Alaska News

The craft brewery has doubled its production capacity every year since 2011, the company says, making it the second biggest producer in the state. 

Laurel Andrews
The Coast Guard rescued a 68-year-old man who was experiencing chest pains from a charter boat north of Sitka on Sunday. Alaska Dispatch News
A Ketchikan man was arrested Saturday after an incident in which he allegedly drunkenly fired a gun in a public recreation area.Alaska Dispatch News
It takes approximately eight minutes and 52 seconds for a shuttle carrying astronauts to the International Space Station to get to space, according to astronaut Steve Swanson, who visited Ketchikan earlier this month.Megan Petersen
The girl, 7, was reportedly petting a tied dog when the animal and another loose dog attacked her, causing "severe injuries to her neck and face," according to troopers. Alaska Dispatch News
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered four days of air combat readiness testing on Monday, the third major military exercise staged by the Kremlin in the past three months.Carol J. Williams

For days now, Bethel residents have been watching the Kuskokwim River and Facebook, checking with friends and testing the waters for any sign of smelt, the first fresh fish of the year. On Monday, May 25, 2015, the sparkly little fish started hitting Bethel. 

Lisa Demer
Smelt hit Bethel on Memorial Day -- right on time.Lisa Demer
If oil prices rebound in fiscal year 2017, per barrel tax credits for the major Alaska oil producing companies are expected to climb by about $700 million a year to $1.2 billion, while production tax revenue is expected to climb from about $300 million in 2016 to $800 million in 2017. That's if oil prices rise by about $25 a barrel from where they are today.   Dermot Cole
As traffic increases in the narrow strait between the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, new safety and environmental protections are needed, advocates say.Yereth Rosen