Alaska News

Lake Atna filled the Copper River valley from about 60,000 to 10,000 years ago. Glennallen, Copper Center and Gulkana were underwater then, in the depths of a water body twice the size of the Great Salt Lake. 

Ned Rozell
Hal Hart, who has served as Juneau’s community development director, will oversee planning and transportation projects in Anchorage and work to make the department more "customer-friendly," Mayor Berkowitz’s office said Friday.Devin Kelly
Authorities responded shortly before 11 a.m. to a report that someone had driven a car over an embankment and into the fast-moving river north of Sherrod Elementary School in Palmer.Devin Kelly
Nearly two years after the death of 53-year-old Timothy Backus, state prosecutors have entered into plea deals with two people charged with his death.Jerzy Shedlock
A private boat heard a radio mayday call reporting that five people were in the water in the Valdez Narrows Friday evening. Devin Kelly
Two men were seriously injured in separate shootings early Saturday morning in Anchorage -- one on the south side and one downtown. Devin Kelly
Since the mid-20th century, Alaska and the Arctic have been warming about twice as fast as the global rate. Over the past five decades, average Alaska temperatures have increased by 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the increases most pronounced in winter -- a change noticed by Native elders decades ago.  Yereth Rosen
A federal judge considering a court challenge by Pebble mine developers has granted Pebble’s request to force testimony by a former government scientist now believed to be living in Australia.Lisa Demer
Signs of the complicated security protocols underlying President Barack Obama's visit have been popping up around the state for weeks. What happens behind the scenes to pull it off?Erica Martinson
Small planes will be grounded for stretches in Seward, Dillingham and Kotzebue during President Barack Obama’s visits to those towns over the next few days, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced.Lisa Demer