Alaska News

An SUV towing a trailer with three all-terrain vehicles crashed into a Key Bank branch in Eagle River late Tuesday, Anchorage police said. The University of Alaska Anchorage branch housed in the same building was evacuated, a UAA spokeswoman said.

Megan Edge
A series of new studies shows that polar bear diets are changing to include land-based foods as sea ice diminishes -- but those foods aren't abundant enough, nor of the right kind to sustain the bears.Yereth Rosen
Alaska State Troopers said they are seeking a 19-year-old man who they believe is armed and may be dangerous, after he twice assaulted a woman in the Bells Flats area over the course of three days.Megan Edge
The Alaska Railroad Corp. would be allowed to issue up to $37 million in bonds to help implement federally required safety technology under legislation passed by the House.Associated Press
A new 30-foot viewing tower going up along Reflections Lake in Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge marks the end of a seven-year transition from "Rambo Rest Stop" to recreation destination.Zaz Hollander
Two Democrats are making this session’s first attempt to make a big dent in the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit following last week’s news that budget cuts alone would not solve the state’s financial problems.Pat Forgey
Three of the leading candidates for Anchorage mayor strongly condemned the apparent vandalism of cars owned by Sudanese refugees but diverged on whether there should be a clearer path to prosecuting "hate crimes." Devin Kelly
A group of men who say their cars were painted with threatening words on Tuesday finally attracted the police response they had asked for.Michelle Theriault Boots
A campaign mailer in which Anchorage mayoral candidate Amy Demboski accuses rival Dan Coffey of buying Anchorage Assembly votes has led to a counter-move from Coffey -- a robocall by Coffey's wife accusing Demboski of slander.Devin Kelly
A federal judge says the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine can serve a subpoena on an Internet services provider to preserve emails from a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee and an attorney who has represented Pebble critics.Associated Press