When North America's largest-known earthquake shook Alaska for all it was worth at 5:36 p.m., on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, George Plafker was in the right place at the very right time.
At 35, Plafker was an up-and-coming geologist with the U.S.
A month after the Alaska Board of Fisheries made substantive changes to portions of the Kenai River Late-Run King Salmon Management Plan, two commercial setnet fishing organizations have filed emergency petitions seeking relief from and clarification of portions of the new regulations.
Local citizens filled the Kenai City Council Chambers beyond capacity Wednesday to show their emphatic support for a veterans memorial in Leif Hansen Memorial Park. Two additional rows of chairs were added to ensure seats for everyone in the room.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell has parted ways with his campaign manager. Spokesman Fred Brown says it "frees up a lot of room" for Treadwell to focus on other areas and frees up the campaign's finances.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Finance Committee on Thursday moved a bill that would end the high school exit examination. House Bill 220, sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins, R=Fairbanks, would scrap the secondary-student competency examination.