A U.S. Coast Guard panel completed the first day of hearings planned for the agency’s inquiry into the grounding of the Shell drillship Kulluk last Dec. 31. Hearings that began May 20 are scheduled for two weeks.
The Alaska Marine Highway System is considering raising its rates for traveling aboard the state's ferries in order to deal with a pared down operating budget approved by lawmakers this spring.
ABOARD THE M/V MALASPINA — The challenge facing Capt. John Falvey is this: combine an aging infrastructure with new technology and tightening budgets to provide an essential service — the Alaska Marine Highway System.
An Alaska U.S. senator hopes that Obama administration officials will support a plan to put a road through a national wildlife refuge after taking trips to a rural village.
The Coast Guard expects to scale back on its Arctic patrols this summer because of budget cuts and a lack of commercial traffic.
Continuing its run of success, Alaska Air Group, Inc. reported a record first quarter adjusted net income of $44 million April 25.
As the sun creeps into the sleeping quarters of the Tustumena, passengers who take a second to look out the window wake up to volcanic topography, sky blue lakes and wildlife that looks extraterrestrial even to most Alaskans.
Officials from Haines, Skagway and Juneau met to discuss regional cooperation but spent much of the three-hour session disagreeing about extending a road north from Alaska's capital.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that the U.S. air traffic system will resume normal operations by Sunday evening after lawmakers rushed a bill through Congress allowing the agency to withdraw furloughs of air traffic controllers and other workers.
Democrats and Republicans traded accusations of blame Friday as the House debated a bill that would end furloughs of air traffic controllers and delays for millions of travelers that have caused a political headache in Washington.