Alaska News

A crash involving several vehicles, including a tour bus, shut down the Seward Highway at mile 80 Friday afternoon.

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Troopers closed the Seward Highway near the Portage Glacier turnoff shortly after noon Friday when one person was killed and at least three others were critically injured in a crash involving a tour bus and at least six other vehicles.Alaska Dispatch News
Claudia Kuzakin, 39, was killed Friday morning in the Mountain View neighborhood in what appeared to be a hit-and-run incident, Anchorage police said. No suspect had been identified as of Friday evening.Jerzy Shedlock,Tegan Hanlon
Last week, officials announced updates to an agreement that allows Native residents of Alaska and Russia's Chukchi Peninsula to travel between the two countries without a visa for stays of up to 90 days.Ryan Schuessler | The Washington Post
The nation’s top official for veterans affairs will travel to Alaska in August to attend the Alaska Native Health Board's annual “Mega Meeting,” according to the VA and health board.Tegan Hanlon
Wildlife officials say the mild winter this year kept road visibility decent enough to save some moose and drivers' lives.Associated Press
Next summer in Juneau, the first seagoing electric-powered passenger vessel is due to launch. The E/V Tongass Rain is a 50-foot catamaran that can accommodate 47 passengers, powered by a hydroelectric power grid that includes a bank of lithium batteries. Laine Welch
“There’s a lot of research that shows that kids who are connected to the outdoors tend to be happier, healthier and do better in school,” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Alaska Coordinator Steve Brockman explained. “A lot of kids today don’t have that connection with the outdoors.”Melissa Griffiths
An Alaska appeals court has affirmed the 2011 child abuse conviction of Jessica Beagley, the Anchorage "hot sauce mom" who prosecutors said used a videotape of herself punishing her adopted Russian son to try to get on the "Dr. Phil" show.Jerzy Shedlock
Jose Vasquez was recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday for helping save the other three passengers despite his own injuries in the Wings of Alaska crash near Juneau.Lisa Phu | KTOO News