Alaska News

Hilcorp Energy continues to grow its Alaska presence, recently inking a deal to buy the Cook Inlet assets of XTO Energy, a subsidiary of oil giant Exxon Mobil.

Alex DeMarban
Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley, facing accusations of professional misconduct, has responded to the allegations, denying any wrongdoing or any pattern of behavior unbecoming a judge.Matthew F. Smith
A 35-year-old Florida man was found dead by searchers near the scene of a popular Juneau hiking trail, a day after he went missing hiking the trail.Alaska Dispatch News
A Utah woman was rescued from Flattop Mountain Sunday and flown by helicopter to a local hospital after she was hurt in a fall, Alaska State Troopers said.Alaska Dispatch News
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is set to vote Monday on a $3-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 75-percent wholesale tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes.Associated Press
The owner of the home in an Anchorage neighborhood has already been fined more than $8,000 for excessive police calls, but he says his neighbors have organized a campaign of police responses against him for petty infractions. Michelle Theriault Boots
Anxiety is high among Army families as they await word of whether soldiers -- including Alaska's 4-25th -- will be among the 40,000 troops eliminated nationwide in an announcement expected in July. Erica Martinson

 Raven Vinter runs Sled Dog Sanctuary along the Parks Highway near Talkeetna. The facility is currently caring for 35 rescued sled dogs.

Alaska Dispatch News
At the Sled Dog Sanctuary, Raven Vinter takes in abandoned Alaskan huskies that have nowhere else to go.Laurel Andrews
A robot that looks like it's straight out of a Pixar movie is helping engineers on the trans-Alaska pipeline detect wear and tear in the line before it becomes a real problem -- and saving big bucks in the process.Alex DeMarban