- Legislature adjourns special session called by Walker Updated: May-21-15 9:46 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Legislature on Thursday ended the special session called by Gov. Bill Walker and immediately began its own special session, in Anchorage instead of Juneau.
- Senate panel advances revised sexual assault prevention bill Updated: May-20-15 7:34 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday advanced a rewrite of legislation that would leave as optional sexual assault prevention and awareness programs in Alaska public schools.
- SUV, trooper patrol car roll in accident Updated: May-19-15 2:47 pm
SOLDOTNA, Alaska - An Alaska State Trooper and another man were treated for non-life threatening injuries after a two-car accident on the Sterling Highway.
- Dalton Highway flooding could last longer than 4 days Updated: May-19-15 7:59 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Water levels on Dalton Highway are expected to crest later this week, and transportation officials say the closure will be in place until after that happens.
- Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom Updated: May-18-15 9:06 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker warned Monday that about 15,000 state employees could be laid off amid a continued budget showdown with the Legislature. A debate also escalated over whether the special session will continue to be held in Juneau or moved to Anchorage.
- Girl dies when boat leaning against house falls on her Updated: May-18-15 2:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 3-year-old western Alaska girl has died after a boat fell on top of her.
- Alaska State Troopers investigate 2 fires in Atmautluak Updated: May-18-15 10:12 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers are investigating two fires in the village of Atmautluak, located west of Bethel.
- Contaminated soil removed from site of aviation fuel spill Updated: May-17-15 2:34 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Nearly 300 cubic yards of contaminated soil has been removed from a roadway north of Healy and delivered to an incinerator.
- House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal Updated: May-14-15 7:59 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson said Thursday that the panel is not comfortable moving ahead with plans to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska at this time.
- Alaska troopers: Woman fires gun at car to protest driving Updated: May-12-15 12:43 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers have arrested a 31-year-old woman accused of firing multiple rounds into a car because she thought the occupant was driving recklessly.
- Alaska Editorials Updated: May-11-15 6:27 pm
Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
- Troopers say body of missing Wisconsin man found in Alaska Updated: May-08-15 12:07 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The body of a 73-year-old Wisconsin man who was missing in Alaska for nine months has been found in a river.
- By the numbers: Alaska budget debate, attempts to fix it Updated: May-07-15 7:46 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Last week, Gov. Bill Walker called lawmakers into a special session after the Legislature failed to pass a fully funded budget for the coming fiscal year. Democrats and Republicans remain at odds over cuts to education funding and pay for union workers, among other things. The state is facing a multibillion-dollar deficit this year and next amid low oil prices.
- Walker plans event on Alaska's fiscal situation Updated: May-07-15 6:41 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker's administration plans to reach out to Alaskans for their thoughts on the right size of state government and future revenue options.
- Troopers say 2 men arrested in shootings in Alaska villages Updated: May-07-15 3:55 pm
ANCHORAGE , Alaska - Two men from separate western Alaska villages are accused of shooting weapons around their communities, in one case striking three people with birdshot.
- Correction: Setnet Initiative story Updated: May-07-15 12:21 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - In a story May 1 about a proposed initiative involving setnets, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the state opposed a motion by Resources for All Alaskans to participate in oral argument before the Alaska Supreme Court. A court filing provided by an attorney for the organization says the state does not oppose the motion. An attorney with the state Department of Law confirmed the state does not oppose the group's request.
- Walker signs bill allowing bonding for rail safety system Updated: May-07-15 6:16 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - Legislation authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corp. to issue up to $37 million in bonds to help pay for a federally mandated safety system has been signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker.
- Unsettled budget creates uncertainties for ferry system Updated: May-06-15 4:40 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska's ferry system plans no changes to its schedule due to the budget situation at least until the end of the fiscal year on June 30, a spokesman says.
- Governor signs bill creating Marijuana Control Board Updated: May-06-15 2:22 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law legislation creating a new board to regulate the legal marijuana industry in Alaska.
- 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' personality found dead in Alaska Updated: May-05-15 3:52 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An outdoorsman and past character on National Geographic's reality show "Ultimate Survival Alaska" has been found shot dead, and Alaska State Troopers were investigating the case as a homicide.
- Troopers say woman dies after crashing 4-wheeler in village Updated: May-04-15 12:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 34-year-old woman has died after crashing a four-wheeler in the village of Upper Kalskag.
- Troopers say Wasilla man dies after vehicle rollover Updated: May-04-15 11:48 am
WASILLA, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 38-year-old Wasilla man has died after a single-vehicle rollover.
- Suspect in Kodiak barricade surrenders to authorities Updated: May-01-15 4:01 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 32-year-old Kodiak man is under arrest after barricading himself at a local apartment building, at one point offering $100 to a trooper in exchange for letting him go free.
- Trooper at center of Palin probe loses police certificate Updated: May-01-15 3:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Officials have revoked the law enforcement certification of the former Alaska State Trooper at the center of the so-called Troopergate scandal that led to investigations into whether Sarah Palin abused her power as governor.
- Troopers say second man dies of injuries from shooting Updated: Apr-30-15 1:44 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a second man has died from injuries sustained in a shooting in Talkeetna.