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By SCOTT SMITH MENDOTA, Calif. - Amid California's driest year on record, the nation's leading agricultural region is locked in drought and bracing for unemployment to soar, sending farm workers to food lines in a place famous for its abundance.

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 9:03pm

ANCHORAGE - The Army is flying a new bird over south central Alaska - and the pilots sit in the back of a Humvee. Paratroopers with the 425 Brigade Special Troops Battalion on Thursday trained with a RQ7 Shadow unmanned aircraft system.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:59pm

On a recent day at the Sterling Senior Citizens Center three rows of tables were set up with people sitting on each side. With their projects and tools placed in front of them, their eyes and hands concentrated on detailed work.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:59pm

With near-spring like conditions rapidly reducing snow cover on the Kenai Peninsula, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will close to snowmachine use.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 9:00pm

JUNEAU - Nearly 840 students who graduated from Alaska public high schools last year received $3 million in state-sponsored merit scholarships, a newly released report shows.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:59pm

Monday 8:00 a.m. The Joint House & Senate Education Committees will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 278 Education: Funding / Tax Credits / Programs and SB 139 Education: Funding / Tax Credits / Programs. Testimony by invitation only.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 5:28pm

Update: The Sterling Highway at Mile 46 in Cooper Landing reopened at 2:34 p.m., according to Alaska State Troopers.  The Sterling Highway was closed Friday morning at Mile 46 in Cooper Landing due to an accident involving a semi-truck and a car. Ipsen said there were minor injuries reported fr...

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:26pm

The sudden death of a Soldotna man earlier this month has been confirmed by the Alaska Department of Health Thursday to be the third fatality linked to the H1N1 flu strain this year.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 11:02pm

JUNEAU (AP) - Alaska's contribution toward building a liquefied natural gas project could range from $4.6 billion to $11.4 billion, depending on the state's equity stake and whether it has a partner.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:55pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska highway officials say water continues to recede from behind an avalanche that blocked road access to Valdez. The avalanche Jan. 24 dammed the Lowe River at Keystone Canyon and created a lake 2,500 feet long.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:57pm


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