Alaska News

Alaska State Troopers temporarily called off a search Thursday for a 74-year-old man reported missing last week after he left Goodnews Bay on an ATV and never arrived at home in Platinum.

Tegan Hanlon
Alaska often tops rankings for undesirable characteristics, but when it comes to white-collar crimes like identity theft and fraud, it falls in the middle and back of the pack. Jerzy Shedlock
The Air Force announced details Thursday of plans to conduct an environmental impact statement on a proposal to base two squadrons of F-35s at Eielson Air Force Base in Interior Alaska, a step that provides formal assurance of the expansion effort announced last August.Dermot Cole
The Anchorage store of outdoor outfitter REI reopened Thursday after concerns over improper asbestos abatement at a nearby storefront closed the shop late Tuesday.Sean Doogan
Alaska congressman Don Young linked the U.S. homeless population to the wolf population in an outburst before the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday. He later said his analogy was "hyperbolic."Dermot Cole
In a wind-hammered house on the frozen edge of the Bering Sea, in a tiny closet housing a broken old furnace, just past the bathroom with no running water, carver Steven Stone hunches over driftwood and whale bone, walrus ivory and prehistoric mastodon tusks to make something new.Lisa Demer
Facing the prospect of big budget cuts, fans of public broadcasting are turning out during budget hearings in Juneau this week to say what the service means to their communities. Pat Forgey
A Libertarian Party nominee to the commission that enforces Alaska’s campaign-finance and public-official disclosure rules faced skepticism from the Democratic and Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing this week.Nathaniel Herz

Avid aurora chaser and photographer Ronn Murray proclaimed March 1 "one of the best nights of aurora this winter," and for good reason. This time-lapse of the northern lights was captured from a hill 45 minutes away from Fairbanks.

Tara Young
As Arctic waters open up for oil drilling, commercial shipping and even cruise ships, the United States needs to invest in icebreakers, maps and weather forecasting for the region. That was the consensus of senators, the Obama administration's Arctic envoy and expert witnesses during a Senate hearing Thursday.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Hearst Newspapers