- Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid Updated: Aug-28-15 8:52 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding Medicaid in Alaska.
- Uninhabited areas most affected by Kodiak area fire Updated: Aug-28-15 5:51 pm
KODIAK, Alaska - Authorities say uninhabited areas of a small Kodiak Island community felt the brunt of a wind-whipped wildfire that prompted evacuation orders and destroyed a library and three houses.
- Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather Updated: Aug-28-15 4:58 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Northwest fire officials told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that incoming cooler weather could help calm the massive blazes that threaten thousands of homes, but wind storms may cause extreme fire behavior in the interim.
- Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water Updated: Aug-28-15 3:23 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Strong winds and high waves that pounded the northern coast of Alaska have led Royal Dutch Shell PLC to temporarily stop exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
- Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law' Updated: Aug-28-15 8:42 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Politicians in Fairbanks and the rest of the state are receiving letters warning them to keep campaign signs compliant with the billboard law.
- Sitka offers free counseling in wake of deadly landslide Updated: Aug-28-15 7:25 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - Officials are urging residents of Sitka who may be suffering disaster stress and grief in wake of the recent landslide to seek mental health counseling.
- Rate increases approved for individual health care market Updated: Aug-27-15 8:20 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska's Division of Insurance has approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.
- Judge strikes down law to limit Medicaid funds for abortions Updated: Aug-27-15 8:04 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A state court judge in Alaska ruled Thursday that a law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional.
- Walrus leave ice, come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast Updated: Aug-27-15 7:52 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.
- Sentencing continues for case related to troopers' deaths Updated: Aug-27-15 5:26 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The sentencing hearing for a man convicted of evidence tampering in the deaths of two Alaska State Troopers will be continued next week.
- Oral arguments in lawsuit against setnet ban begin Updated: Aug-27-15 9:22 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Supreme Court justices have begun to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit over the legality of a proposed voter initiative to ban setnets in urban parts of Alaska.
- Canadian official in Alaska amid mine development concerns Updated: Aug-26-15 9:40 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and British Columbia's minister of energy and mines were working toward an agreement in response to concerns raised about the potential impacts of Canadian mine development on rivers that flow into southeast Alaska.
- Land trust ruling in favor of native tribes faces appeal Updated: Aug-26-15 1:36 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The state is challenging a 2013 ruling in favor of Alaska Native Tribes that says current laws do not prevent the Interior Department from taking tribal land into trust.
- Anchorage to form task force for suspected spice overdoses Updated: Aug-26-15 12:56 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage officials are forming a task force to deal with the rising number of suspected spice overdoses.
- Juneau considers tax breaks to fight housing costs Updated: Aug-26-15 12:53 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - To fight high housing costs in Juneau, city officials are considering property tax exemptions for some developments.
- Smartphone app identifies weeds invasive to Alaska Updated: Aug-26-15 5:43 am
KENAI, Alaska - A new smartphone application is helping researchers learn where plant species invasive to Alaska are growing.
- Searchers find body of city official who died in landslide Updated: Aug-25-15 10:31 pm
SITKA, Alaska - Searchers on Tuesday found the body of a city building official who went missing in a landslide.
- Police say body found near park was missing runner Updated: Aug-25-15 8:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police say the body found in the mudflats near Kincaid Park is that of a missing runner.
- Resource development expected topic during Obama trip Updated: Aug-25-15 7:26 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday said he plans to stress the importance of the state being able to develop its resources during President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Alaska.
- Race to Alaska will return next summer, says maritime center Updated: Aug-25-15 3:22 pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - The boat race that challenged contestants to sail, paddle or peddle their vessels from Washington to Alaska will return next year.
- Biking and hiking Kennecott's abandoned mine sites Updated: Aug-25-15 11:53 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Tires flung mud in our eyes and rain soaked every layer of clothing. The descent made our brake rotors too hot to touch, the metal sizzling in the wet conditions.
- Search resumes for Sitka man missing in landslide Updated: Aug-25-15 11:45 am
SITKA, Alaska - The search for a southeast Alaska man missing in a landslide has resumed.
- Alaska lawmakers call for more budget cuts, not new taxes Updated: Aug-25-15 8:10 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Republican lawmakers in Alaska's state House are calling for more budget cuts instead of new taxes in light of Alaska's troubled fiscal situation.
- Alaska veterans say reformed VA hurting, not helping Updated: Aug-25-15 7:44 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A 2014 law to reform the Veterans Administration health care system has only made things worse in Alaska, according to veterans testifying Monday at a congressional listening session in Fairbanks.
- Governor plans to call for company buy-out in gas project Updated: Aug-24-15 9:33 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker said Monday that he plans to recommend to legislators that the state buy out TransCanada Corp.'s position in the major liquefied natural gas project that Alaska is pursuing.