Humpback freed in Frederick Sound

Local volunteers freed a small humpback whale entangled in some fishing gear in Frederick sound and the Wrangell narrows yesterday. Four Petersburg residents were...

No cease fire in budget battle

Last night's Anchorage Assembly meeting and public hearing on the proposed 2008 municipal budget featured as many charges and counter charges as it did...

Coast Guard eyes Arctic

The Coast Guard recently announced a series of Arctic awareness flights, part of an attempt to establish an increased presence in the region. Late...

Now its the Senate's turn

The Senate Finance Committee today is taking a first look at its version of the tax rewrite bill that will become the focus of...

Peace group seeks support for war dissenters

An Alaska peace group is trying to make it easier for war dissenters to get out of the military. The Alaska Peace Center runs...

UAF scientists discover new organisms

Scientists from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks working on a 2 year study of the waters around the Aleutian Islands have discovered what may...

Alaska hopes to tempt Hollywood north

Hollywood producers seem to love Alaska as the subject of their films and TV shows. And why not - Alaska has so much to...

Northwest coastal villages brace for storm

Villages along Alaska's northwest coast are bracing themselves for high winds and possible coastal erosion that could occur over the next few days. It's...

Haines Eagle Fest

This weekend was the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines. A few thousand eagles and a few hundred humans came together along the banks...

Anchorage budget battle heating up

The rift between the mayor and some assembly members concerning the budget is only growing. Tonight the Anchorage Assembly holds a third...

House raises stakes on oil tax

The version of the new oil tax the House passed last night has been sent on to the Senate. The bill would raise state...

Tom Anderson prison date set

A prison date has been set for former-legislator Tom Anderson who was convicted of corruption charges in July. In an e-mail to...

Chinook bycatch numbers on the rise in the Bering Sea

An increasing number of king salmon are being harvested as bycatch by Bering Sea pollock trawlers. The pollock fishing industry insists that it...

Interior Issues Council plugs alternative energy

A Fairbanks Group is pushing an alternative energy strategy. The Interior Issues Council plan includes conservation measures and fossil fuel alternatives for...

Bristol Bay anti-mine initiatives could affect industry statewide

Bristol-Bay-based groups are circulating petitions to put three citizens’ initiatives on the ballot. They say the pollution-control and habitat-protection measures would boost efforts to...

Eco groups threaten futher legal action to protect the Queen Charlotte Goshawk

Conservation groups say they may go back to court to force further protections for the Queen Charlotte Goshawk. That’s after the U.S. Fish and...

Church-commissioned study on sexual abuse by clergy to be released

This week, Roman Catholic Bishops from across the United States, including Alaska, will hear preliminary results of a church-commissioned study on the causes and...

Legislature meets on Veterans Day

The Alaska State Legislature was in session yesterday on Veterans day for only the second time since statehood. The previous session, in 1973, was...

Special session hits the homestretch

The Legislature is in the final week of the special session dealing with increases to the oil tax that went into effect just last...

Two Judges ordered to step down

The State Supreme Court has ordered two Alaska judges to vacate their seats, after both neglected to file for retention on time in 2004....