Group fights to keep Mexican Consulate in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — Mexicans living in Alaska will soon have to travel out of state to receive services from the Consulate of Mexico, but a group… Continue reading

Brown bear with cubs mauls Texan

ANCHORAGE — A Texas man who was mauled by a brown bear while moose hunting in Alaska was expected to survive serious injuries, authorities said… Continue reading

State’s only coal mine to halt exports

ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s only working coal mine plans to halt exports for the rest of the year as the slow market has forced a temporary… Continue reading

House weighs military justice bill

The judiciary committee of the House of Representatives met Tuesday to discuss judicial reforms inspired by a series of savage sexual assaults in the Alaska… Continue reading

In this 2013 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North earth sciences curator Pat Druckenmiller digs for dinosaur bones along the Colville River near Nuiqsut, Alaska. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found a third distinct dinosaur species documented on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. The new species is a type of hadrosaur, a duck-billed plant-eater. (Greg Erickson/UA Museum of the North via AP)

New dinosaur discovered

ANCHORAGE — Fossils from a unique plant-eating dinosaur found in the high Arctic of Alaska may change how scientists view dinosaur physiology, say Alaska and… Continue reading

In this 2013 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North earth sciences curator Pat Druckenmiller digs for dinosaur bones along the Colville River near Nuiqsut, Alaska. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found a third distinct dinosaur species documented on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. The new species is a type of hadrosaur, a duck-billed plant-eater. (Greg Erickson/UA Museum of the North via AP)

Man gets 3 years in Alaska diving death

KETCHIKAN — A commercial fisherman found guilty of criminally negligent homicide in the death of a Kansas diver who died while harvesting sea cucumbers was… Continue reading

Alaska Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Brad Tilden speaks in Honolulu on Monday. Alaska Airlines saw an opportunity in the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago that was too good to pass up. Tilden said he remains bullish as Hawaii closes in on its fourth straight year of record visitor arrivals and spending.

Alaska Airlines fueled by boom in isle tourism

HONOLULU — Alaska Airlines saw an opportunity in the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago that was too good to pass up.Aloha and ATA airlines… Continue reading

Alaska Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Brad Tilden speaks in Honolulu on Monday. Alaska Airlines saw an opportunity in the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago that was too good to pass up. Tilden said he remains bullish as Hawaii closes in on its fourth straight year of record visitor arrivals and spending.

Charges filed against owners of marijuana businesses

ANCHORAGE — The owners of two marijuana delivery services and the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club in Anchorage have been charged with drug crimes… Continue reading

Alaska's capitol building has been under construction since session ended last spring leading to questions about where Gov. Bill Walker's fall special session will be held.

Walker expected to call special session

Gov. Bill Walker is expected today to announce a special session of the Alaska Legislature dealing with the long-planned trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline.The location of… Continue reading

Alaska's capitol building has been under construction since session ended last spring leading to questions about where Gov. Bill Walker's fall special session will be held.
In this 2014 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North, a sample of frozen bone is seen after researchers excavated it from the Liscomb Bed in the Prince Creek Formation near Nuiqsut. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found a third distinct dinosaur species documented on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. The new species is a type of hadrosaur, a duck-billed plant-eater.

New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say

ANCHORAGE — Researchers have uncovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Alaska, according to a report published Tuesday.The animal was a variety of hadrosaur,… Continue reading

In this 2014 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North, a sample of frozen bone is seen after researchers excavated it from the Liscomb Bed in the Prince Creek Formation near Nuiqsut. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found a third distinct dinosaur species documented on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. The new species is a type of hadrosaur, a duck-billed plant-eater.
Seventh-grade student Shania Sommer of Palmer, Alaska, announces that nearly every Alaskan will receive $2,072 from this year's oil dividend check during a news conference Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. Sommer was chosen by the office of Gov. Bill Walker to reveal the amount of this year's check. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Amid budget deficit, a record PFD

ANCHORAGE — Oil prices are so low that they are hovering at benchmarks not seen in years, plunging oil-dependent Alaska into a crippling budget deficit.… Continue reading

Seventh-grade student Shania Sommer of Palmer, Alaska, announces that nearly every Alaskan will receive $2,072 from this year's oil dividend check during a news conference Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. Sommer was chosen by the office of Gov. Bill Walker to reveal the amount of this year's check. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Canadian company considers Ketchikan ferry service

KETCHIKAN — A tour boat company based in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is considering running a weekly ferry service to Ketchikan next summer.Owners of West… Continue reading

Alaska says 1,000 people signed up for expanded Medicaid

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska health department says it has enrolled more than 1,000 people in health care coverage in the first two weeks of the… Continue reading

Investigation opens in deaths of 25 walrus

ANCHORAGE — Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found last week on an isolated northwest Alaska beach.The… Continue reading

Alaska tribal entities getting mold-elimination grants

ANCHORAGE — Three Alaska Native organizations are receiving grants totaling $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for efforts to eliminate… Continue reading

Investigation opens in deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska beach

ANCHORAGE — Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found last week on an isolated northwest Alaska beach.The… Continue reading

Most Alaskans to get nearly $2,072 each in oil money

ANCHORAGE — Oil prices are so low that they are hovering at benchmarks not seen in years, plunging oil-dependent Alaska into a crippling budget deficit.… Continue reading

Changes on horizon for aurora tourism in Fairbanks

ANCHORAGE — Each winter, signs go up around the city of Fairbanks welcoming visitors in Japanese. But the local tourism and visitors bureau, in anticipation… Continue reading

This Sept. 4 photo, shows University of Alaska Anchorage civil engineering professor Aaron Dotson at the university in Anchorage. Dotson is part of a team participating in an Alaska state competition to develop more affordable options for delivering water and sewer systems in rural communities that still lack indoor plumbing in the state.

In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

ANCHORAGE — Flush toilets and running water are elusive dreams for Paul Dock and other residents of impoverished Alaska villages where indoor plumbing has historically… Continue reading

This Sept. 4 photo, shows University of Alaska Anchorage civil engineering professor Aaron Dotson at the university in Anchorage. Dotson is part of a team participating in an Alaska state competition to develop more affordable options for delivering water and sewer systems in rural communities that still lack indoor plumbing in the state.
At 10 a.m. Monday, Gov. Bill Walker will announce the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend. If you’re like most Alaskans, you’re more than a little interested about what amount will come out of Walker’s little white envelope. My estimate is published below, but if you vary my  gures, your guess may differ. Here’s how I reached my guess.

Win your pool: How to guess the PFD

At 10 a.m. Monday, Gov. Bill Walker will announce the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend. If you’re like most Alaskans, you’re more than… Continue reading

At 10 a.m. Monday, Gov. Bill Walker will announce the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend. If you’re like most Alaskans, you’re more than a little interested about what amount will come out of Walker’s little white envelope. My estimate is published below, but if you vary my  gures, your guess may differ. Here’s how I reached my guess.