Scientists watching walrus movements as sea ice recedes

Biologists in Anchorage are getting a daily look at how walrus in the Chukchi Sea are responding to rapidly retreating sea ice. Walrus, especially...

Alaska suspects merger by Japanese seafood processors is anticompetitive

The State of Alaska is opening its own antitrust investigation into a proposed merger of two Japanese seafood companies with major processing operations in...

Murkowski sells back Kenai River land to short circuit ethics concerns

Over the past week, Senator Lisa Murkowski's Kenai River land deal with long-time friend and political supporter Bob Penney has brought her a firestorm...

Alaska Democrats start campaign against Don Young online

The Alaska Democratic Party has begun a full campaign against Don Young's re-election next year. Party leaders showcased a new website today called dropdon.com...

Murkowski says she's giving up Kenai land to end ethics controversy

Senator Lisa Murkowski is trying to put a stop to the political flak she has gotten for buying Kenai riverfront property from family friend...

Don Young's House committee assignments may be in jeopardy

Congressman Don Young's legal woes could cost him his committee assignments in the U.S. House, according to an article in today's edition of Roll...

Kenai River land deal nets ethics complaint against Murkowski

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed a complaint against Senator Lisa Murkowski today with the Senate Ethics committee. The complaint says Murkowski's...

Congressman Young officially under federal criminal investigation

A source with the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press today that Congressman Don Young faces a criminal investigation. Young joins Senator Ted Stevens...

Investigations into flightseeing crash begin in Ketchikan

Federal and state agencies are investigating a crash that killed four cruise ship passengers and pilot Joseph Campbell yesterday near Ketchikan. The float plane...

DEC expands botulism warning in Alaska

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is warning Alaskans about food that may be contaminated with botulism. Processing malfunctions at a Castleberry's Food Company...

Five die in flightseeing plane crash outside Ketchikan

Cockpit of crashed Tarquan Air floatplane outside Ketchikan, Alaska. Photo courtesy the Alaska State Troopers. The Coast Guard reported there were no survivors in Tuesday's...

'Nordic Viking' spill cleanup progressing in Prince William Sound

Spill responders in Prince William Sound are removing the remaining fuel from a grounded fishing boat. The move is in anticipation of getting the...

Palin visits Alaskan troops in Kuwait

Governor Palin today visited with a National Guard unit from Alaska serving in Kuwait. In a press conference with Alaska reporters, the governor said...

Denali Kid Care funds attracting Presidential veto

President Bush has threatened to veto a bill that re-authorizes the Denali Kid Care program and similar programs in other states, saying they are a...

Anti-missile radar installation headed to Juneau

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency will install a radar facility in Juneau this fall as it continues to test its Fort Greely-based anti-missile system. John...

Exploratory drilling in Beaufort sea temporarily blocked by federal court

Late yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals placed a temporary injunction against Shell Offshore's plans for exploratory drilling in the Beaufort sea this...

NMFS takes public comment on listing beluga whales as endangered

The National Marine Fisheries Service is taking testimony this evening in Anchorage on a proposal to list Cook Inlet beluga whales under the federal...

Kenai land deal between friends puts Murkowski on defense

Senator Lisa Murkowski and her husband have come under fire from bloggers, talk radio and conventional news media for a Kenai River land purchase...

Melting glaciers expected to feed faster, higher sea level rise

The massive polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica contain the vast majority of frozen water on the planet. But a new study shows...

Proposal emerges to change gun laws in Alaska

Federal law provides a way to prevent potentially dangerous people from getting firearms -- such as the student who killed 32 people at Virginia...