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Plane makes emergency landing at Cold Bay

A Delta Airlines jet en route from Tokyo to Portland made an emergency landing at Cold Bay, a tiny, isolated town on the Alaska Peninsula early Saturday.
The emergency landing was first reported by Alaska Dispatch News.

ConocoPhillips announces oil discovery

FAIRBANKS - ConocoPhillips has announced an oil discovery where production could start as early as 2023. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the site in the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve could yield as much as 100,000 barrels of...

Tangled whale rescued near POW

A humpback whale entangled in a barge anchor cable near Prince of Wales Island was released through the work of good Samaritans last week. The rescue was first reported by KRBD-FM radio in Ketchikan.

Craig tribe gets Alaska's first federal land trust

KETCHIKAN - About an acre owned by the Craig Tribal Association will be the first Alaska Native land to go into trust with the federal government. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the decision Friday, reported the Ketchikan...

Articles from the State section archive

Victorious Inlet drifters file to vacate salmon rule

ANCHORAGE - A Cook Inlet salmon plan will take a lot more work from federal managers in the next few years. The United Cook Inlet Drift Association, an industry group of salmon drift netters, has ...
By DJ SUMMERS

Urgency in budget, but legislators face rifts

JUNEAU - Alaska legislators agree on the need to address the state's multibillion-dollar budget deficit.
By Becky Bohrer

Silver, gold production steady in Southeast

ANCHORAGE - The metal mines of Southeast Alaska had consistent and positive production in 2016, according to year-end results released by the operating companies. Hecla Mining Co. reported Jan.
By ELWOOD BREHMER

Anchorage coalition gets $1.5M to help homeless teenagers

ANCHORAGE - The federal government has awarded $1.5 million to a coalition of Anchorage organizations that work to combat homelessness as part of a national grant competition. Anchorage was one of ...

Suspect turns himself in after fatal hit-and-run

ANCHORAGE - A man is facing prosecution in a fatal hit-and-run collision after turning himself into police. The name of the woman who died early Saturday in Anchorage has been withheld pending ...

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Plane makes emergency landing at Cold Bay

A Delta Airlines jet en route from Tokyo to Portland made an emergency landing at Cold Bay, a tiny, isolated town on the Alaska Peninsula early Saturday. The emergency landing was first reported ...

ConocoPhillips announces oil discovery

FAIRBANKS - ConocoPhillips has announced an oil discovery where production could start as early as 2023. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the site in the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve ...

Tangled whale rescued near POW

A humpback whale entangled in a barge anchor cable near Prince of Wales Island was released through the work of good Samaritans last week. The rescue was first reported by KRBD-FM radio in Ketchikan.

Craig tribe gets Alaska's first federal land trust

KETCHIKAN - About an acre owned by the Craig Tribal Association will be the first Alaska Native land to go into trust with the federal government. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the ...

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

Oil pipeline safety scaled back over costs

BILLINGS, Mont. - President Barack Obama’s administration scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines that crisscross the United States on Friday, following oil ...
By MATTHEW BROWN

Village to see artifacts return

BETHEL - The southwest Alaska village of Quinhagak is preparing to receive artifacts from an archaeological dig conducted in the area over the last several years.

Arizona senator criticizes Alaska missile launch complex

ANCHORAGE - An Arizona senator says the federal government is wasting money by awarding an $80 million contract for work at a missile launch facility on a southern Alaska island.

Alaska sues federal agencies over hunting prohibitions

ANCHORAGE - The state of Alaska on Friday sued two federal agencies to overturn a ban on certain hunting techniques on national refuges and preserves, including the killing of black bear sows and ...
By Dan Joling

Legislature's 'preseason' ends with another round of proposals

The 30th Alaska Legislature convenes Tuesday. On Friday, lawmakers released the last batch of prefiled legislation before the start of session.
By JAMES BROOKS

Conflict of interest, corporate tax bills proposed in Alaska

JUNEAU - An incoming Alaska lawmaker has proposed legislation he says is aimed at greater transparency.

Snow instead of bitter cold now forecast for interior Alaska

FAIRBANKS - The National Weather Service has revised its forecast of bitter cold temperatures for interior Alaska, including Fairbanks. The agency says temperatures of minus 40 or colder are no ...

US rig count down 6 this week to 659

HOUSTON - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to 659. A year ago, 650 rigs were active.

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Timeline of years, months leading up to airport shooting

The Alaska man accused of killing five people at an airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was raised in Puerto Rico and served in the National Guard there and in Alaska.

Juneau population drops to 2012 levels

If employment is the pulse of an economy, population is its blood pressure - a sign of its overall condition. Juneau's blood pressure is dropping, and Alaska's isn't doing much better.
By JAMES BROOKS

Seward crews work on new Netflix film starring Adam Sandler

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska-based production company has been filming in the city of Seward for an upcoming Netflix project starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Hudson.

7 cities added to Bloomberg 'innovation team' grant list

NEW YORK - Seven cities in the U.S., Canada and Israel stand to get up to $1.5 million apiece from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation to create "innovation teams.

Fairbanks, interior Alaska prepare for annual cold snap

ANCHORAGE - The National Weather Service is warning interior Alaska to brace for a drop in temperatures next week.

Interior Gas Utility board approves gas utility merger

FAIRBANKS - The board of directors for Interior Gas Utility has agreed to purchase Fairbanks Natural Gas from the state for more than $58 million.

Washington charts options to restore grizzlies

SEATTLE - Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in recent decades.
By PHUONG LE

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