Daniel Volland is an optometrist and the vice president of the South Addition Community Council. This is his first time running for elected office.
Judge Joshua Kindred said the federal closure was arbitrary and capricious and that the closure did not comply with national standards.
Federal law prevents some convicted domestic abusers from owning a gun, depending on their relationship to the victim. The new gun safety bill would expand that definition to include dating partners.
The city wants to create a walkable “main street” next to the Kenai River.
The elections division received 24 timely filed challenges to Republican state Rep. David Eastman’s candidacy.
A $3.1 million grant to help fund a railroad bridge replacement is the start of a "once in a generation" opportunity for infrastructure improvements in Alaska.
In Anchorage, vaccines are available at Fairweather’s Tikahtnu Commons clinic and a pop-up clinic in Fairview every day for the rest of the month.
Fish and Game says chinook counts are well below average too.
Homer Electric Association has been working on the project for over a decade.
La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow pointed to the history of Alaska Native youth being sent out of state to boarding schools and to punitive asylums in the Lower 48.
Sitka qualified for the national competition after winning Alaska’s title.
“Education was a vehicle of oppression and genocide and assimilation," X’unei Lance Twitchell said. "Our goal is to transform it into a vehicle of opportunity and equity and healing.”
Republican Tara Sweeney says her campaign will not sue over elections officials' decision that she cannot advance to the special U.S. House election. Also, firefighters, aircraft and other resources are heading north to Alaska's wildfires. And after three years without service, Alaskans board a ferry to British Columbia.
“The infestation is — it’s big,” said Josh Durand, director of the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department.
Alaska is now on “Preparedness Level 4," the second-highest level based on current fires and fire potential.
“We made the decision that this is not a candidate fight,” Sweeney campaign manager Karina Waller said in an interview.
Most drive-up COVID testing sites in Anchorage are set to close by June 30 as demand drops and funding runs out. The few sites that will stay open aren’t offering testing to uninsured Alaskans.
Final preliminary results posted Tuesday night by the Alaska Division of Elections show 161,614 people voted in the special election for U.S. House, Alaska’s first statewide election by mail.
The bill would incentivize states to pass red flag laws and expand background checks for 18- to 21-year-olds, among other measures. It's expected to have enough support to pass the Senate.
Ferry officials put the route on hold in September 2019 over a dispute over whether U.S. Customs officials could carry guns.