Hope for homeless in Homer

HOMER — It’s not easy to be homeless in Alaska in November. That was the verdict among approximately a dozen people who spent a night… Continue reading

This graphic shows Alaska's rankings in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of state government accountability and transparency conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity.

Alaska gets C grade in 2015 State Integrity Investigation

On a sunny, warm August morning, a state senator and a legislative staffer sat in leather armchairs near a fireplace as an espresso machine hissed… Continue reading

This graphic shows Alaska's rankings in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of state government accountability and transparency conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity.

Alaska high court drops fishing case against ex-state senator

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Supreme Court has dismissed charges of overharvesting salmon against a former state senator and two other fishermen.The justices in a decision… Continue reading

Court system closes for Thanksgiving

The Alaska Court System, including courthouses and probation offices, will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday.In previous years, courthouses were open the… Continue reading

In this photo taken Oct. 9, pad see ew cooks in the kitchen at Pho Vietnam on Fireweed Lane in Anchorage. Linda La is the founder of the Pho Vietnam restaurants in Anchorage, of which there are now five in the city.

The pho empress of Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — Behind any steaming bowl of pho soup or fried rice at Pho Vietnam 8, a new Fireweed Lane restaurant, is Linda La, the… Continue reading

In this photo taken Oct. 9, pad see ew cooks in the kitchen at Pho Vietnam on Fireweed Lane in Anchorage. Linda La is the founder of the Pho Vietnam restaurants in Anchorage, of which there are now five in the city.
Rayda Tegen, an addict who was recently sentenced for carrying in a record amount of methamphetamine and heroin into Juneau last year, talks about her addiction at Lemon Creek Correctional Center last week.

Addict-turned-convict: ‘We are the unwanted’

Rayda Tegen had a husband, five children and a $40,000 a year job in Tooele, Utah, for the nearly 20 years she was clean.It’s a… Continue reading

Rayda Tegen, an addict who was recently sentenced for carrying in a record amount of methamphetamine and heroin into Juneau last year, talks about her addiction at Lemon Creek Correctional Center last week.

Board approves nation’s first pot cafes

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is giving tourists a place to light up (or chow down) once cannabis sales begin next year.On Friday, the board… Continue reading

Seeking route for pot clubs, marijuana board approves nation’s first cafes

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is giving tourists a place to light up (or chow down) once cannabis sales begin next year.On Friday, the board… Continue reading

Alaska pot regulators OK on-site consumption

JUNEAU — The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska’s legalized marijuana industry has approved allowing some retail pot stores to permit on-site consumption.The 3-2… Continue reading

Billy Brown of the Discovery Channel series "Alaska Bush People" pled guilty Wednesday to PFD fraud along with other family members in Juneau Superior Court.

Juneau judge rejects plea deal for ‘Alaskan Bush People’ family

A Juneau judge on Thursday rejected a proposed plea deal for the reality TV stars on Discovery Channels’ “Alaskan Bush People” who are accused of… Continue reading

Billy Brown of the Discovery Channel series "Alaska Bush People" pled guilty Wednesday to PFD fraud along with other family members in Juneau Superior Court.
Chum salmon pool up before entering the fish ladder at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. The fish return after four or five years at sea and are averaging between eight to nine pounds.

At Seattle expo, Alaskans see long-term threat from engineered salmon

It wasn’t on the agenda, but the FDA’s announcement about genetically engineered salmon rapidly became the talk of the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle.The expo,… Continue reading

Chum salmon pool up before entering the fish ladder at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. The fish return after four or five years at sea and are averaging between eight to nine pounds.

Selawik officer faces charges after 16-year-old girl dies

ANCHORAGE — A substitute village police officer in an Inupiat Eskimo village in northwest Alaska is facing charges that he provided alcohol to two minors,… Continue reading

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina travels through Tracy Arm Fjord in 2013.

Ferry system to hold community meetings

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is inviting Alaskans to offer their suggestions on how to help the state’s ferry system cope with… Continue reading

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina travels through Tracy Arm Fjord in 2013.

Oil and gas bids net $10 million for state

The state of Alaska earned just shy of $10 million Wednesday as oil and gas producers bid on leases in the North Slope.Bidders offered $9.5… Continue reading

Delegation critical of FDA on genetically modified salmon

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she’s “livid” at the federal Food and Drug Administration’s approval of genetically modified salmon for human consumption.Murkowski and… Continue reading

ConocoPhillips approves $900 million Arctic reserve project

ANCHORAGE — ConocoPhillips has approved funding for a $900 million drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope.When production begins in 2018 at the filed in the… Continue reading

1 person killed in Parks Highway head-on collision

ANCHORAGE — One person has been killed and another injured in an apparent head-on collision on the Parks Highway in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.Alaska State Troopers… Continue reading

Genetically engineered salmon OK’d

WASHINGTON — What’s for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the… Continue reading

Judge quashes Pebble subpoenas for 2 groups

JUNEAU — A federal judge has quashed subpoenas against two groups that have been critical of the proposed Pebble Mine.The group behind the mine project,… Continue reading

National Guard calls for new military code

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska National Guard is asking lawmakers to pass a new version of the state’s code of military justice to help fix a… Continue reading