In the deep: UAF mining program takes students underground

FAIRBANKS - Entering an underground mine means leaving behind the topside world, its trees and natural light, and going into a dark, dirty environment with the potential for danger. Read more

Fairbanks among costliest cities to raise a child

ANCHORAGE - Alaska cities are projected to be among the most expensive places in the United States to raise a child born in 2013. That includes Fairbanks, which ranked 10th out of nearly 300 U.S. cities in a recent study. Read more

Alaska's military sites vulnerable to climate change

ANCHORAGE - A yearlong study on the effects of climate change on U.S. military installations included four Alaska military sites or complexes studied for vulnerabilities, according to a report out this week from the Government Accountability Office. Read more

Mat-su dairy co-owner indicted in theft

ANCHORAGE - A grand jury has indicted the former manager and current co-owner of Valley Dairy, which owns and operates Palmer-based Matanuska Creamery, on charges of misusing federal grant money that was intended to help Alaska's dairy industry. Read more

Child taken from hospital turned over to APD

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police have arrested two parents accused of fleeing a hospital Tuesday with their 3-day-old boy when social workers attempted to check on the baby. Taimato Galo Jr. Read more

Early-winter cold temperatures ushers in ski season at Alyeska Ski Resort

GIRDWOOD - Jubilant skiers and snowboarders flocked to Girdwood this week for the opening of Alyeska Ski Resort, which has benefited from cold, early-winter temperatures and a good amount of snow so far this year. Read more

Karluk Manor, a former hotel, to open in Anchorage as home for homeless alcoholics

ANCHORAGE - With just a few days until an opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting, Karluk Manor's controversial transformation from an old hotel to a long-term home for Anchorage homeless alcoholics is nearly complete. Read more

Some rural Alaska communities banning home-brew supplies, along with booze

ANCHORAGE — Owning yeast and sugar isn’t enough to get you arrested in most places. But in some communities of rural... Read more

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