Stories tagged: alaska
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
JUNEAU, Alaska – Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use would be permitted. Alaska’s legal marijuana industry hit the milestone Thursday as regulators approved …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting …
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Tyson Steele watched his remote cabin go up in flames, mourned the death of his dog and then spent weeks in the Alaska wilderness, bundling up in an makeshift shelter …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020
A volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands has sent up another ash cloud that could threaten aircraft, the Alaska Volcano Observatory announced.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
A survivor of fatal Alaska crab boat tragedy said the crew went from “sleeping to swimming in about 10 minutes” as rough seas and icing threatened to sink their boat.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
Ashley Boggs of Peru, Indiana, told the Associated Press she was due to marry crew member Brock Rainey, a Kellogg native, after he returned from Alaska. “I’m just praying and …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020
Five people were missing and two were rescued after a 130-foot crab fishing vessel from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, sank Tuesday night, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
The first ads for the 2020 census launched this week in a remote part of Alaska with plans for an advertising campaign for the rest of the country slated for …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
2019 is likely to go down in the books as the warmest year on record in Alaska. Anchorage hit 90 degrees for the first time on record. It also measured …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
Now in its 63rd year, Operation Santa Claus has become a rarity among National Guard units. Defense officials have shut down the program everywhere but Alaska, where the mission survives …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
An Alaska dentist accused of fraud and unnecessarily sedating patients also performed a procedure while riding a wheeled, motorized vehicle known as a hoverboard, authorities said.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
For generations, people in Alaska’s far-north villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their whale and walrus meat to perfection and keep it …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
A 71-year-old Alaska man is under federal arrest after he was found with $400,000 in illegal drugs hidden in spoiled goat intestines at an airport.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
Sea ice that protects coastal villages and provides habitat for marine mammals remains largely absent off Alaska’s northwest coast.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly.
Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
One of the youngest members of the Spokane Audubon chapter – 18-year-old Curtis Mahon, an Eastern Washington University student working on a wildlife biology degree – will talk Nov. 13 …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
The Interior Department has rejected an iconic Alaska tree for listing as a threatened species due to climate warming
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
The Better Business Bureau of Spokane closed its doors Monday and laid off most of its sales staff, a company spokesman said.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
There’s not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
A small Alaska apparel company is clashing with Starbucks over a trademark term the Seattle-based coffee giant says is too closely linked to its own branding.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska’s blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on record.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
While it never grew more than 400 acres, the Montana Creek Fire threatened the historic town of Talkeetna and drew a large response from firefighters around the Northwest continental United …
UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019
Alaska’s largest city and two other state locations reached record high temperatures on Independence Day
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019
Attorney General William Barr has declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska, clearing the way for the Justice Department to award more than $10 million to combat crime in rural …
Mon., May 27, 2019
Ask any Alaskan, as they know firsthand that the popular cheesy and spicy Kenai Dip makes the sun stay up longer and the fish grow even bigger. OK, while that …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019
A felon convicted of carrying a loaded gun in Juneau has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019
The bodies of two more people have been found after small sightseeing planes crashed in Alaska, the Coast Guard says.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019
Ever since Billy Bomar purchased the Prairie Falls Golf Club in 2014, he’s made it a habit to rib his former colleagues in Alaska about how early in the year …