U.S. Education Secretary visits Bethel, discusses No Child Left Behind's impacts in Alaska

U.S. Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings is being guided through Alaska this week by Senators Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski. Her first stop was...

Governor pushing for Matanuska Maid privatization before December

Governor Sarah Palin has accepted a recommendation by the State Creamery Board to sell the Matanuska Maid dairy operation. Palin held a press conference...

Anchorage Police and FBI looking for Joshua Alan Wade

Anchorage police today said they want to talk to Joshua Alan Wade about the disappearance of Mindy Schloss, an Anchorage nurse who has been...

Mat-Su Borough approves laws regulating power plant construction

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough will take on the regulation of any power plants that may be built within Borough borders in the future. The Borough...

NTSB: Strong winds a factor in Aug 16 float plane crash

Photo: National Transportation Safety Board The National Transportation Safety Board says there appears to have been strong winds at the time a Seawind Aviation float...

Haube handed 85 years in prison for 2005 Petersburg murder

A Petersburg man has been given an 85-year prison sentence for his role in a 2005 murder. Superior Court Judge Larry Zervos handed down...

Anchorage School District approves new culturally-sensitive scheduling policy

Starting this week, when Anchorage schools schedule an event, they'd better double check to make certain it doesn't fall on one of 12 days...

Governor Palin drawing criticism over her kids' school enrollments

Governor Palin's children are attending schools in the Matanuska-Susitna District this fall. She says her children will transfer to Juneau schools for the second...

State of Alaska looking to sell Matanuska Maid

The State Creamery Board has decided to sell the struggling state-owned Matanuska Maid dairy. The board made the decision yesterday, after learning the co-op...

State government facing employee shortages

The State's Department of Administration is heading up a new cabinet-level working group to plot a course that will provide new state employees and...

Warmer Alaska enticing migratory songbirds farther and farther north

A warming climate is bringing a new song bird into Alaska. The Alaska Bird Observatory (ABO) catches migratory birds in Fairbanks every summer as...

Mental Health Trust slowing, reviewing Mitkof logging plans in Petersburg

The Alaska Mental Health Trust land office is taking a "time-out" on plans for its property along Mitkof Highway in Petersburg. Since it first...

Kenai fall bear hunting closed following 15 bear deaths this year

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the fall brown bear hunting season on the Kenai Peninsula. Mike Mason, KBBI - Homer

UAF awarded $2.5 million for new marine research vessel

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is taking a step forward in a long running effort to get a new research vessel. The National...

Fairbanks and Canadian arctic competing for Japanese aurora tourists

A battle for international tourist dollars is heating up in the far north -- a battle for Japanese tourists. Fewer are making the trip...

Immigrants in Kodiak sending cash home in line with national trends

Millions of immigrants are sending billions of dollars back home worldwide. According to The Associated Press, the amount being sent abroad has more than...

WWII Army "Cutthroat" remembers secret 1942 assault and construction on Adak

On a cloudy night 65 years ago -- August 28, 1942 -- 37 U.S. Army Commandos, known as "Castner's Cutthroats," silently rowed rubber rafts...

Anchorage School District approves new culturally-sensitive scheduling policy

Starting today, when Anchorage schools schedule an event, they'd better double-check to make certain it doesn't fall on one of 12 days deemed culturally...

Bob Barker and 'PAWS' offer to take Alaska Zoo's 'Maggie' south to sanctuary — for free

An animal sanctuary in northern California has offered to take Maggie the elephant and pay for all costs of her relocation. The Performing Animal...

Governor's mansion in Juneau slated for major repairs in multiple phases

The Governor's residence is Juneau is getting ready for significant repairs that are likely to take until next summer to complete. The expensive project...