• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation

Sierra Starks

Stories by Sierra Starks

  • Campaign 2014

    More Alaskan voters identify as independents

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 16, 7:29

    A growing number of Alaskans identify as politically independent, according to a recent Gallup poll. Almost 60 percent of those surveyed consider themselves independents, up 12 percent from 47 in 2013. Alaska has traditionally been among the states with the highest percentages of residents who identify as independents, Gallup says. The current Alaskan independent percentage […]

  • State

    Fallen trooper among 11 Alaskans honored by attorney general

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 10, 22:59

    Hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C. Wednesday as Attorney General Eric Holder recognized Alaska prosecutors and law enforcement at the 30th Annual Director’s Awards Ceremony. Holder addressed the Department of Justice members with prepared remarks, saying that the selected group represents the best the department has to offer. “Your work embodies our ongoing commitment,” said Holder. “Not merely to win […]

  • Crime

    Police arrest Florida man accused of stalking Bristol Palin

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 09, 15:06

    A Florida man has been accused of stalking Bristol Palin after officers arrested him outside of Palin’s Wasilla residence on Sunday. According to a complaint filed by Wasilla Police Department officer Brandon Gray, WPD responded to a call from Palin at about 6:15 p.m. Palin told WPD there was a male at her residence. She […]

  • State

    Parnell presses federal government to explore ANWR

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 08, 16:25

    Gov. Sean Parnell’s office is putting pressure on the federal government to consider an exploration plan in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). According to a release from the governor’s office, the state filed a motion to order the federal government to authorize the gathering of information about the oil and gas resource potential of […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage Ballet seeks funds for expansion project

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 06, 16:24

    The Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy is embarking on a public fundraising campaign to fund an expansion project to add studio space to its current midtown location. The Anchorage Ballet is about halfway through its Kickstarter campaign, but construction is already underway to expand the facility. The nonprofit organization has already received over 20 backers and […]

  • Money

    In Anchorage, July employment numbers lowest in years

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 26, 15:33

    Anchorage’s unemployment rate has fallen to 5.1 percent, according to the latest report released by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation Tuesday. With unemployment down half a percent from June’s revised rate, Anchorage remains well below the national rate of 6.5 percent and the statewide rate of 6.1 percent. “Anchorage unemployment last month was at the lowest […]

  • State

    Richard Dauenhauer, linguist and historian, dies at 72

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 20, 17:53

    Richard Dauenhauer, a linguist and historian honored for his work in preserving Alaska Native languages – Tlingit in particular – died Tuesday morning in Juneau. He was 72. The University of Alaska Southeast, where Dauenhauer was a former professor of Alaska Native languages and culture, has confirmed his death. “The University of Alaska Southeast mourns […]

  • US/World

    USS Anchorage holds change of command ceremony

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 16, 15:13

    The USS Anchorage held a change of command ceremony on Friday in San Diego, California. Cmdr. Joel Stewart relinquished command to Capt. Michael McKenna, according to a release. USS Anchorage is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. The U.S. Navy warship is named for the city of Anchorage. “It’s a great honor to have […]

  • State

    Body found after fatal Tana River rafting accident

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 11, 17:26

    The body of a Mat-Su man, declared missing after a rafting accident, was found in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Authorities have identified the rafter as Rob Kehrer. Kehrer was last seen Saturday at 1 p.m. when he was thrown out of his packraft — a small, portable backpacking boat — on the Tana […]

  • Local

    VA asks veterans to chat on Twitter

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 31, 12:06

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new initiative on social media aiming to answer veterans’ questions in real time. The VA has taken to Twitter, asking veterans to tweet inquiries regarding benefits or any related military service subjects using the hashtag #VetQ. The Twitter chat started July 30 and has gained some ground […]