Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced final action on a state plan to improve wintertime air quality in Fairbanks and North Pole.
Tax advocates said the increase, approved Monday, leaves Fairbanks below Alaska's average local tobacco tax rate of 39%.
UAF's Peter Westley says the fish have long been occasionally observed and caught in Arctic Ocean waters, but their numbers appear to be increasing.
The two soldiers who died were among 17 in a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle that crashed Monday amid the region's first snowfall.
The Yukon Quest Alaska executive director says she hopes the organization will make up with Canada one day and hold a longer race.
Jonas Bare said "by simple bad choices" he and Cynthia Hovsepian's three-hour hike turned into eight days of trying to survive in the woods near Fairbanks.
Jadakis Perry, 21, died at the scene of Friday's crash near Mile 314 of the Parks Highway according to Alaska State Troopers.
The Pogo Mine Road Fire covered 25,000 acres as of Monday night. The Delta Fire has burned over 20,000 acres of state and military lands.
Forty people are now fighting the Lost Horse Creek Fire near the Elliott Highway, with parts of the Haystack neighborhood asked to evacuate.
There were over 30,000 lightning strikes in Alaska Monday through Wednesday, with the number of acres burned rising from about 1,500 to nearly 11,000.
Troopers say a group rafting the Chulitna River on Sunday found the body of 70-year-old John “Craig” George, missing since July 5.
Yogi, a chocolate Labrador retriever with University of Alaska Fairbanks police, fills a need for bomb-sniffing dogs in Interior law enforcement.
The Parks Highway architectural curiosity known as the Igloo is the planned location for a new distillery.
Fairbanks Police Chief Ron Dupee says of 44 budgeted FPD positions, only 29 are currently filled — and 13 of those are administrative.
The 90-mile route into Denali National Park remains closed at Mile 45, where it crosses a melt-driven landslide that has obliterated the road.
In the Glenallen area, floodwaters caused by snow melt have significantly receded.
The outlook for ice jam flooding on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers was improving Wednesday as the breakup moved downriver.
Officials say the floodwaters are swamping Alaska towns, tearing buildings from foundations, seeping into homes and covering roads.
Breakup of the Yukon River over the weekend has led to serious flooding in Eagle, Circle and Fort Yukon.