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  • Sanders wins Alaska, Washington; Clinton holds delegate lead

    March 26, 2016 5:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders scored a duo of wins in Western caucus contests Saturday, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination. While results in Washington and Alaska barely dented Hillary Clinton's several hundred delegate lead, Sanders' wins... more »
  • Alaska's Iditarod could end with a 'family photo finish'

    March 15, 2016 6:03 AM

    NOME, Alaska- There's a little bit of deja vu in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. GPS tracking on the Iditarod website shows defending champion Dallas Seavey in the lead of this year's race. He's about 10 miles outside of the finish line in Nome, and traveling at about... more »
  • Teens say burning of ex's love letter led to school fire

    March 2, 2016 4:28 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A case of burning love caused thousands of dollars in damage at a school playground in Alaska. Anchorage police say a fire from lit paper ignited rubber mulch and spread to two pieces of playground equipment, destroying both. After speaking to witnesses and reviewing surveillance video, police... more »
  • White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states

    February 10, 2016 5:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast. In its proposed budget for 2017, the White House said Tuesday it wanted to repeal a... more »
  • Pot states take fresh look at out-of-state investment

    January 20, 2016 3:36 PM

    DENVER - States that have legalized pot are taking a fresh look at making it easier for out-of-state investors to get in the weed business, saying the industry's ongoing difficulty in banking means they need new options to finance expansion. The four states that allow recreational pot sales -... more »
  • Shell to end Arctic drilling exploration

    September 28, 2015 2:09 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says Royal Dutch Shell's decision to stop exploratory drilling in the Arctic shows the state needs to drive its own destiny through oil and gas development. Shell said Monday that it was ending operations in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska after a test... more »
  • False tsunami alarm

    September 24, 2015 8:58 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- The National Weather Service has a little egg on its face after issuing a false Tsunami warning for the Connecticut shoreline on its radio and emergency alert systems. Some broadcasters used it and it blew up Twitter. The warning was four all of the state's coastal counties... more »
  • White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

    August 30, 2015 5:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. He's giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska. Denali is an Athabascan word meaning "the high one."... more »
  • Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska

    August 17, 2015 3:09 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The federal government has given Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Monday that exploratory drilling can... more »
  • That's not mistletoe

    June 2, 2015 9:07 PM

    NORTH POLE, ALASKA- People at the North Pole can now put marijuana on their Christmas list and it won't be a wish. Pot became legal in Alaska this year and sales can begin next year. The North Pole City Council rejected a measure to ban marijuana dispensaries and... more »
  • North Pole won't block pot sales

    June 2, 2015 5:22 PM

    NORTH POLE, AK - North Pole residents can put marijuana on their Christmas list next year. The city council in North Pole, Alaska, rejected a measure Monday that would have banned marijuana dispensaries. Marijuana became legal in Alaska in February, and sales begin next year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported... more »
  • LaSalle man accused of timber thefts arrested in Alaska

    May 26, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana officials say a LaSalle Parish man accused of timber thefts worth more than $100,000 was arrested in Alaska where they say he was planning to flee to Canada. On Tuesday the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said James Marcus Ainsworth, 39, of LaSalle Parish, was... more »
  • Loose moose stabbed to death

    April 29, 2015 8:46 PM

    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- Moose are a common sight in Anchorage but not three men jumping on one and using a large knife to stab it to death. Thet rio are now charged with animal cruelty, wanton waste of big game and tampering with evidence. A bike rider called police saying... more »
  • Dog becomes ring bearer

    April 20, 2015 7:54 PM

    SITKA, ALASKA- A woman thought her dog was the culprit when her wedding ring vanished but she couldn't find the proof until she saw a Facebook post about a platinum band being found at a ball field. Nikki Balovich last saw the ring in January. She had a habit... more »
  • Iditarod mushers start crossing first checkpoint of race

    March 10, 2015 10:43 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A young musher who recently won an all-river-ice sled dog race in Alaska has grabbed an early lead in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Pete Kaiser of Bethel was the first to leave the Manley Hot Springs checkpoint, 161 miles into the race. He departed... more »
  • Mushers embark on trek across Alaska as Iditarod begins

    March 9, 2015 1:30 PM

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is underway. A field of 78 mushers began the 1,000-mile trek across Alaska on Monday in the unusual start location of Fairbanks. The race usually kicks off 225 miles away in Willow. But organizers decided to move farther north because of... more »
  • Alaska becomes 3rd state to legalized marijuana

    February 24, 2015 3:10 AM

    JUNEAU, AK - Alaska has become the third state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. A ballot measure approved by Alaska votes in November kicks in Tuesday, allowing adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of pot and up to six plants. Regulations... more »
  • 4-year-old shot when mom's gun falls from holster

    February 23, 2015 2:06 AM

    WASILLA, AK - A 4-year-old Alaska boy was shot in the leg Saturday when his mother's handgun fell out of its holster and fired. Alaska State Troopers say they took a call on the incident near Wasilla just before 11:30 a.m. Medics were treating the boy when they arrived. Troopers... more »
  • A walk in 35 below

