JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for a man who was reported missing from a cruise ship late Monday near Juneau and believed to have gone overboard.
A statement from Holland America Line Tuesday said the man was a crew member on the vessel Koningsdam and reported missing shortly after the ship had left Juneau.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin on Monday said the state's ranked choice voting system “needs to be changed,” though Alaska has yet to conduct an election under the system.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bill Allen, a central figure in a corruption scandal that rocked Alaska politics, has died.
SEATTLE (AP) — A cruise ship that struck an iceberg in Alaska has docked in Seattle for repairs.
The Norwegian Sun arrived in Seattle on Thursday. It hit part of an iceberg on Saturday near Hubbard Glacier in Alaska.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska state Sen. Dennis Egan, the son of the state's first governor, has died. He was 75.
Alaska Senate Democrats in a statement announced that Egan died Tuesday morning.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — School district officials in Alaska investigating how students at a summer child-care program were served floor sealant instead of milk say the two products were not on the same pallet as first believed.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross have advanced to the August special election for the state's only U.S. House seat.
Palin, Begich and Gross, an orthopedic surgeon, were among 48 candidates in last Saturday's special primary for the seat, which was left vacant following the death in March of Republican Rep.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A dozen children and two adults were served floor sealant instead of milk at a day care summer program at an Alaska elementary school after containers were apparently mixed up, the school district superintendent said Wednesday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The special primary for Alaska's only U.S. House seat moved forward as planned Saturday following a tense legal fight over ballot access issues that had cast a shadow over the election.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from an island in Juneau, Alaska on Tuesday after their plane crashed in the water.
The two survivors were the only passengers aboard the privately-owned aircraft, the Coast Guard said.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters are facing an election unlike any they’ve seen, with 48 candidates running to succeed the man who had held the state's only U.S. House seat for 49 years.
While some of the candidates in this week's special primary have name recognition, including Sarah Palin and Santa Claus — yes, Santa Claus — many are relative unknowns or political novices — a fishing guide, a contractor, a gold miner who went to prison for allegedly threatening federal land managers.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Ten Alaska state lawmakers do not plan to seek reelection this year, and eight others are running for other offices.
Fifty-nine of the Legislature's 60 seats are up for election.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old woman who fell overboard off a cruise ship in Alaska’s Inside Passage.
The Coast Guard ended the effort Tuesday after searching for the woman for about nine hours, Coast Guard Petty Office Ali Blackburn said.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some officials in Juneau have raised concerns about militarization of the police force after learning of the local police department’s plans to buy an armored security vehicle that can seat 12 officers.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The first large cruise ship of the season has arrived in Alaska, marking the start of what industry and tourism officials expect will be a more robust travel year after two pandemic-stunted seasons.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Mask requirements on public transportation in two of Alaska’s largest cities will no longer be required after a federal judge in Florida struck down the requirement, officials in Anchorage and Juneau said Tuesday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Officials have purchased a gondola in Austria for a city-owned ski area in Alaska's capital city, but questions remain about the installation and long-term plans for the gondola.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democrat Elvi Gray-Jackson said Friday that she is ending her run for U.S. Senate in Alaska and instead will seek reelection to the state Senate.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Rep. Don Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, has died. He was 88.
His office announced Young's death in a statement Friday night.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska legislative leaders are pursuing the idea of converting a building near the Capitol into 33 apartments that could be used for lawmakers and staff during sessions.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska legislative leaders on Wednesday voted to make mask wearing optional at legislative facilities, including the state Capitol, though mask use by lawmakers prior to the vote was in some cases spotty.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Sitka lawmaker broke his leg after crashing a paraglider in Anchorage last weekend.
Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, a Democrat, told the Anchorage Daily News he intended to return to Juneau late Wednesday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge has raised constitutional concerns with the handling of east Anchorage Senate districts and part of the southeast Alaska map by the board tasked with redrawing the state's political boundaries.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker said he is doing well after suffering what he described as a near-fatal heart attack last week.
Republican Rep. Ron Gillham of Soldotna said he began having discomfort late last Wednesday that he first thought might be indigestion.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature on Thursday rejected a proposal that called for higher annual salaries for lawmakers but restrictions on the daily allowance they can receive during sessions.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate on Wednesday unanimously rejected a proposal that would raise the annual salary for lawmakers but place new restrictions on the daily allowance that they can receive.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is set to give his fourth State of the State address on Tuesday.
