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ANCHORAGE - Strong winds and high waves that pounded the northern coast of Alaska have led Royal Dutch Shell PLC to temporarily stop exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:04am

In the weeks before President Barack Obama's Monday afternoon arrival in Anchorage, he promised Gov. Bill Walker and Sen. Lisa Murkowski that there would be "no surprises" during his trip. He didn't say anything about the day before.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 9:51pm

In a half-hour talk with Alaska newspaper reporters Sunday evening, Secretary of State John Kerry put forward a technology-focused view of fighting climate change that is expected to be on display today in Anchorage.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 9:50pm

WASHINGTON — With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska this week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil. Obama will become the...

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:07am

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:05am

FAIRBANKS - Politicians in Fairbanks and the rest of the state are receiving letters warning them to keep campaign signs compliant with the billboard law.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:05am

JUNEAU - Officials are urging residents of Sitka who may be suffering disaster stress and grief in wake of the recent landslide to seek mental health counseling.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:05am

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:04am

KODIAK — Authorities say uninhabited areas of a small Kodiak Island community felt the brunt of a wind-whipped wildfire that prompted evacuation orders and destroyed a library and three houses. The fire erupted Thursday in Chiniak, which is about 10 miles southeast of Kodiak on the easternmost poi...

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:29pm

A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding Medicaid in Alaska.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:12pm


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