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Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.

by Becky Bohrer

UA president offered bonus at time of budget cuts

University of Alaska President Pat Gamble has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.

Court ruling a victory for gay couples

When Kerry Fadely was killed on the job in 2011, Debbie Harris lost her partner of more than a decade.

New Begich ad touts cooperation with Murkowski

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is out with a new ad touting the level of cooperation between him and Alaska's senior senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski.

No explosives found in Sitka dynamite search

An Army ordnance disposal team has found no live explosives after a pair of detonator wires was discovered in Sitka.

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

NEW YORK — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” for the former...

Denali planning for temporary ban on pet goats

FAIRBANKS - The superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve plans to temporarily ban certain pets after a local resident was cited for hiking on park trails with his pet goat this summer.

Wildlife troopers cite Nome woman in musk ox death

NOME - A Nome woman has been cited by Alaska State Wildlife Troopers in connection with the killing of a musk ox. Diana Adams was cited last week for taking a musk ox out of season in the Icy View subdivision, KNOM reported.

Eagle causes power outages in Ketchikan

ANCHORAGE — Ketchikan utility officials say power was temporarily knocked out in some areas of town out after a bald eagle struck a power line. Ketchikan Public Utilities Electric...

Loan approved for Prince of Wales hydro project

KETCHIKAN — A $20 million loan has been approved for a new hydropower project on Prince of Wales Island. KRBD (http://is.gd/...

Longtime Kenai fire responder, marshal retires

KETCHIKAN — Kenai Fire Marshal Eric Wilcox has retired. Wilcox departs after 25 years with the Kenai Fire Department, the last seven years as fire marshal. The...


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