    February 5, 2015 7:48 PM

    FAIRBANKS, ALASKA- A man in interior Alaska decided to take a 50-mile walk between villages with the temperature in 35-below zero weather and almost made it. He was found in good condition about four miles from his destination. The family of 52-year-old Lawrence James told authorities they were... more »
  • Shell says it will drill off Alaska if it can get permits

    January 29, 2015 12:04 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will drill off Alaska's northwest coast in 2015 - if it can get the permits it needs and drill safely. Speaking in London, Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said Thursday that Shell will move forward with its plan to use... more »
  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    January 27, 2015 11:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is proposing to open up drilling off a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast for the first time, even as it restricts drilling off Alaska. The plan, unveiled Tuesday, envisions auctioning areas off Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia to oil companies come 2021.... more »
  • 3 men see snout, free moose buried in avalanche

    January 2, 2015 10:19 AM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - A moose buried by an avalanche on an Alaska mountain had its luck changed by three men passing on snowmobiles. The Alaska Dispatch News reports that the three Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents spotted the animal's snout sticking out of the snow and used shovels to free the moose.... more »
  • Remains of Ice Age infants uncovered in Alaska

    November 11, 2014 3:43 PM

    FAIRBANKS, AK - Researchers have uncovered the remains of two Ice Age infants in Alaska's interior, a discovery archaeologists call the youngest human remains of that era found in northern North America. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the remains dating back about 11,500 years offer a new glimpse into ancient... more »
  • Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

    October 3, 2014 2:13 AM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - Responders say a fire at an offshore liquefied natural gas platform in Alaska has been fully contained. The unified command for the incident said in a statement Thursday the Cook Inlet platform will be monitored throughout the night. The fire destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced... more »
  • Williwhat?

    September 30, 2014 10:08 AM

    If you happened to catch Who Wants to be a Millionaire last night, you may have noticed another weather word that you've never heard before. The word was "williwaw." Unlike "polar vortex," which is a term pulled from a meteorological glossary and warped by the media, this is a term... more »
  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    September 22, 2014 1:27 PM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself as the business's... more »
  • Alaska oil checks

    September 17, 2014 7:45 PM

    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA- This year's oil checks for people in Alaska will amount to about $1,900. The money from the state's oil wealth is distributed yearly to residents. The payout is October 2 and is more than double the amount of $900 last year. It's short of the... more »
  • Moose with a nose arrow

    January 23, 2014 7:32 PM

    FAIRBANKS, ALASKA- A second moose with an arrow in it nose has been spotted roaming around the Fairbanks, Alaska area after another one was tranquilized to remove an arrow from its snout. Alaska State Wildlife Troopers saw the animal with an arrow fletching sticking out of its nasal area.... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "You Thought Texas was Big!"

    December 28, 2013 11:09 AM

    Alaska holds the distinction as the largest state in area; almost twice the size of Texas. It is also home to America's tallest peak, Mount McKinley at 20,320 feet, and its glaciers cover 29,000 square miles. In Barrow, the sun is below the horizon from November 20th through January 22nd.... more »
  • 3 rescued after helicopter iced on Alaska volcano

    September 7, 2013 5:30 PM

    ALASKA - Two researchers and their pilot have been rescued from a remote Alaska volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters say the rescue came at about 5 p.m. on Friday. None of the three people was injured, identified as pilot... more »
  • Dozens of aftershocks expected on Alaskan island

    August 31, 2013 5:39 PM

    ANCHORAGE - Dozens of noticeable aftershocks above magnitude 4.0 are expected in the remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the days and weeks following a major 7.0 earthquake. Alaska state seismologist Michael West says a dozen measurable aftershocks have already hit the region since Friday's quake, including one reaching... more »
  • Alaska Airlines: Pilot who fainted had stomach bug

    February 1, 2013 3:00 PM

    SEATTLE- An Alaska Airlines spokesman says a pilot who lost consciousness while flying from Los Angeles to Seattle was suffering from food poisoning or a stomach virus. The co-pilot safely landed the Boeing 737 with 121 passengers and crew on board in Portland, Ore., Thursday night after declaring an emergency.... more »
  • Strong earthquake rattles southern Alaska

    January 31, 2013 7:09 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A strong earthquake has shaken southeastern Alaska, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami and there are no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.0 quake struck about 1 a.m. Thursday and was centered in the ocean, about 200... more »
  • Groups seek halt to Arctic offshore drilling

    January 3, 2013 12:10 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two national environmental groups are calling for a halt to federal permits for Arctic offshore petroleum drilling after the grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill ship off Alaska's coast. Representatives of the Natural Resources Defense Council and The Wilderness Society say Shell has demonstrated it's... more »
  • No oil spill seen at Shell drill ship in Alaska

    January 1, 2013 11:26 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An overnight Coast Guard flight over an Alaska drilling rig that ran aground in shallow water on New Year's Eve found no signs of a fuel spill. But officials at a unified command center run by the Coast Guard, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, state responders and others... more »
  • Shell drill ship runs aground on island off Alaska

    January 1, 2013 8:17 AM

    The Coast Guard intends to fly out early today to a small uninhabited island in the Gulf of Alaska to plan a salvage operation for a grounded drilling rig that broke loose from a tow in a North Pacific storm. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Kulluk is carrying 150,000 gallons... more »

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