Murkowski gets new challenger in fall election

An Anchorage attorney and MacArthur Foundation “genius” award-winner is challenging Sen. Lisa Murkowski in this fall’s general election.On Tuesday, Margaret Stock formally announced her independent… Continue reading

Pedestrian, motor vehicle collide

The driver of a Ford F-150 said he did not see a pedestrian crossing Glacier Highway Tuesday until it was too late, according to a… Continue reading

Homer police seize 1,012 marijuana plants; man charged

ANCHORAGE — Police in Homer have seized more than a thousand marijuana plants with an estimated street value of more than $1 million from a… Continue reading

Report: Calls to VA suicide hotline went to voicemail

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suicide hotline operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs allowed crisis calls to go into voicemail, and callers did not always… Continue reading

FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook responds to a question during a news conference at IBM Watson headquarters, in New York. Cook said his company will resist a federal magistrate's order to hack its own users in connection with the investigation of the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings. In a statement posted early Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, on the company's website, Cook argued that such a move would undermine encryption by creating a backdoor that could potentially be used on other future devices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Fight over gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

WASHINGTON — An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to… Continue reading

FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook responds to a question during a news conference at IBM Watson headquarters, in New York. Cook said his company will resist a federal magistrate's order to hack its own users in connection with the investigation of the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings. In a statement posted early Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, on the company's website, Cook argued that such a move would undermine encryption by creating a backdoor that could potentially be used on other future devices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Teen accused of impersonating doctor, stealing from patient

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Malachi Love-Robinson had all the trappings of a medical practice — an office, a lab coat and stethoscope.What he didn’t… Continue reading

Transgender student: South Dakota bill doesn’t accept me

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — When Thomas Lewis told his South Dakota high school last year that he is transgender, teachers called him by his new… Continue reading

Clock is winding down to trade deadline

The Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets are on the board, not waiting until the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday to make moves they hope will… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2016
  • By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Afghan asylum seeker Roheek Yausofi waits his turn for food cooked on an open fire, with fish caught the day before by his father, on the island of Seiland, northern Norway, Feb. 2.

Migrants find refuge in Arctic

HAMMERFEST, Norway — After hiding below the horizon for two long months, the sun has finally risen in Hammerfest, casting a pale pink hue over… Continue reading

Afghan asylum seeker Roheek Yausofi waits his turn for food cooked on an open fire, with fish caught the day before by his father, on the island of Seiland, northern Norway, Feb. 2.

NASCAR’S biggest losers hopeful of major upset at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 1962 New York Mets, the mid-70s Tampa Bay Bucs and the current Philadelphia 76ers have nothing on Casey Mears.The nephew… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2016
  • By DAN GELSTON

Scalia death could affect Alaska case

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska case about whether hovercraft can be used on waterways in federal parks is the last one that Supreme Court Justice Antonin… Continue reading

Woman dies of injuries suffered in crash of snowmobiles

AMBLER — Alaska State Troopers say a woman from a northwest Alaska village has died of injuries suffered last week in a crash of two… Continue reading

State’s alcohol industry moves against tax hike

Brewers, bar owners, restaurant owners, distillers, bartenders and distributors showed a popular front Tuesday as the Alaska Senate’s Labor and Commerce Committee took public testimony… Continue reading

Fred Meyer gas price drop was a mistake

The overnight price drop that lowered Fred Meyer fuel prices from $2.92 to $1.91 between Monday and Tuesday was a mistake, and the company is… Continue reading

LEFBP (Exploration) Alaska President Janet Weiss, left, Gov. Bill Walker, center, and ConocoPhillips Alaska President Joe Marushack discuss the progress of the Alaska LNG Project at a press conference in Anchorage on Wednesday. The four partners committed to continue work on the project through the rest of the year, but are weighing options on how to proceed as depressed oil prices have hammered the bottom lines for North Slope producers and the state budget.

Gas project partners to consider options

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said Wednesday that the state and its partners on a proposed mega-liquefied natural gas project will look at different options… Continue reading

LEFBP (Exploration) Alaska President Janet Weiss, left, Gov. Bill Walker, center, and ConocoPhillips Alaska President Joe Marushack discuss the progress of the Alaska LNG Project at a press conference in Anchorage on Wednesday. The four partners committed to continue work on the project through the rest of the year, but are weighing options on how to proceed as depressed oil prices have hammered the bottom lines for North Slope producers and the state budget.
Fuel prices reflect a $1 drop at Fred Meyer on Tuesday.

Gas prices plummet at Fred’s

By 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, more than 11 cars and trucks formed a line behind the pumps at the Fred Meyer gas station. The line… Continue reading

Fuel prices reflect a $1 drop at Fred Meyer on Tuesday.

Bill could allow concealed weapons at universities

JUNEAU — For some, concealed weapons are a symbol of protection against the outside world. For others, they are a reminder of the danger contained… Continue reading

Bipartisan bowling: Pols roll off steam

JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers gather each week in the state capital ready to rumble, but it’s not to continue their already tense and rocky negotiations… Continue reading

Tobacco tax hike gets first hearing in Senate

A proposal to make Alaska’s tobacco taxes the fifth-highest in the United States met a mixed reception from the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on… Continue reading

A celebration of progress and a call for greater equality

Statistics paint a somewhat safer environment for Alaskan women today than five years ago, but a group gathered in the State Office Building Tuesday came… Continue reading