The village of Hooper Bay is grieving after the suicides of three young people in less than two weeks, the most recent one on Sunday night.
Lisa Demer
Alaska State Troopers have tentatively identified the victim of a fiery plane crash near Houston High School Thursday afternoon.
Chris Klint,Zaz Hollander
Parts of Southeast Alaska can expect winds in excess of 60 mph, as well as 2 to 4 inches of rain, as former hurricane Oho deteriorates into a “non-tropical cyclone” headed north into the Gulf of Alaska.
Chris Klint
A natural gas leak near Potter Valley Road’s intersection with the Seward Highway briefly brought traffic on the highway to a standstill Thursday afternoon, but the road reopened without incident.
Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska's northernmost community is feasting on whale after a successful fall season that included 15 bowheads landed, plus a bonus whale whose death is under investigation.  Rural AlaskaAlex DeMarban
Annual crime data released last week by the FBI shows a 20 percent increase in murders over 2013, but it doesn't necessarily indicate a trend, one expert said.Crime & JusticeJerzy Shedlock
So far, the remains of 19 of the 52 airmen onboard the C-124 Globemaster II cargo plane that crashed in the Chugach Mountains have been identified.MilitarySean Doogan
Alaska Rep. Don Young barreled through a live CNN interview and straight into Twitter fame Thursday following the House meeting where Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced that he’s out of the running for Speaker of the House.Alaska NewsErica Martinson

News & Politics

Observers say many Alaska berry harvests becoming more variable

The U.S. Geological Survey released a study Tuesday suggesting that many local observers in Alaska are reporting greater variability in year-to-year berry harvests, though the reports themselves varied.Suzanna Caldwell

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It's time for Alaska to pony up in taxes -- and guard the Permanent Fund

OPINION: Those want to avoid taxes at all costs would reduce the value of Alaska's Permanent Fund and do long-term damage to the state. Let's keep the Fund and pay our way.Clem Tillion


Bartlett's Ethan Falaniko is a powerhouse on and off the football field

Golden Bears tailback Ethan Falaniko,a 17-year-old senior, is one of the nation’s top high school football players. According to, which provides unofficial high school sports statistics, he ranks second in the nation in rushing yards with 2,001 in eight games this season.Megan Edge


UNESCO sees bright side to Shell's Arctic pullout

UNESCO is cheering Shell's planned departure from the Chukchi Sea, saying oil exploration efforts there posed a threat to Russia's Wrangel Island Reserve some 360 miles to the west. The Wrangel Island reserve is the only designated World Heritage site in the Arctic.Alaska Dispatch News


We Alaskans

Homeless in Anchorage, caught in brutal grip of Spice

I saw the faces of people who have come here for a better life or a new chance, but now are struggling. I saw Native elders and their children, and young people. I saw people searching desperately for work, hoping for a way to sustain themselves. Craig Headley

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