The Anchorage Assembly voted 11-0 on Tuesday to make it illegal to sell products like car seats, toys and furniture that contain certain flame retardant chemicals.
Seward Highway back to normal after Tudor overpass repairs
Traffic patterns on the Seward Highway are back to normal, ending a months-long headache for Anchorage commuters.
Dump truck driver medevaced after Wasilla collision
Two drivers were injured Tuesday night after Alaska State Troopers say a car and a dump truck collided in Wasilla.
Healthy vocabulary sends Romig 8th-grader to National Spelling Bee
Students from across the state are in Anchorage for the Alaska State Spelling Bee.
Judge asked to stop psychiatric patients from being sent to jail
Public defenders say psychiatric patients' rights are being violated when they are held in jail awaiting evaluations at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.
Dunleavy takes fiscal plan discussion statewide in public talks
Gov. Mike Dunleavy will sit down with Alaskans and explain his fiscal plan in several cities statewide next week.
State would stop funding school construction under Dunleavy bill
Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to repeal state assistance for municipalities wanting to build new schools or rennovate old ones.
Talkeetna's new baler makes cardboard recycling a reality
Cardboard recycling wasn't possible without the baler because it was too costly to move the materials, according to Talkeetna Recycling Works volunteers.
More chicken? Anchorage restaurants say there's room for Raising Cane's
As Anchorage’s newest franchise chicken restaurant spreads its wings, local poultry places say they’re not concerned by the competition, but hope customers remember they have a choice.
Seedlings are selling out months ahead of schedule
The Cook Inlet chapter of the Society of American Foresters says it has had such demand for its annual tree seedling sale that some species are sold out.
Family, friends raising money to fund search for missing pilot
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the cost of searching for a pilot missing near Rainy Pass since March 6.
Anchorage School Board OKs fixing quake-damaged Eagle River schools
Anchorage School Board members have passed a resolution to fund repairs to earthquake-damaged Eagle River schools.
Weather still poor in Rainy Pass plane search Tuesday
Clearing skies briefly renewed searchers’ hopes as they returned to the Rainy Pass area Tuesday, seeking a plane and pilot last seen nearly a week ago.
Aircraft still missing near Rainy Pass overnight
Search efforts have been suspended overnight for a missing plane reported en route from Rainy Pass to Wasilla, and are set to resume Friday morning.
Alaska athletes shine at Special Olympics World Games
Ayesha Abdul-Jillil and Demiko Colbert, the two athletes representing Alaska at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, are making their mark on the competition.
UA students push back on Dunleavy budget cuts
Students from campuses from around the state are in Juneau imploring lawmakers to say no to Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed $134 million in University of Alaska cuts.
Board of Game considers new black bear hunts in Chugach State Park
The proposals would allow hunting in areas of the park that are close to Anchorage. Some people have raised safety concerns.
Black box from missing Guardian Flight recovered from Frederick Sound
Senior vice president of operations Randy Lyman posted on Guardian Flight's Facebook page about the discovery.
Man takes 80-year plea deal for Christmas Eve 'ninja' murder
Jaylyn Franklin, 22, is pleading guilty to murder for his role in the Christmas Eve 2016 shooting deaths of 38-year-old Christopher Brooks and his 32-year-old wife Danielle Brooks.
Anchorage landfill remains open despite quake damage
Although crews are working to repair damage at the Anchorage Regional Landfill near Eagle River following the Nov. 30 earthquake, staff with the municipality's Solid Waste Services are still on-site doing their jobs.
State ombudsman finds allegations against API ‘justified’
A Monday report from the state ombudsman has substantiated various allegations of improper conduct at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute spanning a four-year period.
Grant funds trail grooming at Independence Mine
Mat-Su Parks Superintendent Stuart Leidner said a $15,000 grant from Friends of State Parks Mat-Su paid for grooming this winter. He said smooth trails make the area a destination for users of all skill levels.
Unseasonably warm weather holds as equinox nears
Above normal temperatures have the end of winter feeling a lot more like the middle of spring.
Restaurants offering more non-alcoholic beverages for Sobriety Awareness Month
Restaurants offer special drinks during March, which is Sobriety Awareness Month.
