Alaska News

Serious failures within the Department of Corrections in three separate incidents involving inmate discipline raise questions about the ability of the department to treat inmates fairly and properly handle offenses, a state watchdog has found.

Lisa Demer
A federal jury has found an employee of a Tennessee-based telecommunications company guilty of bribing a public official with thousands of dollars to accept faulty work at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.Tegan Hanlon
Alaska’s humpy haul is the second-highest ever, pushed by the record production of three regions – more than 15 million pinks were taken from the Alaska Peninsula, nearly 30 million in Kodiak and 97 million from Prince William Sound.  Laine Welch
Alaskans love to show off their state and the growing number of T-shirt vendors at the Alaska State Fair means there's a style for everyone.Suzanna Caldwell
A Texan identified only by their initials added fuel to the fire of Alaska and Ohio's mountain name debate by starting a White House petition to rename an Ohio peak. Megan Edge
A deal earlier this year would have asked voters to strip the 191-acre Point Woronzof Park of parkland status so it could be traded to the airport for a snow dump and approximately 500 acres of new parkland and neighborhood buffers. Devin Kelly
One tank on a double-tanker fuel truck caught fire near the Parks and Glenn highway interchange Friday afternoon, diverting northbound traffic to the Alaska State Fair in Palmer.Zaz Hollander,Megan Edge
The remains of a 55-year-old Anchorage man who went missing in his kayak this week were discovered Friday morning floating near the western shore of Cook Inlet near Tyonek, the Coast Guard reported.Megan Edge
Two people died in house fires in communities in Southcentral and Southwest Alaska on Thursday, and authorities warned Alaskans to check home heating devices as cooler weather arrives.Megan Edge
Anchorage is home to 223 parks, and according to Anchorage Park Foundation executive director Beth Nordlund, every one has the potential to be someone’s happy place.Erin Kirkland