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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Officials say a data breach at the University of Alaska has impacted dozens of current and former employees and students. A university statement says security officials first started looking into the breach when problems arose with password-protected Alaska.edu accounts.
Following the tsunami warning, Koester said University of Alaska officials drafted a map showing inundation zones within the community. Although that new map hasn't been published yet, any information included would be used to better prepare residents as to the risk of a tsunami, flooding and potential ...

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Alaska authorities say the synthetic opioid fentanyl is an escalating problem in the remote state, and it's leading to a significant increase in deaths. Alaska State Trooper Capt. Michael Duxbury said at a news briefing Tuesday that the dangerous black market drug is "by far the biggest ...
Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, say meetings with Canadian government officials in Ottawa over transboundary mining issues were productive, and will continue at a bilateral session coming up in April on broader issues for both nations. Mallott and Sullivan were in Ottawa on ...
Alaska officials say they stand by their decision in clearing a police officer in the fatal shooting of a handcuffed suspect who managed to start driving away in the officer's patrol car after he was placed in the back seat of the vehicle. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of ...
The Alaskan officials requested the immediate reclamation of the Tulsequah Chief mine, an abandoned mine in British Columbia that continues to leak toxic water into a tributary of the Taku River near Juneau. “What we've been able to do is A) emphasize that it's important to the federal government and B) ...

Alaska officials weren't available to discuss their plans. The airline reported $1.2 billion in earnings on $8 billion in revenue in 2017, or more than $8.30 per share. In the interim, the port is teaming with other local economic development officials to pitch airlines on a daily flight to Los Angeles International, ...
Human error and inadequate safeguards are to blame for a missile alert that was sent mistakenly earlier this month in Hawaii, the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday -- an event Alaska officials said wasn't likely to be replicated under the Last Frontier's alert system. The Hawaii alert was ...
Jan. 28, 2008 — WASHINGTON — In a shift with profound implications, the Bush administration is attempting to re-energize its terrorism fighting war efforts in Afghanistan, the original target of a post-Sept. 11 offensive. The U.S. also is refocusing on Pakistan, where a regenerating al-Qaida is posing fresh ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska's all-Republican congressional delegation three weeks ago praised Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke after he announced nearly all federal waters off the state's coast could be offered for oil and gas drilling. A delegation requested that most Alaska waters from the state's ...
Zinke was joined by Alaskan officials regarding the Interior Department's decision to the construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska. ... Surrounded by Alaska officials in Washington, D.C., Zinke signed the agreement swapping up to 0.8 square miles of federal refuge for lands of equal ...
The statement marks the second time this month that Alaska officials have asked for the federal government's guidance on cannabis policy. On Jan. 4, the Justice Department scrapped 2014 federal marijuana policies that had served as the foundation of Alaska's cannabis industry. The decision prompted ...
Climate change in Alaska has the potential to create serious physical and mental health problems for Alaskans, according to a new report from state health officials. Melting permafrost that damages infrastructure, increased wildfire smoke, disturbances in the harvest of wild fish, game and plants, and an ...
The Trump administration will allow states for the first time to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, an option not currently being considered by Alaska officials. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a guidance Thursday outlining what states need to do to mandate that certain ...
Alaska authorities investigate a two-vehicle collision, involving an ambulance, along KGB Road. (Photo by Sean Maguire / KTUU). By Sidney Sullivan |. Posted: Thu 3:07 PM, Jan 04, 2018 |. Updated: Fri 11:48 AM, Jan 05, 2018. WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - This story has been updated with the identity of the crash victim.
FAIRBANKS—Alaska officials came out strongly Thursday against a decision earlier in the day by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy discouraging the federal government from interfering in states that have legalized recreational and medical marijuana use. Sessions' ...
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 the will of Alaska voters, ...

