Alaska News

Alaska State Troopers said a Togiak teen drowned when he fell into a tidal creek after inhaling gas along its banks Tuesday morning.

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Alaska's grizzly bear license plate is off to a roaring start after years of hibernation, with 75 percent of vehicle owners now picking the new design over the conventional gold.Nathaniel Herz
The University of Alaska Board of Regents plans to consider scaled-down plans for a new power plant this week that would trim about $50 million from the total cost, allowing the project to move forward within a $248 million budget. Dermot Cole
More than 80 people have been tapped to sit on the five subcommittees, including business, nonprofit and community leaders.  Devin Kelly
Layoffs for 10,000 Alaska state workers, as could happen if legislative budget negotiators remain stymied, may not provide all the cost savings hoped for if those laid-off workers keep collecting government checks.Pat Forgey

About 3,000 artifacts excavated during the historic Canadian Arctic Expedition are on loan to the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, where they are being studied and copied to create a virtual collection.

Yereth Rosen
About 3,000 artifacts excavated during the historic Canadian Arctic Expedition are on loan to the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, where they are being studied and copied to create a virtual collection.Yereth Rosen
Prospective jurors summoned to duty in much of rural Alaska now can answer a required questionnaire online rather than on paper, according to the Alaska Court System.Lisa Demer
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. has increased its reward for information on the October fire that destroyed an alcohol and drug treatment center that was under construction.Lisa Demer
The Willow mushing community is rallying around Dianne Maythorne and Nick Kimlinger, the couple who lost their home and 13 dogs in a fire Monday.Zaz Hollander