Alaska News

The holiday season kicked off Friday night in Anchorage with hundreds of kids and grownups gathering in Town Square Park for the lighting of the Christmas tree. 


Scott Jensen
New to Alaska's Symphony of Seafood lineup next year is the category Beyond the Egg. It will include products such as herring roe on kelp, salmon caviar, and uni (urchin) paste or crème brulee.    Laine Welch
Natural gas from Canada is being looked at as the solution to high energy costs in Southeast Alaska, with a Lower 48 utility proposing to build a new gas distribution system for Juneau.Pat Forgey
Hatcher Pass Road remained closed late Friday because of high avalanche danger, according to the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center, and the state announced a closure of the main recreational areas in Hatcher Pass.Alaska Dispatch News
A man attempting to shoplift power tools Friday threatened employees at the Lowe's store in Midtown Anchorage with a pistol, police said.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A new study found that subjects who carried a genetic mutation in a serotonin receptor were more likely to engage in risky and impulsive behavior while under the influence of alcohol.Alaska Dispatch News
Andrew Christensen founded Anchorage. But historians hardly knew anything about him personally until, well, now.Charles Wohlforth
The oldest ski team in the 50th annual Turkey Day Relay cross-country race in Fairbanks featured the youngest knees. Dermot Cole
Above-freezing weather in Southcentral Alaska this week turned many winter sports enthusiasts -- some planning to ignore Black Friday sales and spend the day outside -- into homebodies.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Lead project artist Sarah Davies said Friday that participants at Point Woronzof have recovered 82 of 85 of the sculptures made of straw, cement, plaster and burlap. She said the official opening is still scheduled for Dec. 5.Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press