The species has been spotted in the Inside Passage before. But sightings are infrequent. A whale found recently near Juneau is thought to have died from a vessel strike.
After the sponsors get some official documents, they’ll have one year to collect more than 28,000 qualified signatures to put the question to voters in 2020.
“I saw it as: I’m in a cyclic industry,” said Sydney Deering, who will be graduating this year with a B.S. in petroleum engineering. “I’m coming in in the trough. Hopefully it’s only up from here.”
State officials confirm the fast ferry Fairweather will be removed from service this month. It’s part of a plan to sell both fast ferries in advance of a $250,000 ferry system study commissioned by the Dunleavy administration.
Congressman Don Young has apologized for shoving a female reporter at the U.S. Capitol today. He was on his way to vote for the Violence Against Women Act.
Army investigators have begun looking into the circumstances surrounding last weekend’s death of a soldier from Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson during a field-training exercise on a range near Fort Greely. But, investigators aren’t saying much about the case.
The 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is over, and we left off in our last episode with a lot of loose ends. So here's to tying up loose ends, maybe a minor correction and hoisting the Red Lantern and other awards we failed to mention earlier! Also: We play "Can't Let It Go," because, frankly, we can't get over -- or done with -- the Iditapod. See you next year!
The Violence Against Women Act renewal bill would allow up to five Alaska tribes territorial jurisdiction in their villages to prosecute domestic abuse and other crimes, whether the accused is a tribal member or not.
Judge Daniel Schally was recently appointed to handle an increasing caseload at the Juneau Superior Court.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced four appointments to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Monday. One of Dunleavy’s picks has served on the board in the past and is likely to go through a heated confirmation process.
In unofficial results for Tuesday’s Municipal election in Anchorage, two Anchorage Assembly members handily won reelection, while three new faces will join the local municipal body.
The Alaska Division of Public Assistance director says the backlog has been shrinking recently, including a large decrease in the past month.
A Kodiak dispensary is one step closer to opening its doors after getting City Council approval on Thursday.
When a Guardian Flight air ambulance plane inexplicably vanished Jan. 29 over Frederick Sound, mechanical failures grounded the nearest Coast Guard helicopters at Air Station Sitka.
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen recommends discontinuing the seven initial licensure programs for the University of Alaska Anchorage's education department, effective September of this year.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued seven people and a dog from a sandbar on the Chilkat River near Haines on Saturday.
Two four-wheelers carrying five men leaving Bethel broke through needle ice on the upper end of Church Slough on Sunday night. Two of the men died, while three others were treated for hypothermia in Bethel.
Kachemak City in the southern Kenai Peninsula offers grants to residents to fix roads themselves. Some residents say DIY roadwork beats higher taxes.
A Stryker Brigade soldier stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson was killed Saturday during a live-fire training exercise in the Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely.
The conversation about safety in the area has been going on for many years. Concerns go beyond rockfall, and include the combination of pedestrians crossing the road and high-speed traffic.