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10 min ago | APRN
BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, is planning to lay off 275 employees and contractors early next year. The State of Alaska filed motions in federal court Monday to participate in lawsuits that seek to halt or delay the U.S. Forest Service's planned Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island.
4 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner
BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year. BP's business in Alaska will be smaller because of the previously announced sale of its interests in four North Slope oil fields to Hilcorp, spokeswoman Dawn Patience said.
7 hrs ago | Seward City News
The headstone on Alaska Nellie's grave has been stabilized and given a bit of an uplift thanks to the extensive volunteer effort of some fellow birders who care about preserving local history. Jim Herbert and Kerry Martin were attending one of local historian Lee Poleske's annual Solstice cemetery tours this summer, when he mentioned that "Alaska Nellie's" gravestone, located in the Seward Community Cemetery, was in really bad shape.
8 hrs ago | APRN
The airline began flying smaller, turboprop planes between Anchorage and Fairbanks earlier this year. They also flew summer routes between Anchorage and Kodiak.
12 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News
The Peterson Group's new house construction at 8967 Dry Creek Loop features Alaska made products used in the building and is staged with art work from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and blue hollomon gallery. The home near Sand lake and W Dimond Blvd. was photographed on Friday, September 12, 2014.
17 hrs ago | Peninsula Clarion
Jerry Terp, 59, of Kenai, won the Colonist category at this year's Alaska State Fair's Great Alaska Beard Contest in Palmer. Terp was severely burned in a house fire in October 2010.
A self-described free-market think tank that publishes the earnings of thousands of public employees in Alaska is not so open when it comes to disclosing its financial supporters -- including the conservative Outside group that has funneled large grants its way. One of the values of the Alaska Policy Forum is not disclosing donors, but the source of its limited money is less important than the group's focus on transparency in government, fiscal accountability and school reform, said David Boyle, executive director.
A giant hotspot in the North Pacific Ocean may help explain why a massive ocean sunfish was spotted in Prince William Sound this month and a skipjack tuna was caught in a gillnet weeks earlier near the mouth of Copper River, scientists say. Both species are unusual visitors to Alaska.
Prince of Wales Island is slated to get Alaska Marine Highway System ferry service next summer, but the primary goal isn't to improve transportation. The reason the ferry LeConte will start serving the island, as well as an unused ferry terminal south of Petersburg on Mitkof Island, is to bail the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities out of a tight spot and potentially save the state millions of dollars.
Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large. A group of family members and friends was outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in Anchorage at 4:25 a.m. Sunday when one of the family members and the suspects began arguing.
The kids are back in school, and parents and teachers are once again tasked with finding them quality books to help improve their reading skills. One recent entry that fits that bill comes from Fairbanks resident Kirkpatrick Hill.
Holli Erickson talks to Pat Deis as she goes door to door in south Anchorage urging potential Mark Begich for US Senate voters to vote in the upcoming general election. Erickson works for Salmon PAC, a political action committee touting Begich's stand on salmon issues including GMO salmon and the proposed Pebble Mine.
On a Tuesday in late July, three teachers waited at the baggage claim of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport amid cruise tourists and North Slope workers. None had yet set foot on Alaska soil outside the airport.
Project leader Dr. Rick Knecht displays a rare amber bead at the Aug. 27 show-and-tell for the Nunalleq archaeological site in Quinhagak. Village elders Joshua Cleveland, George Pleasant and Nick Mark examine woven grass items found at the site.
OPINION: Alaska's economy has been bent over an oil barrel for far too long. New industries mean more "legs" for the "stool" of Alaska's economy, and that's one of the biggest reasons Alaska should vote yes on Proposition 2. Let's face it.
Powerful aurora forecast, along with rain clouds: Two solar events that occurred Tuesday and Wednesday, should bring especially high levels of aurora activity beginning Thursday and lasting through the weekend, according to an aurora forecast from the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "The effects of a solar event on the 9th of September facing roughly toward Earth should reach Earth around midnight on September 11th UT," the report said.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:20 pm
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