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Global Warming Is Threatening Alaska's Prized Wedding Flower

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:01:08 GMT

A little more than a decade ago, Ron Illingworth and his wife, Marji, planted 25 peony roots on their family farm in North Pole, Alaska. They did it on a whim, really, curious whether the bright, ruffled blossoms would thrive alongside the runner beans, peas, and tomatoes they sold at the local farmers market.

1 news Husband set to appear in Alaska court for alleged murder of...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:10:50 GMT

A Santa Clara man accused of beating his wife to death on an Alaskan cruise is set to appear in court for an arraignment Wednesday morning. Kenneth Manzanares, 39, will appear in U.S. District Court in Anchorage via video conference from a courtroom in Juneau, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

New Pebble advisory committee meets indoors, while mine protesters gather outside

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:53:06 GMT

Opponents of the Pebble mine project rallied in Anchorage Monday, August 21, 2017, while a new advisory committee for the company behind the mine held its first meeting inside the Hotel Captain Cook. While the new advisory committee for the Pebble Partnership met for the first-time in Anchorage on Monday, opponents of the Pebble Mine gathered outside for a rally.

One more step against opioids: Distribution of response kits aims to...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:32:54 GMT

Opioid abuse is a major problem in Alaska and across the nation. It's no secret.

Young hosts Western Caucus on Alaska trip

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:22:11 GMT

Alaska Rep. Don Young, second from left, hosted a roundtable with members of the Western Caucus, industry leaders, and state and federal officials on Aug. 17 in Anchorage. Rep. Don Young brought four U.S. representatives and their staffs on an Alaska tour Aug. 15-20 to show them firsthand Alaska's economy at work on the North Slope, the Fort Knox Mine near Fairbanks and elsewhere.

Arctic researchers to study wind effects on marine life

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:57:21 GMT

In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, the National Science Foundation research ship Sikuliaq is seen moored in Seward, Alaska. Scientists on board a federal research ship will depart for the Arctic Ocean this week to study how changing winds affect plant and animal species.

Arctic researchers to study wind effects on marine life

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:57:20 GMT

A federal research vessel will launch on a cruise this week to study how Beaufort Sea wind affects plant and animal life in a changing Arctic Ocean. The Sikuliaq , owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will depart Friday from Nome for the trip through the Bering Strait to waters on and off the continental shelf in the Beaufort.

Alaska Airlines pilots picket at airport over contract negotiations

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:34:14 GMT

Pilots picket in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in support of Alaska Airlines' pilots request for a new contract. On Monday afternoon, more than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage.

Teachers Advisors LLC Has $1.81 Million Stake in Piper Jaffray Companies

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:47:52 GMT

Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in Piper Jaffray Companies by 1.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,364 shares of the financial services provider's stock after buying an additional 356 shares during the period.

Alaska Residents -- Stake your own parcel of State Land

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:03:26 GMT

The Department of Natural Resources is inviting Alaskans interested in owning a piece of the Last Frontier to participate in the 2017 Remote Recreational Cabin Sites staking program. This unique offering gives Alaskan residents the opportunity to stake their own parcel of state land within one of two areas.

Judge approves crucial loan to keep Alaska Dispatch News operating through bankruptcy

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:43:26 GMT

A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday approved a $1 million loan to keep the lights on and the doors open at Alaska Dispatch News as the company works its way through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Judge Gary Spraker and Northrim Bank also gave the OK for Alaska Dispatch News to use its money in its bank account to pay wages to employees and to pay past-due health insurance premiums.

Salmon habitat requires greater protection

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:32:26 GMT

Fishermen get ready to leave Dillingham's Kanakanak Beach for an early morning setnet opener in July 2016. Fishermen get ready to leave Dillingham's Kanakanak Beach for an early morning setnet opener in July 2016.

The economic future of Alaska

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:14:09 GMT

Alaska is an oil state, but will that be true forever? The state is confronting low oil prices and declining production. Several companies are betting on new production.

Feds say Alaska ferry system violates family leave act

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:14:08 GMT

Crew members tie up the fast ferry Fairweather in Sitka. It and other marine highway ships will sail less in the next budget year.

Mesmerized by the solar eclipse? If you live in Alaska, probably not.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:59:55 GMT

As millions of people across North America gazed skyward at Monday's solar eclipse , most Alaskans staring at the sky found only disappointment. About 45 percent of the sun was eclipsed in Anchorage , with more or less of the sun covered depending on where in Alaska you were.

Alaska Gov. Walker files to run for re-election as an independent

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:47:45 GMT

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, right, takes the stage with Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott at last year's Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks.

Akutan Response Continues off Alaska

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:47:44 GMT

The U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the city of Unalaska established a unified command, and responders are continuously monitoring levels of anhydrous ammonia and removing various petroleum products from the vessel. 5,000 gallons of oily water from the engine room bilge and 1,200 gallons of oily mixture from one of the slop tanks were removed Friday and Saturday.