Four wood bison bulls were loaded Saturday onto a barge headed down the Tanana and Yukon rivers and are making their way toward an experimental mating herd established this spring near the far western Interior Alaska town of Shageluk.
If oil prices rebound in fiscal year 2017, per barrel tax credits for the major Alaska oil producing companies are expected to climb by about $700 million a year to $1.2 billion, while production tax revenue is expected to climb from about $300 million in 2016 to $800 million in 2017. That's if oil prices rise by about $25 a barrel from where they are today.
A group that includes the administration of Mayor Dan Sullivan, police and transit officials and the Anchorage Community Development Authority are exploring ways to make the troubled transportation hub safer and more welcoming. AnchorageDevin Kelly
The Alaska Legislature unanimously approved a bill in 2014 that eliminated the authority of the regulatory commission to require local carriers to publish phone books. The phone companies backed the bill but legislators did not ask whether they planned to keep printing directories.BusinessDermot Cole
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center is monitoring the Seventy Mile Fire, which was sparked by lightning Sunday and by Tuesday had burned 1,250 acres, or just under two square miles, near Eagle.Associated Press
OPINION: If you try to imagine a world without fossil fuels, you probably won’t get beyond cars and snowmachines before you start to realize the gravity of the situation. But it goes much farther than that.Carey Restino
All three Alaska poets philosophize on nature and mourn man’s impact upon it, but it’s Tom Sexton, echoing perhaps the most famous of all Carl Sagan quotes, who says what all three understand: that we are part of it.David A. James
Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.
During World War II, Dad saved two lives when the destroyer he was serving on hit a mine and sank in the English Channel. He earned a Bronze Star for bravery in action, but his bad luck with ships never really waned. Pete Garay