Here’s how Alaska is preparing for the Wuhan coronavirus

State epidemiologists are alerting the public and health care workers about what to watch for with the coronavirus.

Alaska Legislature fails to override vetoes of school bond reimbursement, ferries

The vote was 37 in favor of the override, and 20 against it. That fell short of the 45 votes needed for an override.

Trump administration eases protection of wetlands

The new rule redefines which waters are covered by the federal Clean Water Act.

6.2 Magnitude earthquake felt in Adak

The 6.2 earthquake struck about 50 miles from Adak around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
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Anchorage School District administrators go on the offensive against vaping

Administrators in Alaska's largest school district are trying to get a handle on youth vaping.

Murkowski joins Republican chorus calling Rep. Nadler’s remark ‘offensive’

“As one who is listening attentively and working hard to get to a fair process, I was offended," Sen. Murkowski said.

Alaska Senate majority strips three Mat-Su Republicans of their leadership positions

The three Republicans -- Mike Shower, Shelley Hughes and Lora Reinbold -- broke from their caucus on a vote last year setting the Permanent Fund dividend amount.

Judge lifts hold on Recall Dunleavy campaign, saying order he issued 24 hours earlier was “inadvertent”

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth, in his second reversal in as many days, has revoked an order pausing the campaign to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, saying he'd issued it accidentally.

LISTEN: Alaska Gov. Dunleavy remains skeptical of cutting PFD, and says he’s still pursuing campaign agenda

Dunleavy said Tuesday that the campaign to recall him hasn’t changed how he does his job. But he said he has given the issue some thought. Listen to Dunleavy's full 17-minute interview with Juneau correspondent Andrew Kitchenman here.

An Anchorage attorney made a fortune fighting Big Oil in Alaska court. Now he’s funding the campaign to raise their taxes.

Frustrated by the industry-supported overhaul of oil taxes in 2013 and the unsuccessful campaign to repeal it, Robin Brena is chairing the citizens initiative to raise taxes. And he’s also the effort’s top funder, contributing more than $100,000 so far.

This Southeast Alaska town has convened a task force to deal with its marauding, dumpster-flipping bears

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Management Biologist Carl Koch estimates there were 12 to 15 bears roaming Haines this fall. “You couldn’t imagine how many dumpsters were flipped," he said. "Ten to 15 dumpsters."

These two Chugiak women are buying Skagway’s newspaper – for $20

Owner Larry Persily chose Gretchen Wehmhoff and Melinda Munson of Chugiak from 200 people who wanted to run Skagway's newspaper. They learned about the opportunity through an article in the Anchorage Daily News.

Anchorage judge, in reversal, pauses Dunleavy recall to wait for Alaska Supreme Court ruling

The order blocks the Recall Dunleavy campaign from gathering signatures to put the question on the ballot until the Alaska Supreme Court reviews the case.

Highlights from Kuskokwim 300: Kaiser wins fifth title, and a surprise musher engagement

There’s been some new writing recently about old happenings in Alaska’s largest city. It’s in a column called Histories of Anchorage that has appeared in the Anchorage Daily News a couple times so far since the new year.

Ash falls on False Pass after Shishaldin sends volcanic plume 30,000 feet

An eruption at Shishaldin Volcano – located on Unimak Island about 23 miles southwest of the community of False Pass – intensified Sunday, generating an ash-rich volcanic plume that was drifting to the south-southeast.

Murkowski says she’ll vote against impeachment witnesses Tuesday. That’s not her final answer.

Sen. Murkowski says senators should decide later in the trial whether to call witnesses, so she'll vote against Democratic amendments Tuesday.

As LifeMed plane lingers In Unalaska Bay, Resolve Marine prepares for recovery

The King Air Beechcraft aircraft went down about 100 feet northwest of the end of the Unalaska Airport runway with a LifeMed pilot, paramedic, and nurse on board. All three were rescued from a life raft and sustained no serious injuries.

Pete Kaiser arrives in Bethel, wins fifth Kuskokwim 300 title

Kaiser arrived in Bethel at 8:46 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, with a team of nine dogs.

Agency overseeing BP-Hilcorp deal will hold public hearing, denying companies’ request

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska, which is overseeing Hilcorp's purchase of BP's stake in the trans-Alaska pipeline, plans to hold a six-hour public hearing on the deal next month.

‘It’s never, ever been your fault’: Alaska bishop offers apology in wake of report on sexual abuse

The report found evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 men who worked for the Archdiocese of Anchorage, nearly all of them priests.