Mark Thiessen - The Associated Press

Mark Thiessen - The Associated Press
children playing on a playground

Census figures show Mat-Su gained most new residents

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough north of Anchorage gained the most people in the last decade, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday.
Distant volcano in morning light

3 erupting Alaska volcanoes spitting lava or ash clouds

Three remote Alaska volcanoes are in various states of eruption, one producing lava and the other two blowing steam and ash. So far, none of the small communities near the volcanoes have been affected, Chris...
Army members did on a glacier

Crews find more human remains from 1952 Alaska crash

The solemn task of sifting through rocks, twigs and ice to find human remains as small as a fingernail continued this month on a glacier north of Anchorage, nearly 69 years after all 52 members of a military transport flight were killed when the plane slammed into a mountain.
A man in a hospital bed wears an eye patch and has a badly cut up head.

‘I saw him and he saw me at the same time’: Alaska man recounts bear mauling near Glennallen

“He took a small bite and then he took a second bite, and the second bite is the one that broke the bones … and crushed my right cheek basically,” said Allen Minish.

Idaho man killed by falling ice in Denali National Park

A climber was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by a falling block of glacier ice in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, an official said Friday.
Woman with blonde hair in a purple dress stands at a podium

Tshibaka writings from college supported gay conversion therapy organization

Kelly Tshibaka, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Alaska previously wrote articles while she was attending Harvard in which she called homosexuality a choice, though she said she no longer holds that view today.
Supporters wave signs on a bridge on a sunny day. Many are wearing tie dyed shirts and rainbow colors.

Alaska denied Permanent Fund dividends to gay couples despite court rulings

The Permanent Fund Division denied dividends to same-sex spouses and dependents of military members stationed in other states for five years after same-sex marriage was legalized in 2014.
A crashed helicopter on an ice field

NTSB: Helicopter slammed into mountainside, tumbled nearly 1000 feet in fatal crash near Knik Glacier

The National Transportation Safety Board released more details Monday about the fatal crash near Palmer.
A crashed helicopter on an ice field

Richest Czech man among 5 killed in Knik Glacier helicopter crash

56-year-old Petr Kellner had assets estimated at $17 billion and was a frequent guest at the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, a high-end backcountry lodge the contracted the helicopter that crashed.
A musher sleds below a spruce tree covered mountain. Dogs are in orange vests

ExxonMobil drops sponsorship of Iditarod

The move came after ExxonMobil, which has been a race sponsor since 1978, received pressure from one its shareholders and the race’s biggest critic, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
A masked man carries a box on a snoowy ground from his helicopter

Pandemic prompts scaled back Christmas tradition in Alaska

The Alaska National Guard's annual tradition of delivering presents to kids in remote villages around Alaska still took place, despite pandemic-related changes.
Political Candidate Alyse Galvin smiles at the camera in front of trees

Challenger says Don Young is ducking debates

The two candidates vying for Alaska's House seat will meet twice, but Alyse Galvin says Don Young declined four other events.