New mine safety bill passes U.S. House

Today the U.S. House narrowly approved (214-199) a bill to beef up mine safety, even though a big overhaul of safety measures was enacted...

Alaska Legislature begins 2008 Session

The legislative session began this afternoon. Members only have ninety days to finish their routine work – but a special session to deal with...

Governor gives yearly report on the health of the state

Governor Sarah Palin delivered her state of the state address this afternoon to the House and Senate. Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau

No reprieve for Pete Kott

A judge has denied the request of Pete Kott to push back the date he will have to report to federal prison. The convicted...

Crowley to run Ocean Ranger program

State environmental officials have chosen Crowley Marine Services to run the Ocean Rangers Program. Barring a formal protest, the Florida-based corporation will run Alaska’s...

Alaskans to vote on clean elections and clean water

There will be at least two initiatives on the ballot when Alaska voters head to the polls this fall. The sponsors of both the...

Legislative session starts with shortened calendar

Legislators are arriving at the capitol in Juneau today, getting ready for the shortest regular session in the state's history. Voters last year gave...

Senator Elton focused on state government job losses in Juneau

State senator Kim Elton says capitol creep is hurting the Juneau economy, with 140 state jobs leaving the capital city in the past year...

Federal court approves offshore oil and gas leasing in Beaufort Sea

The U.S. District court in Alaska today released their decision in favor of the Minerals Management Service's lease sale 202 in the Beaufort Sea....

Comment period on Long Range Transportation Plan extended

Yesterday was supposed to be the deadline for public comments on the new Long-Range Transportation Plan for the state, but Jeff Ottison, the Director...

Alaska Gasline Port Authority asks for reconsideration

The Alaska Gasline Port Authority is asking the state to reconsider its proposal for a natural gas pipeline. It was rejected by Governor...

Copper Basin 300 gets underway this weekend

The Copper Basin 300 sled dog race gets underway in Glennallen tomorrow. Top mushers signed up include defending champion Alan Moore of Two Rivers,...

Governor rejects ConocoPhillips gas line proposal

In a letter to ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva, governor Palin said the company’s proposal "falls critically short of meeting the state’s key objectives" of...

Presidential candidates turn their eyes to Alaska

Alaska's getting more attention from the Presidential candidates. Democrat Hillary Clinton has plans to open a campaign office in Anchorage. And the campaign...

Joshua Wade's lawyer quits

Joshua Wade's attorney has resigned. U-S Public Defender Mary Geddes has handled his case ever since his first appearance in federal court....

State tax revenues expected to rise in 2008

The state's Tax Division is expecting more money than ever before. The Revenue Department today released its semi-annual revenue sources book -- with a...

National education report finds Alaska below average

Alaska is a little below average in a national report released today by Education Week magazine focusing on six key categories affecting educational quality...

Legislation filed to establish separate ferry authority

Three coastal lawmakers want an independent board of directors to run the state ferry system. They’ve filed legislation creating an Alaska Marine Highway Authority,...

APOC head to leave commission in March

The head of Alaska's public watchdog group says she will leave the agency later this year. Brooke Miles, Executive Director  of the Alaska Public...

FAA clears pilot of last summer's Ketchikan-area crash

The federal aviation administration has cleared the pilot of a floatplane that crashed near Ketchikan last August of any violations of F-A-A regulations. Deanna Garrison,...