Stories tagged: alaska
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after a passenger was accused of soiling two lavatories and trying to flush his shirt down a …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
It’s not easy to get to Saint Michael, Alaska. Not even if you’re Santa Claus. Luckily, jolly old St. Nick could hitch a ride on a military transport plane to …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
A long-planned adventure, celebrating the author’s wife’s retirement from teaching, takes one Spokane couple to Alaska.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
An Alaska woman came home to find out a thief had broken in and stolen clothing, jewelry, prescription drugs and the mounted head of a zebra she had on a …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
A subsidiary of an Italian energy company has received a federal permit to drill the first oil exploration wells in U.S. Arctic waters in two years.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
The moose commonly seen around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are big, but they’re shadows to the Alaska moose that stand 6 feet tall at the shoulder.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is moving ever closer after a nearly four-decade political standoff.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Melania Trump might have been a fashion model at one time in her life, but she had no qualms ripping off a chunk of messy …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says her legislation to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling would generate $2 billion in royalties over the next decade – …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
The state of Alaska took a major step toward realizing a long-sought pipeline to move natural gas from the North Slope to Asia, siding with interests from China after major …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Alaska researchers warn that the changing levels of ocean acidity could have grave consequences for red king crab populations in the Bering Sea.
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
One Obama administration action may be safe under President Donald Trump – the long-sought renaming of North America’s tallest peak to Denali.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won’t be from a remote drilling platform.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
JUNEAU, Alaska – More than 40 U.S. House and Senate members have asked President Donald Trump to maintain protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which produces about half of the …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Alaska marijuana grower Mike Emers has been losing sleep with a vote fast approaching that he says could shutter his family’s business and financially ruin them. The statewide initiative that …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who …