Alaska News

A 40-year-old Soldotna woman who attempted to run her vehicle head-on into another vehicle and then began an hours-long standoff with law enforcement is facing multiple charges, troopers said.

Megan Edge
This fall’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage will feature a famed Southeast artist and her artist grandson as the keynote speakers, AFN announced this week.Lisa Demer
Protesters on St. Johns Bridge and kayakers on the Willamette River below have been blocking the icebreaker from heading to the Arctic for Shell's planned offshore drilling.Steven Dubois | Associated Press
The lead investigator in the Alano Club shooting that killed Anchorage teenager Alex Thanapong Yu asked for the public's help in providing information that may move the case forward.Laurel Andrews
AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp says some businesses will be tightening their belts in the next few years, but no significant economic downturn is in sight for Alaska's largest city. Jeannette Lee Falsey
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wednesday to keep roads out of roadless areas of Tongass National Forest, over the objections of the state and timber industry. Pat Forgey
Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh, an Anchorage physician originally charged with more than $1 million in Medicaid fraud, received a 3 1/2-year prison sentence Wednesday.Jerzy Shedlock
UAF officials say students will likely see more crowded classrooms and fewer duplicate offerings of required introductory courses.Associated Press
Looking further into the future, Shell is betting on offshore oil fields in Alaska, which chief executive Ben van Beurden described as having the potential to produce more energy than the biggest projects in the Gulf of Mexico.Danica Kirka | Associated Press
The voluntary guidelines issued Wednesday aim to protect harbor seals resting on floating ice in Alaska's much-visited glacial fjords.Yereth Rosen