Stories tagged: alaska
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11 p.m.
The high bidder for Alaska’s ferry Taku wants to turn the 352-foot vessel into a waterfront hotel and restaurant in Oregon.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Veteran Alaska Rep. Don Young has apologized after addressing a 51-year-old female colleague as “young lady” and saying she “doesn’t know a damn thing what she’s talking about.”
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Five children, all believed to be girls between the ages of 3 and 12, died in a trailer fire in suburban Anchorage on Thursday morning, authorities said.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Investigators are weighing icy conditions and heavy crab pots as they probe what caused a Seattle-based crab boat with six people aboard to sink in the Bering Sea.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory reports the latest eruption of a volcano in the Aleutian Islands sent up an ash cloud that could affect jet traffic.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
JUNEAU, Alaska – Abortion-rights advocates and the state of Alaska have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit after the state medical board adopted new regulations for abortions after the …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said it is “laughable” to suggest he threatened Alaska’s U.S. senators over a vote by one of them involving health care.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple’s blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called Alaska’s two Republican senators to warn them of repercussions for the nation’s largest state if they failed to toe the Trump administration line on health …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
A domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman, and the FBI was investigating what happened in U.S. waters off Alaska, the agency …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.
Fri., July 21, 2017
I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 7:21 p.m.
Federal research vessels have located the Destination, the Seattle-based crab boat that went missing Feb. 11 along with six crew, on the bottom of the Bering Sea off the coast …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
A provision in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rewritten health care bill appears to benefit only one state. That’s Alaska, home of one Republican holdout McConnell badly needs to keep …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
An 8-year-old boy from Washington has become an honorary rescue swimmer with the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Authorities say two men raped an intoxicated woman in her home after sharing an Uber ride from a bar in Seattle.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it has conducted a successful test from Alaska of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, part of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
A woman camping at a municipal park in Alaska’s largest city got a surprise when a black bear collapsed her tent.
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska for the first time after making their way north along the West Coast …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
A 14-minute eruption by an Alaska volcano sent an ash cloud to 30,000 feet in the Aleutian Islands.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Alaska wildlife officials say a black bear believed to have mauled a 16-year-old to death during a weekend mountain race has been shot and killed along with three other black …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Authorities say a black bear killed a 16-year-old runner while he was competing in an Alaska race on Sunday.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
The body of a Washington state commercial fisherman was recovered from waters off Cordova, Alaska, after his boat was spotted driving in circles.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Alaska authorities found one shell casing after a man tried to shoot and kill himself but the bullet passed through his head and took the life of his girlfriend, a …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
A pregnant polar bear seeking to dig her maternity den chose an unlikely spot: a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
An Alaska man is resurrecting a strip club he operated on board his converted crab boat before he was convicted on waste disposal charges involving the vessel.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision …