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Alaska seafood industry braces for China tariff pain

SEWARD, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska fishermen are used to coping with fickle weather and wild ocean waves. Now they face a new challenge: the United States’ trade war with China, which buys $1 billion in Alaskan fish annually, making it the state’s top seafood export market.


Harding Icefield — change isn’t just coming, it’s here

The Harding Icefield, located in the Kenai Mountains of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, feeds at least 38 glaciers, including Exit Glacier.Photo by Emily Stone


Natural Connections: Harding icefield

The still air was heavy with moisture as I hiked up the Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park outside Seward, Alaska. Dense clouds hung low, and fingers of fog crept up the valleys. It was typical weather for a temperate rainforest, I kept reminding myself, but gloomy all the same.As


Draft revision to Chugach Forest plan released

The plan provides a framework for how the government manages the Chugach National Forest, which covers the eastern half of the Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound and the Copper River Delta. Most of the population of Alaska lives within a two-hour drive of the forest.


Police: Alaska man, son caught on video killing bear, cubs

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A father and son skied to a remote bear den on an Alaska island, shot a mother bear in front of her two cubs and then one of them turned his rifle on the shrieking newborns, killing them, authorities said.


Fifth body found in crashed Alaska plane; no body recovery planned

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A fifth body was found on Friday in the wreckage of an Alaska sightseeing plane that crashed near North America’s tallest peak, leaving no doubt the pilot perished with his four Polish passengers on the steep mountainside, authorities said.


APD: Saturday smoke over JBER just a drill

Glenn Highway motorists might see black smoke rising from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Saturday, but it’s only a drill.The Anchorage Police Department sent out a Nixle alert shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday warning the public there will be a firefighting drill on base between 9 a.m. and noon. There


Bodies, wreckage will not be recovered in Alaska crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A small airplane that crashed in Alaska's Denali National Park, killing five people on board, will remain on a near-vertical mountainside because of the substantial risk to recovery crews, officials said Friday.


Alaska DOT removes political campaign signs, sparks outrage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Transportation seized several political campaign signs last week in Anchorage, sparking protests and outrage from candidates and campaign officials.The Anchorage Daily Newsreportstransportation officials say the signs were illegally placed along stat


Video shows woman shooting up in Downtown

It's not a new issue in Downtown Anchorage, but a recent video that surfaced on social media is raising questions about Alaska's drug problem, and whether it's getting worse.Miykael Taylor, who recorded the video and later posted it to social media, said it's not the first time he's seen drug activi


Giant Moose Caught Casually Strolling Along Middle Of Highway

It's always nice when you're on a long drive to have something to look out of the window at. Scenery, water, beaches... moose on the loose? Well, admittedly, it's not every day you see that. But it's exactly what this guy in Anchorage, Alaska, saw as he looked out of his window on a late midnight dr


3 accused of approaching bears at national park in Alaska

Meanwhile, to enjoy the bears that are currently at Brooks Camp in the Katmai National Park and Preserve without getting too close, here's a live look.


‘It’s still wild out here’: Anchorage hip-hop artist Tayy Tarantino chronicles hard truths in ‘To Live and Die in AK’

Anchorage hip hop artist Tayy Tarantino surrounded by photos of Anchorage homicide victims, who he pays tribute to on his new album, “To Live and Die in AK.” (Photo by Bad Agenda)


AP News - Alaska ranger recounts hanging from rope above crashed plane

The sightseeing plane, with five people inside, crashed on a vertical crevasse. The ice may have pulled away from the mountainside, with snow piled up in the gap, creating what climbers call a false floor.


Alaska Volcano Observatory to get $12M for equipment, staff | Newstalk 750 - 103.7 KFQD

KTVA-TV reports the budget increase will replace the aging and outdated equipment used by the observatory, which is a joint program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the state Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.


School district recommended school start time is far from done deal

In June, after many longs days and collecting input and data, the Anchorage School District settled on two recommendations for suggested new school start times for students.The main concern was high school students were not getting enough sleep and spending the first few hours of class imitating "Th


APD: Clerk made illegal database searches

Bianca Purcell, 39, was arraigned on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 on charges of illegally accessing Anchorage police databases as an APD clerk. (Credit: Rachel McPherron/KTVA)


APD seeking two men who 'physically attacked' child

"The two adult males engaged the juvenile in conversation, asking him to play basketball with them," police wrote. "When the juvenile declined and continued walking away, the two males became verbally aggressive and physically attacked the juvenile victim."


Man whose nose was bitten in fight set free

Robert Russell, 38, the suspect in a theft attempt and fight during which the victim bit part of his nose off, was told Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 that he was free after state officials declined to prosecute the case. (Credit: Daniella Rivera/KTVA)


Alaska ranger recounts hanging from rope above crashed plane

The sightseeing plane, with five people inside, crashed on a vertical crevasse. The ice may have pulled away from the mountainside, with snow piled up in the gap, creating what climbers call a false floor.