Kott defense takes helm of corruption trial proceedings

The defense began presenting its case today in the federal corruption trial of former Alaska legislator Pete Kott. APRN's David Shurtleff has been following...

Senator Cowdery plans to skip special session in wake of Kott trial allegations

Anchorage Republican Senator John Cowdery today announced he will not take part in next months' special legislative session dealing with oil taxes. In a...

Red king crab fishing off-limits in Southeast this fall

The southeast red king crab fishery will be closed again this fall. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Friday that the...

Prosecutors wrap up corruption case against Kott

Federal prosecutors finished presenting their political corruption case against former State Representative Pete Kott today. Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage

Kohring aims to file for case dismissal before his corruption trial

As the Kott trial rolled along upstairs, downstairs at the Federal courthouse there was a pre-trial hearing for Vic Kohring, another former legislator accused...

Democrat Benson requests investigation into Don Young's Florida earmark

Democratic Congressional candidate Diane Benson has formally requested a Congressional investigation into Congressman Don Young's handling of an earmark that resulted in a road...

Canadian minister promoting Arctic gas development to cut gas costs

Canada's Northwest Territories' energy minister was in Anchorage today giving an Arctic gas presentation. Brendan Bell has been visiting U.S. cities talking up a...

U.N. favors Native people's rights to self-determination, subsistence

The United Nations recently passed a declaration supporting the rights of indigenous people all over the world. Some Native and human rights leaders in...

Kott trial finishes first week with VECO's Rick Smith on the stand

The government's case against former legislator Pete Kott is headed in to its second week on Monday. Today's courtroom events began with more cross-examination...

Year-old newspaper comment knocks Kodiak resident off Kott jury

A juror in the Kott trial had to be dismissed this morning after the Defense team found a "letter to the editor" she had...

Chabott amendment may cut off timber sale road construction in Tongass

Proposed legislation against U.S. Forest Service road-building has proved to be a major stumbling block for members of the Tongass Futures Roundtable. The Roundtable...

Alaska broadcasting pioneer Augie Hiebert passes away at 90

Alaska broadcasting pioneer Augie Hiebert died this morning in Anchorage. He was 90 years old. Hiebert started his Alaska broadcasting career in Fairbanks long...

Bill Allen takes the stand, admits to bribing legislators

Former VECO chairman Bill Allen faced cross examination today on his testimony that he bribed former state legislator Pete Kott. Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage

Defense cross turns combative; Allen admits evidence overwhelming

Bill Allen will face more cross examination from Pete Kott's defense team tomorrow morning. While he started the afternoon with a relatively innocuous line...

Kivalina evacuates as Arctic storm threatens

The Northwest Arctic coast community of Kivalina is being buffeted by a fall storm. Enoch Adams, Jr. is the Kivalina project coordinator for the...

Ninth Circuit definitively shuts down fall drilling plans for Shell

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today denied Shell Offshore's request to reconsider a ban on oil exploration in Alaska's Beaufort sea. The suit...

New record high oil price based on shortage speculation

Crude oil closed above $80/barrel for the first time today – with West Texas Crude ending up at $80.09 on New York markets. Oil...

Allen testimony may spell trouble for Ben Stevens

Former VECO Chairman Bill Allen returned to the stand this morning in the Pete Kott corruption trial in Anchorage. And he provided some damaging...

VECO chairman Allen takes the stand in Kott trial

The corruption and bribery trial of former legislator Pete Kott continued today in Anchorage. Former VECO chairman Bill Allen testified today in the Pete...

Shell ramping down Beaufort Sea drilling ops

Shell Oil has begun a staged ramp-down for its exploratory drilling operations in the Beaufort Sea while an injunction ordered by the Ninth Circuit...