Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage is a unified home rule municipality in the U.S. state of Alaska, located in the West Coast of the United States. With an estimated 291,538 residents in 2018, it is Alaska's most populous city and contains more than 40 percent of the state's total population; among the 50 states, only New York has a higher percentage of residents who live in its most populous city.
  • Dead gray whale found on island is Alaska's third this year
    Houston Chronicle

    Dead gray whale found on island is Alaska's third this year

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A third gray whale has been found dead in Alaska. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a gray whale was spotted Tuesday on Kodiak Island. Carcasses also were found this spring near Cordova and south of Anchorage. NOAA in release says the dead whale on Kodiak was along a rocky shore below a steep cliff and inaccessible for a necropsy. The agency says it's not unusual to have two or three gray whale strandings by late May in Alaska. However, they're part of an unusually high number of gray whale deaths along the West Coast. At least 60 dead gray whales have been found dead from Mexico to Alaska. Gray whales make migrations of up to 10,000 miles (16,100

  • The Washingtion Times

    Anchorage adopts climate plan to reduce carbon emissions

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Anchorage Assembly has adopted a climate plan setting goals for the city, officials said. City officials voted Tuesday to adopt the 100-page document outlining aims such as reducing carbon emissions by 80% within 30 years, Alaska Public Media reported Wednesday. The measure passed 8-2 with both Eagle River assembly members opposed. The plan is primarily a set of non-binding proposals to guide municipal entities toward more environmentally friendly policies. All 22 members of the public who spoke the meeting supported the measure. Many cited evidence of climate change they have experienced - including warmer winters, worsening tree pollen, invasive insect species and

  • The Seattle Times

    Jury convicts 2 in 2018 robbery of Anchorage credit union

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A jury has convicted two men of robbing an Anchorage credit union. Thirty-year-old John Pierce and 46-year-old Michael Wayne Moore were convicted Tuesday in federal court of robbing a Credit Union One branch in March 2018. They face up to 25 years in prison and another seven years for brandishing guns during a robbery. Prosecutors say Pierce entered the credit union on Eureka Street near 36th Avenue wearing a mask and carrying a handgun and a black gym bag. He walked out with about $15,000. He got into a car drive by Moore, whom police quickly identified. Moore had three previous bank robbery convictions in Alaska. He denied knowledge of the robbery but said he'd been

  • The Seattle Times

    6 Russian planes intercepted by US off Alaska coast

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. military officials say four Russian bombers and two fighter jets were intercepted off Alaska's western coast by U.S. aircraft but had not entered U.S. or Canadian air space. The North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement that its early warning system identified the four Tupolev Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters. Two pairs of F-22s fighter jets met the Russian aircraft on Monday but further details of the encounter were not provided. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said on Twitter that the U.S. planes accompanied the Russian aircraft along part of their route. The agency said the Russian planes made scheduled sorties over the

  • wbal.com

    Man dies in 3rd fatal Alaska plane crash in 8 days

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska authorities say a 75-year-old man died after he became trapped inside a small plane that crashed in Prince William Sound. The death of William Resinger of Palmer marks the third fatal plane crash in aircraft-reliant Alaska in eight days. Altogether, nine people have died since a May 13 midair collision of two sightseeing planes killed six. Alaska State Troopers say Resinger was among two passengers in a plane piloted by 56-year-old Scott Johannes of Wasilla when the crash occurred Tuesday during an attempted landing in Cascade Bay. The Coast Guard says good Samaritan rescuers picked up those on board the Cessna A185F Skywagon. Troopers say Resinger was extricated,

  • wbal.com

    Man dies in 3rd fatal Alaska plane crash in 8 days

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska authorities say a 75-year-old man died after he became trapped inside a small plane that crashed in Prince William Sound. The death of William Resinger of Palmer marks the third fatal plane crash in aircraft-reliant Alaska in eight days. Altogether, nine people have died since a May 13 midair collision of two sightseeing planes killed six. Alaska State Troopers say Resinger was among two passengers in a plane piloted by 56-year-old Scott Johannes of Wasilla when the crash occurred Tuesday during an attempted landing in Cascade Bay. The Coast Guard says good Samaritan rescuers picked up those on board the Cessna A185F Skywagon. Troopers say Resinger was extricated,

  • Daily Journal

    Report: Pilot saw flash just before Alaska midair collision

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A preliminary report says a pilot saw a flash on his left side just before his plane collided another plane in Alaska, killing six people. The National Transportation Safety Board says in the report released Wednesday that the two planes carrying Alaska cruise ship passengers were returning from a flightseeing tour of Misty Fjords National Monument when the collision occurred May 13 northeast of Ketchikan. The pilot and all four passengers of the smaller plane, a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, were among those who died. Nine passengers in the larger de Havilland DHC-3 Otter were seriously injured, and one died. The surviving Otter pilot, who sustained minor injuries, told investigators