That’s not carry-on: Loose snake slumbers on Alaska flight

ANCHORAGE — Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska’s largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought… Continue reading

Village aims to serve up reindeer meat far and wide

ANCHORAGE — A remote Eskimo village on a tundra-covered island in western Alaska is hoping to counter its steep unemployment rate and achieve greater self-sufficiency… Continue reading

Senate panel moves bill to use permanent fund money

JUNEAU — A state Senate committee advanced legislation Friday calling for structured draws from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund to help pay for government as the state… Continue reading

Police kill Eagle River veteran after standoff near Denver

A former Eagle River resident and Marine reservist was shot and killed by police after a standoff near Denver on Friday. According to the Denver… Continue reading

Walker proposes more steps to fight opioid abuse

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker on Monday proposed additional steps aimed at addressing opioid abuse in Alaska, including pain management training for medical providers and… Continue reading

Midway through session, lawmakers looking for fiscal fix

JUNEAU — Alaska legislative leaders say they are committed to taking major steps to address the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit this year, even if that… Continue reading

Inclusivity measure stirs debate in Homer

JUNEAU — The small Alaska fishing community of Homer is no stranger to political activism. In the 1970s, a landmark legal case involving one of… Continue reading

UA agrees to resolve sex harassment, assault issues

JUNEAU — The University of Alaska system has agreed to resolve issues stemming from a federal review of its handling of campus sexual assault and… Continue reading

Scholars: ‘Liberal’ reputation of 9th Circuit overblown

SEATTLE — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal concerning President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, is the federal… Continue reading

Walker hopeful about working with feds on resource issues

JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Monday expressed renewed hope for working with the federal government on oil, gas and land issues, praising President… Continue reading

New lawmaker squarely targets Legislature’s conflicts of interest

Ray Metcalfe sat at a desk next to a wallet full of million-dollar bills and asked Alaska lawmakers to curtail corruption. On Friday, members of… Continue reading

University of Alaska weighs options for academic programs

FAIRBANKS (AP) — The University of Alaska has released dozens of options for restructuring academic and administrative programs as part of its ongoing budget review… Continue reading

Lawmaker proposes gun bill after airport shooting

JUNEAU — A deadly airport shooting in Florida has helped spur a bill in Alaska that would allow authorities to temporarily take away guns from… Continue reading

Oil and gas subsidy debate, which sank budget deal last year, is poised to return

An issue that sank plans for a budget fix in 2016 will soon resurface in the Alaska Legislature. A bill addressing North Slope oil and… Continue reading

Optimism, eagerness among newest legislators

JUNEAU — Among Alaska’s newest legislators, there is optimism and an eagerness to get to work on addressing the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit. Rep.-elect George… Continue reading

Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states, ahead of heart disease

NEW YORK — Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics… Continue reading

E-cigarettes get trade organization

The e-cigarette industry is getting organized. Clear the Air Alaska, a trade association representing retailers in Alaska, announced its creation on Thursday. In a statement,… Continue reading

Alaska Airlines: Issues that delayed flights fixed

PORTLAND, Ore. — A computer glitch that delayed about 20 Alaska Airlines flights was resolved early Thursday, the airline said.Late Wednesday night several computer systems… Continue reading

Report: New Bedford, Dutch Harbor top fishing ports

WASHINGTON — Federal fisheries regulators say New Bedford, Massachusetts, remains the top fishing port for revenue, while Dutch Harbor, Alaska, remains tops for volume.The annual… Continue reading

BLM OKs drilling permit in petroleum reserve

JUNEAU — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday that it had approved a drilling permit that would clear the way for the first… Continue reading