Alaska News

A Fairbanks family wanted to donate bread to the local food bank, but found out that state food regulations wouldn't allow it. So they pushed back -- and found success.

Suzanna Caldwell
Some big retailers plan to open on Thanksgiving Day, while others are staying true to traditional Black Friday schedule of early openings and late closings.Jeannette Lee Falsey
From a wine shop to a toy store and a clothing boutique, Alaska retailers eschew the cookie-cutter approach to Black Friday. But will any local shops join the recent movement to opt out of the retail holiday?Jeannette Lee Falsey
Alaska State Troopers say the 28-year-old Wasilla man arrested in a string of armed robberies in the Valley described his acts as a cry for help and meant to impress his estranged wife.Zaz Hollander
At least four locations across Anchorage will serve free meals on Thanksgiving, offering individuals and families a place to turn for both celebration and company during the holiday.Chris Klint
A flyover of the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday found more than 50 open holes in a 50-mile stretch -- reason for residents to stay off the still-freezing river for now, Bethel Search and Rescue said Wednesday.Lisa Demer
Anchorage prosecutors say it may take weeks to determine whether a shooting Monday night on the 4300 block of Wisconsin Street, which left one man dead and a second hospitalized, was a crime.Chris Klint

High winds and a 31-foot tide Tuesday demolished most of the "100Stone" installation by artist Sarah Davies, set in place at Point Woronzof in Anchorage on Saturday.

Members of the Anchorage Education Association voted this week to accept a one-year extension to the union's current three-year contract. The Anchorage School Board still must vote on the extension. Tegan Hanlon
In rural Alaska, residents are far removed from all the frenzy that goes with the nation's most intense shopping day of the year.Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press