Governor Palin gives birth to 5th child

Governor Sarah Palin welcomed her fifth child into the world today.  Her spokesperson, Sharon Leighow says Palin interrupted a meeting of the Governors’ Energy...

Alaska's Orthodox Bishop Soraich steps aside

Leaders of the Orthodox Church of America say Bishop Nikolai Soraich, head of the Alaska diocese, is taking a voluntary leave of absence, effective...

Alaska Ranger investigation focuses on ship itself

Two Coast Guard ship inspectors who surveyed the Alaska Ranger several months before it sank testified in a Marine Board of Investigation hearing Thursday...

Senate wants Justice Department to investigate "Coconut Road" earmark

The US Senate today voted to ask the US Justice Department to investigate how a Florida road project supported by Congressman Don Young made...

Joshua Wade indicted for murder

Today a federal grand jury indicted Joshua Wade on two counts relating to the murder of Anchorage nurse, Mindy Schloss.  If convicted, Wade could...

Chopper crash kills four, leaves one teen survivor

Three state employees and their pilot are dead after a helicopter crash 100 miles northeast of Anchorage. Miraculously, there was one survivor. David Shurtleff, APRN...

Avalanches drive up electricity costs in Juneau

Several massive avalanches have knocked out nearly all hydroelectric power to Juneau -- sending power rates skyrocketing for at least the next three months. Rosemarie...

Izembek road on the radar in Washington, DC

Supporters and critics of a proposed land swap for a road that would connect King Cove with Cold Bay appeared before a US Senate...

Radio racism

A classic rock station in the Anchorage market is getting a lot of attention from the Native community and beyond for demeaning and derogatory...

Senate presses Kempthorne over delay on polar bear decision

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne was pressed again today on when the Bush Administration will decide whether to put polar bears on the threatened species...

Korhing's prison delays will run out in May

A federal judge says convicted former lawmaker Vic Kohring will be sentenced to prison in May. This comes after months of delays, as Kohring...

Legislature wraps up with $5 billion in profits, $2.7 billion in controversial projects

The regular Legislative session wound down yesterday after lawmakers had dealt with only a few key issues over the weekend. The next step in...

Stevens and Begich jockey over mud-slinging

Senator Ted Stevens, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich and the Alaska Democratic Party are ‘one-upping’ each other in a tussle over smear tactics in the...

Legislature sprints to meet session deadline

The legislature is pulling the final strings for issues that have been left hanging until the end of the session. With the adjournment only...

Legislators enter crunch time

The Legislature is facing a voter-mandated adjournment Sunday night – and members spent most of the day dealing with small issues that could lead...

Alaskans welcome announcement of short deployments for servicemen and women

President Bush announced today that American troops will serve shorter deployments in the war zone of Iraq.  Bush says the change will affect units...

Settlement reached in Yellow-Billed Loon lawsuit

The Center for Biological Diversity settled a lawsuit this week with the US Fish and Wildlife service over a dispute regarding the yellow billed...

Tagged walrus teaching scientists about Bering Sea

Biologists are getting a rare glimpse into the winter habits of Pacific Walrus. A new tagging study is offering insight into how the animals...

House votes to allow state takeover of local schools when needed

The Alaska House today gave permission for the state's Department of Education to intervene in the operations of local school districts if a given...

BP, ConocoPhillips plan joint gas pipeline

Jim Bowles and Doug Suttles announcing the joint pipeline plan on April 8 in Anchorage. Photo by Brian Adams Oil giants BP and ConocoPhillips announced...