Alaska News

The Anchorage store of outdoor outfitter REI reopened Thursday after concerns over improper asbestos abatement at a nearby storefront closed the shop late Tuesday.

Sean Doogan
The spunky, disabled husky puppy embraced by the world has found a new home. General will stay near his original family. Craig Medred
Three men have been convicted for their roles in a August 2012 home invasion and robbery that left one man with significant injuries. Megan Edge
A new device promises to automatically track, and shoot down pesky mosquitoes with a burst of laser energy. It's perhaps the most high-tech way to massacre some mosquitoes.Sean Doogan
The magnitude 4.3 earthquake was centered near Talkeetna, but felt as far away as Anchorage.Associated Press
After an unseasonably warm and rainy February, a blast of cold Arctic air from Siberia is bearing down on Alaska, and is forecast to bring snow and colder-than-usual temperatures to a large swath of Alaska. Tegan Hanlon
As the Senate Finance Committee takes up a bill related to state legalization of marijuana Thursday morning, some lawmakers have raised concerns about federal enforcement. While now legal for recreation use in small amounts in Alaska, the drug remains illegal federally.Molly Dischner
For the second day, four Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District schools in the Susitna Valley are closed because of road conditions, though basketball games will go ahead on a delayed schedule, the district said.Alaska Dispatch News
As the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a court case challenging Affordable Care Act subsidies, Alaska legislators on Wednesday heard a presentation attacking another component of the ACA: Medicaid expansion.Laurel Andrews
The ceremonial start is important to the Iditarod for both image and financial reasons. So-called "Iditariders'' pay thousands of dollars each year in an auction for seats in the sleds of Iditarod mushers who drive their dog teams through the city.Craig Medred