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
A federal judge in Alaska has ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for the Arctic.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
The plane, with 276 passengers and 18 crew members, was flown to Anchorage on Wednesday. Another plane flown in from Hong Kong took the passengers to Los Angeles early this morning.Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press
Investigators say the small plane that crashed during a scheduled commuter flight from Juneau to Hoonah this month took off with no reported problems.Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
UAF officials say students will likely see more crowded classrooms and fewer duplicate offerings of required introductory courses.Associated Press