Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Cooper Landing is registering some of the worst air quality readings in the country this week, due to smoke from the Swan Lake fire.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Alaska Office of Boating Safety have been teaming up this summer with local Boys and Girls Clubs to get more Anchorage kids fishing. The goal is to teach them to do it safely, while having a good time, and it all starts with some instruction and fun at the pool.
It's unclear how the center can continue to operate without state funds, but its staff of 18 continue to look for ways to do their work.
With the possibility of massive state budget cuts still looming, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation says it expects a recession to continue in Alaska's largest city for another three years or more.
Ed Rasmuson serves as chair of the board for the Rasmuson Foundation, which supports an array of programs for poor Alaskans, artists and others. Now, he says, he regrets voting for Dunleavy and supporting his campaign.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts has been closed for over a week, a victim of Governor Mike Dunleavy's line-item vetoes on June 28. The small staff of four - now laid off - continue to watch the Legislature and efforts in Juneau to restore funding.
In some parts of Alaska, local governments are so desperate for law enforcement they've had to hire people with criminal records. For example, in the village of Stebbins, all seven police officers...
A book out this summer takes an extensive look at Israel Keyes, the man federal authorities say admitted to kidnapping and murdering teenager Samantha Koenig in Alaska, and others in the Lower...
With Alaska headed toward massive cuts to its university system, social services and other state-funded programs, many Alaskans are expressing frustration, sadness and anxiety.
An Alaska National Guard Blackhawk helicopter circles after dropping a bucket of water on a wildfire in East Anchorage on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Photo by Nat Herz / Alaska Public...
The state Division of Air Quality is warning of the smoke's potential health effects, with advisories in effect until Friday evening, pending any extensions.
A member of the local Satanic Temple gave the invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday night for the first time since the borough changed its policy on invocations last year.
An Indiana man is now charged with murder in the death of Anchorage resident Cynthia Hoffman in early June. Prosecutors say he allegedly tricked a group of teenagers into murdering Hoffman by...
A wildfire near Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula grew to about 8,400 acres as of Friday, according to the Division of Forestry.
Alaska's Corrections commissioner has canceled an upcoming Father's Day event at Goose Creek Correctional Center near Wasilla a couple days before it was set to take place, due to concerns about contraband and safety, the department says.
Police say an Indiana man arrested on federal child pornography charges is connected to the shooting death of an Anchorage teenager earlier this month.