Odds of infant death higher in villages

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages die at twice the rate of Native infants in cities, according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Read more

Scientists use CSI-style tests to count Alaska wolf packs

ANCHORAGE - Wedged in a floatplane buzzing low above Prince of Wales Island, scientists sometimes spot the wolves after a good, long rain. Read more

Palmer-based Matanuska Creamery to close today

PALMER - The largest dairy in Alaska will close Sunday, laying off 15 to 18 employees, the general manager said Friday. Palmer-based Matanuska Creamery has failed to make payments on about $880,000 in state loans, according to the state. Read more

Promising movie actor Teddy Kyle Smith remains missing

ANCHORAGE - Five days after the death of his 74-year-old mother, a promising movie actor remained missing Wednesday in Northwest Alaska. Read more

Alaska militia leader denies conspiring to kill officials

ANCHORAGE - Schaeffer Cox relished hassling TSA agents at the airport. He began building a machine gun at age 16 and figured it would be fun to own a few live pineapple-shaped grenades like the ones in the movies. Read more

Just 40 miles from Nome, stuck in the snow

Clifton Vial, 52, climbed into the cab of his Toyota Tacoma on Monday night in Nome to see how far a road winding to the north would take him. More than 40 miles out of town, at about 9:30 that night, he found out. Read more

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