Alaska News

Alaskans Hear False Tsunami Warning on TV, Radio

Many Alaska residents were mistakenly warned on TV and on the radio Friday morning of a tsunami threat along the West Coast of the United States, from San Diego to Alaska’s Aleutian islands. The alert said at the end of …

Climate Change Suit Filed by Alaska Youth Heads To Court

The state has argued in court that a climate change lawsuit filed by 16 young Alaska residents should be thrown out because climate policies must be decided by the state Legislature and the executive branch, not the courts. The state …

Alaska Parents File Wrongful Death Suit over Daughter’s Death

The parents of a woman who died Jan. 1, 2017, are suing an Alaska nightclub, the Fairbanks Police Department and the Alaska Department of Corrections for sharing blame in the death of their daughter. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Michaela …

Alaska Storm Causes Estimated $10M in Damage

Damages from a recent storm in Alaska’s North Slope could end up costing more than $10 million, and a damaged road in the nation’s northernmost town could keep whalers from an important subsistence area. North Slope Borough officials say the …

Voters in Alaska Reject Local Marijuana Ban Efforts

Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest state passed a voter initiative legalizing the recreational use of the drug. The votes this week came during …

M5.1 Quake Rattles Alaska

A Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Alaska about 135 miles northwest of the state’s capital city Juneau, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. Coincidentally, the City and Borough of Juneau’s Disaster Preparedness Expo was winding down as the earthquake hit Saturday afternoon. …

Small Quake Strikes Alaska’s Cook Inlet

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake has hit the Cook Inlet region of Alaska, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center reported the earthquake struck at 6:11 p.m. Sunday eight miles west of Tyonek, a village of about 190 people. The center …

Alaska Fatal Airplane Crash Getting NTSB Hearing

A National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing in Alaska next month on a fatal commercial airplane crash will be the first held outside of Washington, D.C., in nearly 20 years. The board is conducting an investigative hearing Aug. 17 on …

Earthquake Center Confirms 2 Quakes Hit Alaska

Two small earthquakes have hit Alaska, one on the state’s northern end and another in the south, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center says a magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck a spot 64.3 miles northeast of Arctic Village, a community …

First Uber Driver in Alaska’s Denali Hits The Streets

Denali’s first Uber driver has hit the streets following Gov. Bill Walker’s recent signing of a ridesharing bill. The first thing Noah Treky, 36, did was turn on his Uber app after the governor’s approval in June, The Fairbanks Daily …