Only two years after a humbling defeat when his dogs outright quit near the shores of the Bering Sea, grizzled veteran Jeff King is poised to seal his legacy as one of the greatest Iditarod mushers ever.
The 2014 Iditarod is Jeff King's race to lose. The four-time champion has pulled out of White Mountain on his way down the home stretch to Nome. History shows that the hour lead King has may be too much for second-place racer Aliy Zirkle to overcome.
Alaska State Troopers say that the year's first trooper-involved shooting occurred in Wasilla on Sunday night. The driver of a vehicle that failed to stop when ordered was pronounced dead at the scene.
Asked earlier in the interview if a hotel should be allowed to turn away a gay couple, U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller said a private employer should have the right to do what they want with their business -- and the public has a right to boycott that business.
Superlatives were seldom in short supply during this Iditarod, a race that will be remembered for its lack of snow as much as a pace that may see more than a half-dozen mushers break the record time of 8 days, 18 hours, 46 minutes.
Every year, the Iditarod trail is different -- temperatures, routes, snow conditions, and a host of other variables make each race unique. It is the reason veteran mushers return year after year for a new challenge. But the best prepared teams usually prevail.IditarodZack Steer
Last year, two lengthy articles in national outlets covering the Iditarod played to stereotypes about flying in Alaska. But in reality, chartering an aircraft during the race is a lot less dangerous than most media reports suggest. Bush PilotColleen Mondor
At only 29 years old, U.S. House candidate Forrest Dunbar may be young, but he believes his education, experience and diverse Alaska upbringing makes him a strong candidate for the seat long held by Rep. Don Young.Ben Yeager | Cordova Times
For the next few years, the U.S. Navy expects to increase its Arctic operations and training. But those efforts will be limited to open-water periods because the Navy lacks the vessels and equipment to travel through ice. Yereth Rosen
Before the Great Alaska Earthquake rocked Southcentral Alaska nearly 50 years ago, few Alaskans were concerned about megathrust earthquakes, climate change, or restoring salmon runs in Eklutna Lake. The latter might be the project with the most immediate impact in Alaska.Rick Sinnott