MOUNTAIN VILLAGE — Francis Waskey's house used to stand four feet above ground on wooden stilts. Now, the mud underneath it has swallowed them whole. As the posts sank over the years into the thawing, carbon-rich frozen soil known as permafrost, Waskey tried propping up the 28-by-36-foot woo…

JUNEAU (AP) — Officials are aiming to make the first wave of dividend payments to Alaska residents the week of Oct. 11, a Department of Revenue spokesperson said.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Kotzebue man was sentenced to 99 years in prison Tuesday in the death of Ashley Johnson-Barr, a 10-year-old whose 2018 disappearance captured national attention.

LOS ANGELES  — A pilot has been arrested in connection with brutal attacks on women in Southern California where he allegedly choked them into unconsciousness and assaulted them in bushes off of a running trail, prosecutors announced Monday.

JUNEAU (AP) — The internment of more than a 100,000 Japanese-Americans in the United States under Order 9066 is well known; an abhorrent act that the American government has since apologized and made reparations for.

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON (AP) — Military leaders on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson have declared a public health emergency and encouraged all personnel to avoid places that do not require masks or social distancing in response to increasing COVID-19 cases in Alaska, officials said.

ANCHORAGE — Overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients, Alaska's largest hospital on Tuesday implemented crisis standards of care, prioritizing resources and treatments to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most.

JUNEAU — A U.S. citizen living in Mexico who claimed ties to the Sinaloa cartel faces a 17-count indictment related to a drug trafficking operation between Mexico and Alaska, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

JUNEAU— The Alaska Senate approved a roughly $1,100 dividend on the last day of a special session Tuesday, after the House canceled its floor session and left the Senate with what amounted to a take-it-or-leave-it decision on the check for residents that the House had previously passed.

Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry.

JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers have yet to agree on a dividend payout to residents this year though legislative leaders say they hope to do so by the end of this special session, which is Tuesday.

JUNEAU — An Alaska state lawmaker requested an excusal from the state Senate until mid-January, citing the challenges of traveling to Juneau from Anchorage after she was suspended from flying on Alaska Airlines earlier this year.

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said President Joe Biden's push to require U.S. workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is "ill conceived, divisive and un-American."

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Senate passed legislation Friday intended to help address staffing concerns at medical facilities, hours after the bill failed to win sufficient support following the adoption of vaccine-related provisions some saw as hindering public health efforts during the pandemic.

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would restore protections for Alaska's Bristol Bay, blocking the construction of a massive and controversial gold mine near the world's largest sockeye salmon run.

With less than a week to go before the deadline to finish this year’s third special session of the Legislature, not only are the governor and most legislators unable to agree on the amount of the Permanent Fund dividend, they also don’t agree on two key numbers central to the fiscal debates.

JUNEAU (AP) — Officials in Alaska have requested help from more than 470 out-of-state medical personnel in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

JUNEAU — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is expected to reevaluate a Trump-era environmental review that provided a basis for plans to open an additional roughly 6.8 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to oil and gas leasing.

JUNEAU — The Alaska House passed legislation Tuesday calling for an $1,100 dividend to residents but there are different interpretations as to whether much of the money that would be used for the checks is available.

JUNEAU — Alaska residents don't know how much money they might get from the state's oil wealth this year — or even when they might get the unique payout just for living in the state — and many are upset.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska this week reported its highest daily number of resident COVID-19 cases so far this year as health officials struggle to keep pace with testing and contact tracing and hospitals juggle a surge in patients with staff shortages and admissions for other conditions.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Federation of Natives has postponed its annual convention because of a rise in COVID-19 cases in the state, officials said in a statement.

JUNEAU — The campaign aimed at recalling Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Wednesday it is ceasing that effort, with a gubernatorial election looming next year and the group short of the signatures needed to force a recall vote.

KENAI (AP) — An Alaska borough mayor, who says he is not a medical professional, has promoted a debunked treatment for COVID-19 that is intended more for farm animals.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Pilots reported low clouds the morning a sightseeing plane crashed near Ketchikan, killing all six people on board, according to a federal report released Wednesday.

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE (AP) — Road access in a popular national park in Interior Alaska is being restricted due to a long-running landslide issue that has been exacerbated by climate change, the park announced Tuesday.

JUNEAU (AP) — Additional programs have launched aimed at providing pandemic aid to Tlingit and Haida tribal members and to shareholders of an Alaska Native corporation whose shareholder base is of Tlingit and Haida descent.

JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, faced with pressure from lawmakers, introduced a bill that would allow for payment of a dividend to residents this year. But it's unclear yet what size check residents ultimately might get.

JUNEAU (AP) — A marijuana retailer in Ketchikan is again offering onsite consumption of cannabis, months after the pandemic temporarily shuttered that part of the business.

ANCHORAGE — Law enforcement officials have completed their investigation into whether a U.S. Senate candidate and former State of Alaska official illegally obtained a fishing license for a sportfishing event two years ago and turned it over to a special prosecutorial branch of the Department…

ANCHORAGE (AP) — More than 3,000 fake COVID-19 vaccination cards have been confiscated at cargo freight facilities at the Anchorage airport as they were being shipped from China, officials said Thursday.

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday added to the special session agenda a spending bill that would allow for payment of a permanent fund dividend to residents this year.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The intensive care unit system in Alaska's largest city is near capacity amid a rise in COVID-19 cases during what is typically a busy season for hospitals.

ANCHORAGE — A federal judge on Wednesday threw out Trump administration approvals for a large planned oil project on Alaska's North Slope, saying the federal review was flawed and didn't include mitigation measures for polar bears.

JUNEAU — The state's decision to not seek further legal review of a split court ruling that struck down several campaign contribution caps in Alaska was criticized Wednesday by a state lawmaker who said the state should have pressed forward with a legal fight.

JUNEAU (AP) — A ship that sank off Kodiak Island four decades ago has started to leak diesel fuel, and a state official suspects ground shaking from last month's massive magnitude 8.2 earthquake might be the reason.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Alaska school district agreed to pay $3.8 million to two children abused by a former principal who said school leaders had been "well aware of my problems with young girls" for years, news outlets reported.

JUNEAU — Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced plans Tuesday to run for governor again and said his former labor commissioner, Heidi Drygas, would be his running mate.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has urged residents to get vaccinated, amid a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the delta variant.

JUNEAU — A "highly sophisticated group" known for cyberattacks against governmental and other entities is believed to be behind the attack this spring that targeted the Alaska health department, a spokesperson for the department said.

JUNEAU — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has not decided the position she will take on a proposed land exchange aimed at building a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, a U.S. government attorney said Wednesday in arguing the position taken by Haaland's predecessor.

JUNEAU — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday it is moving ahead with a new environmental review of oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Interior secretary said she found "multiple legal deficiencies" in a prior review that provided a basi…