Politics

UAA sports facilities re-open as quake-related repairs continue

UAA sports facilities re-open as quake-related repairs continue

The two sports facilities at UAA are open again, although the university’s athletes continue to practice off-campus and a Saturday gymnastics meet has been canceled. The annual Green & Gold intrasquad gymnastics meet is the only event so far affected by Friday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the UAA athletic department said […]

Alaska Senate organization takes shape, one month from start of session

Alaska Senate organization takes shape, one month from start of session

JUNEAU — The situation in the Alaska House of Representatives , but the organization of the 20-member Alaska Senate is coming together after November’s elections. On Wednesday morning, the six-member Senate Democratic minority announced its committee assignments for the coming year. That follows by the 14-member, predominantly Republican Senate majority […]

Dragged carpet roll investigated in Fairbanks man’s death

Dragged carpet roll investigated in Fairbanks man’s death

FAIRBANKS – A video showing a car pulling a rolled-up carpet down a snowy Fairbanks road may be linked to the death of a man found dead in the vehicle later that night. A white Volvo station wagon is seen pulling a rolled piece of carpeting onto College Road near […]

Earthquake rodeo: Neighbors track down galloping runaways in Eagle River Valley

Earthquake rodeo: Neighbors track down galloping runaways in Eagle River Valley

Seamus and Charlie knew just what to do when the big quake hit. Run. When the shaking started in their Eagle River Valley neighborhood, the shaggy-haired 12-year-old and his teenage buddy bolted in the direction of Walmart and didn’t look back. Things could have ended badly for the runaways that […]

Kodiak spaceport plans new building as demand increases

Kodiak spaceport plans new building as demand increases

KODIAK — The Alaska Aerospace Corp. plans to construct a temporary building to support launch operations at the spaceport on Kodiak Island. File — A rocket leaves the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska in Kodiak (Alaska Aerospace Corp. handout photo) Officials solicited bids last month for the manufacture and delivery of materials […]

Wisconsin Republicans OK weakening incoming Democratic governor and attorney general

Wisconsin Republicans OK weakening incoming Democratic governor and attorney general

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Legislature passed a sweeping measure Wednesday that shifts power to the Republican-controlled body and weakens the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition during a lame-duck legislative session to reduce the powers of Gov.-elect Tony Evers […]

Tariff pause doesn’t alter talks with China on Alaska LNG, officials say

Tariff pause doesn’t alter talks with China on Alaska LNG, officials say

Alaska Gasline Development Corp. officials believe the recent announcement of a 90-day pause on new tariffs between the U.S. and China is a positive development, but it has not changed their broader approach to reaching firm agreements with their Chinese counterparts. President Donald Trump with China‘s President Xi Jinping during […]

Post-earthquake updates: All lanes open on the Glenn Highway at Mirror Lake and Eklutna

Post-earthquake updates: All lanes open on the Glenn Highway at Mirror Lake and Eklutna

As repairs are made and crews work around the clock, here are the latest road updates from the and the : Road and lane closures • On the Glenn Highway at Mirror Lake and Eklutna, all lanes were reopened Wednesday morning, according to the Anchorage Police Department. • All lanes […]