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 ...
Alaska officials on Friday approved a major expansion of the Point Thomson gas and condensate project east of Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's North Slope, according to Governor Bill Walker. Walker said the expansion represents another step in the ultimate development of a large North Slope gas and liquefied ...
FAIRBANKS — Alaska's U.S. senators and its governor issued statements Tuesday after the demise of the GOP-led Graham-Cassidy health care bill, saying the work on improving the nation's system of medical care should continue. Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, a co-sponsor of the bill, announced Tuesday ...
The State of Alaska is looking into whether it should sue the manufacturers of opioid painkillers for their contributions to the opioid epidemic and has hired a law firm that is representing two other states in related legal action. Listen now. Those lawsuits, brought by South Carolina and New Hampshire, target ...
Wildlife officials in Alaska say they are unsure what's causing an increase in bear attacks in their state. In the last week, four people have been attacked, including two deadly encounters on back-to-back days last weekend. There have only been six fatal bear attacks in Alaska in the last 130 years.
Last week, an official of the Alaska Chinese Association told Xinhua that Alaska officials are working to talk with the Chinese side on opening direct flights from Alaska to China. Szczesniak said he wants to build on Anchorage's role as a global center for air cargo transport. "We're going to continue to push ...
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Following what was previously a successful pilot program, Alaska officials say their best hope of accurately counting moose in Anchorage comes from the help of residents. Officials with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday that they would once again be ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska authorities say the synthetic opioid fentanyl is an escalating problem in the remote state, and it's leading to a significant increase in deaths. Alaska State Trooper Capt. Michael Duxbury said at a news briefing Tuesday that the dangerous black market drug is “by far the ...
A tsunami warning has been issued for the coast of Alaska. Authorities are urging coastal residents to move to higher ground after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck some 160 miles off the coast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. We're going to ...
"When this matter came to our attention, we immediately cooperated with U.S. Post Office officials, assisted in their investigation, took prompt corrective action, and terminated the employment of the people involved," Ravn Alaska officials wrote. Only one of the six defendants, Lepou, was listed in custody ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Authorities in Kodiak, Alaska, are telling residents to move to higher ground after a strong earthquake struck nearby, prompting tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, center, speaks during an event in the office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, second from right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Zinke was joined by Alaskan officials regarding the Interior Department's decision to the construction of a road through a ...
Alaska officials in late October issued the unusual preliminary report to inform lawmakers' discussions during a special session that included budget matters. North Slope oil prices that help determine critical royalty and production tax revenues have jumped, to close to $64 a barrel on Monday, up from ...
“The confirmation from the National Contact Point in Canada just clearly reinforces the process we went through during the environmental assessment process, that the engagement we had not only with the Canadian authorities, but also the Alaska authorities, was appropriate and bountiful,” Fronk said.
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaska officials appointed 20 people to the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership team, a special task-oriented group started in October to address climate change in the state. Gov. Bill Walker issued a statement announcing who was appointed to the team, which he established via ...
The methods of hunting that Alaska authorities approve must be carefully crafted so that inhumane and unethical methods of killing animals are prohibited, with limited exceptions. Doing this has much to say about how enlightened we are as a state — and about our sense of decency toward other living ...
“The confirmation from the National Contact Point in Canada just clearly reinforces the process we went through during the environmental assessment process, that the engagement we had not only with the Canadian authorities, but also the Alaska authorities, was appropriate and bountiful,” he said.
Many Alaskan officials are in favor of drilling. Not only does it provide jobs, but the state budget is heavily dependent on taxes and fees paid by oil companies. And production has been declining sharply. Alaska once accounted for a quarter of U.S. production; now, it's well below 10 percent. As a result, the ...
Avalanche Forces Closure of Section of Highway in Alaska. Alaska officials have closed a section of highway near Thompson Pass due to an avalanche. Dec. 7, 2017, at 9:12 a.m.. Avalanche Forces Closure of Section of Highway in Alaska ...
The state is still finalizing the exact services to be provided by the ASO. But it is considering allowing it to oversee eligibility verification and enrollment and manage utilization of services. Alaska officials hope to release a request for proposals for an ASO by February. It will accept public comment on its ...
Eight transboundary watersheds feed into Southeast Alaska rivers. Alaska officials are pushing for stronger protections. (Map courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources). Alaska leaders want Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to push Canadian officials to better protect Southeast fisheries from British ...
Debate on whether Congress should allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is scheduled to begin in the U.S. Senate Energy Committee Wednesday morning. If passed and signed into law, the Congressional Budget Office estimates it would raise $2.2 billion in the first decade. Half of that ...
Interior Gas Utility Set to Meet With Alaska Officials. Interior Gas Utility representatives are set to meet with officials from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to work on the terms for buying a natural gas business that will bring service to more Fairbanks customers. Nov. 12, 2017, at 11:12 ...
Another project to develop liquefied natural gas in Alaska at a cost of $43-60 billion was clinched by three Chinese firms and Alaska officials.
Alaska officials have been trying to pursue this project for years, but have run into difficulties because of the price-tag of the project and the stiff ...
Alaska officials in August said they were worried about a North Korea missile attack on their state, after Trump and Kim exchanged barbs and ...
... alleged drug trafficking operation between California and Alaska. Authorities had intercepted large shipments of methamphetamine coming ...
SITKA — Alaska authorities have arrested a man accused of going onto a boat in Sitka, starting a fight with a man and a woman and opening ...
Across the political spectrum, Alaskan officials agree that climate change is real and demands urgent action. But they also believe the best way ...
Alaska authorities have confirmed that a plane wreck found last week by a hunter is that of a Cessna 182 that went missing in 2008 with two ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska authorities have confirmed that a plane wreck found last week by a hunter is that of a Cessna 182 that went ...
Sovereign wealth funds, banks and state-owned energy companies have met Alaskan officials, John Hendrix, chief energy adviser to Alaska ...
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should be broken up, split into two or three smaller and perhaps more regionally aware circuits. It's been ...


 

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