KOTZEBUE - President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a petition on Tuesday to establish a gas line in the Diamond View Estates community, just south of Homer.
The neighborhood to this point has been primarily powered by oil and propane.
Medicaid developmental disability program reduces new users An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for developmentally-disabled adults may be reducing the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — With a historic visit to the Alaska Arctic, President Barack Obama was shining a spotlight Wednesday on the plight of residents in rural Alaska, where Alaska Natives and others toil under rough-and-tumble conditions that most Americans would be hard-pressed to imagine.
A vehicle crashed into and ruptured an ENSTAR Natural Gas pipeline Tuesday afternoon, closing roads and forcing local businesses and Ninilchik students and staff to evacuate. The accident occurred at 2:33 p.m.
Standing at the bow of the Viewfinder, President Barack Obama gripped the steel railing as the boat cut through the deep blue water of Resurrection Bay amid the mountains, islands and glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park.