Alaska News

Job growth, however slight, continued across Alaska for the first six months of 2015, a result that was not particularly different from the same figures over the last decade, according to data released by the state Department of Labor.

Jeannette Lee Falsey
Troopers have suspended search efforts for a skier missing more than a week in avalanche-plagued Hatcher Pass, as road crews begin work to reopen Hatcher Pass Road.Chris Klint
Anchorage police are asking for help from the public in finding the suspects behind a seven-hour spree of vandalized vehicles on Monday spreading from East Anchorage to Midtown.Chris Klint
Alaska’s cannabis industry will need to meet Permanent Fund dividend residency requirements after the Marijuana Control Board reversed an earlier decision Tuesday morning.Laurel Andrews
Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk had suffered injuries when his son found him dead Monday afternoon, investigators say, but police wouldn't describe the injuries due to an ongoing investigation.Chris Klint
Royal Dutch Shell pulled out of its multi-year and multi-billion dollar plan to drill in the Chukchi, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers put its plan for a deep draft Arctic port on hold. But at city meetings in Nome, all eyes are fixed on the future and a strategic plan to position its port for Arctic growth.Emily Russell | KNOM
They drift into seas near Japan by the dozens every year, ghostly wrecked ships thought to come from impoverished North Korea.Mari Yamaguchi | Associated Press
A Fairbanks man wielding a mallet who stole a phone from a woman Monday didn’t get far before he was sniffed out by a K-9 unit, according to troopers.Alaska Dispatch News
Investigating a string of thefts within a company can be difficult, but simply firing a suspect isn't the best way to proceed. Lynne Curry
Atz Kilcher, star of the Discovery Channel reality show "Alaska: The Last Frontier," is looking to build up a site at Fox River where young people can gather to work on art projects.The Associated Press