Alaska News

A newly hired CEO's relocation expenses were paid, contingent on service for at least a year. If the job turns out to be far worse than expected, is that grounds for annulling that contingency?

Lynne Curry
The world’s glaciers are retreating at a faster rate than any time in recorded history, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Glaciology.Asaf Shalev
Three teachers and a university professor just completed GCI’s first summer program for teachers, designed to immerse them in the technology and economics of telecommunications in Alaska in order to help GCI develop its workforce.Lisa Demer
Anchorage police said a man died at the scene after a shooting in East Anchorage, despite efforts to try to save him. "He was still here," said one witness. "His body slowly started deteriorating."Tegan Hanlon
Mercury, arsenic and antimony have been leaking into the Kuskokwim River for years from 250,000 cubic yards of tailings, waste produced by the mine.Associated Press
Three unidentified men caught on video climbed the Alaska Capitol early Friday after gaining access through a construction zone and stole the flags.Associated Press
The renovations, part of a major project in the works for years, are planned to reduce congestion and danger at the entrance to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, an increasingly popular tourist destination.Michelle Theriault Boots

America’s Far North cherishes its image of wild purity in a landscape so vast it can sometimes seem barely touched by people. But the roughly 600 military installations across Alaska tell a different story.

Kirk Johnson
The man who jumped into the Chena River in Fairbanks is still missing, with the Tanana Chiefs Conference Village Public Safety Officer agency taking over recovery efforts Monday.Suzanna Caldwell