The sightseeing plane that crashed in late June near Ketchikan, killing the pilot and eight passengers, was flying in "marginal" visual conditions, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Alaska oil and gas regulators continue to pressure operators its says are violating permit requirements, including recently issuing a $20,000 fine to Linc Energy, a company exploring a coal gasification prospect in the Cook Inlet area.EnergyAlex DeMarban
In his first sit-down interview with Alaska Dispatch News since taking office, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said he’s looking at changing the chains of command in the police and fire departments and wouldn’t commit to keeping police Chief Mew in his post.AnchorageDevin Kelly
For a time, the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines consisted of a concrete cornerstone and nothing else. The University of Alaska celebrated the centennial of its most important stone Monday.CommentaryDermot Cole
The U.S. Census Bureau has changed the name of a Western Alaska census area from that of a slave owner who never came to Alaska to one chosen by locals that represents the highest mountains in the region.Lisa Demer
The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges that Arctic climate change is the top threat to polar bears, but it says its ability to take action is limited to tasks that fall short of greenhouse gas restrictions. Yereth Rosen
FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.
With his country struggling to stave off financial collapse, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will try to convince European creditors to agree on a new bailout program when they meet Tuesday for an emergency eurozone summit.