Mary Pemberton

Ex-state rep. gets partial victory in cocaine case

ANCHORAGE, - The Alaska Court of Appeals issued a ruling Friday that gives former state Rep. Nick Stepovich a partial victory in his cocaine conviction case. Read more

Wolves in national preserve drop by more than half

ANCHORAGE - A large decline in wolves inside one of Alaska's national preserves is coinciding with a state-sanctioned program to kill the animals near the boundaries of Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, a National Park Service official said Friday. Read more

Baby humpback whale stranded off Hawaii beach dies

A baby humpback whale that was found floundering in shallow waters off Hawaii's Kawaikui Beach Park died after becoming separated from its mother. Read more

EPA issues Shell air pollution violation notices

ANCHORAGE - Two Royal Dutch Shell PLC ships operating in the Arctic emitted excessive amounts of air pollution during drilling operations last summer off Alaska's northern coastline, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more

Puppy found in suitcase in Dumpster

ANCHORAGE - Dennis Preslan's gut told him something wasn't right when he saw an older-style suitcase sitting atop garbage in a trash bin. He tugged at the case, fearing what might be inside. "My curiosity got the best of me," he said. Read more

Shell scales back Arctic drilling plan

ANCHORAGE - Shell Oil Co. is downsizing its plan for off-shore drilling in the Arctic this year amid delays completing a spill containment barge required by the federal government, a spokesman said Tuesday. Read more

Board of Fisheries rejects 6 setnetter appeals against Kenai salmon closure

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted Thursday not to consider a half-dozen petitions from commercial setnetters aimed... Read more

Team to tackle problem of disappearing king salmon

ANCHORAGE - A team of top researchers and scientists is being formed to take a comprehensive look at why king salmon returns to Alaska's rivers are dismal again this summer, Gov. Sean Parnell announced Friday. Read more

$107 million to be spent on Pebble permitting

ANCHORAGE - A Canada-based mining company eyeing development of a huge copper and gold deposit near one of the world's premier salmon fisheries said Tuesday that $107 million has been allocated to prepare the mine for permitting later this year. Read more

Doctor gets 21 years for plan to rape young boy

ANCHORAGE - A world-renowned doctor who developed vaccines to fight disease in third-world countries was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years in prison for traveling to Alaska with the intention of raping a young boy. Dr. Read more

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