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State to suspend same-sex marriage appeal

...of Appeals for a stay on its ongoing appeal of the ruling that legalized gay marriage in the state, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Law said. If the stay is granted, or if the 9th Circuit Court issues one on its own, the state's...
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - Twice a year, Marcus Dodge assigns a worker to don disposable coveralls and a respirator for a trip to a downtown Fairbanks parking garage to clean up deposits from a non-native species.
Man accused of killing parents with ax

...have law enforcement officers."That's a reality of living in rural Alaska," said Megan Peters, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Public Safety, on Friday.While people in the Lower 48 might complain about law officers taking 15...
Passengers in emergency landing leave Cold Bay airport

...Anchorage.The replacement plane departed from Cold Bay shortly before 4 p.m., according to Jill Reese, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.While the passengers waited to depart, they were initially required...
Bloody bear tracks seen near Denali National Park in the winter."There are all sorts of reasons a bear might be out now," said Cathie Harms, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. "Poor den site choice, an older bear, a hungry bear, a sick bear...
Highway to Valdez could reopen Wed.

...trans-Alaska pipeline by Wednesday afternoon, nearly two weeks after avalanches cut off highway access.A spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Transportation said Tuesday that road crews are nearing completion of snow removal from the last blockage...
LeConte is stable, but still in danger

At 10 p.m. on Sunday, Juneau resident Brandi Reynoldson put her truck with three-quarters of her household goods on the state ferry LeConte, bound for Sitka.
State eyes highway restrictions

...really appreciate the opportunity to hunt in a place where firearms aren't allowed," said Cathie Harms, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. It's unlikely highway restrictions would have made a difference in this...
Group petitions states to add oceans to list of 'impaired' waterways

...under the Clean Water Act would allow states to set limits on the discharge of pollutants. Lynda Giguere, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, said neither Commissioner Larry Hartig nor Division of Water Director Lynn...
FBI probes pressure on oil regulators

The FBI is investigating whether Alaska political appointees improperly punished state regulators who tried to enforce environmental rules against oil companies operating in Alaska, according to people contacted by investigators.


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