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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An aging baby boomer population and a stagnate birthrate have caused Alaska's population to fall for the first time since the 1980s recession.

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:52pm

A portion of the closed Skilak Lake Road, the gravel road connecting the Sterling Highway to recreation areas on five lakes near Sterling, was reopened on Tuesday afternoon.

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:37pm

Alaska State Troopers arrested a Nikiski woman on Monday after getting a report that she had shot at a moving car near Island Lake Road. Just before 8 p.m.

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:36pm

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is replacing an eighth-grade history textbook called into question for containing potentially biased information.

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:13pm


Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:13pm

A Kenai man has been arrested after police accused him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. Joshua Brown, 20, was found by police in a car at the end of Spur View Drive in Kenai with the girl, according to court documents.

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:13pm

ANCHORAGE - Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer.

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:43pm

JUNEAU - Alaska has clear interests in protecting with extreme vigilance the water quality in rivers that flow into the state that could be affected by mine projects across the border in Canada, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said Monday.

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:12pm

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce next meets May 19 at noon at Frosos Restaurant in Soldotna. Presentations will include of Soldotna Chamber Scholarship Awards and a KPB School District Update with Superintendent Sean Dusek. RSVP to 262-9814.

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:21pm

Judge won't block plan to kill cormorants to save salmon PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A judge has refused to block a plan to shoot more than 10,000 double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River estuary. The plan was released earlier this year by the U.S.

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:43pm


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