Alaska News

Alaska wildlife officials are deciding what's next for a group of ducklings that wandered into an Alaska Industrial Hardware store in Fairbanks.

Associated Press
The first king salmon are showing up in the Kuskokwim River, and 32 villages -- including the hub of Bethel -- will be able to take part in a federal community harvest program allowing up to 7,000 to be caught.Lisa Demer
Anchorage police say at least one person died in a fiery crash in Eagle River on Wednesday evening.Tegan Hanlon
King Harald V of Norway concluded his state visit to Washington and Alaska on Wednesday in Anchorage by stressing his message of concern over warming in the Arctic. Mike Dunham
The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has shut down operating rooms in Anchorage amid ventilation concerns and a fix to the problem is likely months away.Tegan Hanlon
The murder trial against 28-year-old Korakanh Phornsavanh, who stands accused of shooting another man to death in October 2012 in front of the now-shuttered Platinum Jaxx nightclub, started Wednesday in Anchorage.Jerzy Shedlock

A man state prosecutors say shot and killed 27-year-old Said Beshirov outside a now-defunct Anchorage nightclub in 2012 appeared in Anchorage Superior Court on Wednesday, more than two years after the murder.

Jerzy Shedlock

Musicians, from left, Suzanne Little, teacher Patty Hamre, Miles Allen, BP Teacher of the Year Mary Schallert and Great Alaska Schools supporters gathered in an "emergency protest" near the Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, demanding that the Legislature "stop fiddling around with the PFD and fund public education in Alaska." 

Bill Roth
The woman, whom DOC officials have not named, died on Saturday. She was the second inmate at the Anchorage jail to die in a three-day span. DOC officials didn't confirm her death until four days later. Michelle Theriault Boots
The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a new regulation Wednesday that defines the scope of federal oversight of waters, to a chorus of Alaska lawmakers and industry groups calling it an egregious federal overreach. Erica Martinson