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The Obama administration faced a tough crowd Wednesday morning as it defended its nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress. Both of Alaska’s senators are among lawmakers who say the deal is bad for the U.S. and the region.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a 2003 exemption on Wednesday that would have made it possible to build roads through the Tongass National Forest.
Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl is working on a city ordinance that would ban sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the private sector.
The UCLA Williams Institute published a report last week looking at workplace discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
The Federal Subsistence Board voted during a work session Tuesday in Anchorage to return communities to the status they held before 2007.
A possible vote on local option comes as the city appeals the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s rejection of their formal protest of Bethel Native Corporation’s liquor store application.
Federal officials want cruise ships, tour boats and kayaks to stay far away from harbor seals in Alaska’s glacial fjords.
The Bristol Bay Borough is working on one of the few projects in the state’s capital budget this year — an upgrade to the sewer system in Naknek. The borough received almost $500,000 from the state for the project this…
Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard says the protesters dangling off the bridge early Wednesday have enough water and food to last for days.
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A new Anchorage hospital for veterans and active duty military in need of mental health care has been dedicated to the late Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL who inspired the movie “American Sniper.”
The large-scale barge project is funded in part with $900,000 from Alaska’s share of a $5 million gift from the Japanese government for the cleanup of debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
The epicenter was 44 miles south-southwest of Redoubt Volcano on the west side of Cook Inlet, almost due west of Anchor Point, near Pedro Bay.
Alaska State Troopers say 31-year-old Amanda Bee of North Pole fatally shot herself just before 5 p.m. Monday outside Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward as several Department of Corrections officers watched.
Gov. Bill Walker says 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 a vote.
Residents were warned to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice as rains increased the water level to take over another 15 feet of river bank in certain areas.
A statement from Kodiak police says officials found 120 grams of heroin and 146 grams of methamphetamine. Officials also seized more than $23,000 in cash and nine guns.
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor said the shooting of Sam DuBose was “asinine” and “totally unwarranted.” Officer Ray Tensing, the prosecutor said, should have never been an officer.
Nationwide, juvenile incarceration has dropped by half since 1999 — but the probations that have replaced it hold teens to sometimes subjective standards and often include electronic monitoring.
Wyatt Cenac’s much-publicized confrontation with Jon Stewart says a lot about the pitfalls of being The Only One In The Room. But turns out there’s some interesting social science behind it, too.
The Manhattan, the daiquiri, the martini. These classic cocktails were all born between the 1860s and Prohibition, an era when American bartending got inventive — and theatrical.