AD Main Menu

Federal managers have agreed to closely monitor Kuskokwim River salmon runs to ensure enough fish for residents who depend on it for subsistence, but at this point don't plan to take over the river, as they did earlier this summer.
Lisa Demer
A Dutch Harbor seafood plant employee has agreed to plead guilty to a Clean Air Act violation for tampering with machines designed to reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions.
Jerzy Shedlock
A former federal agriculture official in Alaska was found guilty this week of making false statements to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cover up the fraud of a business partner in Valley Dairy Inc.
Richard Mauer
The second-quarter earnings release is the last before Alaska's August vote on an initiative seeking to repeal Senate Bill 21's tax cuts, and Conoco executives weighed in on the issue during a conference call with Wall Street stock analysts Thursday morning.
Pat Forgey
No formal opposition group has formed to try to stop an initiative that would increase Alaska's minimum wage, but that didn't stop a debate on the subject Wednesday in Anchorage.
Suzanna Caldwell
Goofy YouTube videos, Forrest Gump references and running in a suit might seem unconventional, but they're just the start of Forrest Dunbar's campaign for Congress.PoliticsSuzanna Caldwell
Energy giant Shell announced a deal to share leases and exploration expenses with Arctic Slope Regional Corp. and six North Slope Inupiat village corporations.ArcticYereth Rosen
OPINION: In her rush to decry Christians as hypocrites and bigots, Ms. Patkotak engages in hypocrisy and bigotry herself, insulting the very people who are doing the most good in this situation.CommentaryEgan Millard
The Alaska Department of Corrections has been under pressure to explain more about the way it handles inmate deaths since April, when the first in a string of five unexpected inmate deaths was discovered. Alaska NewsMichelle Theriault Boots

Voices

Oil company contributions keep engineering and other programs afloat

OPINION: Herb Schroeder, founder of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, argues that oil company contributions and all the employment and opportunity merit a No vote on Ballot Measure One.Herb Schroeder

Sports

South Post #4 shutout Dimond Post #20 6-0 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Bill Roth

Adventure

Hatchery stocking triggers better silver salmon fishing at Bird Creek

This summer marks the first time that Bird, Ship and Campbell creek anglers of Southcentral Alaska will land silver salmon raised inside the $98 million William Jack Hernandez Hatchery, a 141,000 square-foot facility in Anchorage that opened in June of 2011. Some 110,000 coho smolts were released into Bird Creek last July. Kevin Klott

Culture

Jeff Lowenfels: There's still some summer -- and some summer garden chores -- remaining

Have you noticed the mornings? They are cooler and the lawn is wet with dew -- harbingers of autumn. It may be getting closer, but it is not here yet. We are still very much in the swing of summer gardening chores.Jeff Lowenfels

News & Politics

State buys land near Fairbanks for Alaska's 3rd veterans cemetery

A nine-year effort to build a veterans cemetery near Fairbanks moved closer to completion Thursday as the state purchased a 320-acre hillside overlooking the Goldstream Valley just outside of Fox for $2 million.Dermot Cole

Arctic

Shell, Native corporations unveil joint venture in Chukchi Sea leases

Energy giant Shell announced a deal to share leases and exploration expenses with Arctic Slope Regional Corp. and six North Slope Inupiat village corporations.Yereth Rosen

Nation/World