Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
Zachariah Hughes reports on city & state politics, arts & culture, drugs, and military affairs in Anchorage and South Central Alaska. zhughes [at] alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8424 | @ZachHughesAK About Zachariah

Many of the veterinarians who check sled dogs before the annual Kuskokwim 300 volunteer for the race each year. Some come from distant places in the Lower 48; for others, it’s a family affair.

Even with decades of technological advances, 15 remote radars across Alaska are still the military's primary way to monitor airspace over huge swaths of the continent. But now their core mission is threatened by climate change.

Alaska hosts some of the most elite, specialized rescue operators and equipment in the world. The state is a training ground for highly trained para-rescue medics.

The step could unlock tens of millions of dollars in disaster relief funds for entities damage during the November 30th quake and continuing aftershocks. 

New report comes beside a study documenting the presence of drugs and alcohol in incidents of self-harm.

If you're using ride-hailing services to get to certain Alaska airports, it could soon be a little more costly.

More than a hundred priests who worked in western states are named in a document from Jesuit West Province, along with details of abuse claims made against them.

The figure represents just a partial accounting, with more information still being collected ahead of a formal request by the state for federal relief money.

Local, state, and federal officials were on hand in Eagle River to give information on how property owners should be filing damage claims, and what comes next.

Gaps in the clothes and accessories available to service-members led an Anchorage entrepreneur to try meeting a market demand that's particularly acute for women in the military.

The recognition comes from Sgt. Justin Gallegos’s role in the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan, when a small group of Army soldiers held off an ambush by around 300 Taliban fighters.

The early assessment estimates it will take millions to repair water and waste infrastructure, as well as roads and municipal facilities.

For months, the town has been grappling with calls for reform in a system that many claim ignores assault reports from Alaska Native women.

The move is part of a broader effort to consolidate the Air Force's stock of F-22 Raptors as it makes way for new F-35s.
The Anchorage Assembly chambers at the Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage.

Two-term Assembly member Amy Demboski of the Eagle River-Chugiak district resigned from her seat Monday to serve as a deputy chief of staff in the Dunleavy administration. Her seat will be filled with an interim appointment made by sitting Assembly members, then go up for a regular vote in April's municipal elections.

As residents in southcentral Alaska clean up damage from last week's earthquake, government officials have one major request: take notes.

The Iditarod Trail Committee released a statement Tuesday clearing four-time champion Dallas Seavey of any wrong-doing in a doping incident

Childcare options in Anchorage are limited for families facing a week with no school.

Officials in Anchorage say the response to Friday’s earthquake is shifting from an assessment phase to repairing damage. That task is about to get more complicated, with winter weather headed towards the area.

In a case that hinged over whether a promise scratched out on a cocktail napkin counts as a binding contract, the jury said yes, siding with Dispatch founder Tony Hopfinger.