It takes approximately eight minutes and 52 seconds for a shuttle carrying astronauts to the International Space Station to get to space, according to astronaut Steve Swanson, who visited Ketchikan earlier this month.Megan Petersen
Police have arrested a suspect on a cruise ship in Alaska and charged him with a double murder after he confessed to killing a Maryland couple found slain on Mother's Day, police said Sunday.Associated Press
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s high-tech but never-used passenger ferry suffered serious engine damage during heavy rains in Southeast Alaska earlier this year and will need costly repairs before it runs again. Zaz Hollander
Even the dog looked up as the night sky shivered green. It was magical, as if gods were taking a comb to the firmament. Out there in the dark, as the Earth was washed by solar winds, this was the first heart-level moment of Yes. Family.Brendan Jones
An Alaska woman suspected her family's dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn't find proof -- until the diamond-encrusted platinum band turned up months later at a local ball field.Associated Press
The cultural explosion that is Bethel’s Cama-i Dance Festival is drawing thousands this weekend for dance and song, Native foods and family, dramatic regalia and live performances by a Yup’ik YouTube sensation.