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ANCHORAGE (KTUU)- It's a proposal that supporters say will create agricultural opportunities for Alaskans and the possibility of a growing hemp industry in Alaska. The Alaska House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 6 Monday, legalizing industrial hemp and establishing a pilot program for its growth ...
Despite the acquisition, Alaska Air Group (ALK) doesn't offer solid value to investors, at least not at these price levels. This could change as ALK becomes more efficient and better integrated with Virgin in the coming years. My one year target price for ALK is 65.93 based on two valuation methods and 1000 ...

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen will deliver a "State of the University" speech noon Tuesday at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The speech will double as a keynote presentation for Commonwealth North's monthly lunch. Johnsen is expected to cover the importance of university innovation, ...
Bellevue mansion is the most expensive sale of the year. MenuSections. https://www.Seattlepi.com/local/weather/article/Seattle-colder-than-Alaska-s-Arctic-coast-Tuesday-12627009.php ...
The team was on a routine pollution-sampling flight from Anchorage to Hawaii when they discovered it by chance, floating alone in the evening Alaskan sky. At an altitude of about 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) above Alaska's Aleutian Islands, it was unlike anything the researchers had seen in two decades of air ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Some Alaska lawmakers want to require Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive their benefits. Two bills introduced in the Legislature would impose work requirements, something one of the sponsors, Senate President Pete Kelly, says should be seen as a "privilege" and not a punishment.

Still, agencies - including groups in Alaska - have expressed concern over the possibility of Trump's vision to become reality: While the proposal presents a boost in spending for what the plan calls a "lethal, resilient, and agile" military; a plan to fix the nation's roads and bridges; and earmarking billions of ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Democrats have sent the names of three finalists to Gov. Bill Walker for consideration for the Alaska House seat formerly held by Democrat Zach Fansler of Bethel. Fansler resigned after a woman accused him of hitting her. The state Democratic party says Democrats in Fansler's ...
A feeling of deprivation is part of the psychological cycle of life in Alaska. In summertime, farmers' market tables overflow with greens, and garden zucchinis swell to the size of small dogs in the all-night light. But now is the season of austerity and anticipation. Though each day brings a few more minutes of ...
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A man was arrested in Perryville, Alaska, for a shooting death in 2016 that is now being prosecuted as a murder. In the investigation, authorities found conflicting information within the circumstances of 31-year-old Joseph Peterson's death. The story initially provided by witnesses ...
She's an education and outreach director at REAP -- the Renewable Energy Alaska Project. The nonprofit invited residents from Kake, Angoon, Hoonah, Yakutat and Metlakatla to participate in the new program. It's part of a joint-effort with Southeast tribes to make household energy assessments more ...
Anchorage, Alaska (KTUU) - One of the state's two marijuana testing laboratories is considering its legal options after a public service announcement was released by the state that cast doubts on the accuracy of their test results. Steep Hill Alaska sent a letter to the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office ...
The GOP tax bill passed in December includes a provision, introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), that requires Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to approve at least two lease sales for drilling--each covering no less than 400,000 acres--in the refuge's coastal plain. The region is home to polar bears, ...
9, 2016, file photo, ice forms on pipelines built near the Colville-Delta 5 field, or as it is more commonly known, CD5, drilling site on Alaska's North Slope. Five environmental groups sued the federal government Friday, claiming the Interior Department conducted a petroleum lease sale in northern Alaska ...
JUNEAU, Alaska -- An Alaska lawmaker is resigning after being accused of hitting a woman during a night of drinking last month, the second rural Alaska representative to leave office under a cloud in recent months. The resignation of first-term Democratic state Rep. Zach Fansler of Bethel was announced ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - marijuana tax revenue in Alaska fell for the second straight month in December, though a state tax auditor says the slide may be short-lived. The state says it collected about $784,000 in marijuana tax revenue in December. That compares to about $869,000 in November and about ...
(Anchorage, Alaska) -- President Donald Trump said Thursday he "really didn't care" about opening a portion of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling but insisted it be included in tax legislation at the urging of others. Addressing fellow Republicans at the House and Senate Republican ...

