Alaska News

So far, the remains of 19 of the 52 airmen onboard the C-124 Globemaster II cargo plane that crashed in the Chugach Mountains have been identified.

Sean Doogan
A natural gas leak near Potter Valley Road’s intersection with the Seward Highway briefly brought traffic on the highway to a standstill Thursday afternoon, but the road reopened without incident.Alaska Dispatch News
Candidates for the job include former Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell,former University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers, McKinley Capital Management executive Alexander Slivka and former Alaska USA Trust Company CEO Glenn Cipriano.Pat Forgey
Alaska State Troopers have tentatively identified the victim of a fiery plane crash near Houston High School Thursday afternoon.Chris Klint,Zaz Hollander
Alaska Rep. Don Young barreled through a live CNN interview and straight into Twitter fame Thursday following the House meeting where Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced that he’s out of the running for Speaker of the House.Erica Martinson
John Marshall Hume, 47, was charged with five crimes after he assaulted a woman “several times” over the course of two days, troopers say.Chris Klint
A federal agency on Thursday announced a $165 million loan for a major hospital project in this Western Alaska hub community.Lisa Demer
UNESCO is cheering Shell's planned departure from the Chukchi Sea, saying oil exploration efforts there posed a threat to Russia's Wrangel Island Reserve some 360 miles to the west. The Wrangel Island reserve is the only designated World Heritage site in the Arctic.Alaska Dispatch News
A new report commissioned by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency says Sweden needs at least 300 wolves to maintain a healthy population. But it also adds that new blood is needed for the pack. Radio Sweden
West High student Anna Lance, 17, was among five National Student Poets honored Thursday at the White House by first lady Michelle Obama, who thanked them for sharing "something so personal and precious."Stacy A. Anderson