Alaska Zoo's 'Maggie' may be headed to California

An elephant rescue facility in California has been revealed as one of the top contenders to acquire Maggie the Elephant when she moves from...

Five dead, four injured in second Ketchikan-based small plane crash

Five people are dead and four were injured after a float plane crashed yesterday evening in Traitors Cove, about 27 miles north of Ketchikan....

Forest Service and employee sparring over whistle blowing and possible retaliations

U.S. Forest Service officials have been considering whether to fire a whistle-blower employee who successfully challenged some of the agency's road building and timber...

'Columbia' suffers piston damage, heads to port for repairs

The state ferry Columbia will be out of commission for the rest of the summer season. The vessel lost its starboard engine Monday because...

Chena Hot Springs generating its own hydrogen supply — an Alaskan first

Chena Hot Springs, the resort northeast of Fairbanks, has achieved another energy breakthrough. A year after opening the planet's first low-temperature geothermal power plant,...

Stevens investigation examines VECO Arctic services contract

Federal authorities are turning their focus in the probe of Senator Ted Stevens. The Justice Department recently asked the National Science Foundation for records...

Military names five Fort Wainwright soldiers killed in Iraq helicopter crash

The Defense Department released the names this afternoon of five Fort Wainwright soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq: Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Johnson,...

Fairbanks police officer shoots and kills man during confrontation Tuesday

An unidentified Fairbanks police officer was attempting to question Lucky Adams, suspected in a string of thefts at local retailers. Lieutenant Tara Tippet says...

Kisa Gold more than doubling its gold claims on state lands

Kisa Gold (a division of Gold Crest Mines) -- the mining company exploring for gold near Kisaralik Lake in Southwest Alaska -- has staked...

Federal court postpones Shell's Beaufort Sea drilling plans

A federal court this morning upheld an injunction blocking Shell Oil from exploring for gas and oil in the Arctic Ocean. The drilling plan...

Pavlof volcano erupts on Aleutian chain southwest of Kodiak

The Pavlof Volcano near Cold Bay on the Alaska Peninsula is erupting. Pilots confirmed black ash on the summit indicating a small-scale eruption. The...

Federal energy regulators growing optimistic about Alaska gasline

A new federal government progress report on the Alaska natural gas line -- the first since Governor Palin's Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) became...

Court blocks Shell Arctic drilling plan

An injunction blocking Shell Oil from exploring for gas and oil in the Beaufort Sea has been upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of...

AK wins 2007 Clarion Award

APRN's weekly statewide radio program -- AK -- has won yet another national award for the quality of its reporting and storytelling. This time the...

Shell's plan to drill in Arctic coastal waters under legal review

A plan that would allow Shell Oil to explore for gas and oil in the Beaufort Sea was before the Ninth Circuit Court of...

Don Young's picnic draws protestors, supporters and the hungry

Close to 75 protestors showed up at Congressman Don Young's public "salmon bake" in Anchorage last night, turning portions of the otherwise peaceful picnic...

Lawson guilty of second degree murder

A jury this afternoon found Michael Lawson guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of Bethany Correira back in 2003. They also...

Researchers unable to find endangered North Pacific right whales

They've been two weeks looking, but today scientists aboard the NOAA research vessel headed back to Dutch Harbor with no right whales to show...

Elim residents considering risks of uranium mining project

Residents of Elim on the southern Seward Peninsula last week heard from a Native American activist about the legacy of uranium mining in the...

Lawson: Guilty of second-degree murder

Jury members in the murder trial of Michael Lawson have handed down two convictions this afternoon in Anchorage. Lawson has been found guilty of...