Alaska 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The Tongass National Forest has withdrawn a proposed timber sale near Petersburg.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
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
Dangerous avalanche conditions barred searchers for another day from landing in Hatcher Pass to look for 33-year-old Liam Walsh, who was last heard from Sunday when he took a solo skiing trip in the area.Tegan Hanlon
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
Several wooden boxes in Barrow were filled to the brim with whale. This week the boxes come out of the cellars as whaling captains and their crews make their way around town Thanksgiving morning, distributing meat, muktuk and aqikkak, or tail flukes, to local churches.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
Efforts to get cheaper, cleaner energy to Fairbanks could get a boost from a new super-cold semi-trailer that can haul more liquefied natural gas than anything else on the state road system, its developers say.Alex DeMarban