Man charged in Alaska cold case due in Maine court this week
A Maine man who is fighting extradition to Alaska for a murder charge is due back in court for his case.
Haitim Taha appears in court after extradition from Israel
Haitim Taha is one of two people accused of killing Leroy Lawrence, a 17-year-old caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting in April 2017.
AST: No injuries in plane crash near Talkeetna
Two people walked away safe from a plane crash involving 1967 Cessna 150H near Beaver Road in Talkeetna.
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APD identifies man dead in Seward Highway crash at Potter Marsh
A two-vehicle collision on the Seward Highway near Potter Marsh Friday morning left a man dead and others injured.
Avid outdoorsman Jeffrey Cheng remembered in Anchorage
Family and Friends gathered in Anchorage to honor and say goodbye to new father, pilot and outdoor enthusiast Jeffrey Cheng.
Cutting state inspector could close Alaska's last dairy farm
“If there’s no state inspector there’s no commercial milk," said Ty Havemeister, whose family has owned a dairy outside of Palmer since 1935.
Judge ups bail amount for woman accused of killing her daughter
The child was strapped into her car seat, appeared to have been stabbed multiple times and was obviously deceased, court documents say.
Anchorage Entrepreneurs get helping hand to set up shop
The Alaska Community Land Trust (ACLT) is on a mission to help remove the roadblocks for entrepreneurs living in low-income neighborhoods, specifically Mountain View, Fairview and Spenard, with a program called Set Up Shop.
Help is available for people experiencing a mental health crisis
There are resources in Anchorage for people experiencing a mental health crisis, including Providence Hospital's Psychiatric Emergency Room.
State investigating 2 employees over bumper sticker response, Facebook posts
Two state employees are under investigation for their response to a bumper sticker that read, "Black Rifles Matter."
House Finance to hold hearings around Alaska for comment on Dunleavy budget
House leaders say they want to present the state's fiscal situation to the public when it holds hearings in Anchorage, the Mat-Su Borough and Soldotna.
Proposed budget would eliminate housing, homeless services across Alaska
Advocates for the homeless in Anchorage say Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget would eliminate housing and homeless service programs across the state.
Palmer restaurant makes 300+ mini pies for National Pi Day
While March 14 is a day designated to celebrate the number pi, many people use it as an excuse to indulge in pie.
Dunleavy aims to eliminate 'ocean rangers' aboard cruise ships
Part of Mike Dunleavy's fiscal plan calls for eliminating a cruise ship environmental oversight program.
Missing or murdered: Prosecution rests in Thomas Skeek trial
The state rested its case in the murder trial of Thomas Skeek on Thursday, but not before presenting a final witness who testified about the last time Linda Skeek's children saw their mother.
Nordic Junior Nationals return to Anchorage
Anchorage is hosting the event this year for the first time since 2008.
Wind-driven fire destroys Houston home
A Houston home was a total loss early Thursday in a fire fueled by high winds, drawing dozens of firefighters and sending one occupant to the hospital.
The regulations to know before halibut season begins Friday, March 15
Some new rules for catching halibut will depend on where you're doing your fishing.
Half-built Midtown hotel burned in arson fire demolished
The partially constructed Midtown hotel that burned in January, during what police say was an act of arson, has begun to come down this week after a demolition order.
Troopers name man killed in Seward Highway semi crash
Alaska State Troopers have named the man killed in Wednesday’s semi truck crash along the Seward Highway, which caused closures for hours near Moose Pass.
Avalanche warning issued as snow keeps falling in Southcentral
Close to 3 feet and counting. Fresh snow raises avalanche danger in Southcentral.
APD: Woman killed daughter then intentionally hurt herself
Anchorage police say officers found a girl dead and a woman wounded Wednesday morning in a vehicle at the Point Woronzof parking lot, as an investigation of what happened continues.
Murkowski among GOP votes to reject Trump emergency declaration
In a rebuke of President Trump, the Senate voted 59-41 to pass legislation Thursday afternoon rejecting his national emergency declaration concerning the U.S.-Mexico border.
Anchorage street crews fill 200 potholes in less than a week
As spring breakup arrives, many Anchorage drivers are feeling the bumps in their car from potholes.
