Alaska News

Nine blocks of the original AIDS Memorial Quilt make a brief appearance in Anchorage in honor of World AIDS Day on Tuesday evening, Dec. 1, 2015, at the Anchorage Museum.

Erik Hill
A stage agency has upheld a $20,000 fine for multiple violations associated with wells drilled by Linc Energy Operations in pursuit of a coal gasification prospect on the west side of Cook Inlet.Alex DeMarban
Murkowski used an Energy and Natural Resources Committee to reiterate her call for Arctic-specific terms that are longer than the standard 10-year duration that applies to federal offshore oil and gas leases.Yereth Rosen
The father of a teenage girl who was allegedly assaulted by several other girls who had been drinking has sued the owner of the South Anchorage home where he says the beating took place.Jerzy Shedlock
As temperatures drop, even the most prepared horse owners in the 49th state face an array of problems unique to frigid northern climates. Hoses freeze into rigid coils.  Horse manure freezes in jagged, rock-hard chunks. Owners brave the weather to shuffle chilly horses into barns. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Shane Castle
Alaska businesses should be on guard against an increase in email attacks targeting their bank accounts from scammers claiming to be employees, the Better Business Bureau says.Chris Klint
Job growth, however slight, continued in Alaska for the first six months of 2015, a result that was not particularly different from the same figures over the last decade, according to data released by the state Department of Labor.Jeannette Lee Falsey
The nation's largest public employee retirement system has just cut its predictions of how much it expects to earn on its investments to 6.5 percent, which raises a yellow caution flag for Alaska, which still has expectations of 8 percent returns. Dermot Cole
The Top Shelf Artisan Market returns to the Valley on Friday, with honey, teas, zucchini relish, Alaska produce and yak.  Steve Edwards
A parent wanted the Wasilla Public Library to move one book of advice for LGBT young people, but instead the library will move hundreds of young-adult nonfiction titles to the adult section.Zaz Hollander