Alaska News

Liam Walsh, 33, has been missing for a week in Hatcher Pass, and family and friends are staying positive as helicopters try to find some sign of his whereabouts. 

Devin Kelly
One organizer says he hoped to foster a creative environment in which local students could get hands-on experience with new technology and continue to develop those skills in the future.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
Graduating with the most recent Anchorage Police Department academy was fire inspector Brian Dean, who went through the class to gain skills to help with the fire department's overwhelming amount of arson investigations.Jerzy Shedlock
An Alaskan many people don't know has a big role in the White House, helping organize Obama's efforts to improve opportunities for Native youth.Alex DeMarban

The holiday season kicked off Friday night in Anchorage with hundreds of kids and grownups gathering in Town Square Park for the lighting of the Christmas tree. 


Scott Jensen
New to Alaska's Symphony of Seafood lineup next year is the category Beyond the Egg. It will include products such as herring roe on kelp, salmon caviar, and uni (urchin) paste or crème brulee.    Laine Welch
Natural gas from Canada is being looked at as the solution to high energy costs in Southeast Alaska, with a Lower 48 utility proposing to build a new gas distribution system for Juneau.Pat Forgey
Hatcher Pass Road remained closed late Friday because of high avalanche danger, according to the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center, and the state announced a closure of the main recreational areas in Hatcher Pass.Alaska Dispatch News
The Parks Highway closed briefly Saturday morning after a crash that sent three people to the hospital. Devin Kelly
Congress is gearing up to pass the first major education reform bill since the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act -- a move that would grant Alaska considerably greater control over the state’s schools, from testing to curriculum.    Erica Martinson