Frozen well causes headaches for Bethel schools

BETHEL — A frozen well is causing headaches for school officials in Bethel.KYUK reported an ice chunk is blocking the well that every school in… Continue reading

Feds back Native group in artifacts probe

ANCHORAGE — A Massachusetts college was found in violation of a federal law regulating the possession and sale of potentially sacred artifacts following a complaint… Continue reading

More than half of U.S. states report job losses in September

WASHINGTON — Most U.S. states reported jobs losses in September as slowing growth has weighed on hiring nationwide in the past two months.The Labor Department… Continue reading

Alaska church tips pizza delivery driver $1,900

ANCHORAGE — A week after a church congregation in Ohio tipped a pizza delivery driver $1,000, a church in Anchorage has upped the stakes.Anchorage television… Continue reading

Weekly tsunami tests in Ketchikan to go silent

KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan residents will no longer be able to hear the weekly warning sirens as fire officials have implemented a new testing system.The Ketchikan… Continue reading

Aleknagik Wood River Bridge opens

The Alaska Department of Transportation has announced that a new $19 million bridge near Dillingham is now open to traffic.The Aleknagik Wood River Bridge was… Continue reading

Alaska Airlines plans $50M of improvements

FAIRBANKS — Alaska Airlines is planning more than $50 million in new capital investments in Alaska over the next few years.Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden… Continue reading

New animal shelter to open in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will soon be opening its doors at a new facility in south Anchorage.The… Continue reading

Emergency vehicles line up outside the Deni'ina Convention Center in downtown Anchorage on Oct. 17, 2015. Police responded after a person died after falling or jumping from the top-level concourse at the three-story convention center while the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference was being held.

Activist hopes convention suicide leads to more awareness

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska suicide-prevention activist is hoping a man’s very public suicide at an Alaska Native conference will propel people across the state to… Continue reading

Emergency vehicles line up outside the Deni'ina Convention Center in downtown Anchorage on Oct. 17, 2015. Police responded after a person died after falling or jumping from the top-level concourse at the three-story convention center while the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference was being held.

Sitka’s ‘slave auction’ to be renamed

ANCHORAGE — Organizers of an annual Alaska charity event said Monday they will stop calling it a “slavery auction” after the NAACP complained.The event in… Continue reading

Oil collapse tests US colleges as donors dry up

AUSTIN, Texas — It’s easy to see what oil money means to the University of Texas. Tuition hasn’t budged in three years because of gushing… Continue reading

Three additional Boeing 737-700 freighters for Alaska Airlines' statewide fleet will also be unveiled as part of the new investments. The passenger planes will replace the airline's existing Boeing 737-400 combi jets, which CEO Brad Tilden said should be phased out by 2017.

Alaska Airlines plans $50 million of improvements in state

FAIRBANKS — Alaska Airlines is planning more than $50 million in new capital investments in Alaska over the next few years.Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden… Continue reading

Three additional Boeing 737-700 freighters for Alaska Airlines' statewide fleet will also be unveiled as part of the new investments. The passenger planes will replace the airline's existing Boeing 737-400 combi jets, which CEO Brad Tilden said should be phased out by 2017.

Most states show increase in high school graduation rates, Alaska not among them

WASHINGTON — High school graduation rates for most states continue to improve, according to preliminary data released Monday by the Obama administration.The majority of states… Continue reading

NAACP criticizes Alaska Day ‘slave auction’ fundraiser in Sitka

ANCHORAGE — Organizers of an annual Alaska charity event said Monday they will stop calling it a "slavery auction" after the NAACP complained.The event in the town of… Continue reading

Jacob Miller, center, shows U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Ben Stixrud, left, and Petty Officer Second Class Chris Houvener his safety gear on his 41-foot power troller at the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Friday.

Alaska’s fishing fatalities are dropping, no matter how you mix the numbers

The deadliest catch is getting a lot less deadly.Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard reported to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that for the… Continue reading

Jacob Miller, center, shows U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Ben Stixrud, left, and Petty Officer Second Class Chris Houvener his safety gear on his 41-foot power troller at the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Friday.

Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature is set to convene for its third special session this year, this time to consider a buyout of one of… Continue reading

Scientists investigate dead orca whale found near Petersburg

PETERSBURG — Scientists are investigating the death of an orca whale found on the shore of Kupreanof Island north of Petersburg.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric… Continue reading

Alaska Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists have repaired several seismic monitoring stations at active volcanoes throughout southwest Alaska.A lack of funding and delayed maintenance caused… Continue reading

Actress talks Kodiak with Jimmy Kimmel

KODIAK — An actress who spent the first years of her life in Kodiak and now plays a lead role on the hit ABC TV… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Oct. 8, Dan Schacher, the maintenance superintendent for the Department of Transportation in Fairbanks, poses in front of a plow truck at the DOT.

DOT chief brings creative approach to road maintenance

FAIRBANKS — Dan Schacher had a pretty straightforward job when he began work as an Alaska Department of Transportation heavy equipment operator.For about half the… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Oct. 8, Dan Schacher, the maintenance superintendent for the Department of Transportation in Fairbanks, poses in front of a plow truck at the DOT.