Alaska News

Last week, officials announced updates to an agreement that allows Native residents of Alaska and Russia's Chukchi Peninsula to travel between the two countries without a visa for stays of up to 90 days.

Ryan Schuessler | The Washington Post
The nation’s top official for veterans affairs will travel to Alaska in August to attend the Alaska Native Health Board's annual “Mega Meeting,” according to the VA and health board.Tegan Hanlon
Attorney General Craig Richards in an opinion issued Thursday said that law enforcement officers must enforce tribal protective orders just as if they came from an Alaska court.Lisa Demer
Two Nome residents may face criminal charges after police searched their home Thursday and found 21 mature cannabis plants and six immature cannabis plants, among other items, according to Alaska State Troopers.Tegan Hanlon
ConocoPhillips said Thursday its Alaska operations remained profitable even while oil prices plunged over the last year.Pat Forgey
Some of Alaska’s social services agencies said this week they’re barely scraping by in the face of delayed grant funding by the state brought on by the late budget from the Legislature and a new state computer accounting system. Devin Kelly
Richard Hunter, 34, was re-sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter Thursday in Anchorage, two years after the Alaska Court of Appeals threw out his original murder conviction. Alaska Dispatch News
A state-issued credit card, reported missing from a state worker's desk, was used to withdraw $500 from a Juneau bank last month, police said.Becky Bohrer
2015 is unlikely to set a new low record for Arctic sea ice extent, according to a fresh analysis. But rapid melting in July offset earlier growth in new sea ice in the region. Alaska Dispatch News
Wildlife officials say the mild winter this year kept road visibility decent enough to save some moose and drivers' lives on the Kenai Peninsula.Associated Press