Alaska News

A new study found that subjects who carried a genetic mutation in a serotonin receptor were more likely to engage in risky and impulsive behavior while under the influence of alcohol.

Alaska Dispatch News
The Tongass National Forest has withdrawn a proposed timber sale near Petersburg. Environmental groups say their lawsuit against the sale was the reason, but the Forest Service says that industry wasn't interested.Pat Forgey
While Alaska struggles to put together a plan to export liquefied natural gas to Asian markets, a federal agency is already subsidizing competing LNG projects in two foreign countries targeting the same potential buyers.Pat Forgey
At a lake 17 miles north of Kotzebue, a father and son welcome a seasonal ritual -- setting and checking the nets they place under the ice to catch sheefish. They'll feed the whitefish to their dogs and sell some to mushers around the state.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
Coffee and doughnuts were out for customers at The Higher Calling Club, which opened this week in a remodeled former wine bar downtown.The Associated Press
Jurors reached a verdict Wednesday, convicting Arthur Hapoff of sexual abuse of a minor. The trial lasted seven days.The Associated Press
Anthony Wayne Charleston said he pulled out a gun and shot the man after the man started punching him.The Associated Press
In Alaska, the number of fluent Haida speakers has dwindled down into the single digits. It’s been called an endangered language. But in Juneau, one group is trying to change that. Haida Language Learners is using YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram to reach a wider audience.Elizabeth Jenkins | KTOO
A section of bluff along the Itkillik River in Alaska's Arctic has eroded at a sustained rate of nearly 62 feet a year for a decade and a half -- faster than any other river in the Northern Hemisphere's permafrost regions, a new study has found.Yereth Rosen
The man's 87-year-old wife was able to escape the burning home and get to a neighbor's house to call for help.   Tegan Hanlon