Sheffield defends port project

Future Port of Anchorage Within hours of an opinion piece in Monday's Anchorage Daily News against the scope of the city's port expansion, Port...

Proposed Mat-Su Budget contains tax increase

Matanuska Valley residents could see a tax levy increase this year. The proposed Matanuska Susitna Borough budget for fiscal 2009 shows a small...

Planned seismic testing in Arctic waters under new legal challenge

Conservation organizations and Native groups filed a lawsuit today in federal district court in Anchorage against the federal government for issuing permits for seismic...

Polar bear research in progress while Endangered Species status under review

Click the image above for a larger copy and three more from USGS researcher Steven Amstrup. The Bush Administration has until May 15 to decide...

Alaska teachers union endorses Begich in run for U.S. Senate

The state's largest union announced this afternoon they will endorse U.S. Senate candidate Mark Begich. David Shurtleff, APRN - Anchorage

Yakutat spring troll fishery closed. Again.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has canceled the Yakutat Bay spring troll fishery for the third year running. Melissa Marconi-Wentzel, KCAW - Sitka

Wrangell timber operations may be revived

Wrangell's timber industry may get another chance at life with the help of Polaris Management. Since last year representatives of Polaris have been in...

Sitka prizes pedal pushers — and wins bicycling honors

One year after launching a community-wide effort to raise awareness and improve safety, Sitka is officially a bike-friendly community. Robert Woolsey, KCAW - Sitka

Ketchikan remembers iconic local publisher Lew Williams

Retired Ketchikan Daily News publisher Lew Williams junior passed away in Arizona on Saturday at the age of 83. Williams and his wife Dorothy...

Alaska News Nightly: May 5, 2008

CORRECTION: When originally published, we titled this post as May 6 rather than May 5, 2008. Sorry for the confusion. Conservation organizations turned to the...

Former Fairbanks mayor headed to prison

Former Fairbanks mayor Jim Hayes and his wife Chris were sentenced to prison today in federal court for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars....

Kohring angles for short federal detention

The attorney for convicted former legislator Vic Kohring says he will recommend his client serve less than a year under federal detention. David Shurtleff,  APRN...

New findings outline warmer future for Antarctica

Critics sometimes point to the slow rate of ice melt in the Antarctic to refute scientific claims about climate change and the human role...

Adak beset by series of earthquakes

Adak Island in the Aleutians was rocked by a strong earthquake at about 4:30 p.m. local time yesterday. The Adak clinic reports no injuries...

Cruise ship season underway amid uncertainty

Alaska’s cruise-ship season has begun without a decision on a federal rule that could limit visits by about a third of the fleet. Officials...

Mindy Schloss Memorial Fund established

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's Healthy Alaska Native's Foundation recently announced the creation of the Mindy Schloss memorial fund, dedicated to the memory...

Seward business cited for Clean Water Act violation

The U.S. District court for Alaska recently found The Seward Marine Industrial Center and Small Boat Harbor violated the Clean Water Act by discharging...

New Yup'ik language activities for students in Bethel

Younger kids in Bethel can learn Yup'ik at the immersion elementary school. But when students move on to junior high and high school, all...

U.S. House approves land swap in Denali National Park

The swap enables the Alaska Railroad to build a needed train turn around in the Denali entrance area. Park Service spokeswoman Kris Fister says...

Jake Metcalfe's campaign advisor resigns under fire

The campaign advisor to democratic Congressional candidate Jake Metcalfe resigned this afternoon. Bill Scannell's resignation comes amid allegations that he was behind a series...