Alaska

Alaska GOP leaders endorse challenger to US Sen. Murkowski

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The leaders of Alaska's Republican Party on Saturday endorsed a challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has been one...

Small plane lands safely after passenger briefly takes over

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JUNEAU, Alaska — A passenger on a plane bound for a tiny western Alaska community took control of the plane's yoke and caused it...

Montana man reunites with puppy after bear attack in Alaska

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Montana man was reunited with his 14-week-old border collie two days after the dog disappeared following a bear attack on...

High court sides with Alaska Natives in coronavirus aid case

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Friday that hundreds of millions of dollars in coronavirus relief money tied up in court should benefit Alaska...

Alaska faces shutdown threat amid budget, dividend dispute

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska faces the prospect of a partial government shutdown next week amid an ongoing fight over how much to pay residents...

Boom in Native American oil complicates Biden climate push

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NEW TOWN, N.D. — On oil well pads carved from the wheat fields around Lake Sakakawea, hundreds of pump jacks slowly bob to extract...

Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as ‘voice of reason’

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WASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan...

Senators press Interior Secretary Haaland on oil lease pause

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WASHINGTON — Both Republican and Democratic senators pressed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for answers Wednesday after a federal court blocked the Biden administration’s suspension...

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

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JUNEAU, Alaska — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions...

‘MeatEater’ audiobook will be a collection of close calls

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NEW YORK — Nothing like a terrifying encounter with a brown bear on the island of Afognak, Alaska, to inspire an audiobook project featuring...