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New rules may curb spring harvest of Prince William Sound black bears

Alaska Dispatch News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:44
New rules may curb spring harvest of Prince William Sound black bears This year the hunt in Game Management Unit 6D is a registration hunt rather than a general hunt. Consequently, hunters must report any black bear they’ve taken within five days.April 28, 2016

Sometimes reluctantly, Republicans accepting Trump as their nominee

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:37
Supporters cheer as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses them during a rally at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Wednesday ...

How the bison, once nearing extinction, lived to become America's national mammal

Alaska Dispatch News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:37
How the bison, once nearing extinction, lived to become America's national mammal The National Bison Legacy Act designates the animal as the national mammal of the United States.April 28, 2016

Living <b>Alaska</b>: A 360-degree view on Bodenburg Butte

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:26
I have written more stories about simple, but ultimately fatal, mistakes in Alaska's backcountry than I care to count. I have more of my own close-call ...

Shelley Hughes Files for <b>Alaska</b> State Senate

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:15
Senator Bill Stoltze recently announced his retirement, leaving a vacancy in the seat for the 30th Alaska State Legislature convening in 2017. Senate ...

Sometimes reluctantly, Republicans accepting Trump as their nominee

Alaska Dispatch News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:14
Sometimes reluctantly, Republicans accepting Trump as their nominee Republican stalwarts opposed to the controversial mogul remain fearful of the damage he might inflict on the party’s down-ballot candidates, but many believe the billionaire cannot be stopped and are exhausted by the prospect of a contested July convention.April 28, 2016

Homes for Heroes program now available in <b>Alaska</b>

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:03
A program to thank heroes by making the home buying, selling or refinancing process a little easier has finally come to Alaska. The Homes for Heroes ...

<b>Alaska&#39;s</b> oil bust results in crude reality for state budget

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:03
JUNEAU, Alaska -- Oil closed on Thursday at $46 a barrel -- that is a 20 percent drop from a year ago. The oversupply has oil-producing states like ...

Teen birth rate hits all-time low, led by 50 percent decline among Hispanics and blacks

Alaska Dispatch News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:34
Teen birth rate hits all-time low, led by 50 percent decline among Hispanics and blacks The decline of the past decade has occurred in all regions in the country and among all races. But the most radical changes have been among Hispanic and black teens, whose birth rates have dropped nearly 50 percent since 2006.April 28, 2016

Superintendent Finalists Announced

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:30
In alphabetical order, the two candidates are: Steve Atwater, current interim dean of the University of Alaska Fairbank School of Education, and Deena ...

A Harlem Globetrotter sinks crazy shots from catwalk, roof of <b>Alaska</b> Airlines Center

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:18
They expect to continue their winning streak during three games in Alaska over the weekend, playing in Anchorage on Friday and Saturday and in ...

Russians choose Chinese explorers for Arctic oil

Alaska Dispatch News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:18
Russians choose Chinese explorers for Arctic oil While a flotilla of seismic vessels lie idle in nearby Norway, a Russian oil company has hired the China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) for its seismic operations in the Barents Sea.April 28, 2016

Laid-off <b>Alaska</b> oil worker goes back to school amid economic turmoil

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:22
He's not alone -- the falling price of oil per barrel has left Alaska's economy in turmoil. Governor Walker is now considering Alaska's first income tax in ...

Church tackles Hawaii&#39;s homeless problem with igloos from <b>Alaska</b>

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:11
With a surging homeless crisis in Hawaii, the First Assembly of God has set up 12 fiberglass igloos to provide shelter, privacy, and dignity for those in ...

Reykjavik, anyone? Summer flight schedules mean more destinations for Alaskans

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:48
May is an exciting time for travelers in Alaska. Aside from the glorious onset of round-the-clock daylight, more airlines ramp up service to bring tourists ...

Erickson, vets set sights on <b>Alaska</b>

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:48
But now, Erickson has narrowed his charitable focus to two passions — his respect for military veterans, and his love for the wild charms of Alaska.

Reykjavik, anyone? Summer flight schedules mean more destinations for Alaskans

Alaska Dispatch News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:47
Reykjavik, anyone? Summer flight schedules mean more destinations for Alaskans All airlines are adding summertime service to Anchorage -- and that often means more competition and lower prices. April 28, 2016

ConocoPhillips reports millions in <b>Alaska</b> losses as company cuts back

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:06
As far as its Alaska operations, Conoco reported losing $52 million in income before taxes during the first quarter of this year. Last year, during the ...

Divided Aleppo plunges back into war as hospital is destroyed

Alaska News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:30
The Doctors Without Borders-backed al-Quds hospital in Aleppo, Syria, was damaged by airstrikes Thursday. Abdalrhman Ismail / Reuters. BEIRUT ...

Three in Valley sign up for Alaska House seat vacated by Palmer legislator

Alaska Dispatch News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:28
Three in Valley sign up for Alaska House seat vacated by Palmer legislatorChugiak Republican Sen. Bill Stoltze’s retirement has set off a cascade of candidacies, as three people have recently signed up to run for the House seat vacated by Palmer GOP Rep. Shelley Hughes as she seeks to replace Stoltze.April 28, 2016

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