Alaska News

Efforts to get cheaper, cleaner energy to Fairbanks could get a boost from a new super-cold semi-trailer that can haul more liquefied natural gas than anything else on the state road system, its developers say.

Alex DeMarban
A proposed gold mine that would be the largest economic development project in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta moved a step forward with the release of a significant federal environmental review.Lisa Demer

Wednesday at Polaris K-12 school, students were divided into the haves and the have-nots. Drawing a card at random, each participant in the "hunger banquet" was assigned an identity, such as a poor farmer from Sierra Leone or the affluent mayor of a Peruvian town.

Loren Holmes
A Fairbanks family wanted to donate bread to the local food bank, but found out that state food regulations wouldn't allow it. So they pushed back -- and found success.Suzanna Caldwell
Some big retailers plan to open on Thanksgiving Day, while others are staying true to traditional Black Friday schedule of early openings and late closings.Jeannette Lee Falsey
From a wine shop to a toy store and a clothing boutique, Alaska retailers eschew the cookie-cutter approach to Black Friday. But will any local shops join the recent movement to opt out of the retail holiday?Jeannette Lee Falsey
Alaska State Troopers say the 28-year-old Wasilla man arrested in a string of armed robberies in the Valley described his acts as a cry for help and meant to impress his estranged wife.Zaz Hollander
Daniel Selovich, 37, of Manley Springs was arraigned in Fairbanks Superior Court, where his public defender requested a jury trial for Selovich on charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and assault over a period of five weeks.The Associated Press
Cheap flights offered in 2010 to two political candidates through Alaska money manager and anti-Pebble mine activist Bob Gillam violated state election law, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in upholding a fine against Gillam’s RBG Bush Planes.Lisa Demer
With Dr. Marjorie Mau in her 50s, and just months after Dr. Ted Mala's retirement from a 40-year career in Alaska health care, the two are cherishing their time with their 6-month-old twins.Jill Burke