The circumstances of the death remain a mystery. The medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death and confirm the man’s identity, police said.
Devin Kelly
In two unanimous decisions, the Alaska Supreme Court on Friday came down solidly on the side of a group fighting the proposed Pebble mine, backing efforts by two Alaska icons to give the public a voice in mineral exploration.
Lisa Demer
Troopers in Fairbanks said in a Saturday dispatch that the 15-year-old was reported missing about 7:06 p.m. Thursday.
Devin Kelly
The city of Bethel has paid $175,000 to settle a police brutality complaint arising from the rough arrest of a drunken man in July 2014 that was captured by a security camera at the Alaska Commercial Co. store, an attorney for the city said Friday.
Lisa Demer
The Anchorage Assembly voted this week to reinstate fines for open burning at the height of fire season after the penalties for such offenses were removed last June during a code rewrite.
Tegan Hanlon
A 30-second movie-theater-style "preview" is among the ways that Alaska transportation officials plan to inform the public about a proposed northeast Anchorage interchange that would send drivers to the "wrong" side of the road. AnchorageDevin Kelly
A laboratory study found that deformities caused by dragonfly larvae preying on tadpoles increased dramatically in warmer waters with minute amounts of copper contamination. WildlifeYereth Rosen
Bristol Bay’s halibut fishery is underway. The Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. had its first report of halibut caught in the area on May 22, said Susie Jenkins-Brito, the group's regional fisheries coordinator.FishingMolly Dischner
While a patch of vegetation within a Denali lowland black spruce bog might contain a dozen species, a typical high-country gathering of crowberry, mountain avens and other small plants was part of a community with 40 to 50 species in the same area.ScienceNed Rozell

News & Politics

Unusual Muldoon interchange design prompts public outreach campaign

A 30-second movie-theater-style "preview" is among the ways that Alaska transportation officials plan to inform the public about a proposed northeast Anchorage interchange that would send drivers to the "wrong" side of the road. Devin Kelly

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McKinley climbers honoring fallen veterans forced to turn back

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Ostrander, Thomet break state records in 3,200 meters

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Homesick for breakup in the Arctic

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  • J. Dennis Hastert, who served for eight years as speaker of the House of Representatives, was paying a former student hundreds of thousands of dollars to not say publicly that Hastert had sexually abused him decades ago, according to two people briefed on the evidence uncovered in an FBI investigation.

     

  • Torrential downpours in Texas that have whiplashed the region from drought to flooding. A heat wave that has killed more than 1,800 people in India. Record 91-degree readings in Alaska, of all places. A pair of top-of-the-scale typhoons in the Northwest Pacific. And a drought taking hold in the East.