The planes both carried tourists from the cruise ship Royal Princess on sightseeing trips. Preliminary reports indicate a mid-air collision, the Coast Guard said.
For decades, the government stood between the Unangan people and the fur seals they subsist on. But as the seal population declines, the proposed revisions now face opposition from the Humane Society.
An Alaska man and his co-conspirator took a fossilized tusk from a Bureau of Land Management museum. Then, they cut it up and sold off the pieces.
The 2020 census is set to begin in Toksook Bay, Alaska, continuing the tradition of counting the most remote parts of the most northern state before the rest of the U.S.
NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with journalist Dahr Jamail about his new book, "The End of Ice," on climate change and its consequences to nature and humans.
The earthquake, with its epicenter just a few miles off Anchorage, has been followed by a series of aftershocks. The Trans Alaska Pipeline System has been shut down.
Opponents of the mine are calling on the state's governor to stop the project. The copper and gold mine would be located on state lands near some of the richest salmon fisheries in the world.