Alaska’s oil tax credits are threatening to overwhelm the state budget and are expected to grow to as much as $1.7 billion a year, costing the state more than it spends for schools and becoming its single largest expense, Gov. Bill Walker warned Wednesday.
Houston, one of the few places in Southcentral Alaska where fireworks are generally legal, has officially banned their use and sales over the Fourth of July weekend, even as the state announced it was lifting a broader suspension of fireworks sales and canceling a burn prohibition across most of the state.
Alaska's Marijuana Control Board will craft regulations surrounding legalized recreational and commercial marijuana. Of 132 applicants vying for the spots, here are the five chosen by Gov. Bill Walker.
Family and friends are celebrating the legacy of Mildred Boesser, the tireless civil rights advocate who died just days after the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.Alaska NewsLisa Phu | KTOO News
A new, comprehensive report tracks loss of northern Alaska coastline since the late 1940s. The erosion, packed into a few months a year, is some of the most dramatic in the nation, researchers say.ArcticYereth Rosen
Alaska’s growing shellfish farming industry could be in trouble if it can’t overcome increasing ocean acidification, according to a new report published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. EnvironmentErica Martinson
At the roadside restaurants of my youth, the potatoes were likely to be instant and the meat likely to be on the well-done side. Not at City Diner, where the menu contains not just fresh ingredients but creative twists on the (stereo)typical greasy spoon menu. Donna Freedman
The Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the possibility of improper collusion between several major U.S. airlines that could have resulted in higher airfare prices in recent years.