Alaska News

Citing rebounding populations, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday proposed removing Endangered Species Act protections for most of the world’s humpback whales.

Yereth Rosen
A mill on Prince of Wales Island was cleared to begin felling trees last week under a court ruling in the fight over a timber sale in Tongass National Forest. Jeannette Lee Falsey
The family of Ezra Golilie Sr. had been trying to find him for months before his body was found partially submerged and frozen in Cuddy Family Midtown Park pond on April 11. Michelle Theriault Boots
The Wasilla pilot killed in a Prince William Sound plane crash last week had hoped to descend below the clouds and land on an island before he went down, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.Zaz Hollander
Local residents and contractors removed a few thousand Rommel stakes, installed during World War II to thwart potential invaders, from the north side of Beaver Inlet.Jim Paulin
Republican leaders say they have solid ground to extend the Legislature's work beyond 90 days because they are relying on the Alaska Constitution's maximum 120-day session limit, not the shorter limit established by the voter initiative process in 2006.Pat Forgey

The Alaska Legislature continued after its 90-day session with work on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Marc Lester
A newly analyzed object from the University of Colorado-led Cape Espenberg dig is providing more evidence of prehistoric trade or contacts between the residents of Northwest Alaska and their neighbors across the Bering Strait.Yereth Rosen
While the Legislature voted 47-12 to confirm Randy Hoffbeck as revenue commissioner, the leaders of a Senate committee voted against him, with one asserting that an investment decision Hoffbeck made last month cost the state tens of millions of dollars. It's a claim he rejects.Dermot Cole

The rumors, it turned out, were true: Jack White was coming to Anchorage.


Suzanna Caldwell