DOT offers winter driving tips

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is reminding drivers to be prepared for challenging winter driving conditions.Drivers can follow four tips for a safe...
Alaska State Capitol Building

Alaska House keeps session alive after Senate calls it quits

JUNEAU — The Alaska House isn't giving up on the special legislative session, even though the Senate has called it quits.The House majority coalition...

Mental Health Trust to continue exploration at Icy Cape

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is preparing for another season of exploration for heavy minerals on its land northwest of Yakutat....

UPDATE: Richardson Highway near Valdez reopened

The Richardson Highway, near Valdez, reopened Thursday from mile 12-55. The Alaska Department of Transportation advises travelers that driving conditions are very difficult. Heavy snow, mixed...

Southwest Alaska mine promoters begin lengthy permitting process

Advocates of a copper, gold and molybdenum mine in southwest Alaska, an area best known for its world class Bristol Bay sockeye salmon runs,...

Land swap eyed for road in Alaska wildlife refuge

ANCHORAGE — The Interior Department will explore a land exchange that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in...

Drugs worth $1.2 million seized at Alaska airport; 2 charged

ANCHORAGE — A federal grand jury indicted two Anchorage residents on drug charges following a seizure of methamphetamine and heroin with an estimated street...
School Bus

Education leaders release vision for Alaska public schools

JUNEAU — State education leaders have released what they see as a vision for improving Alaska's public school system.The report includes recommendations built around...
The MV Columbia, flagship vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway System, has a dual purpose these days. Along with several hundred travelers, the vessel carries scientific equipment that measures ocean temperatures, along with levels of carbon dioxide, oxygen and salt. Photo courtesy of AMHS

AMHS vessel helps to track ocean acidity

As the flagship of the Alaska Marine Highway System for over 40 years, the MV Columbia is best known for its capacity to carry...
Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center

Male ringed seal rescued from Dutch Harbor

A yearling male ringed seal found lying on a rusty pipe on the rocky shore of Dutch Harbor is now recuperating at the Alaska...

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