The evening speech is set to be delivered before a joint session of the Legislature in Juneau, as is custom.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state transportation department has signed contracts with vendors to run catamarans to southeast Alaska communities affected by a lack of ferry service though some community leaders question if those options will meet resident needs for freight and groceries.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A commission tasked with reviewing legislative pay on Tuesday voted to raise the annual salary for Alaska lawmakers but to restrict the daily allowance lawmakers can receive. The changes will go forward unless the Legislature expressly rejects them.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Parts of southeast Alaska are getting assistance from the state after getting up to six feet (1.8 meters) of snow.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday issued a disaster declaration for the Yakutat, Juneau, Haines and Skagway areas, his office said in a statement.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's largest school district has resumed in-person classes in Anchorage after its winter break and schools in Juneau plan to do the same as COVID-19 cases rise.
Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop, in an online message to parents Tuesday, said the priority is “keeping our schools open and safe with in-person learning.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A commission tasked with making recommendations for state legislative pay advanced a proposal Tuesday to raise the annual salary for Alaska lawmakers from $50,400 to $64,000 and place limits on the daily allowance lawmakers receive.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native nonprofit organization has received a $2.9 million grant to start building a totem pole trail along Juneau’s waterfront.
The Sealaska Heritage Institute said the grant from the Andrew W.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A staff shortage at a city-owned ski area in Alaska where workers are paid less than the state minimum wage contributed to skiers having to wait an hour and a half in line for lift tickets and rentals this month.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Marines on snowmobiles helped Santa this month while delivering toys to boys and girls in Alaska's Arctic.
Marines flew to Kotzebue, which is 549 miles (884 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage and 26 miles (42 kilometers) above the Arctic Circle, on a KC-130 operated by the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 based in Okinawa, Japan.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Communities across Alaska will have thousands of free at-home COVID-19 test kits to distribute during the holidays, officials say.
Sarah Hargrave, Southeast regional public health nurse manager for the state of Alaska, told KTUU that close to 100,000 kits have been sent across Alaska.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native corporations face a year-end deadline to use federal coronavirus relief funds that the U.S. Supreme Court in late June ruled they were entitled to receive.
But some corporations have yet to receive funds and others face challenges distributing money they have received, said Hallie Bissett, executive director of the Alaska Native Village Corporation Association.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health officials are urging people to get vaccines and boosters as the omicron variant continues to spread across the nation.
Alaska has no confirmed cases of the variant, but officials want residents to be prepared.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government said Thursday that it's beginning the process of repealing a Trump-era rule that permitted road-building and logging harvesting in an enormous southeast Alaska rainforest that provides habitat for wolves, bears and salmon.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Programs run by tribal and local governments are seeking to help child care providers in Juneau but challenges remain even with higher wages and bonuses the programs make possible.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday in the southeast Alaska community of Kake, which a tribal official earlier said had gone into lockdown.
Alaska State Troopers arrested the man on a criminal trespass charge, troopers spokesperson Austin McDaniel said by email.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A hiker who was reported overdue on Sunday has been found dead, Juneau police said.
Police in a statement said the body of 63-year-old Douglas “Dugger” Shockley of Juneau was found Monday morning in the Dredge Lake area.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature is in special session but it's quiet at the Capitol, where many legislative offices have been dark, floor sessions in some cases have lasted seconds and little progress has been made toward resolving the state's fiscal issues.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seeking a 26th term in the U.S. House, Alaska's lone representative will face a challenger in 2022 with strong name recognition in the state.
Nicholas Begich III has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to challenge U.S.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — What was once a joyous fall rite in Alaska has become another thing for people to bicker about — the amount of money residents receive from the state’s oil wealth.
Checks of $1,114 are expected to be paid to about 643,000 Alaskans, beginning this week.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska state senators have tested positive for COVID-19 and a third was not feeling well and awaiting test results, Senate President Peter Micciche said Tuesday.
He did not identify the lawmakers who had tested positive.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The start of the Alaska Legislature’s special session has been pushed back to Monday.
It had originally been scheduled to start Friday, but has been pushed back to Monday afternoon to ensure enough lawmakers are present in Juneau to convent, Anchorage television station KTUU-TV reported.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian mining company has been looking for precious metals on Chichagof Island in southeast Alaska.
Millrock Resources, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company, several years ago applied to the U.S.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate approved a roughly $1,100 dividend on the last day of a special session Tuesday, after the House canceled its floor session and left the Senate with what amounted to a take-it-or-leave-it decision on the check for residents that the House had previously passed.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A member of the Alaska Legislature has apologized for saying Nazi experimentation on prisoners “produced results.”
State Rep. Sara Hannan, a Democrat from Juneau, made the comment Saturday when House minority Republicans were attempting a vote on whether the Nuremberg Code — ethics principles for human experimentation written after the Nazi atrocities of World War II were discovered — was still valid, the Juneau Empire reported.