Alaska News

Arctic coastal communities that are primarily indigenous and facing forced relocation because of the effects of climate change face not only environmental threats but also bureaucratic hurdles.

Kamala Kelkar

President Barack Obama landed at JBER on Monday Aug. 31, 2015 for his three-day visit to Alaska. 

Shelby Lum
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Monday the city will replace its aging orange-glow streetlights with white LED ones, generating big savings in energy consumption.Devin Kelly
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility wants monuments created in the Aleutian Islands, the Bering Strait and the Arctic Ocean. Alex DeMarban
Before emergency responders arrived, the man's life preserver floated away, leaving him to cling to his sinking canoe in the “swift-moving current,” authorities said.Megan Edge
An investigation into nepotism, procurement violations and other lapses within Bethel government won’t result in criminal charges, but city procedures have changed, the City Council says.Lisa Demer
A early morning high-speed incident on the Kenai Peninsula ended with the suspect's car crashed and burning and the driver and a passenger in the hospital, troopers said Monday.Megan Edge
Full transcript of President Barack Obama's speech from the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage on Monday.Alaska Dispatch News
Indigenous residents from some of the smallest communities and most remote parts of Alaska had a message for international leaders who convened in Anchorage for a high-profile State Department-hosted Arctic conference: Climate change is an existential threat.Yereth Rosen,Asaf Shalev
Outside the security cordons, the president’s arrival drew a full array of protesters, opportunists, celebrants and the merely curious, all angling for a chance to be part of the moment. Michelle Theriault Boots