SPONSORED: For more than 20 years, BP has been recognizing Alaska's exceptional teachers through the BP Teachers of Excellence program. Since 1995, the company has honored more than 750 educators for their dedication to teaching and inspiring students. In 2017, BP introduced the Educational ...
The prospects of seeing the eclipse aren't great in Juneau and Southeast Alaska, meteorologist Brian Bezeneck said. "The northern half of the panhandle, which includes the city of Juneau and the surrounding area, there'll be a little bit better of a chance of seeing the lunar eclipse when it happens," ...
The supporters say Alaska's permitting standards are outdated and wouldn't provide adequate fish protections if proposed megaprojects such as dams, coal export projects, and the Pebble mine near Bristol Bay are ultimately built. The eight-page initiative would create a two-level permitting system with ...
Anchorage, Alaska (KTUU) - Early Wednesday morning, Alaska will be treated to a rare celestial event--a super, blue, blood moon. All of Alaska will be able to see the eclipse, weather-willing. It's a super moon because the full moon is occurring when the moon is closest to its nearest approach to Earth, ...
A string of eight communication buoys are anchored off Alaska's southern edge, about 200 miles from land. They're called DART buoys - Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of tsunamis. Each buoy is tethered to an instrument pack on the seafloor. It beams data to a satellite and from there to the ...
The desk of Alaska state Rep. Zach Fansler sits empty on the House floor on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Juneau, Alaska. Attendance for the session was not mandatory. House Speaker Bryce Edgmon on Saturday requested Fansler's resignation after a report in the Juneau Empire in which a woman alleged ...
The average violent crime rate of Alaska's five safest cities was 42 percent less than the national average, Safewise reports; the majority of the crime reported in those five cities were property crimes, not violent crimes. In Sitka, Homer and Kenai, violent offenses represented less than 10 percent of all crimes ...
Portugal. The Man's Zach Carothers delivers an acceptance speech at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday after the band won an award for best pop duo or group performance for the song "Feel It Still." (Screengrab). Alaska-grown band Portugal. The Man won its first Grammy at the Recording ...
John Luther Adams, a former Alaskan composer, won the Grammy for best contemporary classical composition in 2015 for "Become Ocean." cellist Zuill Bailey, artistic director of the Sitka Summer music Festival, won a Grammy for best classical instrumental solo in 2017. Alaska singer-songwriter Jewel has ...
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - Alaska resident Cara Wallace had been rummaging a Maui grocery store for cheap wine on the morning of her wedding when whispers turned to cries. Wallace says a sense of paranoia spread through the store on that morning, Jan. 13 - moments after nearly everyone in Hawaii ...
Alaska Air had a rough 2017, which saw its stock price decline while other legacy carriers showed decent returns. A major part of this decline was due to consolidation issues after its acquisition of Virgin America in late 2016. The addition of new routes in 2018 should allow the airline to solidify its position ...
An image made by the Iceye-X1 satellite showing the Noatak National Preserve in Northwest Alaska. ... "I personally love this image," said Rafal Modrzewski, the chief executive of Iceye, a Finnish startup that built and operates the satellite, referring to a scene from the Noatak National Preserve in Alaska.
Alaska in path of first 'super blue blood full moon' eclipse in decades. pencil Author: Ian Simpson, Reuters; clock Updated: 1 hour ago; calendar Published ... the moon will reach its fullest at 4:27 a.m. Wednesday Alaska time. A blue moon normally occurs about every 2-1/2 years. This month's first full moon ...
Footage shows the UFOs appearing to hover over the snow in Alaska after gliding through the sky. It comes after a powerful earthquake struck off an island in the gulf of Alaska, prompting a tsunami threat that sent the US state's residents along the southern coast and western Canada fleeing for higher ...
The Environmental Protection Agency said in a surprise announcement Friday that it is putting on hold a plan to do away with Obama-era proposals to restrict mining at a southwest Alaska watershed. But the EPA also said it would continue to consider permit applications from those hoping to extract copper ...
The Alaska delegation told Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday to back off from approving offshore drilling plans for several of the state's area inlets and waterways. "We believe the strongest near-term offshore program in Alaska is one that focuses on the Chukchi, Beaufort, and Cook Inlet," just three ...
