{FD} First Lady Melania Trump gets her hands dirty during visit to military families in Alaska

Melania Trump might have been a fashion model at one time in her life, but she had no qualms ripping off a chunk of messy play dough and getting her hands dirty, just like the three preschoolers seated at the table with her Friday at a military base in Alaska.

{FD} Trump asks Alaska senators if he should reverse Obama decision to rename Mount McKinley

President Trump asked Alaska’s two Republican senators what they thought about him reversing former President Barack Obama’s 2015 executive decision changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali – and both asked him not to do it.

{FD} Iditarod 4-time winner named as musher in dog doping case

Iditarod officials on Monday identified four-time champion Dallas Seavey as the musher whose dogs tested positive for a banned substance.

{FD} Alaska man discovers lynx kittens: see photos

Alaska resident Tim Newton managed to photograph the seven lynx kittens with their mother on his porch.

{FD} Refrigerator blamed for boy’s carbon monoxide death

Tragedy struck a family in Alaska last week from an unlikely source: their refrigerator.

{FD} Stubbs, an Alaska town’s honorary cat mayor, has died

Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.

{FD} North Korea threat: Alaska mayor says he’s ‘worried about moose, not missiles’

While lawmakers in Alaska have doubled down on calls for improved U.S. defense in the wake of a North Korea ICBM test, some residents and officials have appeared to shrug off the threat seemingly posed by the rogue regime.

{FD} Alaska couple committed suicide by plane, investigators say

After a couple was killed when their plane crashed into a snow-covered mountain in Alaska, their adult children found a silver lining.

{FD} US soldier killed in Afghanistan is identified

The U.S. Department of Defense identified the soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel killed Monday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick.

{FD} Alaska boy, 11, shoots bear charging fishing party

Quick action from an 11-year-old boy saved a fishing party from a charging brown bear, Alaska State Troopers said.

{FD} How a Christian missionary, nearly 100 years old, brought hope to Alaskans

Through dedication and service, Alice Green helped shape a community — as it shaped her.

{FD} Two brown bear attacks reported in Alaska on same day

Two communities in Alaska reported brown bear attacks on Saturday, officials said. The victims are reportedly injured but are expected to survive.

{FD} Black bears kill 2 in Alaska, including teen in extreme race

Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That’s when the 16-year-old Anchorage boy encountered the black bear that would take his life in a rare predatory attack.

{FD} Rhoden family killings: Tips sought on 4 people, including victim’s ex

Ohio authorities appealed for tips Monday about the former boyfriend of a young woman killed last year along with seven other members of her family.

{FD} Alaska bear kills teen during race, troopers say

A 16-year-old boy was killed after being mauled by a black bear while running in a race Sunday, Alaska State Troopers said.

{FD} 3 Alaska hikers injured in bear run-in, officials say

Three hikers have been injured following a run-in with a bear at a campground near Alaska’s largest city.

{FD} Officials investigate 2 plane crashes in Alaska that killed 4 people

Federal investigators say 2 planes crashed more than 600 miles apart in Alaska almost simultaneously Saturday, killing a total of four people.

{FD} Python reappears in Alaska home 2 weeks after disappearance

A 17-foot python has returned to its Alaska home after going missing for two weeks.

{FD} Earthquake hits western end of the Aleutian island chain

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit the Andreanof Islands on the far western end of the Aleutian chain.

{FD} Earthquake hits central Alaska, third to hit during weekend

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit the central part of the state.