Alaska News

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
Some of you will scoff at this childlike view of  refugees, which is so out of sync with the bellicose experts.Dermot Cole
In rural Alaska, residents are far removed from all the frenzy that goes with the nation's most intense shopping day of the year.Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press

High winds and a 31-foot tide Tuesday demolished most of the "100Stone" installation by artist Sarah Davies, set in place at Point Woronzof in Anchorage on Saturday.

Gov. Bill Walker and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark have signed a cooperative agreement, committing to work together on issues of shared interest, including the ongoing discussion over Canadian mining impacts on Alaska waters.The Associated Press
Members of the Anchorage Education Association voted this week to accept a one-year extension to the union's current three-year contract. The Anchorage School Board still must vote on the extension. Tegan Hanlon
Hazardous avalanche conditions around Hatcher Pass Road, blocked Tuesday by a 100-foot-wide slide, will also delay a ground search for Wasilla skier Liam Walsh, reported overdue in the area Monday, troopers said. Chris Klint
A 70-mile stretch of the Richardson Highway has been temporarily closed Wednesday, due to weather state officials say has rendered the road “impassable.”Alaska Dispatch News
The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate air pollution non-attainment areas to better address the sources of smoke.The Associated Press
Authorities have released the identity of the man found shot to death near a lodge on a remote island northwest of Kodiak.Associated Press