Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:12:28 GMT
Owner Bryant Thorp, right, holds immature cannabis plants for approval from first customer Butch Gilmer, left, while employee Stanley Nero holds open a pouch as Arctic Herbery opens for business midday Friday. A small but steady stream of customers came to Arctic Herbery's opening Friday afternoon, Anchorage's first marijuana shop to open - even though the store was only selling cannabis plants, and no consumable marijuana.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:09:28 GMT
A pedestrian walks through a snowstorm on Dec. 7, 2016 in Juneau, Alaska. It's winter again in Alaska.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:02:16 GMT
President Obama took action Friday to give Alaska Native villages more of a say in the federal management of marine resources in the Bering Sea. The White House announced Friday that Obama had used an executive order to create a Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area that will focus "locally tailored" protections on marine resources.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:53:15 GMT
The Board of Fisheries is working toward a formal motion lending its support to a citizen-generated request for the Legislature to review the state's fish habitat permitting process. A group of 13 stakeholders from around the Cook Inlet region submitted a non-regulatory proposal to the Board of Fisheries requesting that the board ask the Legislature to update some of the provisions related to permits issued in fish habitat areas.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:33:45 GMT
Anchorage climber Morgan Buwalda tries to climb a bouldering route on Saturday at Ascension Rock Club in Fairbanks during the Alaska Boulder Series State Finals.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:27:35 GMT
Former Republican Gov. Sarah Palin asked for prayers for the victims and family members of those involved in two separate plane crashes in Alaska on Wednesday. "Please pray for loved ones of Alaska Rep. Mike Kelly, a very good man, a friend to all Alaskans, killed in plane crash yesterday.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:33:15 GMT
A handful of Alaskans are circling the Washington and New York headquarters for president-elect Donald Trump in hopes of scoring a position - or influence of any sort - with the new administration. Over the last week, two Alaskans hoping to be tapped to lead the Interior Department came through Washington, D.C. - multimillionaire investor Bob Gillam and former Lt.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:37:01 GMT
The first dog race of the season has come and gone already. Alpine Creek Lodge, at Mile 68 of the Denali Highway, hosted its Excursion race Saturday.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:37:00 GMT
File - In this July 5, 2013, file photo is a glacier in Lake Clark Pass near Port Alsworth, Alaska. Authorities were searching Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, for a small plane with four people on board missing in the narrow, mountainous valley believed to be part of the airplane's flight path.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:36:59 GMT
The U.S. Senate passed a defense authorization bill Thursday that includes a slew of Alaska-focused provisions, including language that lawmakers hope will keep an embattled U.S. Army post in Alaska. The House passed the same conference report on Friday, and President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:29:18 GMT
More people who speak Alaska Native languages but who have limited English proficiency will receive translated sample ballots and other election material. That's due to changes the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Monday.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:50:07 GMT
Santa Claus traded his sleigh and eight motivated reindeer for an Alaska Air National Guard C-130 Hercules during a visit to Akiachak last Saturday. Saint Nick's journey to the Western Alaska village marked 59 years for Operation Santa Claus, an Alaska National Guard community-outreach effort dependent upon a legion of elfin volunteers as well as volunteers from Alaska businesses, non-profit organizations, and many who are supportive of the program.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:50:06 GMT
On behalf of the Alaska Senate Majority, Senate President Kevin Meyer released the following statement today on the tragic passing of Mike Kelly, brother of Sen. Pete Kelly. "We were saddened to hear of the sudden loss today of former Rep. Mike Kelly, with whom many of us had the honor and privilege of serving.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:34:51 GMT
Greg and Maleika Jones spoke to the Anchorage Assembly on Dec. 6 , asking for an apology from member Amy Demboski. The couple eventually received a standing ovation from the crowded chamber.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:00:56 GMT
The Porcupine Caribou herd in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain. The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ranks as one of the most controversial chunks of land in Alaska.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:39:35 GMT
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has completed its investigation of a campus rape case. Citing confidentiality rules, the university will not comment on the September 2016 case, but the victim is again speaking out.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:16:00 GMT
Cynthia Franklin, executive director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, testifies during a hearing at the Anchorage LIO on Sept. 14, 2016.