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State hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...described as a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.The expenditures were revealed in public records obtained by The Associated Press and came at a time when state spending is under renewed scrutiny as Alaska grapples with multibillion-dollar...
Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

...worried it would harm children inside the tent, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said in an email to The Associated Press. No children were present at the camp site when troopers arrived.Tandler picked up the spear, which he had...
News energy demand rises along with economic growth.Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar last week told The Associated Press that developed countries should "vacate the carbon space" to allow India's emissions to increase. "That carbon...
19 years after teen vanished, family is still searching

...and say how can I contact my consulate in San Francisco, that kind of help, that kind of stuff," Esparza explained.A representative from the consulate in Seattle will be in Anchorage on Thursday to discuss the closure.The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH - Jason Heyward hit a third-inning grand slam to power the Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1 in the second game of a doubleheader, giving St. Louis its third NL Central title and 11th since 1994.

SAN FRANCISCO - Clayton Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight NL West title, tossing a 1-hitter as Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 8-0 on Tuesday night.
Gas pipeline is focus of Alaska special session

...because it hasn't been done before," Walker told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday. "Had it been done...Mobil spokeswoman Kim Jordan said in an email to The Associated Press. "Regarding the proposed gas reserve tax, we...
Shell president optimistic about Arctic offshore drilling

...despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.And in an interview with The Associated Press Marvin Odum said he expects further protests against the company's plans for Arctic drilling like the ones in...

...Cincinnati," Terri Roth, the longtime head of the zoo's Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife, told The Associated Press. "It's a huge loss for us. But it's the right thing, to at least have Harapan able to contribute to survival...
Governor plans to call for company buy-out in gas project

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker said Monday that he plans to recommend to legislators that the state buy out TransCanada Corp.'s position in the major liquefied natural gas project that Alaska is pursuing.


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