Alaska News

Dry conditions around the state have put wildfire responders on edge, especially as Alaskans look forward to Memorial Day weekend and the outdoor activities -- and campfires -- that accompany it.Dan Joling
A new analysis of ancient wolf DNA has shed light on the murky early history of man's best friend, suggesting that dogs split from wolves as many as 27,000 to 40,000 years ago -- not 11,000 to 16,000 years ago, as earlier genome research had propo...Eryn Brown
A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Alaska's senior senator has reached an agreement with the Canadian ambassador to allow for 24-hour crossings at the border of Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia, though details and a timeline were being finalized.Becky Bohrer
Witnesses told the Anchorage Police Department they didn't know who the robber was, or why the 34-year-old man was shot during the East Anchorage home invasion. Megan Edge
Two corrections officers at Mat-Su's Goose Creek Correctional Center were injured in a pair of attacks from inmates there Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers said.Alaska Dispatch News
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska’s fastest growing region, has eight new medical responders and a bump in school funding -- all without taking property taxes to a revenue cap.Zaz Hollander
Alaska jumped from 36th to 31st place this year in nationwide senior health rankings released Wednesday by United Health Foundation -- a nonprofit arm of the insurer UnitedHealth Group.Tegan Hanlon
The Permanent Fund is one rich source of money for legislators stuck on how to balance the next budget, but tapping the fund has its risks.Pat Forgey
Neighbors of a 30-sled dog kennel near the historic mushing capital of Nome had hoped to shut down the operation with a civil lawsuit but dropped the suit last week after a judge summarily rejected a crucial motion in the case. Zaz Hollander
AK Alchemist, a business that serves coffee, burgers and tacos from inside a glass-paneled steel shipping container at the corner of Fourth Avenue and A Street, is testing the waters with an application for a beer and wine license. Devin Kelly