Company faces fines for contaminated soil spill

SEATTLE — Ecology officials say a waste management company faces a $14,000 fine for letting contaminated soil spill from large shipping sacks at a facility… Continue reading

Riannon Watson, of Anchorage, Alaska, performs with the Acilquq Drummers and Dancers during the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. The convention is annually the largest gathering of Alaska Natives in the state every year.  (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

AFN Convention speakers lament recent village suicides

ANCHORAGE — Amid the celebratory mood, some speakers at Alaska’s largest yearly gathering of indigenous people lamented the disproportionately high rate of suicides among Alaska… Continue reading

Riannon Watson, of Anchorage, Alaska, performs with the Acilquq Drummers and Dancers during the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. The convention is annually the largest gathering of Alaska Natives in the state every year.  (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

AFN Convention speakers lament recent village suicides

ANCHORAGE — Amid the celebratory mood, some speakers at Alaska’s largest yearly gathering of indigenous people are lamenting the disproportionately high rate of suicides among… Continue reading

Authorities find more than 40 malnourished animals in home

KETCHIKAN — Authorities responding to a medical call in North Tongass found more than 40 malnourished pets and three dead animals in a small, dilapidated… Continue reading

Los Angeles doctor delivers baby on flight from Taiwan

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles doctor returning from her honeymoon ended up delivering a baby on an overseas flight when a fellow passenger went… Continue reading

Oil prices continue to widen state’s fiscal problem

There’s no good news for Alaska from the oil markets.The state’s gap between revenue and expenses continues to deepen as the price of oil remains… Continue reading

State, feds won’t pursue $92M more in ’89 Exxon Valdez spill

JUNEAU — The state and federal governments have decided not to pursue $92 million in additional damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., citing the recovery of… Continue reading

Impaired, naked woman trashes Subway

ANCHORAGE — A woman suspected of being impaired by the synthetic drug known as spice removed her clothes in an Anchorage restaurant and damaged furniture… Continue reading

On Oct. 5, U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., gathered representatives from southern California ports, water districts and Terry Trapp, CEO of Alaska Bulk Water, to judge the feasibility of shipping water from Sitka to southern California.

Sitka water exports get attention in California

Sitka-based water wholesaler Alaska Bulk Water is getting attention from drought-stricken California.On Oct. 5, U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., gathered representatives from southern California ports,… Continue reading

On Oct. 5, U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., gathered representatives from southern California ports, water districts and Terry Trapp, CEO of Alaska Bulk Water, to judge the feasibility of shipping water from Sitka to southern California.

Governor to get more input from tribes

Gov. Bill Walker used the fourth annual Alaska Federation of Natives-National Congress of American Indians Tribal Conference to announce the creation of a new advisory… Continue reading

Songwriters wanted for anniversary

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway, the Peace-Liard Regional Arts Council is seeking submissions for an anniversary theme song.The anniversary takes place… Continue reading

Walker’s D.C. staffers get the ax

The state’s top lobbyist in Washington, D.C. and two of his aides are being fired.The Alaska Dispatch News reported Tuesday that Kip Knudson, director of… Continue reading

U.S. House to probe Pebble denial

The science committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will probe the EPA’s denial of a permit for the Pebble Mine in Southwest.In a letter… Continue reading

Ambler tosses out election results

Almost two weeks after municipalities across the state voted on city offices, officials in the Northwest town of Ambler are at the center of a… Continue reading

Gov. Walker announces housing summit for January

Gov. Bill Walker is taking on Alaska’s housing problems.On Wednesday, Walker revealed he will host a statewide housing summit on Jan. 6 in Anchorage to… Continue reading

Scientists ask for public help with sick otters

HOMER — Scientists are turning to the public for help dealing with sick and dead otters in Alaska.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said… Continue reading

Village council rejects election results replacing members

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska village city council has thrown out unofficial election results that would have replaced all five members.Anchorage television station KTVA reported the… Continue reading

Alaska man killed by handgun that fell from waistband

SOLDOTNA — An Alaska man died Tuesday when a gun he carried in his waistband fell out and discharged.Alaska State Troopers say 46-year-old Royce Gardner… Continue reading

Nome man, juvenile fined for shooting bear near dump

NOME — A Nome man has been fined for shooting a grizzly bear last month near his community’s trash dump.Alaska State Troopers say 46-year-old Daniel… Continue reading

Oil company deal postpones North Slope drilling

ANCHORAGE — Drilling at an oil field development project in Alaska will be postponed after two oil companies reshuffled their ownership of the fields.Putting off… Continue reading