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Free to a good home: 1 newspaper in Skagway

The publisher of The Skagway News is willing to give the paper away to the right person, if they are willing to move to the Southeast Alaska city and be a part of the community.

Anchorage sees heat and snowfall records in single day

The Municipality of Anchorage saw more than a foot of snowfall Saturday after tying a temperature record set in 1967.

Group finds opposition to Homer addiction center proposal

Set Free Alaska has been searching for a place to put a facility for men fighting addiction since the beginning of the year.

Alaska census workers can disregard ‘no trespassing’ signs

The U.S. Census Bureau says the nationwide count is a constitutional requirement, and workers canvassing communities to obtain resident information are not bound by posted trespassing warnings.

Distinctive accent on torture video leads police to suspect

Brian Steven Smith has pleaded not guilty to killing 30-year-old Kathleen Henry. Police say he's confessed to shooting another Alaska Native woman.

Man accused of documenting woman’s killing pleads not guilty

Smith faces charges of murder, sexual assault and evidence tampering in the death of 30-year-old Kathleen Henry.
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

State to seek bids for sending inmates out of Alaska

The Alaska Department of Corrections plans to seek bids for housing inmates out of state, saying its institutions are near capacity and opening a moth-balled facility will take too long.

Alaska Zoo’s ailing polar bear dies

The beloved animal was generally referred to as Lyu or Louie. He was part of the zoo since 2006.

Anchorage idles fire equipment to deal with shortfall

A major issue has been the cost of overtime pay to staff who fill in for firefighters on leave.
Members of the Alaska Supreme Court today reversed the lower court’s decision and reinstated Dean Westlake as the winner of the Democratic primary in House District 40. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)

A group of young Alaskans sued the state over climate policy. Today, they’re taking their case to the state’s Supreme Court.

The lawsuit says state policy that promotes fossil fuels violates the constitutional right of young Alaskans to a safe climate.

Mat-Su Borough considers launching new police force

Officials say the Mat-Su force would handle calls outside the cities of Palmer and Wasilla.

Alaska regents delay considering consolidation plan

The vote came as some House majority members called on university leaders to preserve athletic programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Alaska alcohol control board takes step to oust director

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Thursday voted to boot McConnell.

Alaska soldiers injured in training exercise

None of the injuries are considered to be life-threatening.

Warning issued after wolf kills dog northwest of Fairbanks

Department of Fish and Game area biologist Tony Hollis it's normal for wolves to be in the area but unusual for them to kill a dog.
Hooper Bay. (Photo via Travis S./Flickr)

Hooper Bay school investigates racist notes

David Harris, the school principal in Hooper Bay, says he's asking teachers to see if they recognize the handwriting on the notes
Hooper Bay. (Photo via Travis S./Flickr)

Hooper Bay school investigates racist notes sent to student

School officials in an Alaska Native village are investigating three racist, hate-filled notes left in the locker of a mixed-race student that urged the girl to kill herself, one day after another resident in the Bering Sea community died by suicide.

UPDATE: Overdue Anchorage sheep hunters return, troopers say

Troopers say Stephen Stralka and Robin Stralka, both 63, left Anchorage on Aug. 24 to travel to Tok Junction.

Respected Alaska Native community elder Howard Luke dies

Howard Luke, a respected Athabascan elder, was known for promoting Alaska indigenous culture through his work with young people.

Alaska GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary

In a statement Saturday, the party's State Central Committee passed a rule saying a primary "would serve no useful purpose" because Republican Donald Trump is president.