North Pole man found dead in Kenai cell

KENAI — A 45-year-old inmate was found dead in his cell at the Wildwood Correctional Facility in Kenai.The Department of Corrections says in a release… Continue reading

Alaska’s median income drops below 1989 levels

ANCHORAGE — Alaska residents are making less money than they have in years, with the state’s median income dropping below that of 1989.A new study… Continue reading

Juneau artist Jay Crondahl adds a little ephemeral art to the lawn at the Park Shore Condominiums on Monday.

Photo: Ephemeral art

Juneau artist Jay Crondahl adds a little ephemeral art to the lawn at the Park Shore Condominiums on Monday.… Continue reading

Juneau artist Jay Crondahl adds a little ephemeral art to the lawn at the Park Shore Condominiums on Monday.
Supporters rally outside the Courthouse during an evidentiary hearing for the Fairbanks Four to try to prove their innocence Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Four, George Frese, Kevin Pease, Eugene Vent and Marvin Roberts were convicted in the killing of 15-year old John Hartman 18 years ago. Roberts was released on parole this summer, the other three men remain in jail. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

‘Fairbanks Four’ wants convictions overturned

FAIRBANKS — Four men who claim they were wrongly convicted of killing a Fairbanks teenager in 1997 are seeking post-conviction relief in a civil trial… Continue reading

Supporters rally outside the Courthouse during an evidentiary hearing for the Fairbanks Four to try to prove their innocence Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Four, George Frese, Kevin Pease, Eugene Vent and Marvin Roberts were convicted in the killing of 15-year old John Hartman 18 years ago. Roberts was released on parole this summer, the other three men remain in jail. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

Moderate earthquake felt in Alaska community

ANCHORAGE — Seismologists say a moderate earthquake was strongly felt in a community in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.7 magnitude quake… Continue reading

Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

Even with major budget cuts, the state could see its credit rating dropped if it doesn’t take steps to address revenues, Gov. Bill Walker’s budget… Continue reading

Theodore Alex Bastia, Jr. examines pot before making a purchase at Breeze Botanicals, Oct. 1 in Ashland, Oregon. Marijuana shops in the state began selling marijuana last Thursday for the first time to recreational users.

Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER — Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed… Continue reading

Theodore Alex Bastia, Jr. examines pot before making a purchase at Breeze Botanicals, Oct. 1 in Ashland, Oregon. Marijuana shops in the state began selling marijuana last Thursday for the first time to recreational users.
In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, a member of a search and rescue team wades in to Virgin River during a search in Zion National Park, near Springdale, Utah. Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon on Sept. 15 before a panel assesses what can be done to keep a growing number of visitors safe when spectacular natural settings turn perilous.

Zion National Park investigates run-up to deaths of 7 hikers

SALT LAKE CITY — Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon last month… Continue reading

In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, a member of a search and rescue team wades in to Virgin River during a search in Zion National Park, near Springdale, Utah. Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon on Sept. 15 before a panel assesses what can be done to keep a growing number of visitors safe when spectacular natural settings turn perilous.

Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER — Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed… Continue reading

Anchorage firefighter among those honored at memorial

ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage firefighter who died during a training exercise was among those honored at national memorial service over the weekend.Senior Capt. Jeffery Bayless… Continue reading

Venetie man arrested in connection with stabbing death

ANCHORAGE — A 33-year-old man is under arrest in connection with the stabbing death of another man in the interior Alaska village of Venetie (VEE’-neh-teye).Alaska… Continue reading

Some of the 30-plus goats owned by the Nelson family of Petersburg.

Couple brings fresh goat milk to market

PETERSBURG — Fresh dairy products are a rarity in southeast Alaska, but one family is trying to change that.Victor Nelson and his wife, Tabitha, have… Continue reading

Some of the 30-plus goats owned by the Nelson family of Petersburg.

Moderate earthquake felt in Alaska community

ANCHORAGE — Seismologists say a moderate earthquake was strongly felt in a community in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.7 magnitude quake… Continue reading

Anchorage requests federal help to stop Spice crisis

ANCHORAGE — Andre Boyd, a monitor at the nonprofit Bean’s Cafe, said he always calls 911 if he sees someone’s eyes roll back into their… Continue reading

Thieves target vehicles along highway near Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — Alaska State Troopers say highway thieves near Fairbanks have been pulling emission control devices off vehicles.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that troopers say… Continue reading

Soldotna woman arrested for driving drunk with 5 kids in car

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say they arrested a Soldotna woman for driving drunk with five children in the car.KTUU-TV reported that troopers say they… Continue reading

Economic development council holds Anchorage meeting

ANCHORAGE — If economic development is your profession, odds are you are in Anchorage this week.The International Economic Development Council is holding its annual meeting… Continue reading

State’s LNG buyout could cost $7B

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to increase the state’s share in the Alaska LNG Project could put Alaska on the hook for more than… Continue reading

Youths play basketball at the community court in the village of Newtok on Aug. 4. The state is hoping to kick-start a mass exodus from the tiny village through a national competition for states and local governments vying for a slice of nearly $1 billion in grants to be awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Officials eye eroding village as relocation model

ANCHORAGE — One of Alaska’s most eroded coastal Native villages is being eyed as a possible national model for relocating whole communities whose futures are… Continue reading

Youths play basketball at the community court in the village of Newtok on Aug. 4. The state is hoping to kick-start a mass exodus from the tiny village through a national competition for states and local governments vying for a slice of nearly $1 billion in grants to be awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mass. college cancels sale of Native objects

JUNEAU — A Massachusetts theology college has abandoned plans to sell off art from 52 Native tribes, including Tlingit and Haida items, as the federal… Continue reading