- Scientists to measure ash stirred from 1912 Alaska eruption Updated: Sep-04-15 7:19 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century created a 40-square mile desert known as the Valley of 10,000 Smokes on the Alaska Peninsula. More than a century later, ash from the event is still creating a hazard.
- Alaska woman accused of stealing patrol car holding husband Updated: Sep-04-15 2:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A woman suspected of stealing an Alaska State Troopers patrol car that held her handcuffed husband in the back seat was arrested on suspicion of theft and other charges.
- Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks Updated: Sep-04-15 8:10 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An invasive plant species previously thought to only have invaded Interior waterways around Fairbanks has been spotted north of Nenana.
- Uber settles over unpaid workers' compensation insurance Updated: Sep-04-15 7:32 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The ride-sharing service Uber has agreed to pay Alaska more than $77,900 in connection to unpaid workers' compensation insurance for its drivers.
- Repsol settles with EPA over Alaska spill Updated: Sep-03-15 5:17 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The American subsidiary of a Spanish oil company will pay just over $30,000 after a 2013 spill on Alaska's North Slope.
- Alaska borough to sell idled ferry to Philippine Red Cross Updated: Sep-03-15 1:08 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - There may finally be a buyer for a multimillion dollar ferry that's never seen service.
- On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity Updated: Sep-03-15 9:43 am
KOTZEBUE, Alaska - President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change.
- Medicaid looks to cut back on new disability program users Updated: Sep-03-15 8:14 am
KENAI, Alaska - An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for adults with developmental disabilities may cut the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent.
- State economist says ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach Updated: Sep-03-15 7:42 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In wake of the announcement by energy company ConocoPhillips that it may cut about 120 jobs in Alaska, a state economist said the damage could have been worse.
- Obama's fish tale: salmon spawning on his shoes Updated: Sep-02-15 10:49 pm
DILLINGHAM, Alaska - This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska: salmon spawning on his shoes.
- Residents of eroding village welcome Obama's attention Updated: Sep-02-15 10:16 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Residents of a Native village threatened by erosion were thankful Wednesday for President Barack Obama's attention to their plight, saying they hope his visit to Alaska will help them secure funding to build a critical evacuation road to drier ground.
- Alaska Editorials Updated: Sep-02-15 8:44 pm
Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
- Elections chief sums up ballot issues as about monopolies Updated: Sep-02-15 8:17 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's elections chief sums up the three statewide initiatives before voters this fall as being about one thing: monopolies.
- Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska Updated: Sep-02-15 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia, but officials said they don't view the ships as a threat as President Barack Obama travels in northern Alaska near the Arctic Circle.
- North America's tallest mountain gets new name - and height Updated: Sep-02-15 4:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - North America's tallest mountain doesn't just have a new name. It also has a new elevation.
- Seward to move forward with renewable energy heating project Updated: Sep-02-15 7:29 am
SEWARD, Alaska - The Kenai Peninsula city of Seward has voted to move away from heating oil and create a renewable energy heating district.
- Alaska Supreme Court to hear school funding lawsuit soon Updated: Sep-02-15 7:23 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Attorneys for both the state of Alaska and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough are preparing to make their cases on education funding before the Alaska Supreme Court this month.
- Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time' Updated: Sep-02-15 12:34 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.
- Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe Updated: Sep-01-15 8:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - How many cinnamon rolls does it take to feed a presidential entourage? If you're President Barack Obama and you're unsure, you err on the safe side and take the whole bunch.
- Senator with son named McKinley decries mountain name change Updated: Sep-01-15 4:34 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A state senator who named his son McKinley after North America's tallest mountain peak isn't too pleased with the president's decision to change its name back to Denali.
- White House: Alaska's Medicaid expansion 'right decision' Updated: Sep-01-15 3:37 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The White House on Tuesday praised the decision by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to expand Medicaid to thousands of residents over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the "right decision."
- McKinley-named businesses consider switch to 'Denali' Updated: Sep-01-15 7:19 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Obama administration's announcement that it will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali could have some unintended consequences for Alaska businesses.
- Bethel homeless shelter receives state grant Updated: Sep-01-15 5:41 am
BETHEL, Alaska - A homeless shelter in Bethel has been awarded state funding even as the Alaska Legislature continues to slash the budget.
- Kerry: Climate change potential for harm similar to WWII Updated: Aug-31-15 10:34 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Secretary of State John Kerry kicked off a conference on the challenges of climate change by comparing it to the crisis faced by world leaders last century.
- Alaska Supreme Court won't block Medicaid expansion Updated: Aug-31-15 9:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Thousands of lower-income Alaskans will become eligible for Medicaid after the Alaska Supreme Court on Monday refused to temporarily block the state from expanding the health care program.