Alaska News

When the White House held a summit on earthquake resilience last week, Alaska was conspicuously absent, a sign of the state's struggle to catch up with other earthquake-prone places when it comes to preparedness. 

Erica Martinson
Stronger winds and thinner ice are forcing Alaska polar bears to work harder to remain in Alaska, according to scientists who have studied increased movements of both sea ice and bears.Ned Rozell
Three Alaska organizations are working together to distribute equipment that Shell was using for its drilling explorations in the Arctic to hubs around the state for oil spill response.Annie Zak
Daniel Henry, a member of the Skagway Assembly, plans to plead guilty to federal charges of willfully failing to file tax returns, and has to pay back more than $600,000 to the government as part of a plea deal. Jerzy Shedlock
By a narrow 4-3 vote and with the mayor breaking the tie, the Unalaska City Council last week took its first step towards banning local sales and commercial growing, testing, and manufacturing of marijuana products.Jim Paulin | Dutch Harbor Fisherman
Needy Alaskans are enjoying a rare taste of sablefish, one of the world’s priciest fish, thanks to a science project that’s kept research fish from going over the rails.Laine Welch
A former Fairbanks chiropractor was found guilty by a federal jury Friday of three out of five counts in a murder-for-hire case.Associated Press
A robotic "virtual tour guide" made its first trip through the Anchorage Museum Friday, drawing stares from grown-ups and greetings from kids.Mike Dunham
House Bill 55 is sponsored by state Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks, who said the bill was inspired by the Fairbanks Four case, although because they were technically not exonerated, they would not reap the benefits of the bill.Megan Edge
Joy Bunde, a business marketer who worked for 12 years at Anchorage TV stations, said Friday she's running for a South Anchorage Assembly seat. Bunde is the daughter of longtime Republican state Sen. Con Bunde. Devin Kelly