King Cove road bill introduced in Congress

Legislation introduced in the House and Senate in mid-July would provide for an exchange of federal and non-federal land in Alaska to allow construction...

Alaska Division of Parks hosts guided First Day Hikes

ANCHORAGE — Alaska's Division of Parks is joining other states in hosting five guided outings as part of the First Day Hikes Initiative.America's State...

Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

ANCHORAGE — America's space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick.NASA's earth science arm is funding...

Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study 

By BLAKE NICHOLSONThe Associated PressBISMARCK, N.D. — The Army has started the process of launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota...

No more ‘gag orders’ allowed on drug prices

Legislation signed into law in Juneau on Sept. 4 eliminates use of a “gag order” that kept pharmacists from telling customers they can save...

Bill seeks PFDs for wrongfully convicted Alaskans

Legislation that would pay back Permanent Fund dividends to wrongfully imprisoned Alaskans has passed the Alaska House of Representatives by a vote of 38-1,...

Healthy moms lower risk of obese kids

A new study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal BMJ notes that children of mothers who follow a healthy lifestyle are at lower risk...

$1.1 million received to process sexual assault kits

A $1.1 million Justice Department grant will provide funds to process over 1,000 of more than 3,000 unprocessed sexual assault kits in possession of...

Saint Paul wins $1.5M grant for commercial fishing industry

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal officials say a $1.5 million grant is being awarded to the Aleut community on Alaska's Saint Paul Island for...

Newly found fungus could threaten Southeast Alaska trees

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fungus that damages trees is making its way through the state of Alaska.The fungus, spruce bud blight, has left...

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