Stories tagged: alaska
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:56 p.m.
Thousands of Pacific walruses have again gathered on the northwest shore of Alaska as the Chukchi Sea approaches its annual sea ice minimum.
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
A new report says overdose deaths in Alaska involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl more than quadrupled last year.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
A new Inupiaq language option recently went live on Facebook for those who employ the social media giant’s community translation tool.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
An Alaska man was taken into custody Friday after being indicted on murder and other charges in a fire that burned an Anchorage apartment complex and killed three people.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
An Alaska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded, a federal judge …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 6:27 p.m.
Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:38 p.m.
Alaska’s North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state’s seismologist said.
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Check out this gigantic moose in Alaska.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. – in Bend. Oregon.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
All 11 people aboard a plane that crashed Tuesday have been rescued in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, officials said.
Thu., June 28, 2018
Mrs. C.A. Russell of Spokane had a son, Private Robert Russell, serving in Fort Gibbons, Alaska. Through him, she learned that some 200 soldiers, stationed at isolated stations in the …
Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:35 p.m.
Beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet may have changed their diet over five decades from saltwater prey to fish and crustaceans influenced by freshwater, according to a study by University …
Sun., May 27, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
William Roy Dover’s memory of the World War II battle is as sharp as it was 75 years ago, even though it’s been long forgotten by most everyone else.
Fri., May 11, 2018, 12:03 p.m.
An Alaska jury on Friday convicted a former Arizona lawmaker of first-degree murder in the death of a man on a hunting and fishing trip in 2016.
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 11:09 p.m.
Many Alaska residents were mistakenly warned on TV and on the radio Friday morning of a tsunami threat along the West Coast of the United States, from San Diego to …
Mon., April 30, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
KENAI, Alaska – Alaska’s SeaLife Center is getting its third shot at raising thousands of octopus hatchlings, hoping at least one of the translucent mollusks will grow into its 50-pound, …
Thu., April 26, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Near the Arctic Circle, a different type of Olympics for young people pays homage to the region’s subsistence hunters and the methods they’ve used for centuries to feed their families …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 2:29 p.m.
Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least …
Wed., March 28, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
Denali National Park plans to toughen poop hauling requirements for climbers on the popular West Buttress route up North America’s tallest peak.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Does a bear scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Congressional debate about Alaska hunting rules in April brought a spotlight on a little-understood Alaska Native technique of hunting bears in dens.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
An Alaska lawmaker is resigning after being accused of hitting a woman during a night of drinking last month, the second House Democrat and rural Alaska representative to leave office …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:14 a.m.
Washington officials already have concluded that the state is woefully unprepared for a catastrophic earthquake, like the so-called “Big One” that’s expected to strike near the coast sometime in the …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
The powerful earthquake that struck beneath the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday generated a tsunami, but before gauges could show that it was very small, warnings went out to a …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 11:22 p.m.
When it comes to earthquakes, Alaskans are major pros. But even they get rattled by the strong ones, as Tuesday’s early morning shaker proved.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest – and usually coldest – state.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
The Alaska Legislature opens a new session Tuesday amid lingering fallout from the resignation of a House member accused of inappropriate behavior toward female aides.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Climate change in Alaska has the potential to create serious physical and mental health problems for Alaskans, according to a new report from state health officials.