In this Oct. 22 photo, Kelly Shaw, left, talks with Matthew Beckwitch about a Tire Pressure Monitor Initializer during an Advanced Automotive Class at Hutchison High School in Fairbanks.

Fairbanks schools quietly become auto skills powerhouses

FAIRBANKS — When it comes to career and technical education, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District can compete with the best and biggest.North Pole… Continue reading

In this Oct. 22 photo, Kelly Shaw, left, talks with Matthew Beckwitch about a Tire Pressure Monitor Initializer during an Advanced Automotive Class at Hutchison High School in Fairbanks.

Legislative lease lawsuit shows lawmaker emailed developer

ANCHORAGE — An attorney is using emails between a lawmaker and developer in his case against the Legislature’s $4 million lease on renovated Anchorage office… Continue reading

Daylight saving compromise proposed in House

A Wasilla Republican has suggested a compromise that could assuage the fears of Alaskans concerned about the proposed elimination of daylight saving time in the… Continue reading

Legislator’s advisers also call for TransCanada buyout

The advisers hired by the Alaska Legislature to provide an independent view of the AKLNG natural gas project say they agree with the state in… Continue reading

Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, left, Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Liz Vazquez, R-Anchorage, listen to Steve Butt, senior project manager of the ExxonMobil Development Company and currently serving as the project manager for the Alaska LNG Project, as he testifies in front of the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Friday.

AKLNG project head says it’s on course

The AKLNG natural gas project will be big enough to supply 5 percent of the world’s natural gas. It will carry enough gas to meet… Continue reading

Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, left, Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Liz Vazquez, R-Anchorage, listen to Steve Butt, senior project manager of the ExxonMobil Development Company and currently serving as the project manager for the Alaska LNG Project, as he testifies in front of the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Friday.

Haines Brewery wins solar grant

Haines Brewing Co. has been awarded a $4,600 energy efficiency grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The award was part of $730,021 in grants… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, right, walk out of Centennial Hall after his Inaugural Ceremony. First Lady Donna Walker was adopted into a Tlingit clan Thursday night during a surprise ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Juneau.

First Lady adopted into Tlingit clan

First Lady Donna Walker was adopted into a Tlingit clan Thursday night during a surprise ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau. The adoption ceremony… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, right, walk out of Centennial Hall after his Inaugural Ceremony. First Lady Donna Walker was adopted into a Tlingit clan Thursday night during a surprise ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Juneau.

Miners gather seeking bright spots

If you look around the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage next week, you wouldn’t believe there’s a slump in mining industry.The Alaska Miners… Continue reading

Shell posts loss of $7.4B after Arctic exit

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell reported a third quarter loss of $7.4 billion Thursday as it re-organized and cancelled projects, including drilling in Alaska, to… Continue reading

Report: New Bedford, Dutch Harbor top fishing ports

WASHINGTON — Federal fisheries regulators say New Bedford, Massachusetts, remains the top fishing port for revenue, while Dutch Harbor, Alaska, remains tops for volume.The annual… Continue reading

Officials say bed bugs on the rise in Alaska

ANCHORAGE — Officials and exterminators say they have seen an upward trend of bed bugs in the state, particularly in rural areas.Karin Hendrickson, pesticide control… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula College prepares to go smoke-free

KENAI — The University of Alaska system’s ban on tobacco products will go into effect by the end of the year, including at Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Alaska Airlines: Issues that delayed flights fixed

PORTLAND, Ore. — A computer glitch that delayed about 20 Alaska Airlines flights was resolved early Thursday, the airline said.Late Wednesday night several computer systems… Continue reading

The U.S. Coast Guard polar icebreaker Healy was in Juneau last weekend on its way to Seattle, where the ship is homeported.

Coast Guard icebreaker back after pioneering North Pole trip

SEATTLE — A U.S. polar icebreaker has returned to Seattle after cutting its way to the North Pole in support of a mission to study… Continue reading

The U.S. Coast Guard polar icebreaker Healy was in Juneau last weekend on its way to Seattle, where the ship is homeported.

Report: New Bedford, Dutch Harbor are top US fishing ports

WASHINGTON — Federal fisheries regulators say New Bedford, Massachusetts, remains the top fishing port for revenue, while Dutch Harbor, Alaska, remains tops for volume.The annual… Continue reading

US official: Congress shouldn’t control tribal recognition

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Republican proposal to let only Congress decide whether American Indian tribes deserve federal recognition threatens the legitimacy of hundreds of tribes… Continue reading

Preteens questioned as suspects in Alaska cemetery vandalism

ANCHORAGE — Authorities in a southeast Alaska town say preteen boys and girls have been questioned as suspects in a vandalism spree targeting a 200-year-old… Continue reading

Lawmaker wants to increase requirements for schools

ANCHORAGE — A state lawmaker is proposing an increase to the minimum number of students required to make schools eligible for state funding.KTUU-TV reported that… Continue reading

Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, asks a question of Vincent Lee, director of Major Projects Development for TransCanada, about a proposed gasline buyout by the state to the House Finance Committee at the Capitol on Wednesday.

TransCanada exec: Company ready for buyout

The state’s partner in the AKLNG natural gas project says it’s ready to be bought out.Vincent Lee, director of major projects development for Canadian firm… Continue reading

Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, asks a question of Vincent Lee, director of Major Projects Development for TransCanada, about a proposed gasline buyout by the state to the House Finance Committee at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Giant conifer from Alaska will grace US Capitol lawn

KENAI — Alaska’s forests will finally have a representative in Washington, D.C.: This year’s Capitol Christmas tree will be the first one from the Last… Continue reading