Under the terms of a broad legislative grant of secrecy governing gas pipeline work, a new joint venture agreement between the state and the oil companies including a state commitment of up to $125 million will remain confidential to the public and to legislators.
Every two years, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson opens its gates to the public for two days of free aerial demonstrations, military equipment displays and aircraft tours. The open house draws big crowds -- organizers estimate about 125,000 people flooded the base each day at the 2012 show.Tegan Hanlon
In meeting that stretched four and a half hours Wednesday, a Kuskokwim River salmon advisory group agreed to set aside proposals to declare “no confidence” in Alaska's subsistence and commercial fishing managers and instead work within the system.Lisa Demer
Alaska State Troopers say six fishing vessels were seized after their operators were discovered this month drifting gillnets one to two nautical miles outside an open fishing area in Kulukak Bay in Southwest Alaska.Jerzy Shedlock
Russia's Rosneft oil company, facing U.S. sanctions following Russia's seizure of part of neighboring Ukraine, won't be buying part of the huge Point Thomson natural gas field on Alaska's North Slope, Exxon Mobil said Wednesday.Pat Forgey
A White Pass & Yukon Route Railway train derailed on a routine sightseeing trek from Skagway into Canada around 3 p.m. Wednesday and left at least nine people injured, according to a state official.Megan Edge
Members of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, including Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, unanimously approved the nomination of Robert McDonald Wednesday to head the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs.Tegan Hanlon
For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution — repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect.