Iditarod Trail conditions are often a concern for race organizers and veterinarians. This year's thin snowpack almost took the race start from Willow to Fairbanks, but Dave Cruz saw no reason to worry. Here's why.
Littered with pieces of the past, abandoned Russian settlement, old mining signs and wreckage of those doomed on Alaska adventures, Alaska is full of hair raising ghost stories, but there is only one tale that has ever spooked state government officials and kept them away -- that is the tale of the Kennecott Copper Mines.
It's rare to see Alaska's business lobby aligned with the state's MoveOn.org political action committee. But healthcare reform has made for some interesting bedfellows as pressure builds on the governor to embrace the federal Medicaid expansion.
Leaders of the Alaska Democratic Party on Saturday offered a unanimous endorsement for Byron Mallott of Yakutat, who officially kicked off his campaign for state governor on Tuesday.
A female Pacific loon that's returned to Connors Lake to reproduce for more than a decade has this year kept everyone waiting. Usually by summer solstice loon chicks are in the nest. What happened?
It's rare that Alaska Congressman Don Young apologizes for a verbal gaffe. But referring to migrants who allegedly worked at his childhood family farm in California as "wetbacks" during a radio interview produced a swift apology from his press office on Thursday.
Seventeen years after Congress defined marriage as between a man and woman, Rep. Don Young still thinks that's the way marriage should be. But perhaps his support of the federal law he voted for has evolved.
By the numbers: The 2013 Iditarod fielded 66 mushers and as many as 1,056 dogs in a 998-mile race through at least four ghost towns and along Alaska's longest river to yield a 53-year-old winner, the oldest musher in 41 years to win.
A search and rescue mission was under way late Monday for a plane and its three occupants, reportedly destined for the Takotna checkpoint along the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race happening in remote Alaska.
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The 25-year-old paratrooper had only been in Alaska since September, after about a year of military training on the East Coast. U.S. Army investigators were tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding Pfc. Grant Wise's death on Christmas Day at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson.
An Army soldier stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, just outside Anchorage, Alaska, was found dead inside living quarters on post, according to an Army in Alaska spokesperson.
If "Bristol Bay Forever" gets OK'd by voters, the Alaska Legislature would have to enact a law concluding Pebble Mine would not endanger wild salmon before the project could proceed.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a Defense Authorization Bill which includes an amendment by Alaska's Lisa Murkowski that delays for one year any "structural movement" of Eielson assets currently under consideration by the U.S. Air Force.
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announced Friday that he would explore a run in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic incumbent Mark Begich.