FAIRBANKS (AP) - Despite a below-average overall run, the Yukon River king salmon population had the highest number of chinooks make it across the border toward their Canadian spawning grounds in 10 years.
FAIRBANKS (AP) - When you bring an animal back into the Alaska wild for the first time in a century, you have to be prepared for some mishaps.
JUNEAU, Alaska - Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson has proposed legislation that would remove certain criminal cases from the state's online court-records system. Applicable cases would be ones that resulted in a person being acquitted of all charges or having those charges dismissed, or in which someone was acquitted on some charges and had the remaining charges dropped. Those records could not be published by the court system online if 60 days had elapsed from the date of acquittal or dismissal.
Iditarod runner-up grabs lead in race ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A familiar face is leading the Iditarod, and an up-and-coming musher has been disqualified.
ANCHORAGE (AP) - George Attla Jr., known as the "Huslia Hustler," was an unmatched sprint racing champion and one of Alaska's most decorated mushers. He died Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 81 years old.
FAIRBANKS (AP) - Workers are building an ice playground in a city in Alaska's interior, including a pirate ship slide made from 65 refrigerator-sized blocks of ice.
JUNEAU - House Speaker Mike Chenault on Friday questioned the nominating process for Fish and Game commissioner and the treatment of finalist Roland Maw by the Board of Fisheries.
FAIRBANKS (AP) - A four-time champion of the Yukon Quest sled dog race is getting back into the competition. Lance Mackey on Monday signed up for the 1,000-mile race between Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and Fairbanks.
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