WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say.
ANCHORAGE - Across the Bering Strait, Robert Soolook can easily see the looming hulk of the neighboring Russian island where some of his relatives used to live before they were forced to relocate to the Soviet mainland at the start of the Cold War.
ANCHORAGE - The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.
JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said the Russians are looking to militarize the Arctic, making it all the more important for the U.S. to have a broad Arctic strategy that includes having sufficient troops based in Alaska.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's mild winter and spring weather has been a mixed blessing for berry pickers. "Painting a broad brush, it's a good year," said Pat Holloway, retired University of Alaska Fairbanks horticulture professor.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A state appeals court has rejected a Scammon Bay man's argument that Alaska's constitutional right to privacy entitled him to make a small amount of homebrew for personal use at home. Allen E.