State approves Point Thomson pipeline

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has approved the operation of a 22-mile pipeline connecting the Point Thomson development to the trans-Alaska Pipeline System.In a decision… Continue reading

Animal Planet introduces world to ‘Dr. Dee, Alaska Vet’

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Dee Thornell bought the first heated surgery table in the state of Alaska — for animals. But as a veterinarian with… Continue reading

Carson now eligible for Republican primary

Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate, is now eligible for the Republican presidential primary, the Republican Party of Alaska announced Wednesday.Carson is the third candidate… Continue reading

BC researchers study hitchhiking

Scholars from the University of Northern British Columbia are expanding a study conducted since 2012 with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. At question: Why do… Continue reading

Pipeline plan passes

Alaska’s natural gas megaproject is moving forward.With a 39-0 vote, the Alaska House approved spending $161.25 million to advance the AKLNG project, which promises to… Continue reading

House Finance advances TransCanada buyout bill

JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee has advanced legislation to authorize a buyout of one of the state’s partners in a major proposed liquefied natural… Continue reading

With marijuana deadline approaching, the most pressing issue is likely to go unresolved

The head of Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board says the agency is on course to meet a voter-imposed deadline to create regulations for the nation’s first… Continue reading

Groundfish harvest boosts seafood employment

ANCHORAGE — State labor economists have reported that plentiful groundfish harvests last year contributed to an employment boost in Alaska’s commercial fishing sector.A new report… Continue reading

Headstone honors early Anchorage fire chief

ANCHORAGE — A new headstone honoring Anchorage’s first paid fire chief has been installed as part of this year’s celebrations marking the city’s centennial.Firefighters gathered… Continue reading

Senate approves TransCanada buyout

The Alaska Senate voted by a wide margin Tuesday morning to approve the state’s buyout of TransCanada and advance the natural gas pipeline project known… Continue reading

Secrecy rules create angry conflict in Legislature

A dispute over the amount of secrecy allowed to board members of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation resulted in an unusual angry speech on the… Continue reading

Legislature advances pipeline buyout

The state’s buyout of gas pipeline partner TransCanada advanced on Monday to the floor of the Alaska Senate en route to what seems to be… Continue reading

House minority objects to Arctic drilling complaint

Members of the Alaska House minority raised procedural objections Monday morning as the body prepared a formal complaint in response to the federal government’s cancellation… Continue reading

Prison farm beds might be needed again to house prisoners

ANCHORAGE — A company providing research and data analysis to the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission said if nothing is done to reduce the inmate population… Continue reading

S&P gives good marks to governor’s Permanent Fund plan

On Monday, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s said Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed changes to the way the Alaska Permanent Fund is used “is a… Continue reading

Group promises to challenge closure of small schools

A group calling itself Citizens for the Educational Advancement of Alaska’s Children has pledged to oppose a proposal from Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, that would… Continue reading

Cruz joins Alaska Republican primary

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and a prospect to become the Republican presidential candidate in 2016, has filed for Alaska’s March 1 primary.The filing was announced… Continue reading

University of Alaska Board of Regents to decide budget

The board of directors for the University of Alaska is expected to approve a 9 percent tuition hike when it meets Wednesday morning in Anchorage.The… Continue reading

Gov. Walker accepts FEMA aid for North Slope

Gov. Bill Walker announced Monday that he has accepted financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to address damage caused by an August storm… Continue reading

Board approves changes to workers’ comp claims

The Alaska Workers Compensation Board has approved Legislature-mandated changes to the fee schedule for workers filing compensation claims.The schedule lists how much money injured workers… Continue reading