Alaska Airlines canceled 450 flights amidst messy northwest storms

The unusual snowstorms that hit Seattle and Portland beginning December 19 forced the cancellation of 450 Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights. Airline spokesman...

Anchorage nursing home resumes business under old managers — temporarily

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today issued a 60-day provisional license to the Raindance Corporation, the troubled owners of the Mary...

Are Ribbon seals facing extinction? NOAA says no

The federal government has decided not to list Ribbon seals under the Endangered Species Act. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the...

Fairbanks, Juneau air particulates well above EPA guidelines

Fairbanks and Juneau have been formally designated as non-attainment areas for fine particulate pollution by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Alaska communities are...

Two soldiers, one former soldier held in Fairbanks theft/murder

A Fairbanks businessman reported missing last week is dead. Daniel Frederick, 62, a downtown resident who operated the Army surplus and antique shop "Blondies,"...

Stevens calls for conviction set-aside in light of FBI whistleblower revelations

Lawyers for Senator Ted Stevens today called for his felony conviction to be thrown out. The move comes after an FBI agent, acting as...

Obama pick for NOAA chief praised by conservationists

Oregon State University Marine Biology professor Jane Lubchenco has been chosen to head up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by the incoming...

Alaska Airlines unraveling bad weather air passenger pileups

Alaska Airlines had more trouble today with its flights heading in and out of airports in Washington and Oregon. Extreme winter weather has hampered...

Alaska Senator John Cowdery pleads guilty to conspiracy

Alaska State Senator John Cowdery was in federal court this morning changing his plea. The three-term senator pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy...

Northwest Alaska suicide rate suddenly surges in December

State Troopers have responded to a disturbing number of suicides in Northwest Alaska since the beginning of the month. Six people, mostly teenagers and...

State takes over Anchorage nursing home, removes administrator

The state is taking over management of the Mary Conrad nursing home in Anchorage. A routine inspection last week uncovered physical injuries to the...

Shell appealing Beaufort oil exploration shutdown

Shell Oil intends to file for a re-hearing to the full 9th Circuit after their exploration plan for the Beaufort Sea was halted in...

Federal lands opening to major geothermal power program

The Interior Department has finalized a plan to make 190 million acres of federal land available for geothermal energy projects, including lands in Alaska....

Racist Obama jokes circulating via State of Alaska e-mail

Alaska officials are investigating racist jokes about President-elect Barack Obama that have been circulating on state government e-mail accounts. One of the e-mails obtained...

Obama appoints ‘independent thinker’ to cabinet’s Interior post

President-elect Barack Obama has named Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as his Interior Secretary. Salazar comes from a ranching family, and as a first-term Democratic...

‘Critical habitat’ designated for Alaska sea otters

Earlier this week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated 5,879 square miles of nearshore waters as critical habitat for sea otters. The area...

Did witness who said he lied in Stevens trial actually lie about lying?

Federal prosecutors say former State Senator Jerry Ward convinced a witness in Senator Ted Stevens' trial to lie after the trial about an immunity...

Alaska Bar confirms Stevens should be disbarred post-conviction, pre-appeal

The Alaska Bar Association says Senator Ted Stevens' should have his law license temporarily suspended. Stevens is fighting the move, which is standard practice...

With State budget down 7%, Governor’s pay may jump 20%

Governor Sarah Palin's proposed budget for the next fiscal year calls for a 7% reduction in state spending. But while the Governor is calling...

Governor Palin unveils State budget proposal with 7% cut

Governor Sarah Palin wants to shrink state government spending by 7% next year. She released her proposed budget for fiscal year 2010 this...