Alaska News

Renewable energy company Juneau District Heating on Tuesday announced plans to build a heat pump system that can provide heat to downtown Juneau using technology that pulls energy from Gastineau Channel.

Suzanna Caldwell
Ron Alleva, the owner of Grubstake Auction Co. and a frequent critic of social service organizations near downtown Anchorage, is challenging Assembly Chair Dick Traini for his seat in the April 5 election. Devin Kelly
A new documentary explores the challenges facing small-scale fishermen in the U.S., including Alaska, while Discovery is considering a program on fishermen’s wives or fishing women who are willing to share their day-to-day lives.Laine Welch
A vice president at the telecom company posted a comment suggesting that a person who was denied a visa to the U.S. should "go to Mexico, cross the border illegally," and have President Barack Obama "fund the rest of his trip" and "provide him free health care."Annie Zak
Downtown Anchorage hot dog vendor Michael Anderson, owner of M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs, has been charged with coercion and giving alcohol to his teenage employee. She accused him of unwanted sexual contact.Jerzy Shedlock
The project involves laying fiber-optic cable on the seafloor along Northern and Western Alaska's coast, and then connecting it to communities onshore.Annie Zak
Romig Middle School's gym roof sustained structural damage, and a library shared between Romig and West High School was also damaged by the 7.1 earthquake that rattled Southcentral Alaska in late January. Laurel Andrews
Two candidates filed at the last minute Friday to challenge Assemblywoman Amy Demboski for her Chugiak-Eagle River seat: Nicholas Begich III, a nephew of former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, and Blake Merrifield, a former candidate for state House. Devin Kelly
A candle left burning on a table Friday morning in an Anchorage apartment led to flames and smoke damage to the building.Tegan Hanlon
Denali Park's Laura Cole of 229 Parks and Juneau's Beau Schooler of The Rookery Cafe are heading to New York City in April to cook at the prestigious James Beard House.Suzanna Caldwell