Alaska News

An appeals court dismissed a case Pebble Mine proprietors brought against the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, saying that since the agency hadn't taken a final action yet, the challenge was premature. 

Erica Martinson
The 30-year-old woman from Bakersfield didn't show up for her shift Tuesday and caused an island-wide search that didn't conclude until late Wednesday morning, Alaska State Troopers said. Megan Edge
A judge has dismissed a civil case by a northeast Ohio couple who want to keep their toothless, 41-year-old black bear despite not getting a required state permit.Associated Press
Alaska wildlife officials are deciding what's next for a group of ducklings that wandered into an Alaska Industrial Hardware store in Fairbanks.Associated Press
The first king salmon are showing up in the Kuskokwim River, and 32 villages -- including the hub of Bethel -- will be able to take part in a federal community harvest program allowing up to 7,000 to be caught.Lisa Demer
An appeals court panel has upheld a decision that dismissed as premature a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine.Associated Press
Anchorage police say at least one person died in a fiery crash in Eagle River on Wednesday evening.Tegan Hanlon
King Harald V of Norway concluded his state visit to Washington and Alaska on Wednesday in Anchorage by stressing his message of concern over warming in the Arctic. Mike Dunham
The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has shut down operating rooms in Anchorage amid ventilation concerns and a fix to the problem is likely months away.Tegan Hanlon
The murder trial against 28-year-old Korakanh Phornsavanh, who stands accused of shooting another man to death in October 2012 in front of the now-shuttered Platinum Jaxx nightclub, started Wednesday in Anchorage.Jerzy Shedlock