BLM hosting Denali Highway volunteer clean-up this weekend

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hoping for a large turnout tomorrow for a clean-up of public lands along the Denali Highway. The...

Yakutat's new 'totem trail' grants access to memorial pole and fisheries demo

Work crews in Yakutat recently completed an accessible walkway leading to the first totem pole erected in the community in decades. The pathway will...

Albino porpoise — or Pacific white-sided dolphin — sighted in Southeast

Travelers aboard the Chilkat Cruises ship Yukon Queen were treated to a rare sighting last Sunday. A large, white sea mammal was seen near...

Anchorage adding 2,500 jobs in steady growth trend

The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation released a mid-year report yesterday indicating the city will likely add 2,500 new jobs in 2007. That's an increase...

Anchorage adding 2,500 jobs in steady growth trend

The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation released a mid-year report yesterday indicating the city will likely add 2,500 new jobs in 2007. That's an increase...

Alaska Airlines stock nosedives on high fuel, low earnings

Rising fuel costs overwhelmed an increase in passenger traffic and cut into Alaska Air Group's second quarter earnings. Alaska Air Group is the...

Murkowski sells back Kenai River land to short circuit ethics concerns

Over the past week, Senator Lisa Murkowski's Kenai River land deal with long-time friend and political supporter Bob Penney has brought her a firestorm...

Alaska Democrats start campaign against Don Young online

The Alaska Democratic Party has begun a full campaign against Don Young's re-election next year. Party leaders showcased a new website today called dropdon.com...

New report shows consistent warming across Alaska

The Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG) released a report today (written by U.S. PIRG) compiling and analyzing government climate data from Alaska and...

Gold mine outside Fairbanks cleared for cyanide heap leach construction

The operator of the state's largest gold mine hopes to begin construction of a proposed heap leach facility later this summer. The project at...

IHS Director contract up for renewal amidst constrained funding

Charles Grim's appointment as Indian Health Service (IHS) Director is up for renewal. At a U.S. Senate Indian Affairs hearing today, lawmakers praised Grim's...

New ferry authority in Southeast seeing mixed ridership numbers

Traffic is up for Southeast Alaska's newest ferry -- the Stikine. More passengers and vehicles are traveling on the Inter-Island Ferry Authority (IFA) ship...

Forest Service employees and volunteers cut new trails into Petersburg wilderness

A small crew is at work carving a new trail up Petersburg mountain. The team of eight Forest Service employees and volunteers has been...

Murkowski says she's giving up Kenai land to end ethics controversy

Senator Lisa Murkowski is trying to put a stop to the political flak she has gotten for buying Kenai riverfront property from family friend...

Don Young's House committee assignments may be in jeopardy

Congressman Don Young's legal woes could cost him his committee assignments in the U.S. House, according to an article in today's edition of Roll...

Kenai River land deal nets ethics complaint against Murkowski

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed a complaint against Senator Lisa Murkowski today with the Senate Ethics committee. The complaint says Murkowski's...

Congressman Young officially under federal criminal investigation

A source with the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press today that Congressman Don Young faces a criminal investigation. Young joins Senator Ted Stevens...

Investigations into flightseeing crash begin in Ketchikan

Federal and state agencies are investigating a crash that killed four cruise ship passengers and pilot Joseph Campbell yesterday near Ketchikan. The float plane...

Army Corps to unearth mystery near Tok — might be Agent Orange

The Army Corps of Engineers starts work next month unearthing what may be barrels of Agent Orange buried near Tok. The Corps' Alaska District...

Improvised explosive kills Copper Center soldier on duty in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense today says an Alaska soldier and three others died of wounds they sustained when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated...