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Scientists: Ash cloud from Alaska volcano has dissipated

Scientists say an ash cloud from a remote Alaska volcano that might have gone more than 6 miles into the atmosphere has dissipated after it was tracked north over the …


For 2nd day, Alaska volcano eruption sparks aviation alert

For the second straight day, the Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation when a volcano erupted with a towering ash cloud in the Aleutian Islands.


Anchorage gets first hit of retail pot

Residents in Alaska’s largest city are about to join a party that’s been more than two years in the making.


4 people found dead in Fairbanks, Alaska, hotel room

Authorities in Alaska say four people, including a child, have been found dead in a Fairbanks hotel room.


Officer shooting probe gives Alaska police break in five homicide cases

The horrific shooting of an Anchorage police officer has led to an unexpected break in a series of outdoor deaths that have gone unsolved for months and left people uneasy …


Anchorage police tie gun used to shoot officer to five killings last summer

The handgun used to wound an Anchorage police officer last weekend has been linked to five previously unsolved homicides this year in Alaska’s largest city, police said Tuesday.


Alaska police officer shot; suspect killed in attack

A gunman repeatedly shot an Alaska police officer in an ambush early Saturday morning as the officer lay on the ground near his police cruiser, Anchorage police said.


Washington man charged in $2.7-million Alaska fraud case

A Washington state man suspected of bilking more than a dozen Alaskans of a total of $2.7 million was arrested Thursday after being charged with wire fraud and money laundering.


Alaska delays on pot use in marijuana stores

Alaska marijuana regulators have delayed by at least another month a decision on allowing people to buy marijuana products to smoke, inhale or consume in food in authorized stores.


Alaska guide’s condition improves after mauling by bear

The condition of an Alaska wilderness guide who was mauled by a bear protecting her cub has improved, the hospital said.


Troopers: Bear mauls guides after group got close to cub

A brown bear mauled two wilderness guides who were leading a hiking excursion in Alaska after the group came between the female animal and her cub, state troopers said Friday.


Most residents of eroding Alaska village vote to relocate

Unofficial ballot returns show a majority of voters in one of Alaska’s most eroded communities want to move to safer ground from their tiny island home.


Alaska whale-watchers rescue swimming deer in distress

An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species – a distressed, swimming deer.


Scientists surveying ocean floor turn up new fish off Alaska

Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what’s going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands, which separate the Bering Sea from the …


Teams take off from Victoria for non-powered race to Alaska

Fifty-five teams are enroute to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the second Race to Alaska. The winner will claim a $10,000 cash prize.


Necropsy completed on whale found on bow of Alaska cruise ship

A necropsy has been completed on a 50-foot fin whale discovered Sunday on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port.


Seattle-based Icicle Seafoods to be bought by Cooke Aquaculture

One of the biggest players in East Coast salmon farming has announced plans to acquire one of the largest seafood processors in Alaska. Officials with Cooke Aquaculture said they have …


Shell relinquishes offshore leases in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea

Royal Dutch Shell PLC confirmed Tuesday it will relinquish all but one of its federal offshore leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast.


Alaska fishing trip is delicious experience for couples bringing their catch to kitchen

Heading to Alaska last spring led to the fishing trip of a lifetime for two Spokane-area couples.


Anchorage fire chief: 4 dead in fiery Alaska airplane crash

The bodies of four people killed when a small airplane crashed Wednesday and burst into flames have been recovered from a heavily wooded area north of Anchorage, officials said.


Alaska sends orphaned Kodiak bear to Ohio zoo in rare move

One of three Kodiak bears whose mother was killed by hunters has been relocated from Alaska to an Ohio zoo in a rare move.


Landers: Andrus stands out rock solid as national conservation leader

When they carve the equivalent of Mount Rushmore for politicians who stuck their necks out for hunting, fishing and conservation, Cecil Andrus deserves to be among the faces in the …


Score a goal with Salmon Olympia

This rich fish dish is a go-to for avid angler Audrey Alfaro


Alaska outdoorsman at Auntie’s Bookstore

Seth Kantner, an Alaska Outdoorsman and author of Ordinary Wolvesand Shopping for Porcupine, will share wildly true Arctic stories and photos from his new book Thursday, 7 p.m., at Auntie’s …


Trophy hunters prized Denali; led national park campaign

The Alaska mountain formerly known as McKinley has a less-than-thoughtful naming history that President Barack Obama cleared up this week. What didn’t come up in the trailing deluge of Alaska …


Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice

Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.


Big Horn Show: Tips from the best

Ted Forsi’s Alaska adventure started with some mentors in Spokane who invited him to join them 45 years ago on a hunt up north. After more than four decades since …


Dallas Seavey wins Iditarod in year marked by uncertainty

NOME, Alaska – If ever there was uncertainty about the outcome of the world’s most famous sled dog race, it was this year. Warm weather and a lack of snow …


Nine Mile Falls teen missing after boat capsizes in Alaska

Casey Burt, a 17-year-old from Nine Mile Falls, is missing after a fishing boat overturned in Alaska on Sunday. Burt was on a 26-foot skiff with three other commercial fishermen …


Tsunami warning for Aleutian Islands after 8.0 quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-8.0 earthquake was widely felt in communities along Alaska’s sparsely populated Aleutian Islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Natasha Ruppert, …