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...

Stevens note says he spent more than $130k on home renovations

FBI agents investigating the relationship between VECO executives and Senator Ted Stevens are now studying a handwritten letter in which Stevens says he paid...

Stevens cautious on Pebble Mine but bullish on responsible development

Senator Ted Stevens thinks Alaska can cultivate new mining, oil and gas prospects while preserving fisheries and other renewable resources. Stevens came to the...

Polar bears bring U.S. and Russia together for treaty and research

Russian biologists were in Anchorage this week to work out some of the details of a treaty to protect polar bears that wander between...

U.S. Senator Ted Stevens — Extended Interview

On Wednesday (8 Aug 2007), U.S. Senator Ted Stevens stopped by the APRN offices in Anchorage for an interview with reporter and ANN host...

Stevens back in Alaska, focused on issues and looking ahead to campaign

Senator Ted Stevens is on his first trip back to Alaska since FBI agents searched his Girdwood home last week. The senator isn't responding...

State-funded elections initiative approved for signature collection

Supporters can begin gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would pay for state political campaigns with state money. The Lieutenant Governor today certified...

Ocean Rangers program getting off to a slow start

The state is having a hard time finding a company to hire and oversee Ocean Rangers. The cruise ship environmental monitoring program was approved...

Alaska's schools gaining on No Child Left Behind performance goals

Alaska's schools this year have shown continued improvements in their Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) scores. Primarily the results of annual language and math tests...

Governor's vetoes continue to draw legislative and constituent complaints

Legislators are still uncomfortable with some of the projects the Governor vetoed from this year's capital projects budget. In cutting $226 million in state...