Alaska News

Volunteers shrugged off 7 inches of new snow and a stiff wind that made near-whiteout conditions on Point Woronzof Road to set up a sprawling outdoor art installation titled “100Stone.”

Scott Jensen,Bob Hallinen
Eight schools in western and northern parts of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District will be closed again Wednesday due to icy roads -- which also closed almost all schools in the district Tuesday.Alaska Dispatch News
An Anchorage artist who suffered from acute depression sees her vision fulfilled as 85 statues are placed on the edge of Cook Inlet.Mike Dunham
The Anchorage Assembly voted 7-4 to pass a city operating budget Tuesday night without making any changes to the latest version proposed by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz.Devin Kelly
A host of the Sportsman Channel hunting show “Syndicate Hunting” and four other people pled guilty in federal court this month to crimes related to a poaching operation in Noatak National Preserve.Megan Edge
Anchorage food trucks have been struggling to find a place to park in the winter. The shut down of the Fireweed Take In is the latest challenge mobile food vendors have faced in Alaska's largest city.Suzanna Caldwell
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Tuesday that the city must drastically change the downtown bus station because of the crowd it attracted, only to have his news conference there interrupted by some of the regulars who go there daily.Devin Kelly
Even the author of "This Book is Gay" says it's no children's book. But at the Wasilla Public Library, it sits on the juvenile nonfiction shelf, and has sparked controversy.Zaz Hollander

President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bonnie Carroll, president of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. 

Erik Hill
A walkthrough on Tuesday of the portion of Bethel's Kilbuck school still standing found that unique and treasured Yup’ik materials appear salvageable, though soot-covered and smelling of smoke.Lisa Demer