Alaska News

A new, comprehensive report tracks loss of northern Alaska coastline since the late 1940s. The erosion, packed into a few months a year, is some of the most dramatic in the nation, researchers say.Yereth Rosen
The new research provides evidence that is not only consistent with — but also strengthens — the growing body of research on the benefits of nature exposure. Granted, brain scan research can be controversial – and conditions like depression seldom have a single, simple cause. Chris Mooney
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday accepted a joint request from the state and plaintiffs' attorney that the appeal be dismissed following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.Suzanna Caldwell
Alaska’s growing shellfish farming industry could be in trouble if it can’t overcome increasing ocean acidification, according to a new report published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. Erica Martinson
The application by Bethel Native Corp., through Bethel Spirits LLC, for a liquor store in Bethel was put on hold Wednesday during a meeting of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in Fairbanks.Alex DeMarban
Houston, one of the few places in Southcentral Alaska where fireworks are generally legal, has officially banned their use and sales over the Fourth of July weekend, even as the state announced it was lifting a broader suspension of fireworks sales and canceling a burn prohibition across most of the state.Zaz Hollander
Two young men from Sand Point in Southwest Alaska have been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for burglarizing the town’s post office late last year.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska's Marijuana Control Board will craft regulations surrounding legalized recreational and commercial marijuana. Of 132 applicants vying for the spots, here are the five chosen by Gov. Bill Walker.Laurel Andrews
About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows.Mark Thiessen | Associated Press
Planes will be able to land on the newly resurfaced runway at the Juneau airport for the first time Wednesday.Associated Press