Latest Alaska News

Barge bound for Alaska runs aground in British Columbia

Nov. 13, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — No injuries were reported and there was no marine pollution when a barge headed to Alaska grounded near Vancouver Island, officials said. The Nana Provider owned by Alaska Marine Lines ran aground on Quadra Island around 8 p.m. Saturday, The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday....

Palin says she learned of divorce plans from attorney

Nov. 12, 2019 4:17 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a Christian broadcaster she learned her husband was seeking a divorce in an email from his attorney. The revelation came in an interview released Tuesday with James Dobson, founder of the Family Talk Christian ministry. He said the interview had...

Kentucky new No. 1 in AP Top 25 after beating Michigan State

Nov. 11, 2019 3:54 PM EST

Kentucky is back in a familiar position under John Calipari: No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll. The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky. They earned 64 of...

Washington rallies, stuns No. 16 Baylor 67-64 in Alaska

Nov. 9, 2019 1:54 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Isaiah Stewart opened his collegiate career by stealing a victory from a ranked foe. The freshman made a go-ahead basket with 30 seconds left, Nahziah Carter scored 23 points and Washington beat No. 16 Baylor 67-64 on Friday night. Carter hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:38 left. After...

Kansas Rep. Watkins pays account after foreclosure lawsuit

Nov. 8, 2019 5:02 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kansas Rep. Steve Watkins paid a homeowners association in Alaska that was seeking to foreclose on his condominium, an email sent by the property manager shows. The email shows that Watkins called the property manager to resolve the matter on Thursday, the same day that The...

Alaska university taking PB&J as payment for parking tickets

Nov. 6, 2019 3:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — What a lip-smacking offer! Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly. KTUU-TV reported the university would take donations for their annual payment tradition...

Election official rejects effort to recall Alaska governor

Nov. 4, 2019 8:22 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Supporters of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy vowed to take their fight to court after an election official on Monday rejected their bid to move forward with seeking to oust him from office. Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai said she based her decision on...

The Latest: Recall group to challenge denial in court

Nov. 4, 2019 7:20 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The group seeking to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says it will take its case to court after its application was denied by a state elections official. Jahna Lindemuth, an attorney for the...

Showdown: Michigan St-Kentucky, Kansas-Duke tip-off season

Nov. 4, 2019 5:13 PM EST

The nation's top teams don't have to wait long to find out how they measure up against some of the best competition. Answers will come quickly for No. 1 Michigan State, No. 2 Kentucky, No. 3 Kansas and No. 4 Duke in the Champions Classic, the marquee event in college basketball's opening week. The Jayhawks and...

Correction: Fatal Plane Crashes-Average story

Nov. 4, 2019 5:02 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a story Nov. 3 about the rate of fatal airplane crashes in Alaska, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 2 percent of the nation's population live in Alaska. That figure is about .02 percent. A corrected version of the story is below: Rate of Alaska fatal plane crashes...