Alaska News

"You're on your own. Try not to die," reads one Airbnb listing near the off-the-beaten path Alaska community of McCarthy. When it comes to listings on the space-sharing site in the Last Frontier, you can go traditional -- or you can really get out there.

Alex DeMarban

Travelers seeking discount lodging off the beaten path can find it at its most rugged in Alaska, thanks to an increasing number of hosts offering everything from backcountry yurts to cabins, even a tent in Northwest Alaska.

Alex DeMarban
The DOT said that repair work on the washed-out portions of the road to Alaska's North Slope could begin, after a DOT spokesperson said earlier that Sunday was a “turning point.”Michelle Theriault Boots
In a brief summer drilling season off Alaska's Arctic shore, Shell Oil Co.'s Ann Pickard is on the hunt for a giant oil field, and she thinks she knows where to find it.Hal Bernton and Coral Garnick
The second phase of a three-part facelift for Anchorage’s Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail will start Tuesday, shutting down roughly 1 mile of the popular trail between the Seward Highway and Lake Otis Parkway.Tegan Hanlon
The unfortunate thing about the Baja car is its name. Baja has nothing to do with it. UAA’s student engineers won’t be racing their off-road buggy up and down the sand dunes and beaches of coastal Mexico.Kathleen McCoy
Young Native children are more likely to be obese than non-Native children, and those who witness domestic violence seem to be at especially high risk, a new study finds. Yereth Rosen
With the most diverse neighborhood and the most diverse elementary, middle and high schools in the U.S., Anchorage is at the forefront of a national trend toward more ethnic variety. Matt Tunseth
Voters are not likely to hold Alaska's lawmakers accountable at the ballot box for the recent massive legislative gridlock  -- unless things gets a lot worse, say experts.Nathaniel Herz
A rapid and aggressive response to the start of Alaska wildfire season has keep burned acreage to a minimum despite persistent hot and dry weather that has keep underbrush from turning green in much of the state.Dan Joling