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...

Alaska National Guard seeking a few good Chaplains

The National Guard in Alaska is looking for people to serve as chaplains. Unique job qualifications have made it hard to fill open slots...

Kott caught on tape: "I had to cheat, steal, beg, borrow and lie."

An FBI agent spent all day on the witness stand today at the bribery and conspiracy trial of former state Representative Pete Kott. Special...

Wade to stay in jail, considered flight risk

Joshua Wade will stay in jail, at least during the foreseeable future. After declaring that the case against Wade could move forward, U.S. Magistrate...

BP fire sparks deeper investigation

The Department of Natural Resources says a fire yesterday at BP's Lisburne Production Center on the North Slope has led to an elevation in...

Kott legislative corruption trial begins in Anchorage

The federal corruption trial of former House Speaker Pete Kott began today in Anchorage. Opening statements were read this morning, and the prosecution began...

Wade appears in court on bank fraud charges; Schloss remains missing

The preliminary hearing and bail appearance began for Joshua Wade this morning in Anchorage. Wade is accused of two counts of bank fraud for...

Global warming effects to wipe out Alaska's polar bears in 50 years

Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The best guess of federal scientists is that polar bears will disappear from the Alaska coast within the next...

Gray whale population stressed and declining

National Marine Fisheries Service biologist Wayne Perryman has been studying gray whales for nearly 30 years. He says climate change in Arctic summer feeding...

Corruption trial wading through jury selection process

Jury selection continued today for the corruption trial of former Alaska legislator Pete Kott. David Shurtleff and Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

New NOAA study confirms predictions of massive sea ice losses this century

A new report takes a closer look at the models the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) used to measure the loss of sea...

BP and oil industry react to Governor's oil tax proposal

The Palin administration’s proposal to rewrite part of the state’s tax regime for the oil and gas industries has drawn immediate opposition from the...