Latest Alaska News

Alaska's governor-elect to be sworn in above Arctic Circle

Nov. 17, 2018 11:55 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's newly elected governor will be sworn in above the Arctic Circle, marking a first for the state. Republican Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy will become Alaska's top elected official Dec. 3, when he takes the oath of office in Noorvik, a tiny Inupiat Eskimo village more than a...

Groups protest plans for possible lease sale in Beaufort

Nov. 16, 2018 7:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal regulators are preparing an environmental review for a possible offshore lease sale in Alaska's Beaufort Sea and environmental groups are calling foul. The legality of Arctic Ocean offshore lease sales is the subject of a federal lawsuit. Environmental groups say it's...

Study finds healthy group of polar bears in sea near Alaska

Nov. 15, 2018 8:44 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere. Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change. But university and federal...

Study: Weak reporting on missing, murdered Native women

Nov. 14, 2018 8:23 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American nonprofit Wednesday. The...

The Latest: Bloomberg: Leader's GOP women claim misleading

Nov. 14, 2018 6:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional Republicans' leadership elections (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Michael Bloomberg's team says it's misleading for Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to claim that the billionaire is responsible for reducing the number of GOP women in Congress. Bloomberg...

Child at center of Ohio mass killing is safe, family says

Nov. 14, 2018 5:05 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A child at the center of a custody dispute that may have set off a gruesome Ohio massacre is safe in state custody, her great-grandfather said Wednesday, before one of the four suspects in the killings appeared in court. Leonard Manley, whose daughter and grandchildren were among the...

Runner who lost feet to frostbite completes first marathon

Nov. 13, 2018 4:59 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011 ran his first marathon and became an American citizen last week. Marko Cheseto, 35, finished 613th overall out of nearly 53,000 runners at the New York City Marathon, the Anchorage Daily...

Alaska psychologist sentenced in child porn case

Nov. 9, 2018 7:51 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 51-year-old Anchorage child psychologist has been sentenced to four years in federal prison in a child pornography case. Prosecutors say Russell Cherry also was sentenced Friday to 15 years of supervised release after he earlier pleaded guilty to one count...

Lawyer: Trump exceeded power by reversing Obama drilling ban

Nov. 9, 2018 6:51 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump exceeded his power when he signed an executive order reversing a ban on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of underwater canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, an attorney argued in federal court on Friday. Erik Grafe, an Alaska-based...

Alaska Native summit to bring fluent speakers together

Nov. 9, 2018 4:16 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An upcoming summit will bring together the last remaining speakers of three indigenous languages of Alaska, organizers said Friday. Nearly 70 speakers of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian are expected to attend the three-day event in Juneau that begins Nov. 13, according to Sealaska...