Alaska News

The initial investigation of the incident that put a gash in the Finnish icebreaker hired by Shell suggests -- but does not conclude -- that a previously uncharted Unalaska Bay shoal was to blame.Yereth Rosen
At the same time, the personal use dipnet fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River will be open 24 hours a day until it ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday.Alaska Dispatch News
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 shook Southcentral Alaska Tuesday night around 6:35 p.m. No injuries or damage have been reported.Tegan Hanlon,Yereth Rosen
The Beluga River and North Cook Inlet fields account for nearly all of ConocoPhillips’ natural gas production in Alaska, but output has been declining for years and the company says they are no longer a central part of its Alaska operations. Jeannette Lee Falsey
The University of Alaska Board of Regents has selected Jim Johnsen, a senior vice president of Alaska Communications, to be the 14th UA president.Tegan Hanlon
Alan Michael Bartlett of Michigan was convicted in Anchorage federal court of setting up two fake companies claiming to help handicapped people in order to steal money.Jerzy Shedlock
Gov. Bill Walker said he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never seemed to be progressing toward that end.Becky Bohrer
The CEO of Matanuska Telephone Association is leaving that position after 40 years with the telecommunications cooperative and about 15 years at its helm.  Zaz Hollander
Saying new Mat-Su transfer station fees are so high they encourage illegal dumping, two borough Assembly members want to roll the fees back. Zaz Hollander
A 22-year-old Wasilla man involved in a fatal accident in March on the Glenn Highway has been indicted on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.Zaz Hollander