Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
Officials dealing with the McKinley fire burning between Willow and Talkeetna released an assessment Friday of damage since the blaze ignited last weekend.
Halving the amount of money for school bond debt reimbursements could mean local governments look to property taxes to close gaps.
Residents displaced by the McKinley fire are gradually finding out about their homes and property, as state begins an assessment that will take days.
Fire crews and additional resources are pouring in to Alaska to help contain multiple blazes burning on and off the road system. And while cooler, calmer weather has helped, there's still no rain forecast for the days ahead.
"That was an experience coming down that highway," she said. " Trees just ablaze. Smoke so heavy you could only follow the tail lights of the truck or car ahead of you."
Dunleavy told a room of people he was moved to change course on the Senior Benefits Program after hearing input from beneficiaries and their families.
In Anchorage, there are worries that vetoes to addiction treatment facilities and a homeless assistance program could exacerbate a problem that's already worsening.
APD says it immediately investigated information into a case that led to a patrol officer's arrest days later.
It is the eighth death of an Army soldier in Alaska this year, with the majority of incidents happening around Fort Wainwright.
Organizers say the governor has made multiple moves that meet the legal justifications for recall, and will begin a long campaign to hold a recall election.
As the city extends a civil emergency over an anticipated surge in homelessness, families worry they will have nowhere to go after budget vetoes.
The city is anticipating hundreds more homeless in the days and weeks ahead, taxing local emergency response resources and organizations.
Anchorage is raising the minimum age for residents to buy tobacco and nicotine products. The Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday night for a new measure that makes it illegal to sell cigarettes, electronic smoking devices and other similar products to anyone under 21 years old.
The Anchorage Police Department said the broad effort focused on drugs, guns, and violent crime.
Department of Law says it doesn't believe the governor's vetoes are unconstitutional, and that the ACLU's suit risks elevating the judiciary above other branches of government.
The civil rights group claims that the move by the governor infringes on the separation of powers laid out in Alaska's constitution.
Officials expect a broad range of impacts affecting just about every area of residential life.
Grammy Award-winning band Portugal. The Man is back in its home-state, playing a free concert Tuesday evening in Anchorage as part of a rally against Governor Mike Dunleavy's recent line-item budget vetoes.
It might be hard to imagine now, but at one time thousands of nuclear warheads were stored at missile batteries close to cities and military installations around the country.
Economic pressure from both national and local trends are pushing an iconic downtown shop to shutter.