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Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

ANCHORAGE - Tribal organizations and fishing groups in Alaska are urging federal fishery managers to drastically reduce the number of king salmon allowed to be inadvertently caught by commercial pollock trawlers each year.
Sidelined helicopter disrupts service to remote village

ANCHORAGE - The only flight service to a remote Alaska island village has been cut off for three weeks because a designated helicopter was sidelined by maintenance work, but the service provider said Friday the aircraft is expected to be returned to service Saturday.Oregon-based Erickson Inc. spokeswoman Susie Elliott said the last flight to Alaska's Little Diomede Island was Jan. 22. The Alaska Native village of Diomede is located on the western coast of the island, about 650 miles northwest of Anchorage and only 3 miles from Big Diomede Island, Russia.
Budget crunch idles Guard units across US

...Concord, New Hampshire; Don Thompson in Sacramento, California; Jennifer McDermott in Providence, Rhode Island; Rachel D'Oro in Anchorage, Alaska; Jeff Barnard in Grants Pass, Oregon; Wilson Ring in Montpelier, Vermont; Christopher Sherman...
Walker ousts Parnell

ANCHORAGE - Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor's race following an aggressive challenge to Republican Gov. Sean Parnell that included joining campaigns with a Democratic rival.
Walker introduces transition team

ANCHORAGE - Bill Walker, the leading candidate for Alaska governor, introduced former state Sen. Rick Halford and Ana Hoffman of Bethel on Wednesday as co-chairs of his gubernatorial transition team.
Weird weather lingers in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow.
Parnell gets boost from Romney

ANCHORAGE - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a last-minute pitch Monday for Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, who is waging an uphill battle against independent candidate Bill Walker.
Parnell, Walker outline Native views

ANCHORAGE - Republican Alaska incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell and independent challenger Bill Walker weighed in on various issues Friday during a candidate forum at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage.
Gubernatorial candidates wage end push

ANCHORAGE - The campaigns for Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and independent candidate Bill Walker are each launching their final push ahead of Tuesday's election.
Intense storm headed to Aleutian Islands

...Management. Fall storms routinely batter many coastal communities, and erosion has long been a problem.___Follow Rachel D'Oro at .


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