough voters will consider a ballot proposition this fall aimed at reducing fine particulate pollution.

Alaska News Nightly: July 18, 2011

Rep. Young Missing from Washington as Congress Nears Debt Limit Deadline, Two Fort Wainwright-based Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan, BP Cleaning Up Oil Spill on North Slope, Convicted Poacher Sentenced on Probation Violation, and more...

Maniilaq Association Lays Off Unspecified Number of Employees

Kotzebue based Maniilaq Association will be laying off around 40 employees effective immediately.

Indian Affairs Committee Investigating Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Rates

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing Thursday looking at the issue of the staggering rates of domestic violence and sexual assault perpetrated against Native women.

Mat-Su Mayor Surprised by Anchorage’s Suit Against Knik Arm Crossing

Matanuska Susitna Borough Mayor Larry DeVilbiss says he was taken by surprise last week by Anchorage's suit against the Knik Arm Crossing.

Alaska News Nightly: July 15, 2011

Maniilaq Association Lays Off Unspecified Number of Employees, Rachelle Waterman Sentenced to Three Years, Indian Affairs Committee Investigating Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Rates, Mat-Su Mayor Surprised by Anchorage’s Suit Against Knik Arm Crossing, and more...