Anchorage to take steps to cut crime at park

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage officials are looking to reduce crime at a city park that has been at the center of several public safety complaints, with… Continue reading

Wildlife troopers to sell law enforcement vessel Woldstad

KODIAK — One of four large vessels used by Alaska State Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing enforcement will be sold for budget reasons.The state is… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain High School senior Kevin Allen will be spending the summer in Washington, D.C., working as an intern for Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

From the halls of high school to the halls of Congress

Kevin Allen is not your typical teenager. Instead of on a sports field or at a bonfire, you’re more likely to find him giving input… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain High School senior Kevin Allen will be spending the summer in Washington, D.C., working as an intern for Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Hydaburg man charged with assault with splitting maul

HYDABURG — A southeast Alaska man has been charged with felony assault after a dispute at a home in the village of Hydaburg.Alaska State Troopers… Continue reading

Nathanial Kangas, right, is escorted into Superior Court Judge Paul Lyle's courtroom at the Rabinowitz Courthouse on Monday afternoon, May 16 in Fairbanks. A Fairbanks jury deliberated six hours before convicting Kangas, 22, in the deaths of Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich in May 2014, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. The officers were shot at Kangas' home in the village of Tanana, about 130 miles west of Fairbanks, as they attempted to arrest Kangas' father.

Legislature considers health insurance bill for families of slain first responders

The Alaska Legislature has begun considering a proposal to grant permanent health insurance to the spouses and children of firefighters and police who are killed… Continue reading

Nathanial Kangas, right, is escorted into Superior Court Judge Paul Lyle's courtroom at the Rabinowitz Courthouse on Monday afternoon, May 16 in Fairbanks. A Fairbanks jury deliberated six hours before convicting Kangas, 22, in the deaths of Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich in May 2014, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. The officers were shot at Kangas' home in the village of Tanana, about 130 miles west of Fairbanks, as they attempted to arrest Kangas' father.

Police expand patrols for holiday weekend

The Juneau Police Department plans to increase its presence across town this weekend in anticipation of Memorial Day and graduation festivities.The Monday holiday is preceded… Continue reading

The sun shines on tulips at the Shrine of St. Therese on a recent afternoon.

Photo: A bright landscape

The sun shines on tulips at the Shrine of St. Therese on Saturday afternoon.… Continue reading

The sun shines on tulips at the Shrine of St. Therese on a recent afternoon.

Hopkins resigns from gas line board for Alaska Senate run

JUNEAU — Luke Hopkins, who was narrowly confirmed to the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. last month, has resigned from that post to… Continue reading

Adoption bill gets hearing in Senate

One of the few non-budget items on Gov. Bill Walker’s special-session agenda received its first hearing in the Alaska Senate on Wednesday afternoon.House Bill 200,… Continue reading

Juneau Community Charter School teachers Jenny Strumfeld and Steve Morley present their eighth grade students during the Moving On Ceremony at Northern Light United Church on Wednesday.

‘Moving On’ and up: Juneau students mark last days of school year

Juneau fifth-grader Marlla Cabrigas-Blatnick beamed as she listened to teacher Thomas Schwartz make some personal remarks about her.“Marlla is one of my most consistently positive… Continue reading

Juneau Community Charter School teachers Jenny Strumfeld and Steve Morley present their eighth grade students during the Moving On Ceremony at Northern Light United Church on Wednesday.

Deadline approaching for annual Denali park road lottery

JUNEAU — The deadline for entering the annual Denali National Park and Preserve road lottery is approaching.People can enter online and by phone through Tuesday… Continue reading

Two-day conference on suicide prevention next week

The Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition is holding a conference called, “Adverse Childhood Experiences and Suicide: Learn, Change, Prevent.”The two-day conference takes place Thursday and Friday,… Continue reading

Chamber luncheon to focus on youth education

Brian Holst, executive director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, and Joy Lyon, executive director of the Association for the Education of Young Children will… Continue reading

Premera to hold community meeting to answer insurance questions

Navigating different options for medical care can be puzzling, so Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska is hosting a public town hall meeting Wednesday,… Continue reading

Greens Creek owner to acquire mineral company

Hecla Mining Company, which operates mines out of Alaska including the Greens Creek Mine near Juneau, announced Tuesday it will acquire the mineral group Mines… Continue reading

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive,… Continue reading

State focuses on pollution rules for Fairbanks, North Pole

FAIRBANKS — Alaska officials are outlining new measures to control pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, as federal regulators plan to upgrade two borough… Continue reading

The May 24 letter suspending Medicaid payments to hospitals and clinics

State briefly suspends Medicaid payments to doctors

The state of Alaska has suspended Medicaid payments to hospitals and clinics amid a continuing budget impasse in the Legislature, but the state’s director of… Continue reading

The May 24 letter suspending Medicaid payments to hospitals and clinics

Public can vote on national park site preservation funds

Twenty historic sites in national parks are vying for $2 million in preservation grants, and the public is invited to vote for their favorite places.The… Continue reading

Rate filings for individual Alaska health plans due in July

JUNEAU — The lone insurance company expected to offer individual health policies to Alaskans next year will have until mid-July to make its requests for… Continue reading