School district's staff diversity numbers improving

2007-2008 ASD WORKFORCE DEMOGRAPHICS Total Employees (all levels): 6383 Chart 1, ASD Diversity Plan The Anchorage School District's efforts to have a more racially and ethnically diverse...

AGIA education process underway

It's day two of a 3-day public forum being held in Anchorage to educate state lawmakers and the public about TransCanada's plan to build...

Papa Pilgrim's death leaves family both sad and relieved

Papa Pilgrim's children are reflecting on their father's life. Robert Hale died in the Anchorage Correction Complex Saturday night. He was 67 years old...

US Senate to debate bill on cutting greenhouse gases

Next week, the US Senate plans to start debate on a major bill aimed at curbing human-generated greenhouse gas emissions. Today, the federal government...

Permanent Fund Board plans to keep its offices in Juneau

The Permanent Fund’s Board of Trustees today  reasserted its commitment to keeping its corporate offices in Juneau. In doing so, the members also refused...

50th statehood anniversary celebrations get a jump start in Fairbanks

It’s nearly 50 years since Alaska officially became a state in January 1959.  But it was the prior summer when the drama unfolded in...

Palmer Democrat announces run against Senate President Lyda Green

Senate President Lyda Green will face a challenge for the Matanuska Valley's District G in upcoming state elections. Palmer resident and Democrat ...

Southeast community turns scrap wood into energy

Craig’s wood-waste burner is up and running. The Prince of Wales Island city is using wood chips from a nearby mill to heat two...

Seth Kantner "stubborn" about writing

Critics have called Seth Kantner's work poetic, lyrical and magnificent. But he has another word for his writing... stubborn. Kantner grew up on the...

Food Bank's summer meals for kids bigger, but still can't meet need

Summertime normally means more activities for Anchorage families. Unfortunately, one of those activities involves families seeking meals for children unable to participate school...

Auto accident causes students to push for lower speeds

In April an East High student was seriously injured crossing Northern Lights Boulevard. The accident has prompted some east side students to...

Polar bear listing empowers environmentalists to seek protection for other species

Fresh off a successful campaign to list polar bears as a threatened species, a conservation group has petitioned to provide the same protection to...

Experts say avalanche defenses would not have saved Juneau's power lines

Avalanche specialists hired by Alaska Electric Light and Power say conventional avalanche defenses would not have kept Juneau’s electric lifeline safe last month.  Technicians...

Cuddy to take on Stevens again

Anchorage developer Dave Cuddy officially announced his candidacy for the US Senate today. He'll run as a republican, and for the second time, will...

Governor wields tourism veto

Governor Sarah Palin has vetoed half of the tourism-oriented projects funded by cruise-ship passenger fees. Close to $20 million in projects in Southeast, Southcentral...

50 years ago, the US House voted for Alaska statehood

Alaska is coming up on its 50th anniversary as a state. It was exactly 50 years ago today that Alaskans began taking the last...

Youth Risk Survey indicates adults need to change

Anchorage high school students are fighting less at school, but they don't feel any safer. That's just one of several findings in a just...

New power towers may short circuit Juneau's energy crisis

Juneau's electricity rates may drop more than a month sooner than expected. Over the Memorial Day weekend, construction crews finished replacing the transmission towers...

Higher gas may lower Kenai tourism

With the price crude oil above $133/barrel, increasing gas prices could change travel plans for vacationers in Alaska. Emily Schwing, KBBI - Homer

What happens when you dump 800 amps into an electric Ford Pinto? You win races.

PHOTO: Yes, that's a Ford Pinto. And yes, it won the race. (Click the photo for more pictures) Although many people may think "slow" or...