Alaska News

The Tanaina Child Development Center is moving to the Alaska Regional Hospital — almost exactly a year after the popular nonprofit was asked to leave its longtime space at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Tegan Hanlon
A man in the Southeast Alaska community of Hollis has been charged with several crimes after he stole a van at a local ferry terminal and drove it drunk into a closed gate, troopers said.Chris Klint
The Monday death of 15-year-old Austin Edenfield ​happened within about 100 yards of his family's home, his stepfather said Tuesday. Chris Klint,Zaz Hollander
Police are investigating an armed robbery at a South Anchorage sandwich shop early Tuesday morning. Nobody was hurt.Chris Klint
Violence Against Women Act training is underway in Bethel for the first time since Alaska's attorney general issued an opinion that state officials must uphold tribal protection orders.Associated Press
Jury selection has begun for the trial of a former University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey player accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus.Associated Press
Some Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in Alaska Airlines' new marketing campaign, and it sparked a new round of discussion about whether it's time to retire the word “Eskimo.”Charles Enoch | KYUK Public Media
President Barack Obama’s latest budget request, due out on Tuesday, will pay homage to Alaska on its cover, with a photo of Denali, and several budget priorities aimed at the state.Erica Martinson

“In these clubs the kids talk about what they want their neighborhoods to look like,” said organizer Christina Demetro. “And that’s really meaningful for us to see because small shifts become big shifts if they take even one little action towards a positive change.”

Scott Jensen
The 15-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, Alaska State Troopers said. Megan Edge