Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Deb Lestenkof is remembered as generous and kind. Her family says her spirit is embodied in a popular Facebook group she started a decade ago that's meant to promote connection, kindness and paying it forward.
Heather MacAlpine served in the position for seven years. She says she was not given a reason for her firing.
Mille Porsild and Michelle Phillips were the top female finishers in this year’s race. On one of the final runs they moved their dogs indoors to get out of a severe windstorm.
A bear den was found near the spot where a group of soldiers was attacked by a bear on Tuesday afternoon, killing one of them.
Two excavators worked through the day Monday to start removing a 300-foot landslide that cut off the community of Lowell Point on Saturday evening.
A critic called the move a ‘perpetuation of the Big Lie’ of former president Donald Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud from 2020.
Two years after Anchorage police and fire departments commit to improving diversity, data shows little change
Police and fire officials say they’re hampered by a tight labor market, limited budgets and recruitment barriers that extend outside of their departments.
Alaskans at the Anchorage airport estimated about 10% of passengers on their recent flights had masks on.
At the first listening session last week, some members of the public asked for more specifics about the plan and more input from officials involved.
John Holman threatened to shoot Alaska Natives from a hotel room at the Captain Cook, according to a sworn affidavit from an Anchorage police officer.
Kahiltna Birchworks say they’ve seen more variability in the date of the first sap harvests, shorter seasons, less sugary sap and more pests.
Rhonda Tate, Richard Brady and their six kids have been waiting six months for housing they can afford that's big enough. They don’t feel any closer to it than when they started.
Richie Diehl gained about an hour on Neff during the last run of the race in the Northwest Arctic.
Purchases of new submarines and F-35 fighter jets from countries like Norway and Finland come in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
Helen Lane says the space’s twin purpose fills a void in Anchorage, where many Native women don’t have access to elders’ knowledge about crafts and where many struggle with drug addiction and alcoholism.
Truckers hauled out more than 30,000 cubic yards of snow from the area. That’s the volume of about nine Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The more than 500 attendees included Don Young’s family, plus many current and former politicians and Anchorage Baptist Temple’s religious leaders.
What’s wrong with the word ‘colony’? Here’s what’s behind a Palmer festival’s name change controversy.
After the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce announced its decades-old summer festival Colony Days would be renamed the Braided River Festival, public backlash led to a reversal. Some tribal advocates of the new name say angry residents missed the point.
Now that residents are feeling less at risk of further slides, some say they’re enjoying their temporary isolation.