Alaska News

Alaska Court System Briefly Forced Offline Amid Cyber Threat

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Court System has temporarily disconnected most of its operations from the internet after a cybersecurity threat on Saturday, including its website and removing the ability to look up court records. The threat blocked electronic …

Alaska Supermarket Damaged by Rockslide to Close Permanently

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The owners of an Alaska supermarket that was severely damaged by a rockslide plan to permanently shutter the business. Tatsuda’s Supermarket Inc. CEO Katherine Tatsuda announced the closure of the store in Ketchikan Monday, Ketchikan Daily …

Alaska Village Loses Running Water After Fire Destroys Plant

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A fire in an Alaska village burned a plant that served as the community’s only source of clean, running water, leaving residents waiting for a delivery of water by plane. Alaska State Troopers said the fire …

Alaska Officials Say Landslide Danger Remains After Storm

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — Officials in southeast Alaska have repeated warnings about possible landslide danger in the community of Haines, where two people remain missing after a large slide last week. Torrential rain across much of the region caused havoc …

Six Missing, Homes Destroyed in Southeast Alaska Landslide

JUNEAU, Alaska — Six people were missing after a mudslide measuring an estimated two football fields across slammed into a neighborhood in the southeast Alaska community of Haines, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. It was one of several reported mudslides …

Jetliner Hits Brown Bear While Landing in Southeast Alaska

YAKUTAT, Alaska — An Alaska Airlines jetliner struck a brown bear while landing early Saturday evening, killing the animal and causing damage to the plane, officials said. None of the passengers or crew members on board the plane were injured …

Seward Area Hit by Severe Flooding Due to Heavy Rain, Winds

KENAI, Alaska — The Seward area of Alaska experienced severe flooding as heavy rain and high winds hit the area over the weekend, officials said. Heavy equipment operators spent Friday and Saturday repairing berms along area waterways that were damaged …

Most Alaska Wildland Fire Crews Fighting Blazes Beyond State

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Most of Alaska’s wildland fire crews are helping fight fires in the continental U.S., including western blazes that have triggered evacuations of thousands of people, officials said. U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said 450 …

Powerful Quake Jolts Alaska Towns, Produces Small Tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage in the sparsely populated area …

Lawsuit: 150 Cannery Workers Forced Into Hotel Quarantine Without Pay

LOS ANGELES — About 150 seasonal workers hired by a salmon cannery in Alaska are being forced to quarantine without pay at a hotel in Los Angeles after three of them tested positive for the coronavirus, a lawsuit claims. The …