Former Commissioner Pleads Guilty to DUI

Former Alaska Fish and Game Commissioner Denby Lloyd has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Lloyd entered the guilty plea Wednesday, and the city of Juneau dropped an additional charge of reckless endangerment as part of a plea agreement.

First Surge of King Salmon Enter Yukon River

The first major surge of king salmon is believed to be entering the Yukon River. The Chinook run is expected to be weak, and fishery managers have eliminated one of two weekly-subsistence fishing periods at the river’s mouth to try to get more early-run fish upstream.

Bill Noll, Former Mayor of Seward, Passes Away

Bill Noll, an Alaska entrepreneur and former Mayor of Seward, passed away suddenly on Monday in Anchorage. Noll was 72.

Galena Could Strike Deal for Fuel Waste Cleanup

Fuel waste areas left by the Air Force during its stay in Galena could be cleaned up soon. City Council voted Tuesday night to further talks about leasing a building on the former base to Air Force-hired subcontractors.

Alaska News Nightly: June 15, 2011

Resource Developers Concerned About National Ocean Council Initiatives, Gates Says Soldiers in Afghanistan Will Not Be Under-Funded, Investigation Looms as Park and Center Part Ways, Dion Convicted of Killing Bonnie Craig 17 Years Ago, and more...

Fire Island Wind Project Take Step Forward

Anchorage-based Chugach Electric Association's board has approved a set of terms and conditions for the project to supply the electric utility with power from the wind farm.

Alaska Visionary Dies at 72

Bill Noll, an Alaska entrepreneur and former Mayor of Seward, passed away suddenly on Monday in Anchorage. Noll was 72.

Senators Split Vote on Ethanol Subsidies

Alaska’s U.S. Senators split their votes Tuesday on whether to consider getting rid of the hefty subsides that go to ethanol producers. Senator Lisa Murkowski says it’s time to discontinue the ethanol tax credit and import tariffs prized by farming states.

‘Friends of the Children’ Eyes Fairbanks for Newest Branch

A national child mentoring program is eyeing Fairbanks for its newest branch. Duncan Campbell, founder of the Philadelphia-based nonprofit “Friends of the Children”, is in Fairbanks meeting with community members to gauge local support for the program for at-risk kids.

Juneau Conservation Study Published

Three years after an avalanche severed Juneau from its main source of low-cost power, the capital city remains the international example of conservation. How residents conserved is the subject of an article in the latest edition of the journal, Energy Policy.

Alaska News Nightly: June 14, 2011

Kuskokwim River Closed to King Salmon Fishing by Emergency Order, State Closes Anchor River to Fishing, AK Pride Pays Forward Their ‘Today’ Show Donations, Redistricting Board Holds Ceremonial Signing of Plan, and more...

Redistricting Leads to Big Election Year in 2012

State voting district boundaries have changed so substantially under the new map drawn by the Alaska Redistricting Board that every state senator but one will face election next year, even though many were not scheduled for election until 2014.

Vote Delayed on Bycatch Reduction Alternatives

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted Saturday to delay the initial review of chum salmon bycatch reduction alternatives in the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery.

Kohring Gets Public Defender In Case of Retrial

A federal judge has appointed a public defender in case the government decides to retry former Wasilla-area Republican State Representative Vic Kohring.

Date Withheld for Next Batch of Palin Emails

The State of Alaska must still release another batch of emails from Sarah Palin’s time as governor. But don’t expect them anytime soon.

Ice Alaska Aims for ‘Disneyland of the North’

The World Ice Carving Exhibitor’s Association is poised close on purchase of a new venue for the annual ice art championships and kids park in Fairbanks.

Report Recommends Growing Forest, Seafood, Visitor, and Renewable Energy Jobs

A new government report outlines 33 recommendations for creating new jobs in the forest products, seafood, visitor and renewable energy industries in Southeast Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: June 13, 2011

Redistricting Leads to Big Election Year in 2012, Talkeetna Woman Found, Hospitalized After Search Called Off, Vote Delayed on Bycatch Reduction Alternatives, Port Moller Test Fishery to Receive Boost, and more...

Judge Calls for Deeper Look into Cruise Ship Wastewater Issue

A Juneau judge says state regulators need to take another look at cruise ship wastewater treatment systems. Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins ruled the Department of Environmental Conservation failed to consider stronger options for some ships.

Palin Emails Reveal Struggle with Sudden Public Attention

Emails released today by the state of Alaska show that as Alaska governor, Sarah Palin struggled with the gossip about her family and marriage.