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Standard and Poor's Ratings Services lowered the outlook on the State of Alaska's credit rating from "stable" to "negative" on Aug. 18, and gave politicians one year to reorganize the fiscal house before the downgrades accelerate.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:55pm

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.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:37pm

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.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:37pm

Six people were injured in a single-vehicle accident Monday morning near Clam Gulch.

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 3:56pm

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.

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 9:34pm

JUNEAU (AP) - A legislative committee plans to meet Tuesday to discuss whether to challenge Gov. Bill Walker's plan to expand Medicaid in Alaska.

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 9:34pm

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.

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 9:34pm

Since opening its doors in 1985, Kenai's LeeShore Center has served as a sanctuary for the community's women and children in need.

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 6:43pm


Sun, 08/16/2015 - 11:00pm

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.

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 11:00pm


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