Report: Pilot drank alcohol before Girdwood crash that killed 4

A pilot killed in a plane crash along with three passengers near Girdwood last summer had been drinking alcohol prior to flying, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

After bruising first year, new Dunleavy budget trades cuts for big PFDs and deficit spending

Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed a new budget Wednesday that would spend most of the cash left in the state's primary savings account to sustain government services at status quo levels, while paying out record-sized Permanent Fund dividends.

Sinkhole along busy Anchorage road stalls Midtown drivers

Drivers heading west along Northern Lights Boulevard are asked to find alternate travel routes while crews work to fix a large hole in the road.

In new budget, Alaska Gov. Dunleavy retreats from cuts but still favors big PFDs

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy released a new state spending plan Wednesday that retreats from some of his aggressive budget-cutting proposal while still pushing for larger Permanent Fund dividends.

Seward Highway rockslides increase in frequency, trigger Alaska DOT emergency measures

Rockslides in the mountains south of Anchorage, like one that shut down the Seward Highway on Monday, have occurred more often in the year since a Magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook the region.

Anxious about Dunleavy’s new budget? Alaska lawmakers will likely temper it, maybe by a lot.

While the Alaska Constitution grants the governor substantial powers over state finances, they’re far from absolute, and the governor’s initial proposal often amounts to an opening offer instead of the last word.

Dunleavy’s new budget may again seek deep cuts, bigger PFDs

Gov. Mike Dunleavy may again seek deep cuts in state spending, along with higher permanent fund dividends, when he introduces his second budget this week.

“I just kept digging.” How an Anchorage man rescued a hiker buried in Flattop avalanche.

The hiker, who has not been publicly identified, is believed to have been buried for as long as an hour and able to breathe because the large pieces of avalanche debris left space for an air pocket.

Alaska state government forecasts lower revenue for this year and next

The Alaska Department of Revenue forecasts $187.3 million less in state revenue this year than it did in the spring.

Kaktovik man agrees to plead guilty to illegal polar bear harvest, faces 4 months in prison

Chris Gordon will accept a maximum prison sentence of four months and a $4,500 fine, according to a plea agreement filed Friday that was signed by his attorney and federal prosecutors.

A soldier tried to buy a motorcycle in Anchorage. His lawyer says he was targeted by a ‘yo-yo scam’

A civil case in state Superior Court highlights one of the ways experts say members of the military are highly susceptible to fraud.

Pebble’s owner reports growing deficit and doubts about its future. Again.

A spokesman says Pebble remains confident. The parent company says it's lost $40 million so far this year, and has a deficit over $400 million.

Nine hospitalized after Coast Guard and Navy vessels collide near Kodiak

Six Coast Guard servicemembers and three U.S. Navy sailors were transported by emergency medical services personnel and hospitalized in Kodiak on Wednesday evening after a Coast Guard and Navy vessel collision.

Victim testifies she was ‘livid’ Anchorage dentist pulled her tooth while on hoverboard

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.

PHOTOS: SNOW in Anchorage! (But maybe not for long, the Weather Service says)

Anchorage residents enjoyed outdoor activities in early December as the city finally received a long awaited blanketing of snow.

Gov. Jay Inslee appoints first Native American to Washington Supreme Court

Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis, 51, who is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta tribe of New Mexico, will replace Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst when she retires in January.

Iditarod 2020 roster stocked with past champions, but Dallas Seavey is absent

Fifty-eight mushers are signed up for the upcoming Iditarod race, including six previous champions and many more top teams.

Anchorage schools pioneered a new learning model focused on how kids feel and interact. Is it working?

For decades, ASD has implemented a set of standards designed to foster social and emotional learning in the classroom. As similar frameworks have caught on, academics are looking to Anchorage as a model.

Trump’s nominee for US court in Alaska gets low marks from state bar but has youth on his side

Josh Kindred was rated 16th out of 20 candidates. In choosing him, Trump veered from the process Alaska's senators normally employ to ensure a merit-based selection.

For Alaska Native cultural tour guides, the job is to carry the weight of the world

What's it like to explain your Tlingit culture to tourists? Ask John Lawrence.