Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:23

SEATTLE — Harbor seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have been rebounding along the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades. But that boom has come with a trade-off: They’re devouring more of the salmon prized by a unique but fragile population of endangered orcas.

Legislature will end special session today

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:40
Lawmakers will conclude 30-day stay without taxes but with criminal justice bill

Lawmakers will conclude 30-day stay without taxes but with criminal justice bill.

Budget cuts hit prosecutors hard

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:17
Amid crime wave, fewer hands and less time to convict criminals

This is a part of a continuing series examining the effects of budget cuts to state services.

Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:35

ANCHORAGE — Sometime next April, pregnant cows in the Porcupine Caribou Herd in Canada will take the lead in an annual migration of nearly 200,000 animals north to Alaska.

Arctic refuge drilling closer as Senate panel moves ahead

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:37

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge moved closer Wednesday as a key Senate panel approved a bill to open the remote refuge to energy exploration.

Legislature’s special session lives in limbo without legislators

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:47
Most lawmakers head home as fourth special session prepares to end with a whimper

The Alaska Legislature’s special session will continue — without most legislators.

Alcohol board still allows ‘fun’ at distilleries and breweries

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:20
No action on events ban, but cocktail guidelines move forward

Monday afternoon’s vote opens a public comment period for the cocktail issue.

Researchers developing plan for future of Alaska Marine Highway

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:47
• Experts look to modernize fleet, change governance system in mission to take ferry system public • Lack of state funding could cause the system to shut down in April

Experts look to modernize fleet, change governance system in mission to take ferry system public.

Senate approves criminal justice reform bill, adjourns special session

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 08:16
• Legislature gavels out following vote that affects prison sentences • ACLU threatens lawsuit, saying measure in bill is unconstitutional

Legislature gavels out following vote that affects prison sentence.

State may charge aircraft registration fee

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:19
• Money would go to rural airport maintenance • Alaskans have until Jan. 5 to comment on the proposal

You have to register your car with the state of Alaska each year. You may soon have to register your plane, too.

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