State-funded commission takes global warming testimony in Kotzebue

The Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission (ACIAC), a legislatively-created commission, is looking into the impacts of global warming and heard from a wide range...

Federal permits issued for exploration of tidal energy options in Alaska

A Washington, D.C. company has received federal permits to start investigating the potential for tidal energy at five different sites in Alaska, including three...

Anchorage Assembly approves free WiFi for downtown

Most of us know the warning, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." The Anchorage Assembly has. Before unanimously approving...

Anchorage Mayor reacts to Governor's capital project vetoes

When Governor Sarah Palin signed the capital budget bill today she also vetoed nearly $250 million in projects, cutting more than $80 million in...

News Alert: Palin cuts capital budget by $226 million

Governor Sarah Palin today put the brakes on state spending. She vetoed more than 40% percent of the state's portion of the capital projects...

Assembly approves free WiFi for downtown Anchorage

Most of us know the warning, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." The Anchorage Assembly has. Before...

One coal bed methane exploratory gas well planned for Mat-Su

A new plan to drill for coal bed methane gas in the Matanuska Valley is under review by the Matanuska-Sustina Borough. Palmer-based Fowler Oil...

Anchorage Hillside homeowners target of new campaign to keep bears out of trash

Today officials in Anchorage announced a new effort to keep bears out of trash cans. The Fish and Game Department says between one and...

Governor Palin set to announce capital expenditure choices for fiscal 2008

Governor Palin is expected tomorrow to take action on the operating and capital budgets that came out of this year's legislature. And she will...

Anderson corruption trial delves into secret recordings and alleged under-the-table deals

The bribery and corruption trial of former state representative Tom Anderson plunged right into the critical evidence today as prosecutors began playing secretly recorded...

Tightened Alaska/Canada border crossing rules slowing ferry traffic to Prince Rupert, BC

Alaska Marine Highway traffic to Prince Rupert has plunged by nearly a third over the last five years. Ferry managers say stricter border-crossing rules...

Alaska SeaLife Center welcomes new seal pup in captivity — a first in Alaska

The Alaska SeaLife Center has witnessed their first birth of a marine mammal at the facility. "Chloe" the harbor seal gave birth to a...

Superior Court: Dental health aid program in rural Alaska is legal

The Superior Court for the State of Alaska ruled that a Native-run dental health aid therapist program in rural Alaska is legal. The ruling...

Offshore oil leasing near Bristol Bay up for consideration in the U.S. House

The new federal, five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan is set to go into effect as soon as Sunday. Today a U.S. House...

Alaska climate change may require $3 to $6 billion in public infrastructure by 2030

The University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) released a report today that for the first time calculates the future...

Lake Minchumina residents petition USPS to maintain postal services

Residents of Lake Minchumina, in the Interior, are trying to convince the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) not to pull out of the community. On...

Anchorage Hillside homeowners target of new campaign to keep bears out of trash

Today officials in Anchorage announced a new effort to keep bears out of trash cans. The Fish and Game Department says between one and...

Caribou Hills fire growing, but now 61% contained and away from occupied areas

The Caribou Hills fire that has been burning for more than a week in the interior of the western Kenai Peninsula is now 61%...

Opening statements made in the Anderson trial

Opening statements were heard by a jury of eight women and four men this afternoon in the corruption trial of former state legislator Tom...

U.S. House maintains rules on polar bear trophy importations from Canadian hunting

Today, the U.S. House defeated an amendment that would have effectively barred importation of polar bear parts from sport hunting in Canada. Washington State...