Money for new Kodiak missle launch pad said to be in Governor's proposed budget

A representative from the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation recently told the borough assembly in Kodiak that there is more than 17-million-dollars in the governor’s...

Diesel spill in Selawik

5 to 10 thousand gallons of diesel fuel leaked from a tank earlier this week in the Alaska Native village of Selawik - about...

Alaska humpbacks are different than those in other parts of the world

In December, the Japanese government agreed not to target humpback whales during its annual whale hunt now under way off Antarctica. Alaska’s humpbacks don’t...

Military impact on adjacent cities not just economic

Since Wednesday, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich has been in Washington, D.C. for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. Thursday afternoon the mayor presided...

Congress takes up reform of 19th century mining law

The U-S Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has begun a series of hearings on how to go about reforming the 1872 Mining Law...

Legislators coming to grips with shorter session

State Legislators are aware of the ninety-day limit on this year’s session. But there’s some question on when and how they will shift into...

Board of Game to consider "denning" of wolf cubs

The Board of Game will consider allowing the culling of wolf pups pulled from dens.  The proposal is one of several aimed at enabling...

Mayor Begich makes the rounds in Washington

National Democrats are courting Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich to run this year against Senator Ted Stevens, who’s perceived to be vulnerable because of corruption...

Merger to create new Alaskan aviation service

As Frontier Flying Service and Hageland Aviation formally join forces over the coming weeks, they hope to become the largest aviation service based in...

Flu season comes in like a lamb

The flu season has been slow so far in Alaska.  With winter half-over, only 142 cases have been reported so far.  Nearly 90 percent...

Forest Service cuts staff in Southeast

Forest service offices around southeast Alaska are going through another round of staff cuts. It’s part of a re-organization plan for the Tongass that’s...

Sitka Tribe of Alaska tightens child protection policies

The Tribal Council passed an ordinance requiring all employees, volunteers, and contractors who have direct interaction with children or the public, to undergo criminal...

Yukon Elk get ticked off

In Canada, the Yukon government has started to hand out free meals to elk in an attempt to kill off an alien invader.  It's...

Third Grader wins subsistence art contest

Third-grader Jack Weaver from Sitka is one of two grand-prize winners of the 2008 Subsistence Student Art Contest - a statewide competition intended to...

LeDoux Congressional campaign stopped amidst fundraising complaints

Kodiak Republican Gabrielle LeDoux has put her campaign for Congress on hold -- at least the fundraising part of it. Fellow members of the...

Exxon Valdez plaintiffs file last brief before Supreme Court oral arguments

Yesterday, attorneys submitted a brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of claimants in the Exxon-Valdez punitive damages case. This is the plaintiffs' final...

High prices forcing oil consumption cutbacks

High world oil prices are a boon to state coffers, but they're taking a toll on personal budgets. Homeowners and local businesses suffer when...

Anchorage Schools proposing $35 million budget boost for 2008-2009

The Anchorage School Board spent all day yesterday examining the administration's proposed 2008/2009 budget. Balancing expected state funding increases against perceived student needs, the...

Nome's Richard Foster in Seattle hospital

Nome representative Richard Foster is undergoing treatment in Seattle following a stroke last Friday. Foster, a Democrat, is serving his 20th year as a...

Some whales skipping seasonal migration, wintering off Kodiak Island

Scientists have long heard reports of whales over-wintering on the west side of Kodiak Island, and this year they decided to do an in-depth...