Snowboarder killed in Southeast Alaska avalanche
A second Alaska snowboarder in less than a week has been killed by an avalanche, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday, after a slide near Haines in Southeast Alaska.
Seward Highway semi truck wreck leaves 1 dead
The Seward Highway is seeing closures north of Seward due to a fatal collision Wednesday afternoon involving a semi truck, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Bill would establish Alaska Native Heritage Month
A bill introduced by two state senators would align the state with national and local Anchorage recognition of the month.
Dallas Seavey scratches from Norway sled dog race, Finnmarksløpet
According to the four-time Iditarod champion's Facebook page, his dogs had been suffering from tight forearms during the 750-mile race in Norway.
Avalanche mitigation to slow Thursday traffic near Girdwood
Avalanche mitigation Thursday on the Seward Highway could cause delays up to 45 minutes near Girdwood.
Conditions ground Rainy Pass search for missing plane
A week after a plane left the Rainy Pass area for Wasilla but never arrived, search crews were on a “weather hold” in attempts to look for it.
ASD looks at long-term solutions for quake-damaged schools
Local educators heard a report at Monday's Anchorage School Board meeting regarding a long-term solution for two schools closed after the 7.1 earthquake that rattled the region on Nov. 30.
FEMA visits hardware stores to offer help after Southcentral quake
Federal Emergency Management Agency crews are visiting four Southcentral Alaska hardware stores this week to connect with victims of the Nov. 30 earthquake.
House committee flooded with calls supporting ferry system
The House Transportation Committee took several hours of public testimony on Gov. Mike Dunleavy's call to effectively shut down the Alaska Marine Highway System by Oct. 1.
Troopers use new cameras to find people from the sky
Both helicopters' $500,000 systems have an infrared camera and two electro-optical cameras, which make it easier to find people lost in the backcountry.
Ballots mailed as voting begins in Anchorage election
Ballots for Anchorage's April 2 municipal election were mailed to voters Tuesday morning.
Hunters face fines, forfeitures in illegal moose kills
A guilty plea in an illegal moose hunt last year has left two hunters with suspended hunting privileges, forfeited hunting equipment and thousands of dollars in fines.
Statewide ski program in Unalakleet keeps kids active in rural Alaska
This year, Skiku is making several stops along the Iditarod trail and many other rural Alaska communities during 2019 Ski Week.
Dunleavy says Legislature needs to produce a budget plan
Gov. Mike Dunleavy said last week it's the Legislature's turn to counter his proposal with one of their own, even as lawmakers still seek more information on his own plan.
Bogard Road traffic brings calls for slower speed limits
Traffic in the Mat-Su Borough is growing rapidly along with its population, and residents near one congested corridor are asking the state to slow it down.
Poor weather still slowing Rainy Pass search for missing plane
Five days after a pilot and a small plane disappeared near Rainy Pass, no sign of either has yet been found as search crews continue attempts to reach the area despite poor weather.
Seward Highway re-opens at Tudor Road
Road closed for weekend while crews replaced beam damaged by dump truck in January.
UAA students debate future of PFD, possible state taxes
Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage discussed the state’s financial position Thursday night during the grand finale of the 12th annual Cabin Fever Debates.
Anchorage voters faced with alcohol tax proposal in April election
Anchorage residents will pay more for a drink or a bottle of wine if voters approve a 5 percent alcohol tax on the April 2 municipal ballot.
APD: Suspect arrested after hitting man on street with encased rifle
Anchorage police have arrested a suspect they say hit a man with an encased rifle in the middle of the street during an argument late Friday night.
APD names officers involved in Airport Heights shooting
Anchorage police have named the four officers involved in the Airport Heights neighborhood shooting that left one man dead last week.
'Jeopardy!' host has close ties to Palmer's Musk Ox Farm
Staff at the farm say Alex Trebek considers the musk ox his "spirit animal," visiting several times over the years.
Wasilla prom dress proceeds go to feed hungry students
Wasilla senior Madeline Emmi sells donated prom dresses for $10. The money raised goes to Project Sandwich to help feed students in need.
Murkowski helps introduce resolution honoring indigenous women
Introduced by Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Tom Udall, the resolution would honor the heritage, culture, and successes of indigenous women across the nation.
