Will Alaska build the Gravina Island bridge? Not likely.

The commissioner of transportation says he would like to build a bridge to gravina island, but that finding the funds for such a project...

State heading out to inspect bridge near Denali Park

The State will conduct a special inspection of a bridge that's similar in design and age to the one that collapsed in Minneapolis. The...

Governor’s ethics considered as husband goes back to work at BP

News that Governor Sarah Palin's husband Todd is returning to his pre-election job on the North Slope has gotten some public attention in the...

Owners of Selendang Ayu plead guilty and pay $10 million

Photo by U.S. Coast Guard A final federal settlement was reached today with the owners of the Selendang Ayu, the freighter that ran aground off...

Bruce Babbitt boosting opposition to Bush oil leasing in Bristol Bay

The man who helped buy back federal oil gas leases 11 years ago is in Bristol Bay rallying opposition to the Bush administration's plan...

Infamous Alaska jet finally sold

Texas businessman-turned Valdez resident Larry Reynolds has signed an agreement to purchase the state's infamous Westwind II aircraft. The jet was bought by former...

Greenpeace documents wildlife habitat in Pribilof undersea canyons

Octopus, sponges, and anemone; photo courtesy Greenpeace A crew aboard the Greenpeace vessel Esperanza has just concluded three weeks in the Bering Sea researching and...

Marine Research Institute opens in Juneau

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service officially opened the new Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute in Juneau today. The opening is the...

Blue whales seen in waters south of Ketchikan; first in 30 years

The largest animal that has ever lived has been spotted off the Queen Charlotte Islands, south of Ketchikan. A Canadian Coast Guard ship conducting...

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...