Alaska’s winter was warmer than average

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:48

Most of Alaska had a warmer, wetter winter than usual, and a warmer, drier summer may be on its way.

Land auction opens

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 21:46
Would-be rural settlers can own a slice of the Last Frontier on the cheap

Would-be rural settlers can own a slice of the Last Frontier on the cheap.

Next steps after sheep, goats test positive for pathogen

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 21:43

Some of Alaska’s wild sheep and goat populations are infected with a bacterium game managers and hunters have been nervous about, though the implications aren’t quite clear yet.

Walker nominates 2, including fish board chair, to federal fish council

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:53

Gov. Bill Walker has nominated two Alaskans for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council — one a current member and one the chairman of the Board of Fisheries.

Bill seeks to expand cottage food sales, farm tours

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:53

Kenai Peninsula farmer and local food advocates are leading the charge for a bill to expand what local farms can offer for consumers and tourists.

Juneau Rep. Sam Kito III will not run for re-election in 2018

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:49

Kito will remain in office and continue to serve his district until the end of the term.

State budget battles may stall amid election year

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:24

Three years into the Legislature’s budget battles, a comprehensive fix to the state’s fiscal problems doesn’t seem likely to come down this year.

Conflict sparks over Walker’s fish board appointment

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:36

Sportfishing groups are raising a hue and cry about Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed appointee to the Board of Fisheries.

Alaska finances better, not good, new report suggests

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:39
Department of Revenue’s oil forecast boosts expected earnings by more than $200 million

Projections show average oil prices $5 higher than they were in the fall.

UAF launches center focusing on salmon, society

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:36

The University of Alaska is diving into broad social issues tied to salmon, with the hope of finding solutions to longstanding conflicts and future challenges.