Alaska News

The mystery of Alaska's Wade Hampton Census Area may be solved, but the controversy is just beginning over the area named for a slave-owning Civil War general who never came to Alaska.

Lisa Demer

The poorest part of Alaska -- drawn as a census area, a kind of place that only exists in this state -- is named after a man who not only never set foot here but who was a slave-owning Civil War general in his home state of South Carolina.

Lisa Demer
Brett LeMay spent much his adult life caught up in the drug world. He’s paid for it with two felony convictions and years of unemployment. Now, marijuana legalization has turned a criminal liability into a potential resume-builder.Laurel Andrews
Dustin Arthur Badillo, 20, was charged with three counts of kidnapping, two counts of sexual assault and one count each of burglary and robbery.Jeannette Lee Falsey
In the last week of the mayoral campaign, the public can watch Amy Demboski and Ethan Berkowitz face off in five events, three of which will be broadcast. Devin Kelly
The Legislature has wrapped up its efforts to address marijuana legalization laws this year. Here are the bills that passed, the ones that failed and what all of it means for Alaska.Laurel Andrews
Hallidie Wilt claimed her third straight victory and Jake Moe earned his first at Saturday's 37th annual Alaska Heart Run.Beth Bragg
Saturday's Alaska Heart Run 5-kilometer race drew nearly 6,000 participants and raised about $272,000 for the American Heart Association.Beth Bragg
Archeologist Ted Goebel and his coworkers found eight fragments of spear points at or near the Serpentine site in Northwest Alaska. They carbon-dated the charcoal they found with the points. The carbon was about 12,000 years old.Ned Rozell
The Pebble Partnership is auctioning off surplus equipment ahead of another season of little to no work at its site north of Iliamna. Hannah Colton | Bristol Bay Times