Denali Kid Care health coverage expanded

More low-income children and pregnant women have access to medical care through a bill Governor Palin signed into law last night. The bill renews...

Federal government may review Alaska Native tribal status

A letter sent to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in May sought to prompt a review of the legal status of tribes in Alaska. The...

Jury convicts Tom Anderson for bribery, conspiracy and money laundering

Former Anchorage lawmaker Tom Anderson was convicted of seven felonies today including bribery, conspiracy and money laundering. His sentencing is set for October. This...

Legislators and observers react to Anderson verdict

On hearing the news of Anderson's conviction, Anchorage Representative Bob Roses said he was personally disappointed with the outcome of the trial. Roses was...

Ethics reform bill signed into law

The Ethics Reform bill passed by the legislature in May is now law. Governor Palin signed the 38-page measure this afternoon. The bill contains...

Breaking News: Anderson guilty on all seven counts

A federal jury has found former Anchorage state Representative Tom Anderson guilty of seven counts of bribery, extortion and money laundering. Walking out of the...

Jury handed Tom Anderson corruption case for deliberations

The jury is now deliberating in the corruption case of former lawmaker Tom Anderson. Attorneys delivered closing arguments this morning. The jury started work...

Tier Two subsistence harvest regulations upheld by Supreme Court

The Alaska Supreme Court today upheld the 2003 changes to the state's Tier Two subsistence harvest regulations. Tier Two restrictions go into effect when...

Defense rested today, closing arguments tomorrow in Anderson corruption trial

The corruption trial of former lawmaker Tom Anderson is close to wrapping up. Closing arguments will be heard tomorrow morning after a quick ending...

Ted Stevens receives moral support amidst VECO investigation

Alaska Senator Ted Stevens says he has received "overwhelming support" in the face of an FBI investigation into his relationship with recently indicted VECO...

NTSB finds small cruise ship safety problems; recommends inspections

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued urgent recommendations today in the wake of the wreck of the Empress of the North. The agency...

Prosecution rests in Anderson corruption trial

The prosecution rested yesterday in the corruption trial of former state Representative Tom Anderson. It could go to the jury by the end of...

Alaska DNR green lights cyanide facility outside Fairbanks

The state Department of Natural Resources has issued permits that will allow construction of a large-scale cyanide facility for the Fort Knox Gold Mine. Associated...

Yukon king salmon run may be too small for upriver subsistence

King salmon is a primary subsistence resource for residents along the Yukon River. And now many subsistence fishermen on the middle and upper part...

Mount Marathon women's victory goes to Cedar Bourgeois

A Seward woman has won the Mount Marathon title for the 4th year in a row. 31-year-old Cedar Bourgeois finished the women's race in...

Palin publishes natural gas pipeline project invitation

The state has invited anyone interested in developing a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Canadian and Lower 48 markets to send...

Bobrick takes the stand, describes web site front for Anderson payments

The Tom Anderson legislative corruption trial kept moving today as former lobbyist Bill Bobrick took the stand and answered questions about alleged payments to...

Canadian arctic ponds disappearing

A new study shows arctic ponds that have existed for thousands of years in Northern Canada are drying up. Biologist John Smol, from Queens...

Prosecutors lay out core of corruption case against Anderson

Today was probably the most important day for the government's corruption case against former state Representative Tom Anderson. Two witnesses prosecutors are counting on...

Senator proposes close observation of Massachusetts health care program

The state of Massachusetts yesterday began rolling out its universal health care system -- a mandate that everyone in the state have some form...