US fighter jets intercept six Russian planes near Alaska
The interception is a "routine" exercise and happens roughly six or seven times a year in the so-called Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone, said North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in a statement
Two US Army helicopters crash during training flight in Alaska
A similar tragedy occurred in late March when two US Army Blackhawk helicopters crashed during a training trip in Kentucky, killing all nine soldiers on board
US: Three Alaska Native tribes files lawsuit to block major gold mine project
Tribes from Kwethluk, Tuluksak, and Bethel filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday contesting the adequacy of the US Army Corps of Engineers' 2018 environmental evaluation and the issuing of a major permit and lease by federal agencies for the Donlin Gold project
US judge allows construction of controversial Alaska oil project
The Willow project is in the northeast portion of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, where there has been debate over how much of the region should be available for oil and gas development
Little room for manoeuvre as ties between US, China slide further
Blinken did meet with China's top diplomat Wang Yi at the Munich Security Conference last month after the balloon incident, but this did not soothe tensions. A source familiar with that conversation called it the most antagonistic U.S.-China engagement since contentious talks in Alaska
Biden approves controversial Willow oil drilling project in Alaska
The announcement comes a day after the administration, in a big conservation move, said it would bar or limit drilling in some other areas of Alaska and the Arctic Ocean
US intercepts Russian military aircraft near Alaska for second time this week
The 'routine' intercept of the Russian planes, which included Tu-95 bomber and Su-30 and Su-35 fighter aircraft, took place on Tuesday, NORAD said in a statement
'Reasonable Threat': US jet shoots down 'high-altitude object' flying off Alaska coast
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the object was downed because it was flying at about 40,000 feet and posed a 'reasonable threat' to the safety of civilian flights
Polar bear attack leaves woman and boy dead in remote Alaksa village
The names of the two people killed were not released. Troopers said they were working to notify family members
No Control: How half of US states allow citizens to carry guns without permit
Alabama on 1 January became the latest state allowing ‘permitless carry’ for handguns. While gun groups hailed this move as a win for the average citizen, opponents say it will lead to increased crime and more victims
US midterm elections: What is Alaska's ranked choice voting and how does it work?
In ranked choice voting, the public lists its candidates in order of preference. Maine was the first state to go with ranked choice voting for certain races
Video of 'incredible' aurora explosion in Alaska goes viral
This time nature showed its magic in Alaska, wherein the residents witnessed an explosion of Aurora
Huge opal, weighing more than 11,800 carats, sells for nearly $144,000 at Alaska auction
The opal is larger than a brick and is broken into two pieces, which was a practice used decades ago to prove gem quality
From record high temperatures, torrential rain to sheets of ice, Alaska faces 'Icemageddon'
Scientists say that unchecked burning of fossil fuels and other human activity is changing the climate, making wild swings in weather a common occurrence now
India, US to begin 15-day military exercise in Alaska from Friday
The 17th edition of the exercise "Yudh Abhyas" will be conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska
Group of river otters in 'unusual behaviour' attack people and pets in Alaska
According to Live Science, nine-year-old Ayden Fernandez was standing near a duck pond and filming four otters, when one of the animals from the group separated and attacked him. As Fernandez ran, he tripped and fell, leading the otter to pounce on him.
Joe Biden signs bill opening door for Alaska cruises hit by pandemic to resume
Tourism is an important industry in the state, particularly for many southeast Alaska communities heavily reliant on cruise ship passengers.
Alaska health worker gets serious allergic reaction to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, spends night in ICU
The woman’s reaction was believed to be similar to the anaphylactic reactions two health workers in Britain experienced after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last week. Like her, both recovered
In final days of Oval Office, Donald Trump pursues policies to make Joe Biden's task more difficult
The president's political appointees are going to extraordinary lengths to try to prevent Biden from rolling back his legacy: filling vacancies on scientific panels, pushing to complete rules that weaken environmental standards, nominating judges and rushing their confirmations
Bigly Yuge: In Alaska, armed bears take charge to protect counting process from Russians, Democrats
The newly drafted bears have been given the power to hug, maul, or kill suspected saboteurs depending on how they are feeling at the time.