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NORTH POLE (AP) - About 25 years ago, a judge ordered artist Dan Bates to paint a mural as the penalty for a youthful indiscretion.

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 9:44pm

KETCHIKAN (AP) - It takes approximately eight minutes and 52 seconds for a shuttle carrying astronauts to the International Space Station to get to space, according to astronaut Steve Swanson, who visited Ketchikan earlier this month.

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 9:43pm

The United States assumed the Chair of the Arctic Council last month in an international event held in Canada and attended by leaders from around the world. Unfortunately, it seems like this barely registered to most Americans.

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:22pm

In 2012 the Ninilchik-to-Boulder Point setnet fishery was closed for much of the season to conserve king salmon.

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:22pm

Now, it's personal. On Monday morning, state employees received an unpleasant message from Gov. Bill Walker. If the Legislature can't come to an agreement on a budget by July 1, the state will lay off 15,000 of its 16,000 employees.

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:22pm

Kenai Central graduate Taylor Ostrander took 13th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Canton, New York.

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:47pm

After taking two games at Colony on Thursday, the Homer softball team completed a sweep of the road trip by defeating Wasilla 11-8 on Friday and Palmer 23-10 on Saturday.

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:47pm

A ten-foot burn pile sparked a half-acre wildfire on Sunday after a man lost control of it near his Funny River home. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 1:30 p.m.

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:25pm

A man was found dead Sunday in Kenai's Municipal Park. Kenai Police were called to the scene at about 8:30 a.m. after getting a report of a man who had been found on the ground, according to a media release.

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:13pm

Connections Home School Program Principal Lee Young left the school along with the 2015 graduating class.

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:13pm

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