Alaska News

Two Thai nationals from Bangkok, Prao Ruang and Tong Phiti, were rescued after they became lost in the dark near the West Glacier Trail's rock peninsula, Alaska State Troopers said.

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The earthquake-triggered avalanches that killed and critically injured dozens of climbers on Mount Everest also destroyed the path between two camps on the side of the world's tallest mountain, leaving some mountaineers stranded and awaiting rescue.Laura J. Nelson
A book that revisits the life of a beloved Alaska sea captain claims Vladimir Putin came to Alaska during the Exxon Valdez oil spill, years before his rise to prominence as a political force in Russia. A Russian expert says he's not convinced.  Alex DeMarban
Talkeetna fills with more than 100,000 water-drinking, toilet-flushing tourists and climbers every summer, but locals say they're the ones getting stuck with the bill now that the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is proposing major rate hikes to operate and repair the community's aging sewer-water system. Zaz Hollander
A seriously injured snowmachiner was rescued from mountainous terrain in Thompson Pass on Saturday by a backcountry heli-ski service helicopter and medics from the Valdez Fire Department.Alaska Dispatch News
A Wasilla woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly punching and kicking Alaska State Troopers investigating a disturbance call. Alaska Dispatch News
The state legislative session continued its run into overtime after a vote was delayed on a state spending plan Sunday.Becky Bohrer
Even in Bush Alaska, high schoolers get fancy for the prom. The logistics are a little different -- tuxes have to be flown in from Anchorage, there are no limos here -- but the experience is much the same as the rest of the U.S.Lisa Demer
The Joseph T. Craig American Legion Post 3 on Ketchikan's Park Avenue has a new look on one of its exterior walls -- a 15-by-20 foot American flag -- that could attract some attention, thanks to a New York-based artist.Matt Armstrong | Ketchikan Daily News
The Alaska Senate has passed legislation that would authorize financing for a gas project to serve Interior Alaska, without including additional financing authority for other energy projects, as the House version had.Associated Press