- Coghill says he's recommending lawmakers drop Medicaid suit Updated: May-02-16 9:52 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska Senate Majority Leader John Coghill said Monday he has recommended that lawmakers drop their lawsuit challenging Gov. Bill Walker's authority to expand Medicaid on his own.
- Marten, chicken clash blamed for Ketchikan traffic crash Updated: May-02-16 12:22 pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Alaska wildlife was a factor in a weekend traffic crash but this time it wasn't a moose, caribou or bear.
- Legislators transitioning from Capitol to temporary digs Updated: Apr-29-16 7:37 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska legislators being forced from the state Capitol due to renovation work are setting up shop in a no-frills, nearby former university building, where old classrooms or conference areas will serve as committee rooms and legislators in some cases will share close-quarters office space.
- The Latest: Chenault: Panel plans to hear tax credit bill Updated: Apr-29-16 5:09 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on legislative happenings as Alaska lawmakers continue to meet in extended session (all times local):
- Driver dies in Parks Highway crash south of Cantwell Updated: Apr-29-16 11:37 am
CANTWELL, Alaska - A driver died early Thursday morning in a crash on the Parks Highway about 15 miles south of Cantwell.
- Troopers investigate fundraising for girl who was not sick Updated: Apr-26-16 4:56 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An online fundraising effort that took in $6,110 to pay medical expenses of a Fairbanks girl was taken down after the website creator said she learned the girl was not sick.
- Correction: Alaska-Bear Mauling story Updated: Apr-26-16 4:08 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - In stories April 20 and earlier about the mauling of a University of Alaska Southeast outdoors professor leading students in a mountaineering class, The Associated Press reported erroneously a student had to hike to a different area to get cell reception to call for help. Alaska State Troopers now say the student was seeking a satellite signal not cellphone reception.
- ATV crash leaves rider seriously injured; driver flees Updated: Apr-26-16 11:49 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers are looking for the driver of an all-terrain vehicle who fled after a weekend crash that left a person injured on a Fairbanks-area road.
- Two Rivers man dies in weekend four-wheeler rollover Updated: Apr-25-16 5:34 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Two Rivers man died in a weekend crash of an all-terrain vehicle.
- House panel advances bill affecting employee merit increases Updated: Apr-25-16 5:01 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A divided state House committee has advanced legislation that would tie state employee merit increases to increases in oil prices.
- Troopers release names of 2 killed on Seward Highway Updated: Apr-25-16 1:55 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two people killed last week in a Seward Highway crash north of Girdwood were residents of Kasilof (kah-SEE-lauf).
- Village public safety officer held on assault charges Updated: Apr-21-16 11:51 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 68-year-old man employed as a village public safety officer in Emmonak (ee-MAHN-uk) has been charged with three counts of felony assault and one of count of misdemeanor official misconduct.
- Walker repeats need for fiscal plan in legislative briefing Updated: Apr-20-16 11:45 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker on Wednesday said he wouldn't veto legislation calling for structured, annual draws from Alaska Permanent Fund earnings if he doesn't get other pieces of his fiscal plan. But he made clear he wants a broader package from lawmakers.
- Grizzly mauls bear hunter; hunting partner kills bear Updated: Apr-18-16 4:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 77-year-old bear hunter is recovering from injuries suffered when he was mauled by a grizzly.
- Moose shot at Wasilla home; woman cited for feeding wildlife Updated: Apr-18-16 11:56 am
WASILLA, Alaska - A Wasilla woman has been cited for feeding moose at the same location where an aggressive moose was later shot.
- Trial for man accused of killing troopers moved to Fairbanks Updated: Apr-16-16 11:44 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The trial for a Tanana man accused of killing two Alaska State Troopers has been moved to Fairbanks from Nenana.
- Renovation work on state Capitol set to start Monday Updated: Apr-15-16 10:09 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Lawmakers are being warned that if they do not gavel out on Sunday, workers will be adding the roar of jackhammers to the end-of-session din in the state Capitol.
- Resurrected sex education restrictions draw public ire Updated: Apr-15-16 9:41 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Public commenters berated two Wasilla legislators for inserting controversial language restricting sex education in schools in a parental rights and student testing bill.
- Lawmakers confirm fish board members, fight game members Updated: Apr-15-16 8:35 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker's attempts to fill seats on Alaska's Board of Fisheries, but one of his appointments to the Board of Game was rejected by lawmakers on Friday.
- Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle to close for about 2 weeks Updated: Apr-15-16 5:45 pm
SEATTLE - Officials say the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct through downtown Seattle will close starting April 29, significantly affecting traffic for about two weeks.
- Sarah Palin cancels Trump appearance in Casper Updated: Apr-15-16 9:01 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will no longer attend the Wyoming Republican State Convention this weekend.
- Walker says he'd veto Anchorage legislative office purchase Updated: Apr-14-16 10:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker said Thursday that he would veto the purchase of a legislative office building in Anchorage if that item remains in the state infrastructure budget.
- House votes to protect pets in domestic violence cases Updated: Apr-14-16 7:44 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A bill expanding legal protections for animals in domestic violence situations has passed the Alaska House and is headed for the Senate.
- Folger retiring Public Safety post; Monegan is replacement Updated: Apr-14-16 2:51 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - State Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger is retiring next month and will be replaced by a man who formerly held that post, Walt Monegan.
- Tustumena sailings cancelled for repairs Updated: Apr-13-16 9:27 am
KODIAK, Alaska - Sailings of the state ferry Tustumena will be canceled for the second time in as many years because of repair work that will keep it in the Ketchikan shipyard for 11 extra days, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation.