Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
State prosecutors say Seth Lookhart, 34, unnecessarily sedated patients so he could bill Medicaid for more money. They say Lookhart's billings amounted to nearly a third of all Medicaid billing for dental sedation in Alaska in 2016.
A Southeast Alaska teen becomes the state's first case of vaping-related illness. Plus: A new documentary tells the story of legendary Huslia sprint musher George Attla. And the Anchorage School District leads the way on Social-Emotional Learning.
"Intra-slab" earthquakes, like the magnitude 7.1 quake that struck Anchorage in 2018, tend to leave fewer clues at the surface and therefore researchers have to use unique methods for figuring out how often they occur and how big they can be.
Two of the victims were Medevac Alaska employees Robert Cartner and Maddox Burts, according to a social media post from the air ambulance service.
Congressional hopeful Alyse Galvin donned her trademark yellow blazer and gathered together sign-waving supporters Thursday in Anchorage for the first press conference of her new campaign. She announced a plan that, as Galvin puts it, aims to "get big money out of politics."
Members of Alaska's congressional delegation say following the impeachment inquiry of President Trump has not been a huge part of their work lately. Plus: A curious spike in stolen vehicles in Bethel, where, when the river isn't frozen, there are no roads out of town.
A possible emerging, contributing factor to animal die-offs on Alaska's coasts that researchers are looking at is toxic algae, blooming farther north.
A judge in Anchorage has set arguments for January in a case challenging the state's rejection of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Plus: A new government report is flagging more problems with the new generation of fighter jets scheduled to come to Alaska in the next few years.
Superior Court proceedings over the state’s denial of an application to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy will follow a timeline proposed by state attorneys and not the recall’s supporters, who had proposed an expedited schedule.
At a U.S. House hearing today, people for and against the Roadless Rule in the Tongass National Forest said removing the restrictions won't make much difference for the logging industry. Plus: Unalaska’s regular flights are set to resume tomorrow, nearly a month after Ravn Air Group shut down service in the wake of a fatal plane crash.
New data from the FBI show that reports of crime nationally are generally on the decline, but by most measures Alaska is bucking that trend. Plus: A popular new podcast called "Midnight Son" tells the story of a well known Alaska Native actor whose career was cut short when he was convicted of attempted murder.
A new podcast called “Midnight Son" tells the story of Teddy Kyle Smith, a well-known Alaska Native actor convicted of attempted murder.
Fishermen are expressing alarm that the Coast Guard hasn't been able to restore a VHF signal across much of coastal Alaska. Plus: As part of a new federal rule, Fort Wainwright officials are evicting the union that represents federal employees from the on-base office it's held since the 1970s.
A judge has reduced Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox’s sentence after part of his conviction in a murder conspiracy was thrown out on appeal.