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The first liquefied natural gas tanker arrived Friday morning at the ConocoPhillips LNG plant at Nikiski, near Kenai, following the company’s reactivation of the plant this spring. The plant has been in a suspended status since late 2012. The Excel is owned and operated by the Belgium-based Exmar ...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:38pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two troopers in a remote village, the Alaska State Troopers said Friday. Nathaniel Lee Kangas is under arrest in the murders of Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich and Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson Thurs...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 1:19pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska State Troopers were shot and killed Thursday when they were conducting an investigation in the Interior Alaska village of Tanana, the agency and a local shopkeeper said. Killed were Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson and trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich, agency spokeswoma...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:28am

A drier than average April has elevated the potential for wildfires and Department of Forestry services across the state remain at the ready.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:24pm

Each summer the Soldotna post of the state's Wildlife Troopers calls in for reinforcements.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:06pm

The Indian Health Service announced May 1 that it has settled additional contract support cost claims with Alaska providers, but an unknown number are still in limbo. IHS Acting Director Yvette Roubideaux sent a letter to Sen.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:25pm

"It's humming!" Rick Roeske, shouted over the deep vibrations emitting from the maze of whirring turbines and endless pipes crisscrossing within the new Nikiski Combined Cycle facility, where the majority of the Kenai Peninsula's power is now produced.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:25pm

The debate may be dead - for now. At its previous two meetings, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has debated compensation for its members.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:25pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two fatal crashes of Alaska commuter aircraft and five other accidents or incidents have led the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend a comprehensive safety audit of the company that provides most commuter air service within the state. The NTSB announced Thursday a...

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:24pm

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski grilled the head of the U.S. Forest Service during a congressional hearing Wednesday over the slow pace of timber production in the Tongass National Forest.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:26pm


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