In a letter Friday to Zinke, the delegation requested that most Alaska waters from the state's Panhandle to the Bering strait be removed from the proposed five-year drilling plan. "We believe the strongest near-term offshore program in Alaska is one that focuses on the Chukchi, Beaufort and Cook Inlet," they ...
The Alaska earthquake Information Center said the quake was felt widely in several communities on the Kenai Peninsula and throughout southern Alaska, but it also had no immediate reports of damage. People reported on social media that the quake was felt hundreds of miles away, in Anchorage.
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the gulf of Alaska early Tuesday morning, immediately prompting tsunami warnings and concern that a dark prophecy could be fulfilled. In 2015, Kathryn Schulz's Pulitzer-Prize-winning New Yorker magazine article spelled out in devastating detail how "an earthquake will ...
He says that's somewhat unusual because quakes in the area are usually thrust earthquakes where one side goes underneath the other. He says those are the type that cause more vertical motion and increase the chance for a tsunami. The Alaska quake was the planet's strongest since an 8.2 in Mexico in ...
The National tsunami Center has canceled a tsunami warning that was triggered by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Alaska. Mickey Varnadao, a computer specialist with the warning center in Palmer, Alaska, said early Tuesday that an advisory remains in effect for parts of Alaska, from Kodiak Island ...
Stickney said most earthquakes in that part of Alaska occur along the subduction zone, where the Pacific tectonic plate is being forced down beneath the Aleutian Trench. This time he said the Alaska earthquake was outward of the subduction zone -- a strike-slip earthquake. Stickney said a strike-slip earthquake is when ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A new state audit recommended that Alaska's tourism marketing board be dissolved. The state auditors suggest a tourism-marketing program akin to the one used by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute be instituted in place of the board, the Juneau Empire reported Monday.
Then, mercifully, the big waves never came, and within four hours, the authorities lifted the tsunami advisories that had once stretched from Alaska to the American border with Mexico. "Everybody had to evacuate," Fran Latham, who runs a bed-and-breakfast in Yakutat, said of her town between Anchorage ...
Utilizing the expertise of Above and Beyond Alaska guiding company, this foodie and kid-friendly tour will feature a hike, 2.5 hours of kayaking, lunch on a secluded beach and a basket full of Alaska-grown and harvested items. Plus, kids will get to see said ingredients in their natural habitat as they paddle ...
There's been a lot of bemoaning the loss of Virgin America ever since the trendsetting (and seriously beloved) domestic airline was bought by Alaska airlines. What would happen to that purple mood lighting? The decent mid-air cocktails? The Wi-Fi that wasn't awful?! Even Virgin Group founder Sir Richard ...
In southeastern Alaska, brown and black bears are plentiful because of salmon. Their abundance also means they are the primary seed dispersers of berry-producing shrubs, according to an Oregon State University study. The OSU team used motion-triggered cameras to record bears, birds and small ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - 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. Lawmakers plan to rewrite a policy against sexual and other harassment that critics say leaves room for ...
KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- How do you pitch a tent on an Alaska ferry? You pack Gorilla or Duck tape. Without stakes to pound, very sticky tape is necessary to secure your tent to the deck floor while the ferry churns toward the next port. Which, no doubt, elicits other questions: Why would you sleep outside in a ...
The department would work through Northern Command, at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs to notify the Alaska National Guard joint operations center. The guard and the state emergency operations center both are located in the Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The National ...
Alaska's road system was apparently not made with moose in mind. High-speed corridors run through prime moose habitat. Long stretches of speedway are poorly lit. Yet both moose and humans tend to commute on them in dark or dusky hours. In a state with about 200,000 massive, felt-horned ungulates ...
Two other roadways leading into Alaska remained closed Monday night. The Top of the World Highway from Dawson City, Yukon to Eagle, Alaska is impassable, due to heavy snow. And the Klondike Highway remains closed due to a combination of snow, rain and runoff from glacier overflows on a ...
Juneau's power grid holds up well when compared to its Alaska contemporaries. In 2016, the latest year for which figures are available from the federal Energy Information Administration, the Matanuska Electric Association had 331 minutes of outages. Fairbanks' Golden Valley Electric Association had 328 ...


 

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