Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic

Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic

President Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling, a U.S. judge said.

Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic
Michelle Obama brings largest crowd of book tour to Tacoma

Michelle Obama brings largest crowd of book tour to Tacoma

Former First Lady spends afternoon with local book club.

Michelle Obama brings largest crowd of book tour to Tacoma
Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Murkowski, Republicans defect

Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Murkowski, Republicans defect

“VETO!” Trump tweeted minutes after the vote.

Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Murkowski, Republicans defect
President Donald Trump speaks to service members at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska., during a refueling stop as he returns from Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump makes stop, speech at Alaska military base

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — President Donald Trump showered praised on troops and touted the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling when… Continue reading

President Donald Trump speaks to service members at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska., during a refueling stop as he returns from Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Polar bears invade Russian town

Polar bears invade Russian town

Locals delighted but wary.

Polar bears invade Russian town
Shutdown ends without wall money, for now

Shutdown ends without wall money, for now

It’s a three-week deal as negotiations on border funding continue.

Shutdown ends without wall money, for now
Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon
Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon
Murkowski to Trump: Alaska feeling ‘consequences’ of government shutdown

Murkowski to Trump: Alaska feeling ‘consequences’ of government shutdown

President calls for Republican unity, walks out of meeting with congressional leaders.

Murkowski to Trump: Alaska feeling ‘consequences’ of government shutdown
Murkowski to revive bill meant to help Native American women

Murkowski to revive bill meant to help Native American women

The legislation received unanimous Senate approval, but was blocked in the House.

Murkowski to revive bill meant to help Native American women
Authorities: Custody dispute played role in slaying of 8

Authorities: Custody dispute played role in slaying of 8

Family of four charged in gruesome Ohio murders have since moved to Alaska.

Authorities: Custody dispute played role in slaying of 8
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C. to begin his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Andrew Harnik | The Associated Press)

Quarreling, chaos mark Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON — Quarreling and confusion marked the Senate hearing Tuesday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, with politically charged arguments about White House documents and… Continue reading

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C. to begin his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Andrew Harnik | The Associated Press)
This June 11, 2012 photo shows former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward speaking during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate in Washington. Details are starting to come out from journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book on President Donald Trump’s first 18 months in office. (Alex Brandon | The Associated Press File)

Tell-all book by Watergate reporter roils Trump White House

WASHINGTON — An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon is roiling the White House, as current and former… Continue reading

This June 11, 2012 photo shows former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward speaking during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate in Washington. Details are starting to come out from journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book on President Donald Trump’s first 18 months in office. (Alex Brandon | The Associated Press File)
Alaska Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, Aug. 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Washington. An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said. (Elaine Thompson | The Associated Press)

Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

Officials said Saturday that the man was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft, but that to their knowledge, he wasn’t a licensed pilot.

Alaska Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, Aug. 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Washington. An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said. (Elaine Thompson | The Associated Press)
In this June 19 photo, paper straws sit in front of Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s, at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert| The Seattle Times)

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It’s no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants.

In this June 19 photo, paper straws sit in front of Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s, at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert| The Seattle Times)
In this June 19 photo, paper straws sit in front of Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s, at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert| The Seattle Times)

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

SEATTLE — Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It’s no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in… Continue reading

In this June 19 photo, paper straws sit in front of Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s, at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert| The Seattle Times)
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Washington. From left are, Liberty Justice Center’s Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, plaintiff Mark Janus, Rauner, and Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. (AP Photo | Andrew Harnik)

Alaska unions clobbered by Supreme Court decision

Alaska’s public-sector unions warned Wednesday that a new ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court will have significant effects across the state. The 5-4 ruling in… Continue reading

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Washington. From left are, Liberty Justice Center’s Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, plaintiff Mark Janus, Rauner, and Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. (AP Photo | Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump signs an executive order to keep families together at the border, but says that the ‘zero-tolerance’ prosecution policy will continue, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Standing behind Trump are Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, and Vice President Mike Pence. (Martinez Monsivais | The Associated Press)

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself.

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to keep families together at the border, but says that the ‘zero-tolerance’ prosecution policy will continue, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Standing behind Trump are Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, and Vice President Mike Pence. (Martinez Monsivais | The Associated Press)
In this Jan. 30, 2017 photo, Esteban Santiago is escorted from the Broward County jail for an arraignment in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Justice Department has decided not to seek the death penalty against Santiago accused of killing five people and wounding six in a Florida airport shooting. Officials said Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, will agree to a life sentence. The announcement was made in Miami on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (Lynne Sladky | The Associated Press File)

Anchorage man agrees to guilty plea in Florida airport shooting

MIAMI — An Alaska man will not face the death penalty on charges of killing five people and wounding six in a shooting rampage at… Continue reading

In this Jan. 30, 2017 photo, Esteban Santiago is escorted from the Broward County jail for an arraignment in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Justice Department has decided not to seek the death penalty against Santiago accused of killing five people and wounding six in a Florida airport shooting. Officials said Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, will agree to a life sentence. The announcement was made in Miami on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (Lynne Sladky | The Associated Press File)
In this April 24, 2008 photo, a sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam in North Bonneville, Washington. Two species of fish listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act are facing a growing challenge in Oregon from hungry sea lions. The federally protected California sea lions are traveling into the Columbia River and its tributaries to snack on fragile fish populations. After a decade killing the hungriest sea lions in one area, wildlife officials now want to expand the program. (Don Ryan | The Associated Press File)

Sea lions feast on fragile fish in Northwest survival war

NEWPORT, Ore. — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck… Continue reading

In this April 24, 2008 photo, a sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam in North Bonneville, Washington. Two species of fish listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act are facing a growing challenge in Oregon from hungry sea lions. The federally protected California sea lions are traveling into the Columbia River and its tributaries to snack on fragile fish populations. After a decade killing the hungriest sea lions in one area, wildlife officials now want to expand the program. (Don Ryan | The Associated Press File)
A Fred Meyer store is shown in Portland, Oregon. The superstore company says it will stop selling guns and ammunition. The Portland, Oregon,-based chain in an announcement Friday, March 16 says it made the decision after evaluating customer preferences. The company has more than 130 stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. (Don Ryan | The Associated Press File)

Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

PORTLAND, Ore. — Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition. The Portland, Oregon,-based chain in a statement Friday said it made the… Continue reading

A Fred Meyer store is shown in Portland, Oregon. The superstore company says it will stop selling guns and ammunition. The Portland, Oregon,-based chain in an announcement Friday, March 16 says it made the decision after evaluating customer preferences. The company has more than 130 stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. (Don Ryan | The Associated Press File)