Kodiak’s Larry LeDoux appointed state Education Commissioner

Kodiak Schools’ Superintendent Larry LeDoux is the state’s new Education Commissioner. The State Board of Education and Early Development made the selection Thursday, which...

US House passes Coast Guard authorization bill

A 2009 Coast Guard authorization bill passed by the US House has numerous provisions of interest to Alaska. In wake of the Selendang Ayu...

AK Supreme Court upholds supertanker tax

The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld a property tax levied on supertankers entering the port of Valdez. The city of Valdez in 1999 began...

Alaska leads nation in latest worker fatality report

The 2006 statistic was made public this week in an annual report put out by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial...

Greenhouse gases rise sharply

There has been a sharp increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases. The Annual Greenhouse Gas Index report from a federal agency shows the concentration of...

Bill would provide impetus for alternative energy projects

Record high costs for energy have many Alaskans watching a bill that unanimously passed the legislature this year. The bill would set up a...

Energy crisis not just a Juneau story

As residents of Juneau brace themselves for a big spike in their monthly fuel expense, the sudden increase in power costs will mirror what...

Land swap leading to road for King Cove and Cold Bay at cost to Izembek refuge

Today the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee easily approved a bill that would swap land and allow for a road to be built through...

Governor's disaster cabinet reviewing Juneau power crisis

The governor's disaster policy cabinet met for nearly 2 hours this morning to discuss Juneau's request for state disaster funds to help the town...

Survey finds Arctic air a nasty mix of global pollutants

Federal scientists have completed a 3-week survey of the arctic atmosphere. 100 NASA, NOAA and Department of Energy researchers flew aboard specially-outfitted aircraft to...

Correctional officers union vote to censure commissioner Schmidt

The Alaska Correctional Officers Association gave the state corrections commissioner Joe Schmidt a "no confidence" censure vote today. ACOA union members voted 514 to...

Wade pleads not guilty

Joshua Alan Wade pled not guilty this morning to federal charges that he murdered Anchorage nurse Mindy Schloss. David Shurtleff, APRN - Anchorage

Irwin blocks Exxon on Point Thompson

Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin has turned down Exxon’s latest attempt to keep open the Point Thomson Unit on the North Slope. With reserves...

Begich officially announces run for U.S. Senate

Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate this afternoon David Shurtleff, APRN - Anchorage

Regulators want 6 more months to decide beluga whale endangered status

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) says it will take up to 6 months longer to decide whether Cook Inlet beluga whales should be...

Juneau blackout may have energy conservation silver lining

City leaders in Juneau believe the city's power emergency is an opportunity to become more energy efficient. And so they've begun a process of...

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...