Alaska News

Even in Bush Alaska, high schoolers get fancy for prom. The logistics are a little different -- tuxes have to be flown in from Anchorage, there are no limos out here -- but the experience is much the same as the rest of the U.S.

Lisa Demer
In recent days, residents of the tiny Interior community of Alatna have been without potable water after a fire damaged their water treatment facility. Governor Bill Walker declared a state disaster for the village Sunday.  Michelle Theriault Boots
The trial for Ronald ‘Bun Bun’ Fischer, the Barrow man accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Assistant District Attorney Brian Sullivan, is set for the end of August.Jillian Rogers
Right about now, Alaskans are digging through the spidery corners of their backyard sheds and garages, pulling out waders and tackle boxes, sweeping leaves off gunnels and hooking up boat trailers. It’s time to get ready for summer and salmon fishing.Kathleen McCoy
The mystery of Alaska's Wade Hampton Census Area may be solved, but the controversy is just beginning over the area named for a slave-owning Civil War general who never came to Alaska.Lisa Demer

The poorest part of Alaska -- drawn as a census area, a kind of place that only exists in this state -- is named after a man who not only never set foot here but who was a slave-owning Civil War general in his home state of South Carolina.

Lisa Demer
The Joseph T. Craig American Legion Post 3 on Ketchikan's Park Avenue has a new look on one of its exterior walls -- a 15-by-20 foot American flag -- that could attract some attention, thanks to a New York-based artist.Matt Armstrong | Ketchikan Daily News
The Alaska Senate has passed legislation that would authorize financing for a gas project to serve Interior Alaska, without including additional financing authority for other energy projects, as the House version had.Associated Press
Alaska State Troopers are investigating a report of shots fired by uninvited guests at a Girdwood house party Saturday morning. No one was injured in the incident.Alaska Dispatch News
There is still time to save lives -- that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.Gregory Katz