Alaska News

Christina Neal, a geologist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory for nearly 25 years, moves to Hawaii to become the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's new scientist-in-charge.

Associated Press
A 3.7 magnitude quake was lightly felt in Juneau,  the Alaska Earthquake Center says. The quake occurred at 11:48 p.m. Thursday 102 miles northwest of the capitol.Associated Press
Alaska State Troopers temporarily called off a search Thursday for a 74-year-old man reported missing last week after he left Goodnews Bay on an ATV and never arrived at home in Platinum.Tegan Hanlon
Alaska often tops rankings for undesirable characteristics, but when it comes to white-collar crimes like identity theft and fraud, it falls in the middle and back of the pack. Jerzy Shedlock
Princess Cruises will transfer the Pacific Princess, the smallest ship in its Alaska fleet, to Europe after the 2015 cruise season, according to a report form USA Today.Megan Edge
Alaska congressman Don Young linked the U.S. homeless population to the wolf population in an outburst before the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday. He later said his analogy was "hyperbolic."Dermot Cole
In a wind-hammered house on the frozen edge of the Bering Sea, in a tiny closet housing a broken old furnace, just past the bathroom with no running water, carver Steven Stone hunches over driftwood and whale bone, walrus ivory and prehistoric mastodon tusks to make something new.Lisa Demer
Facing the prospect of big budget cuts, fans of public broadcasting are turning out during budget hearings in Juneau this week to say what the service means to their communities. Pat Forgey
A Libertarian Party nominee to the commission that enforces Alaska’s campaign-finance and public-official disclosure rules faced skepticism from the Democratic and Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing this week.Nathaniel Herz

Avid aurora chaser and photographer Ronn Murray proclaimed March 1 "one of the best nights of aurora this winter," and for good reason. This time-lapse of the northern lights was captured from a hill 45 minutes away from Fairbanks.

Tara Young