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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game cannot undo a set of Cook Inlet driftnet restrictions in place over the last 25 years. Cook Inlet driftnetters say restrictions unjustly keep them from millions of dollars of sockeye harvest based on faulty data.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:03pm

The trial for a Sterling woman accused of sexually assaulting a minor more than a year ago has been postponed again. Laurel Lee, 52, was charged with first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual abuse and kidnapping of a minor on Oct. 1, 2014.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:23pm

ANCHORAGE — Geologists in Alaska have found evidence that a 125-mile section of the eastern Aleutian Islands that was once considered unlikely to generate earthquakes may be a future source of temblors — as well as potentially devastating tsunamis that could hit Hawaii. Field work by U.S. Geolog...

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:02pm

BP is cutting 4,000 jobs worldwide and some of those reductions will be in Alaska. An intra-company email obtained by the Journal sent to BP Alaska employees Jan. 12 states that the company plans to reduce its total in state workforce by 13 percent.

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:22am

A Soldotna man has been arraigned and his bail has been set after local tobacco shop was busted for selling synthetic marijuana, or Spice, containing illegal components.

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:40pm

The Kenai Comprehensive Plan that voters rejected in a 2013 ballot proposal will be used as the draft for an upcoming comprehensive plan revision. After Kenai City Manager Rick Koch proposed revising the plan during his report at their Jan.

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:40pm

Interested applicants still have time to apply for the open Board of Education District 9-South Peninsula seat that serves some areas of Homer, Nanwalek, Port Graham and Seldovia. The deadline has been extended until Jan. 20 at 5 p.m.

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:40pm


Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:40pm

Forming a local option zone may soon be easier for residents who want more control over what businesses can move into their neighborhoods.

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:40pm

WASHINGTON — Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House, declaring that the country must not allow election-year fear and division to put economic and security progress at ...

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:40pm


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