JUNEAU — Alaska budget negotiators reached a tentative agreement on a spending package that would keep state government running and allocate federal recovery aid dollars.
JUNEAU — Alaska budget negotiators reached a tentative agreement Sunday on a state spending package that includes an estimated $1,100 dividend for residents this year.
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Wildlife officials in Alaska have said two campers were attacked by a bear this weekend while they were sleeping in a tent in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
JUNEAU (AP) — A former Alaska legislator was indicted on new felony charges alleging voter misconduct related to the 2018 elections, according to an indictment released by the state Department of Law.
The Biden administration said Friday that it would “repeal or replace” a rule allowing roads and other types of development in more than half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, reviving 20-year-old protections President Donald Trump had stripped three months before leaving office.
JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has signed legislation aimed at protecting the graves of Unangax people sent to internment camps in southeast Alaska during World War II.
Business groups are calling on the Canadian and U.S. governments to relax border restrictions for vaccinated travelers this month, increasing pressure on Justin Trudeau to act swiftly.
JUNEAU (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker said he plans to use his legislative office account to pay for a trip to Arizona to visit a partisan audit of the 2020 election.
JUNEAU— An agreement announced Tuesday between an Alaska Native village corporation and conservationists would restrict development on lands in the Bristol Bay region where a mine developer has proposed a road, a move that could create another obstacle for the proposed Pebble Mine.
It was supposed to be the perfect day to celebrate Hollie Spence's 30th birthday. The sky on Saturday over Kodiak, Alaska, was clear and blue. The sun was shining. Temperatures climbed to a relatively warm 60 degrees. So it seemed like an ideal time to kick back with friends and float off a …
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday urged lawmakers to act on his proposal to place in the state constitution a new formula for the annual check residents receive from Alaska's oil-wealth fund as the current special legislative session slumped along.
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The University of Alaska Anchorage has announced a new partnership with a university in Oregon to expand opportunities for current and future students interested in law degrees.
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Anchorage Police Department is proposing that uniformed officers wear body cameras at all times while on duty and record all calls for service or when initiating encounters with the public "unless it is unsafe, impossible or impractical to do so."
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. will give Taiwan 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, part of President Joe Biden's move to share tens of millions of jabs globally, three American senators said Sunday, after the self-ruled island complained that China is hindering its efforts to secure vaccines…
ANCHORAGE — The hummocky hills of ice at the "toe" of Alaska's Muldrow Glacier have sat undisturbed and covered by tundra for more than 60 years. Soon they will be overtaken by a force that scientists are scrambling to understand - even as they wonder whether climate change will one day halt…
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Tom Fink, a former speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives who later became mayor of Anchorage, has died. He was 92.
JUNEAU (AP) — Supporters of efforts to limit cruise ship traffic in Juneau said they failed to gather enough signatures to qualify their proposals for a vote.
MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean International said Friday that eight of its ships will resume U.S. voyages in July and August with trips leaving ports in Florida, Texas and Washington state.
U.S. officials say Florida's lawsuit against the federal government over conditions for cruise lines to resume sailing could threaten plans to restart cruising in Alaska.
JUNEAU — A Utah man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison in the beating death of his wife on an Alaska cruise in 2017, with a federal judge describing the crime as violent and brutal.
JUNEAU — The father of a Utah woman beaten to death by her husband on an Alaska cruise in 2017 told a judge Wednesday he would consider it justice if the man went to prison for the rest of his life.
JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska has begun offering COVID-19 vaccines at airports, a move that was anticipated for the start of the summer travel season.
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by the Trump administration and reviving a political fight over a remote region that is home to polar bears and other wildlife — an…
JUNEAU (AP) — A proposed 500-mile (804 kilometer) hiking trail from south-central Alaska to Fairbanks aimed at drawing more adventurers to the state has garnered support from the governor, tourism officials and others, and it could get a funding boost to help begin stitching it together.
