Alaska

Alaska marijuana tax revenue dropped in January

Alaska's marijuana tax revenues decreased in January as supply shortages caused many shops to shut down temporarily or reduce their hours.<p>Seventeen …

Cannabis

Juneau's $170 million natural gas project on hold

Juneau's privately owned electric utility is holding off on plans to bring natural gas to Alaska's capital city due to lower oil prices.<p>Alaska …

Oil

Mental Health Trust seeks to change laws that limit how they spend money

The Trust Authority Building in Anchorage houses the main offices of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)<br>The …

Anchorage shoe store to shutter downtown location

Anchorage shoe boutique ShuzyQ said Tuesday it will close its downtown Fifth Avenue location and focus on its newer South Anchorage store.<p>Mother and …

Anchorage

Alaska fishing town rejects inclusivity measure

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A resolution aimed at promoting inclusivity in a small Alaska fishing community has been rejected after it proved too divisive.<p>The Homer City Council on Monday night voted 5-1 against the measure, which was aimed at affirming Homer's commitment to inclusion amid national …

LGBTQ

The 13+ most mind-blowing spots in Alaska

Alaska has an overwhelming sense of remoteness, coupled with a powerful proximity to wildlife. This world is shared with a vibrant ecosystem, …

Adventure Travel

Cruising Prince William Sound

Tricky entrances and fickle weather test seamanship skills, but dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife of Alaska’s Prince William Sound are ample …

New Zealand

How to Build a Dream Hunting Lodge in Middle-of-Nowhere Alaska

If you’ve got even an ounce of adventure in your bones, you’ve probably dreamt of dropping everything and surviving in the wilderness. That’s exactly …

Adventure Travel

Owner of new Sitka pot shop working to keep up with demand

A second marijuana retailer has opened for business in the southeast Alaska city of Sitka.<p>The Sitka Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/2mpD80u) Tuesday …

Northern Lights

Finance committee nixes amendment that would have slashed legislative pay

<b>JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) -</b> Just last week, a group of state representatives assigned to scour the Legislature's budget for potential savings introduced …

Government

Here's five things to know about Tuesday's Assembly agenda.

The Anchorage Assembly meets Tuesday at 5 p.m. on the bottom floor of the Loussac Library.<p>Highlights include public hearings on ordinances that would …

Anchorage

Deep snow, deep cold confront Polish adventurer on 1,600 km backcountry run

Michal Kielbasinski is trying to run the Yukon Quest trail from Whitehorse to Fairbanks, Alaska<p>Michal Kielbasinski, a Polish adventurer who's in the …

Yukon Quest

Ex-NHLer Joé Juneau fights back after Inuit hockey funding cut in half

MONTREAL—Joé Juneau spent a lifetime learning about teamwork and determination as a collegiate hockey player, an aeronautical engineering student and …

Northern Canada

Austin Smith’s Alaska Full Part + Interview

<b>Interview: Taylor Boyd | Photos: Andrew Miller</b><p><b>Let’s talk about Alaska, where this part was filmed.</b><p>Alaska’s the greatest place to snowboard on earth, …

Snowboarding

Agnico Eagle eyes hovercrafts to look for gold in Nunavut

Gold mining company says hovercrafts cheaper, safer than helicopters<p>Agnico Eagle is hoping a pair of hovercrafts will allow the gold mining company …

Alaska police fatally shoot armed man holding hostages

Police Chief Eric Jewkes said officers instructed the suspect a total of 55 times to put down his gun, lie down or otherwise reduce his threat …

Policing

2 Alaska highways reopen after weekend snow closures

Two northern Alaska highways closed by heavy snowfall reopened Monday.<p>Highways north of Fairbanks saw 7 to 9 inches of new snow Sunday and high winds …

Climate

The top cities that outwork the rest of America

Although many strive to find a balance between work and life, it remains out of reach for a lot of Americans.<p>As President Donald Trump vows to create …

Anchorage

Despite a 27-year age divide, father and son view each other as top Iditarod challenger

Mitch Seavey and his son Dallas don't discuss certain things when it comes to mushing.<p>While nearly three decades separate the two men, the Seaveys …

Dallas

Development planned for Ship Creek area leaves some wondering: What if there's an earthquake?

When the Alaska Railroad Corp. and a developer announced plans last month to build a residential complex in Anchorage's industrial Ship Creek …

Anchorage

Dog Sled Tours in Anchorage, Alaska

If you ever wanted to hang on behind the driving bow of a dog sled, Alaska offers various opportunities to experience the driving of sled dogs. Various outfits offer tours lasting 30 minutes up to an all-day or even two-day adventures. Some dog sled tours only allow you to ride in the sled, while …

Yukon Quest

A century for the Great One: Denali National Park celebrates 100th anniversary today

The Daily News-Miner encourages residents to make themselves heard through the Opinion pages. Readers' letters and columns also appear online at …

Denali National Park

Alaska Brown Bears Photography Workshop 2018

Schedule<p><b>Tuesday, August 7, 2018:</b> Arrive in Anchorage, Alaska. Meet and greet with Richard followed by group dinner. Spend the night at Sheraton …

Surprise! These Ships Are Infinitely Superior, and Certainly Cheaper, Than a Standard Alaska Cruise | Frommer's

advertisement<p>In the summer travel season of 2016, vacation cruises of the coast of Alaska were a popular standout. Overreacting to terror attacks in …

Iditarod musher’s year of panic after stalker attacked her during race

By MARK THIESSEN<p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One of dog mushing’s leading figures has suffered panic attacks and undergone therapy in the year since she …

Alaska Denies Crucial Safe Zone for Denali Wolves

The state of Alaska Board of Game rejected a proposal to reinstate a wolf safe zone outside a portion of Denali National Park and Preserve. The …

Denali National Park

Alaska man wins 1,000-mile international sled dog race

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Turns out the fourth time was a charm for a 25-year-old Alaska man who won the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race Tuesday.<p>Matt Hall of Two Rivers crossed the finish line in downtown Fairbanks just after noon, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported …

Murkowski says Trump policies on Arctic, climate still unclear

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, left, and Norwegian member of parliament Eirik Sivertsen took questions from reporters during a meeting of the Conference …

Climate Change

Theater named for Peratrovich

Elizabeth Peratrovich's name now stands over the theater in the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, placed there by the U.S. Forest Service and the …

Alaska Natives

Torque time | 2017 GMC Sierra HD First Drive

It's not the truck that counts, it's how you use it. It's the heavy stuff you fit in its bed or the extremely heavy stuff that gets hooked up to the tow hitch. The ATV, the Jet Skis, the trailer with more square footage than a Greenwich Village apartment. Perhaps you need to get Seabiscuit or, uh, …

Denali (Mt. McKinley)