Dunleavy to participate in global energy conference
Gov. Mike Dunleavy and some members of his administration will attended a global energy conference in Houston, Texas, next week.
'Save the Alaska State Fair Act' aimed at liquor license fix
The Alaska State Fair has received a two-year extension of its liquor license from the state ABC Board, but the fair's general manager says that's not good enough.
Clouds cut short Friday search for missing Rainy Pass plane
A second day of attempts to find a missing plane in the Rainy Pass area with one person on board has ended Friday, after multiple agencies sent aircraft into low cloud cover.
GCI restores service after Southcentral Alaska outage
GCI customers in Anchorage, Eagle River and Wasilla who lost phone, cable and internet service Friday should once more be online, after an hours-long outage linked to a damaged fiber-optic cable.
Charges: Man beat girlfriend to death at Spenard apartment
The man accused of killing a woman in Spenard Thursday allegedly beat her to death, according to charging documents.
Family awarded $3.38M for Alaska cruise passenger's death
A federal jury says Royal Caribbean Cruises owes $3.38 million to the family of a passenger who died during an Alaska cruise.
World Bank says Venezuela must pay Conoco $8B
An international arbitration tribunal is ruling that Venezuela must pay ConocoPhillips more than $8 billion as compensation for the government's expropriation of the U.S. oil giant's investments in Venezuela in 2007.
APD names suspect killed in Airport Heights officer-involved shooting
Anchorage police have named the man killed early Thursday by officers he allegedly fired on in the Airport Heights neighborhood.
FDA clears path for genetically modified salmon
U.S. regulators are giving the green light to salmon genetically modified to grow about twice as fast as normal.
Nov. 30 Southcentral quake's magnitude revised to 7.1
Continued data review suggests the region's Nov. 30 earthquake was stronger than previously estimated.
Conviction in Dimond Center murder overturned due to court mistake
A murder conviction in a 2010 shooting at Anchorage's Dimond Center mall has been overturned, after an appeals court said the trial judge made a mistake in instructing jurors.
'Unsettling' calving at Portage Lake caught on video
What was going to be just another day of photo shoots on Portage Lake for Paxson Woelber and his girlfriend quickly turned into a lesson from Mother Nature.
Palmer nonprofit opens store for reused building materials
Tim Zalinger founded Mat-Su Valley Rebuild to give people a place to buy or donate used construction materials to keep them out of the landfill.
Dunleavy economist challenged on dual PFD positions
The Senate Finance Committee asked state economist Ed King about articles posted on his web site last year challenging assertions that the Permanent Fund dividend boosts Alaska's economy.
Anchorage firefighter who fell 100 feet from ladder returns to work
Injured firefighter Ben Schultz has come full circle, once again working at the Anchorage Fire Department after a 2017 training accident that nearly took his life.
Why do we observe daylight saving time in Alaska?
Alaska observes daylight saving this weekend. But as clocks turn forward, do the changing hours really help Alaskans?
East High sends students home early after bomb threat
A bomb threat at East High School prompted school officials to send students home early Thursday.
Young becomes longest-serving Republican in Congress
In a video commemorating his new record, Rep. Don Young discusses Alaska, his memories and his regrets.
APD IDs victim in ‘suspicious death’ at Dimond Boulevard home
Anchorage police say a woman’s death Friday afternoon at a residence along Dimond Boulevard is considered suspicious, and are asking the public for help learning more.
Suspected 'vehicle prowler' killed by Anchorage police
A man described as a vehicle prowler was shot and killed by Anchorage police officers early Thursday morning in Airport Heights, according to an Anchorage Police Department Nixle alert.
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Assembly criminalizes possession of bikes without serial numbers
The Anchorage Assembly has passed an ordinance aimed at helping police target bike thefts, by criminalizing the possession of bicycles that appear to be stolen.
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Lawmakers want deeper analysis from Dunleavy's budget team
Members of Senate and House Finance Committees want to understand the effects of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed cuts.
Lawmakers question pot board pick on anti-marijuana bias
Gov. Mike Dunleavy's nominee for the state Marijuana Control Board faced state lawmakers Wednesday, who grilled her regarding her alleged opposition to the pot industry.