Alaska News

Alaska State Troopers are creating a new unit to focus on violent crime in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta -- an area of Alaska with among the country’s highest rates of reported violence including assaults and sex crimes.

Lisa Demer
As part of its recent decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission struck down an effort by the owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline to use higher shipping rates to pay off more than $100 million in increased property taxes related to a 2006 adjustment. Alex DeMarban
Police said a man called 911 to report having found Stephen "Greg" Fisk deceased inside his downtown residence. He was elected to his post last month.Megan Edge and Pat Forgey
Shallow permafrost lies beneath the surface of more than a third of mainland Alaska, but 16 percent to 24 percent will disappear by the end of the century, the study concludes.Yereth Rosen
An effort to repeal Assembly Ordinance 96, which provided non-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents of Anchorage, has been filed with the city.Suzanna Caldwell
No detectable amounts of radiation associated with the Fukushima nuclear disaster that followed the 2011 Japan tsunami were found in Alaska seafood this year, state officials say.Chris Klint
Opinion: Joseph Murphy helped many people before he died while in protective custody in a Juneau jail cell, where help was denied when he needed it most. Charles Wohlforth
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is heading to Washington, D.C., to attend the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree lighting and to testify before a U.S. Senate committee.Associated Press
As world leaders began talks in Paris on solutions to global warming, the National Park Service on Monday released a report detailing agency efforts to address threats to parks from climate change.Dan Joling | Associated Press
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is planning to launch major renovation projects for a number of highway segments and ferry terminals next year.The Associated Press