Global warming effects to wipe out Alaska's polar bears in 50 years

Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The best guess of federal scientists is that polar bears will disappear from the Alaska coast within the next...

Gray whale population stressed and declining

National Marine Fisheries Service biologist Wayne Perryman has been studying gray whales for nearly 30 years. He says climate change in Arctic summer feeding...

Corruption trial wading through jury selection process

Jury selection continued today for the corruption trial of former Alaska legislator Pete Kott. David Shurtleff and Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

New NOAA study confirms predictions of massive sea ice losses this century

A new report takes a closer look at the models the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) used to measure the loss of sea...

BP and oil industry react to Governor's oil tax proposal

The Palin administration’s proposal to rewrite part of the state’s tax regime for the oil and gas industries has drawn immediate opposition from the...

Kott corruption trial moves ahead; Weyrauch trial split off and delayed

A federal judge has ruled to separate the corruption trials of former state legislators Bruce Weyrauch and Pete Kott on what was supposed to...

Unidentified body found at Anchorage elementary school

Anchorage Police are at Russian Jack Elementary School this evening after the body of an unidentified man was found decomposing in a boiler chimney...

Legislature's education task force presents school funding formula

The task force set up by this year's legislature to come up with a permanent formula to pay for local schools has made its...

Sea otter researchers exploring causes of die-off in Kachemak Bay

A new study could help biologists zero in on why so many sea otters are dying of the same disease in Kachemak Bay. Biologists...

Web Extra: Attorney's reaction to Weyrauch trial delay

Following the separation of the Kott and Weyrauch corruption trials today, Doug Pope, attorney for Bruce Weyrauch, spoke to the press outside the federal...

Palin releases new PPT proposal and calls Legislature to Juneau

Governor Sarah Palin says she has chosen Juneau as the site for next month's special session of the Alaska Legislature, where state lawmakers...

Kott and Weyhrauch on trial tomorrow in latest federal corruption prosecution

The corruption trial of two former state legislators begins tomorrow. Pete Kott of Anchorage and Bruce Weyhrauch of Juneau are accused of offering their...

Lodge in Yakutat suffers major fire amidst fishing charter high season

Photo: leonardslanding.com A major fishing lodge and restaurant in Yakutat -- Leonard's Landing Lodge -- burned to the ground Monday afternoon. It was the biggest...

State and federal governments waiting for $92 million from ExxonMobil

In June 2006 the state of Alaska and the federal government asked ExxonMobil to pay an additional $92 million to clean up the Exxon...

Anchorage Police and FBI take Wade into custody

Joshua Wade has been taken into custody by Anchorage police and the FBI after a standoff outside a south Anchorage apartment yesterday. He was...

Consumer Alert: Dangerous E.coli bacteria may be hiding in Alaska's beef supply

The Department of Agriculture believes some shipments of ground beef sold in Alaska could be contaminated by potentially deadly E.coli bacteria. The product had...

Pilot project exploring banking services options in rural Alaska

Most rural Alaska villages don't have banks and that makes it tough to get a loan or start a business. A pilot project announced...

Oil spill plaintiffs ask Supreme Court to dismiss ExxonMobil's latest appeal

Attorneys for class action plaintiffs in a long-standing lawsuit stemming from the 1989 Prince William Sound oil spill say they have petitioned the United...

Education Secretary visits Shishmaref, Nome and Anchorage on eve of NCLB reauthorization

U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings wrapped up her tour of Alaska today with visits to schools in Nome and Anchorage. Yesterday, she was in...

State ferry 'Kennicott' stuck in Kodiak awaiting rudder repairs

A broken rudder part will keep the Alaska Marine Highway ferry "Kennicott" out of service for more than a week. As of this afternoon,...