Woman dies, 2 children hurt, in fire in village of Chevak

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a 39-year-old woman died and two children were injured in a residential fire in the western Alaska village of… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to illegal purchase of halibut

KETCHIKAN — A former Ketchikan resident and business owner has pleaded guilty to purchasing nearly 1,000 pounds of halibut that was caught for subsistence and… Continue reading

In this Jan. 26, 2003, file photo, a China Airlines Boeing 747-400 sits on the tarmac at the Chiang Kai-shek International airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan. A woman deported to her homeland Taiwan after giving birth on a China Airlines flight on Oct. 8, 2015, to the U.S. in an apparent attempt to give her baby American citizenship may have to pay hefty compensation for forcing the plane to divert.

Taiwanese woman may face hefty bill for US plane birth

TAIPEI — A Taiwanese woman who gave birth on a flight to the U.S. in what may have been an attempt to give her baby… Continue reading

In this Jan. 26, 2003, file photo, a China Airlines Boeing 747-400 sits on the tarmac at the Chiang Kai-shek International airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan. A woman deported to her homeland Taiwan after giving birth on a China Airlines flight on Oct. 8, 2015, to the U.S. in an apparent attempt to give her baby American citizenship may have to pay hefty compensation for forcing the plane to divert.
Tlingit Tribe members from Klawock, Alaska Jonathan Rowan, left, and Lawrence Armour unveil a carved Alaskan storage box at the Honolulu Museum of Arts, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in Honolulu.   A totem pole, stolen by actor John Barrymore during a sailing trip to Alaska in 1931, was returned to the Tlingit Tribe by the Honolulu Museum of Arts today, where it was on display since the early 1980s.  The totem pole was carved by the ancestors of the Tlingit Tribe.  The box was a thank you gift for the return of their totem pole.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Alaska tribal members to get back totem pole taken by actor

HONOLULU — A stolen totem pole that went from the garden decor of two golden-age Hollywood actors to the basement of a Hawaii museum was… Continue reading

Tlingit Tribe members from Klawock, Alaska Jonathan Rowan, left, and Lawrence Armour unveil a carved Alaskan storage box at the Honolulu Museum of Arts, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in Honolulu.   A totem pole, stolen by actor John Barrymore during a sailing trip to Alaska in 1931, was returned to the Tlingit Tribe by the Honolulu Museum of Arts today, where it was on display since the early 1980s.  The totem pole was carved by the ancestors of the Tlingit Tribe.  The box was a thank you gift for the return of their totem pole.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

BLM OKs drilling permit in petroleum reserve

JUNEAU — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday that it had approved a drilling permit that would clear the way for the first… Continue reading

Marine debris waiting on permit in Seattle

KODIAK — Organizers of a cleanup along coastlines in Alaska and British Columbia are waiting for authorization to be able to sort through a pile… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker speaks to the media about his appointments to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation's Board of Directors and detailed his plans to upsize the volume of the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project in February.

Big Oil given extra time to pledge gas

The state of Alaska is negotiating up to the last minute on proposals that would guarantee major oil producers’ participation in the state’s liquefied natural… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker speaks to the media about his appointments to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation's Board of Directors and detailed his plans to upsize the volume of the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project in February.

Walker lifts another megaproject halt

Gov. Bill Walker has given approval for a fourth Alaska megaproject to move forward after blocking it in December.On Wednesday, the governor’s office announced that… Continue reading

Forest Service seeks to give cash for wood products

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking proposals for its 2016 Wood Innovations grant program.On Tuesday, the USFS said it will award approximately $5 million to… Continue reading

AKRR approved to carry LNG

The Federal Railroad Administration has given the Alaska Railroad permission to carry liquefied natural gas.The approval is a first in the United States and was… Continue reading

State gets new commercial fisheries chief

Former Southeast regional fisheries coordinator Scott Kelley has taken over the state’s top commercial fisheries job. Wednesday was Kelley’s first day as director of commercial… Continue reading

UAF admits mishandling of sexual assault cases

FAIRBANKS — An internal review has revealed that several perpetrators of sexual assault at the University of Alaska Fairbanks were allowed to remain on campus… Continue reading

Snow crab harvest slashed 40 percent

Crabbers’ fears of a diving quota came true with the third-lowest snow crab harvest limit since 2005.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, responding to… Continue reading

GCI fined $620K for cell tower violations

General Communications Inc. has been fined more than $620,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for failing to properly register 118 cellphone towers with a federal… Continue reading

Women’s legal rights handbook gets update, publishes online

JUNEAU — The latest edition of the Alaska Women’s Legal Rights handbook can now be accessed online and offers victims of domestic violence or sexual… Continue reading

Anchorage officials consider tougher penalties for Spice

ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage mayor is proposing tougher penalties for using or dealing the synthetic drug known as Spice, which authorities say has been causing… Continue reading

Lawmakers plan hearings instead of mass briefing

JUNEAU — House and Senate committees plan to start holding hearings the first day of the special session in place of a mass briefing by… Continue reading

Police and emergency personnel stood near the remains of a fixed-wing aircraft at the Soldotna Airport in Soldotna.

Weight cited in ’13 plane crash that killed 10

ANCHORAGE — The pilot of an air taxi that crashed on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in 2013, killing all 10 people on board, underestimated the weight… Continue reading

Police and emergency personnel stood near the remains of a fixed-wing aircraft at the Soldotna Airport in Soldotna.
In this image from video provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a Frenchman with his cat tucked inside his clothing, at right, stands on his saildboat before making a leap to a waiting rescue ship, left, south of Alaska on Tuesday.

Frenchman leaps from sailboat to ship off Alaska

ANCHORAGE — A Frenchman with his cat tucked inside his clothing made a daring leap of faith Tuesday when he jumped to a waiting rescue… Continue reading

In this image from video provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a Frenchman with his cat tucked inside his clothing, at right, stands on his saildboat before making a leap to a waiting rescue ship, left, south of Alaska on Tuesday.

Corporation to hear pitches addressing climate change

JUNEAU — The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has committed to hearing investment pitches from companies and projects working on ways to address climate change.Valerie Mertz,… Continue reading