WASILLA (AP) — An Alaska bride-to-be mailed out her wedding invitations last month and eagerly waited for friends and family to respond. And kept waiting.
ANCHORAGE (AP) — City officials in Anchorage are considering a change to its land use code that would expand where homeless shelters could be built in the city.
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Alaska's Talkeetna Mountains north of Anchorage Sunday night and smaller tremors continued early Monday.
JUNEAU (AP) — Debate over the state budget will extend into June, with Alaska lawmakers breaking for the holiday weekend and the biggest items, including the size of check to pay residents from the state's oil-wealth fund, still to be decided.
ANCHORAGE — A tall, thin man wearing a hood and a mask was caught on a security camera plastering Nazi stickers on a Jewish museum in Alaska's largest city early Tuesday.
JUNEAU — U.S. government attorneys are defending a decision made during the Trump administration to approve a major oil project on Alaska's North Slope. Critics say the action flies in the face of President Joe Biden's pledges to address climate change.
JUNEAU — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it could take more than a year to weigh an appeal by a developer seeking to build a copper and gold mine in a region that supports the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery.
The first big cruise ship carrying passengers from the United States in more than 15 months will leave on June 20 - and its voyage will be a test as the embattled industry tries to resume operations in the country.
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The only female detective in the Fairbanks Police Department cited relentless sexual harassment when quitting on the spot Monday.
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a 20-year-old Alaska man Monday to 20 months in prison for trying to set fire to a Seattle police precinct during last summer's racial justice protests — less than half the prison time sought by prosecutors.
JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska court system Monday said it is taking steps aimed at avoiding future cyberattacks, such as upgrading software and "investing in technology that can better protect our systems from intrusion."
JUNEAU (AP) — About 60% of applications for a pandemic rent relief program are still awaiting processing, nearly three months after the application deadline.
ANCHORAGE — Health officials said Alaska has been experiencing a significant increase in opioid-related overdoses since March, with last week being one of the worst in the state.
Catholic missionaries first started venturing into the Alaska territory in the late 19th century, not long after Russia sold the land to the United States for 2 cents per acre.
Three Carnival-owned cruise lines on Thursday said they are planning to resume sailing in Alaska this summer with fully vaccinated passengers, a prospect that would have seemed like an incredible long shot just months ago.
JUNEAU — Alaska had 19,100 more jobs in April than it did the same month in 2020 but the numbers still lagged what they were before the pandemic, the state labor department reported Friday.
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaskans could soon access their vaccination records through their phones and other devices.
Tommy Beaudreau spent the Trump years as a corporate lawyer working for energy companies of all stripes, including many of the developers that are key to the Biden administration's goal of building thousands of offshore wind turbines in the Atlantic Ocean.
JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers convened in special session Thursday, with completion of the budget a top priority.
Congress has voted to let large cruise ships sail directly from Washington state to Alaska without stopping in Canada, a step that could clear the way for cruises later this year.
JUNEAU (AP) — A recent increase of people giving up pets to an animal shelter in Juneau has shelter managers concerned that people going back to work as coronavirus pandemic restrictions ease can no longer care for the pets they had.
ANCHORAGE — Allen Minish was alone and surveying land for a real estate agent in a wooded, remote part of Alaska, putting some numbers into his GPS unit when he looked up and saw a large brown bear walking about 30 feet away.
JUNEAU — Big issues Alaska lawmakers faced at the start of the regular session in January remain unsettled at the end, including the state budget and size of the check to be paid to residents from Alaska's oil-wealth fund.
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line has resumed ticket sales for voyages to Alaska after the U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that could help save the state's upcoming cruise season.
JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska health department website was the target of a malware attack, officials said.
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska Native Vietnam War veterans can continue applying for federal land allotments, including on lands under review by the Biden administration, according to the U.S. Interior Department.
JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed $5 million in funding for a farming project spanning 156 square miles (404 square kilometers), the largest the state has seen in decades.