A massive building fire in Wasilla is under control
A young man fell to his death on Sunday while climbing Mount Yukla, above Eagle River. Dasan Marshall, 24, of Portland, Oregon was a student at Alaska Pacific University.
An entrepreneurial spirit drove a public forum on a future Matanuska Susitana Borough marijuana law Thursday night.
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear four same-sex marriage cases and will rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans by early summer. This does not have immediate impacts on the legality of same-sex marriage in Alaska.
Anchorage Democrats Chris Tuck and Bill Wielechowski introduced a packet of legislative measures revising reporting procedures, revamping the Guard’s internal protocols, and creating a mechanism for private companies to give veterans hiring preference.
2014 was a record year for tourism in Southcentral Alaska according to Visit Anchorage. The organization predicts 2015 might be just as good.
An obscure lawsuit filed by a Matanuska Susitna wetlands mitigation bank could have national implications. The suit, now in Federal Claims Court, alleges breach of contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and land developers are closely watching the outcome.
Nearly 8 percent of Alaskans walk to work. It’s the highest rate in the nation according to American Community Survey data. The national average is only 2.8 percent. But the state is also ranked #3 for the rate of pedestrian deaths. Three people have been killed in Anchorage the past month. So what’s happening to help keep walkers safe?
In a surprising addition to the agenda, Assembly Chair Dick Traini introduces a plan short on specifics but with broad ambitions.
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce president announces he will leave his position in order to run for mayor of Alaska’s largest city.
A Search and Rescue dog in Anchorage was poisoned with anti-freeze days before a pitbull puppy was found in Mid-town with multiple gunshot wounds.
Artists wielding sanders and drills spent three days this weekend carving blocks of ice into salmon and sea-dragons in downtown Anchorage, showcasing all you can create out of a one-and-a-half ton block of frozen water.
Before heading to Juneau, Anchorage Legislators are listening to community input on ways to cut state spending.
The Matanuska Susitna Borough has received $20, 000 from an interested buyer outside the US to pay for sea trials for the ferry MV Susitna
State Fish and Game officials are cracking down on illegal dumping on state game refuges. Recent incidents at Goose Bay State Game Refuge near Wasilla have resulted in at least one prosecution, and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are on the look-out for further arrests, and heavy fines, and possible jail time is in store for offenders.
Yellow smoke emitted Monday by the new Matanuska Electric Association power plant in Eklutna is worrying some nearby residents.
More weekend overnight violence involving firearms in Anchorage. Two people are reported injured at a party in Muldoon early Saturday morning.
The Anchorage Assembly is casting an unusual amount of scrutiny on a pending liquor license transfer that’s raising questions about how businesses that sell liquor should develop downtown.