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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 ...
Bethel, Alaska (AP) -- The route of a sled dog race in Southwest Alaska was altered due to warm weather and open water. The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race will run two laps to its halfway point and back on Friday, KYUK-AM reported . The race committee decided to change the route Sunday night ...
"We are excited to be able to continue our commitment to the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska's chief commercial officer. "We're proud to become the anchor tenant of the new terminal at Paine Field. With so many new possibilities for business and leisure travel, ...
Fairbanks, Alaska -- Sam's Club announced that it will close its three Alaska stores by Jan. 26. In response, hundreds of people visited the Fairbanks warehouse on Friday for a liquidation sale that symbolized a shift in suppliers for many businesses, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported .
The state embarked on the changes after researchers documented dramatic growth in the number of people who couldn't make bail and were waiting for trial in jail. Between 2005 and 2014, the pretrial population rose 81 percent, according to research conducted by the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission ...
Guendy Serrano-Rodriguez is a paralegal who works for Stock at Cascadia Cross-Border Law Alaska whose father was once in the TPS program. Serrano-Rodriguez says she knows many other Salvadorans who currently live in Alaska under the TPS program and would be negatively impacted.
Tyler Kornfield (middle) shares the podium for the 30-kilometer classic race with teammate and fellow Alaskan Eric Packer (left). (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media). The 2018 U.S. National Cross Country Ski Championships wrapped up in Anchorage on Monday and Alaskans dominated the top spots on ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Bills introduced ahead of the new legislative session could complicate Gov. Bill Walker's plans to ... Two new Senate proposals -- from Republican Bert Stedman and Democrat Tom Begich -- seek to enshrine a dividend from the Alaska Permanent Fund into the state Constitution.
Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Alaska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Anchorage bureau at 800-770-7549 or at apanchorage@ap.org. News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or mthiessen@ap.org.
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 17, 2016 file photo Alaska state Sen. Mike Dunleavy listens during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on an oil and gas tax credit rewrite, in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy says he will resign his seat to focus on running for governor this year. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer,File) The ...
Anchorage, Alaska -- 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 toilet, officials said Friday. The man spread human waste in the lavatories Thursday before Flight 895 was diverted ...

