Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, asks a question during a presentation by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation during a House Finance Committee meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday.

Legislators: Is gasline corp ready?

Leaders of the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corporation were the subjects of a legislative inquiry on Tuesday as lawmakers consider whether the AGDC is fit… Continue reading

Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, asks a question during a presentation by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation during a House Finance Committee meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday.

BP reports 96 percent drop in 3Q profit

LONDON — Oil giant BP reported a 96-percent drop in third-quarter profit Tuesday and announced further efforts to curtail spending as it prepares for a… Continue reading

Appeals filed in water reservation case

JUNEAU — Business and industry groups have appealed a state agency decision to grant a water reservation to conservationists who want to protect fish from… Continue reading

Woman struck, killed by van in downtown Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — A woman died Tuesday morning when was struck by a van on a busy downtown Anchorage street.Witnesses tell police the van was traveling… Continue reading

Delta leaves airline lobbying group; was split on issues

NEW YORK — Delta Air Lines is leaving the main trade and lobbying group for U.S. carriers.The CEO of Airlines for America, Nicholas Calio, said… Continue reading

Vandals hit old Sitka cemetery 3rd time in recent weeks

ANCHORAGE — Vandals have struck a 200-year-old Russian Orthodox and Alaska Native cemetery in Sitka for the third time in recent weeks, toppling marble headstones… Continue reading

Senate Finance Committee members Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, left, Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, center, and Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, listen to Deepa Poduval, principal consultant at Black and Beatch, and Marty Rutherford, deputy commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, give a presentation on Gov. Bill Walker's proposed buy-out of TransCanada in a gasline project at the Capitol on Monday.

In Alaska Legislature, questions about legality of TransCanada buyout

On the third day of the Alaska Legislature’s gas pipeline special session, there was a shift in the questions asked by lawmakers.In hearings held by… Continue reading

Senate Finance Committee members Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, left, Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, center, and Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, listen to Deepa Poduval, principal consultant at Black and Beatch, and Marty Rutherford, deputy commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, give a presentation on Gov. Bill Walker's proposed buy-out of TransCanada in a gasline project at the Capitol on Monday.

Research on Ice Age burials offers new insight

FAIRBANKS — Genetic research into the ancient remains of two infants found near the Tanana River may have revealed how the Americas were populated.The infants,… Continue reading

Time to review Medicare prescription benefits

The window for Medicare subscribers to review their prescription drug benefits has reopened.Each fall, Americans on Medicare are granted a few months to change their… Continue reading

Infographic: Catch of the year

Mobile users may see the infographic here.Salmon season is over, and the numbers are in: Alaska caught the second-most salmon ever, 263.5 million fish. Southeast's… Continue reading

Tlingit-Haida hires court judge

The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska tribal court has announced the hiring of Debra O’Gara as the new presiding… Continue reading

Feds pause Arctic deepwater port prep

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday it is halting, for 12 months, work on a deepwater port in the Arctic.The Corps’ Alaska division… Continue reading

Trooper shoots man in confrontation on Kenai Peninsula

ANCHORAGE — Authorities say a state trooper has shot and killed a man during a confrontation on the Sterling Highway in the Kenai Peninsula.According to… Continue reading

Potholes outside Fairbanks cause problems for school buses

FAIRBANKS — School buses in Fairbanks are traveling down a deteriorating, pot-hole filled stretch of road that both the state and the Fairbanks North Star… Continue reading

Angela Rodell has been named the next executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Seen here, she answers questions from the corporation's board of trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Juneau.

New CEO of Alaska Permanent Fund Corp to take helm this week

JUNEAU — The new CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. starts work this week.Corporation spokeswoman Laura Achee says the start date for Angela Rodell… Continue reading

Angela Rodell has been named the next executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Seen here, she answers questions from the corporation's board of trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Juneau.

Southeast residents protest ferry cutbacks

KETCHIKAN — Southeast Alaska residents are worried ferry service will fall next year to what may be the lowest level in decades.Concerned residents filled the… Continue reading

In this Oct. 15 photo, Dr. Paul Landen, an associate professor of psychology at Kenai Peninsula College, displays woven tapestries, a prayer flag and a book of Buddhist doctrine purchased on his travels to Bhutan, during a talk at the Soldotna college.

Kenai Peninsula College professor travels to Bhutan

KENAI — Dr. Paul Landen began training last October for hiking in the Bhutanese mountains, but the 2,000-foot climbs still took the wind out of… Continue reading

In this Oct. 15 photo, Dr. Paul Landen, an associate professor of psychology at Kenai Peninsula College, displays woven tapestries, a prayer flag and a book of Buddhist doctrine purchased on his travels to Bhutan, during a talk at the Soldotna college.

Alaskan stranded in Russia after flight canceled

ANCHORAGE — Sivoy Miklahook booked his flight to Russia when there were no scheduled return flights to Alaska, but he figured something would come up… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Oct. 13, Marjorie Tahbone of Nome, left, and Denali Whiting, of Kotzebue, take a selfie during the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference in Anchorage.

Inupiaq woman joins traditional tattooing movement

ANCHORAGE — Marjorie Tahbone pushed a needle into and back out of a woman’s forearm, allowing the ink-covered end of the cotton thread to soak… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Oct. 13, Marjorie Tahbone of Nome, left, and Denali Whiting, of Kotzebue, take a selfie during the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference in Anchorage.
Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, welcomes legislators back to the Capitol and gives thanks to Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, Jeff Goodell, Capitol building manager, and Dawson construction for their work getting the Capitol ready for the Special Session that started on Saturday.

Photo: Welcome back

Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, welcomes legislators back to the Capitol and gives thanks to Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, Jeff… Continue reading

Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, welcomes legislators back to the Capitol and gives thanks to Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, Jeff Goodell, Capitol building manager, and Dawson construction for their work getting the Capitol ready for the Special Session that started on Saturday.