National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have caught a tropically-inclined ocean sunfish 40 miles off Southeast Alaska's Icy Point; Ketchikan is experiencing its largest plankton bloom in at least 30 years; Auke Lake's out-migrating pink salmon left earlier this year than they ever have; water temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska and locally are a degree to several degrees warmer than normal, and whales have floated belly-up in Kodiak.
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Moose Mamas have a singular mission: to raise orphaned urban moose calves and release them into rural areas of the state suffering from flagging moose populations.
Climate change, shifting ocean chemistry and a warm Gulf of Alaska are giving Southeast fishermen and shellfish harvesters a new biotoxin to worry about.
Pick your poison: State income tax? State sales tax? A "cap" on Permanent Fund dividends? Draconian cuts to public services? A hike in oil taxes? It's time for Alaskans to make decisions, said Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.
JUNEAU - Towering cruise ships, sometimes four at a time, sit at port in Juneau at the peak of summer, delivering tourists important to the economy of this and other Southeast Alaska communities.
JUNEAU - Bill Walker is coming into the governor's office faced with high expectations for a renewed spirit of bipartisanship in Alaska politics and the grim reality of plunging oil prices and gaping budget holes.
...didn't experience before," he said during Tuesday's Senate Education Committee hearing.Susan McCauley, director of the division of teaching and learning support, said that for the 2013-2014 school year, Alaska had 75 five-star, 198...
JUNEAU - Vic Kohring, who was nominated for U.S. Senate last month by the Alaskan Independence Party, withdrew his candidacy in the interest of getting a "good Republican elected.
JUNEAU - Vic Kohring, a former state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge in 2011, has withdrawn his candidacy for U.S. Senate in the interest of getting Republican Dan Sullivan elected.
KENAI - A proposed temporary closure of the brown-bear hunting season inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is drawing opposition. Federal officials have proposed halting the hunting of brown bears when the season opens Sept.
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