The Interior Department will explore a land exchange that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska. An agreement expected to be signed this month calls for the King Cove Corp., an Alaska Native village corporation, to identify up to 0.8 square miles (2 sq. kilometers) of ...
Shell's Polar Pioneer leaving Dutch Harbor on Oct. 12, 2015, heading for Washington state. (Photo by John Ryan/KUCB). For years, the debate over offshore drilling in Alaska has focused on the Arctic. But this week, the Trump Administration proposed opening almost all Alaska waters to oil and gas leasing ...
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Employees at Alaska airlines will be finding a pleasant surprise waiting for them in their accounts at the end of this month, according to representatives with the company. "The company will be making the $1,000 bonus payment to employees on January 31," said Tim Thompson, ...
People waiting for trial often sit in jail for days or weeks just because they can't make bail. Starting this month, that system is changing. The state is launching a new effort to reduce the amount of time people spend locked up before they've gone to trial. It's part of SB91, Alaska's criminal justice reform law.
In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal ...
Man Soils Plane Bathrooms, Diverting Flight to Alaska. A United Airlines flight from Chicago to ... By RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press. Anchorage, Alaska (AP) -- A United airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Anchorage after a passenger was accused of soiling two bathrooms.
7, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the Kulluk, the Shell floating drilling barge off Kodiak Island in Alaska's Kiliuda Bay, as salvage teams conduct an in-depth assessment of its seaworthiness. Citing the disappointing results from an exploratory well in 2015, and challenging ...
While above-average temperatures might sound good to much of the U.S. right now, it's too warm in rural Alaska. High temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above average are upsetting everything from recreation to hunting for food. Last Saturday, Maurice Andrews won the Kuskokwim River's first sled dog race ...
The parents of a woman who died Jan. 1, 2017, are suing an Alaska nightclub, the Fairbanks police Department and the Alaska Department of Corrections for sharing blame in the death of their daughter. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Michaela Kitelinger died after she was arrested on suspicion ...
By Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage - ... It could mean more waters off Alaska's shores are available for oil development than ever before. ... of Justice announced that it will rescind an Obama-era decision that helped open the door to commercial cannabis industries in states like Alaska. Now ...
Some Alaska businesses have accepted bitcoin, including Gold & Silver Exchange in Juneau at the time of this photo in January 2014. The state Division of Banking and Securities urged investors to approach cryptocurrencies like bitcoin with caution. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO). Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin ...
That could mean that more waters off Alaska's shores will be offered for oil and gas development than ever before. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the announcement in a call with reporters this morning. "Today we are embarking on a new path for energy dominance in America, particularly for offshore," ...
And they were also the warmest two on record globally, so Alaska was fitting with that global pattern. 2017 looks to be the second warmest year on record globally, but there's going to be variations among locations around the earth. It just so happens that for 2017 we were in one of those pockets where it ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he wants to prevent federal overreach after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended an Obama-era policy Thursday that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states like Alaska. Walker said in a statement that he's committed to upholding ...
Alaska cable and internet provider GCI has reached a contract extension that will keep ABC, CW and Fox on its cable packages at least through January. Jan. ... GCI and the owners of local network affiliates agreed on the extension amid ongoing negotiations over cost increases, the Alaska Journal of ...
San Diego -- A San Diego man banned from Alaska airlines for touching a flight attendant says he's a victim of discrimination against men. Mike Timon, angry over his treatment by the airline, called the San Diego Union-Tribune and told the newspaper in a story published last week that he was banned ...
Granite Stater missing home during recent warm spells in Alaska ... A Granite Stater now living in Alaska is going viral for a photo of her dog, Brady. Kerry Clark, who was born in Nashua and graduated from ... It's supposed to be like that in Alaska, and we've had a couple warm spells. We've lost snow twice ...
Alaska taxes marijuana at $50 per ounce for bud and $15 per ounce for other plant parts. As a result, state tax revenue also fell from $953,591 to $872,197 between October and November. The October figure was a record high for Alaska, where the first recreational marijuana shops opened in the last days ...
archaeologists discovered her in an ancient burial pit in Alaska in 2013, and on Wednesday an international team of scientists reported they had retrieved the child's genome from her remains. The second-oldest human genome ever found in North America, it sheds new light on how people -- among them ...
In its annual forecast of the state's employment picture, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development predicts that Alaska will continue to lose jobs in 2018, but at a lower rate than in 2017 or 2016. "Generally speaking, we forecast that it's going to be another year of moderate losses," state ...
Seattle-based Alaska airlines and its partner Virgin America canceled 76 flights for Wednesday and Thursday at five Northeast airports in advance of the large, powerful winter storm that's being described as a "bomb cyclone," or bombogenesis. The two airlines canceled 25 Wednesday flights and 51 ...
"We're forecasting job losses statewide - in Anchorage and most places [for 2018]," said Neal Fried, economist with the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development. "The one exception is Fairbanks." Across the state, ADOLWD forecasts employment to decline by 0.5 percent - or 1,800 jobs - in ...
In addition to the tasty honey, the hard-working Alaska bees provide the needed ingredients for Barker's Abeille Alaska body products, including moisturizing cream, body lotion, lotion bars and lip balms. "The moisturizing cream and lotion contain our own farm honey and all these products contain Alaska ...
FAIRBANKS--Many rural communities in Alaska have been experimenting with renewable energy systems in recent years, trying to reduce the amount of costly fuel they have to ship in. In late December, researchers at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, in Fairbanks, published a series of articles ...
FAIRBANKS--The Alaska Alcohol and marijuana Control Office announced Tuesday it was recently made aware of a series of testing inconsistencies in two Alaska marijuana testing facilities. In a news release sent out Tuesday afternoon, the office, along with the Marijuana Control Board, noted a case in ...
A San Diego man is livid after being accused of touching a female flight attendant's buttocks while on an Alaska airlines flight. "For me to be accused of this, and for me to be escorted off the plane by police? This is it. I'm blowing up. ... It's unnecessary. It's discrimination toward me," Mike Timon said after the ...
OAKLAND -- A rat that scurried onto a 737 from a jetway at Oakland International Airport Tuesday forced the Alaska airlines flight to be canceled, airline officials said. The flight -- Alaska 915 -- was at Gate 10 at 8:30 a.m. for a flight to Portland, Oregon, when the rat was seen entering the plane, CBS San ...
WASHINGTON -- Anchorage, Alaska, was warmer Tuesday than Jacksonville, Florida. the weather in the U.S. is that upside down. That's because the Arctic's deeply frigid weather escaped its regular atmospheric jail that traps the worst cold. It then meandered south to the central and eastern United States.
In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years. Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into The Americas. "It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska who is ...
But even though Alaska is warming nearly twice as fast as the rest of the United States and dozens of towns and villages are at risk of destruction -- the state's credit might not be affected. From rising sea levels, to droughts and flooding, to wildfires and more frequent hurricanes -- Moody's makes it clear ...
12_29_E_dofleini Enteroctopus dofleini, or the North Pacific giant octopus, pictured here, is thought to be related to the frilled giant Pacific octopus. Kirt L Onthank/Wikimedia Commons. The existence of another species has been suspected since at least 2012, Earther reports. Alaska Pacific University and ...
Well we lost the war, and he chose Alaska because he used to come to Ft. Wainwright back in the 60s to train, so he fell in love with Alaska. So he brought the whole family here in Alaska -- my brothers, sisters, everybody lived here. I lived in Anchorage for 35 years. This is my fourth year here in Bethel.
Alaska's Washington delegation weren't the only ones busy during this year; Governor Bill Walker released a proposed agreement with the China-based company to fund a Liquefied Natural Gas Line. This was spurred on by a November trip Walker Took with the President to China. The proposed plan ...


 

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