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

Obama’s Anchorage visits cost city $500K , most in police OT

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage paid nearly $530,000 in overtime, traffic management and public works associated with President Obama’s visit.Officials released the figure Thursday at the request… Continue reading

Alaska man faces animal cruelty charges for beating dog

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers have arrested a man they say beat his dog with metal pipe and a two-by-four, injuring it so severely that… Continue reading

About 4 oz. of dried marijuana stored in a large glass container.

In testimony, Alaskans plead for legal cannabis clubs

Dozens of Alaskans took to their phones Thursday for one of the last chances to weigh in on the state’s proposed commercial marijuana regulations.Thursday was… Continue reading

About 4 oz. of dried marijuana stored in a large glass container.

Doctor delivers baby on flight

LOS ANGELES — It was a honeymoon that Dr. Angelica Zen likely won’t ever forget, and not just because of the romantic Bali vacation.On her… Continue reading

Alaska oil industry defends tax credit program

ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s oil industry trade group has launched an advertising campaign in an effort to defend the state’s oil and gas tax credit program… 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

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