Alaska

A Government Scientist Said the Trump Administration Tried to Muzzle Him Over Climate Change

And now he's blowing the whistle.<p>There's a pervasive strain of anti-intellectualism that has run through certain factions of the Republican party for quite some time now. We thought it would peak during the Bush years, but nobody could have seen Donald Trump's administration coming. An …

Alaska Natives

Climate Scientist: Alaskans Are In Danger Because I Was Reassigned

Joel Clement, a top climate policy official at the U.S. Department of Interior, has proclaimed himself a whistleblower. What is the grave injustice …

Alaska Natives

Anchorage conservatives hope to undo the city’s transgender protections

An ugly fight could return to the city.<p>Anchorage, Alaska has had years of fights over whether to protect its LGBTQ citizens — and it could be bracing …

Anchorage

Shots fired at early morning Flight Deck Bar robbery

<b>ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -</b> At 1:04 a.m., on Thursday, Anchorage police responded to an armed robbery at Flight Deck Bar, 832 W International Airport …

Policing

Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted For Speaking Out On Climate Change

A former head policy adviser at the Interior Department is accusing the Trump Administration of reassigning him to a lesser position for speaking out about the dangers of climate change.<p>Joel Clement, a scientist who was director of the Interior Department's Office of Policy Analysis for much of the …

Alaska Natives

Find Urban and Outdoor Adventure in Anchorage and Denali National Park

Anchorage, Alaska, was born as a railroad tent city on the shores of Ship Creek. Today, Alaska’s biggest city holds about half the state’s entire …

Denali National Park

Anchorage gets federal grant to develop Muldoon park

East Anchorage just got money for a new park.The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service on Wednesday announced a grant of …

Anchorage

On-site consumption back on the table for Alaska pot businesses

A battery-powered oil rig, seen here at a 2015 cannabis job fair in Anchorage, heats small amount of concentrated cannabis product to the point of …

Cannabis

S&P Downgrades Alaska Again

<b>S&P Global Ratings</b> is at it again. It downgraded Alaska's general obligation debt to double-A from double-A-plus on Tuesday.<p>As recently as the end of …

S&P Global

Fortune Brainstorm Tech Tackles Diversity

Short up top today, since I’m in Aspen helping the team prepare for <i>Fortune Brainstorm Tech,</i> which gets underway at 2pm Mountain Time.<p>I can already …

Alaska Natives

Magnitude 7.7 quake hits Alaska - USGS | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jul 18, 2017 06:02 am | Updated Date: Jul 18, 2017 …

U.S. Geological Survey

Where do military recruits come from? Not the District.

In fiscal 2015, the District of Columbia sent the fewest people into the military, compared with the 50 states: 84, or 0.06 percent, of 145,270 total recruits. The nation’s capital lands at the bottom even when accounting for its smaller population. California sent the largest share, 11.7 percent, …

Alaska Natives

At deadline, Alaska Legislature cuts oil subsidies to help budget

After weeks of on-again, off-again negotiations, the Alaska Legislature has cut the state subsidy of oil and gas drilling. A compromise proposal …

Government

Is a premium Alaska Visa Signature Card coming?

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Airlines

Republicans use state payoffs to win votes for repeal bill

Republicans hammered Democrats seven and a-half years ago for larding Obamacare with state-specific payoffs and sweeteners to secure the last few votes for passage. Who can forget the “Cornhusker Kickback,” which funneled $45 million to Nebraska to nail the support of former Sen. Ben Nelson?<p>But the …

Alaska Natives

Cascade Brewing Denali Hop Sour Release

This Friday at opening at both pubs, we will tap continue our single-hop sour series with Denali Hop Sour, a sour blond ale aged in oak wine barrels …

Denali (Mt. McKinley)

Obituary: Miami Circuit Judge Charles Edelstein dies at 78 | Miami Herald

Charles “Chuck” Edelstein, a retired senior judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit and national consultant on court management, began his career in 1965 …

Denali National Park

See the wonders of the northern lights on a winter tour of Alaska

See and photograph the aurora borealis on an eight-day "Alaska Winter Wonders” tour that includes seven opportunities to view the northern lights.<p>John Hall's Alaska trip transports participants from Fairbanks to Bettles, just north of the Arctic Circle, and then south through Talkeetna and …

Denali National Park

US approves oil drilling in Alaska waters, prompting fears for marine life

Italian company plans to drill four exploration wells in the Arctic, which some say will endanger polar bears, bowhead whales and other marine mammals<p>An Italian multinational oil and gas company has received permission to move ahead with drilling plans in federal waters off Alaska which …

Alaska Natives

An (Un)Average Joe Versus Denali

Joe Stiles is not a normal man. He has the word “suffer” tattooed on the inside of his bottom lip. When he skis the San Juan Mountains and the resort …

Denali (Mt. McKinley)

Alaska rep nets big king between special session duties

FAIRBANKS — Rep. Scott Kawasaki netted this hefty king salmon at Chitina last week during a brief reprieve from the capitol.<p>Kawasaki, a Democrat who …

Working around the clock to make sure the trans-Alaska Pipeline holds water

A group of 798 pipeliners welds a section of the Trans Alaska Pipeline. (Photo courtesy of Diane Schenker)Robert Grove had spent three years living …

Alaska stands to lose $3.1 billion from Medicaid under GOP healthcare plan

The proposed changes to Medicaid in a draft of the Republican healthcare bill would cut federal funding for the program in Alaska by 28 percent and …

ObamaCare

The Trump administration just saved Obamacare in Alaska

<i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p>The Trump administration took a big step Tuesday to make Obamacare work better, potentially lowering …

Health Care

Judge to decide if dispute over $1 million napkin deal should advance to jury trial

<b>ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -</b> Was a $1 million deal scribbled on a napkin a legally binding contract to buy a portion of Alaska's largest newspaper?<p>That …

Alaska Gets Approval for Plan to Bolster Health Insurance Markets

The Trump administration on Tuesday approved a plan letting Alaska set up a federally funded reinsurance program to shore up the state’s Affordable Care Act marketplace, a model that other states will likely emulate.<p>The state sought a waiver to use ACA money to reimburse insurers for their …

Health Care

Fairbanks man charged with murder in death of girlfriend

FAIRBANKS—A Fairbanks man has been charged with the Saturday killing of his girlfriend at the Hamilton Acres apartment they shared.<p>Roberto Leal Jr., …

Crime

US military plane crashes in Mississippi; 16 dead

Denali National Park

Health care debate will also impact jobs in Indian Country

<i>This story</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> Trahant Reports <i>and is republished here with permission.</i><p>I am not sure of the exact year. It probably happened around …

Alaska Natives

Video: Floatplane crashes into Anchorage house

A floatplane crashed into a West Anchorage neighborhood Sunday afternoon, tearing a gaping hole in a house before coming to rest crumpled in the …

Anchorage