Alaska News

The second phase of a three-part facelift for Anchorage’s Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail will start Tuesday, shutting down roughly 1 mile of the popular trail between the New Seward Highway and Lake Otis Parkway.

Tegan Hanlon
The unfortunate thing about the Baja car is its name. Baja has nothing to do with it. UAA’s student engineers won’t be racing their off-road buggy up and down the sand dunes and beaches of coastal Mexico.Kathleen McCoy
Young Native children are more likely to be obese than non-Native children, and those who witness domestic violence seem to be at especially high risk, a new study finds. Yereth Rosen
With the most diverse neighborhood and the most diverse elementary, middle and high schools in the U.S., Anchorage is at the forefront of a national trend toward more ethnic variety. Matt Tunseth
Despite Nome's deep gold mining roots, a planned gold mine along Dry Creek near the heart of the Bering Sea city is attracting opposition.Francesca Fenzi
Grant Aviation, which once dominated the Western Alaska market, is gearing up for a comeback after a difficult spell.Lisa Demer
A recent study has identified hot spots along the Aleutian Islands where the potential is high for large numbers of seabirds to be harmed by shipping-related oil pollution.Carey Restino
The body of an unidentified female was found early Sunday in the Southwest Alaska community of Bethel, and investigators are seeking more information in the case.Alaska Dispatch News
In a move that throws a curveball into the volatile halibut bycatch issue, two Alaska representatives have been disqualified from voting when the matter comes before the North Pacific Fishery Management Council when it meets June 1-9 in Sitka.Jim Paulin
One of the two protesters who chained themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle has left the vessel.Associated Press