Here’s what experts in Alaska want you to know about the new coronavirus

Speaking on Talk of Alaska this week, officials with the CDC and state weighed in on how Alaskans can be prepared for the novel coronavirus.

Two gun incidents reported in a week at Anchorage schools

One case involved a replica at an elementary school, another led to the discovery of two handguns and ammunition on a school campus.

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation to leave the Alaska Federation of Natives

ASRC would be the only Alaska-based native corporation to leave the federation if it withdraw's at the end of the year.

Nestled in massive utility sale, $15M for substance abuse treatment

After hearing feedback and concerns from regulators, a refined version of the ML&P sale came before the Assembly for approval.
An adult man stands with a group of people speaking into a microphone in front of signs that say "Defend the Sacred"

Pushed by young people, AFN declares a climate emergency

The convention's final day saw a lot of attention on climate change, as well as shortcomings in public safety, and remarks by both U.S. senators.

APD officer charged with assault after video recorded incident

The confrontation was uploaded to YouTube by the victim, an online activist with a record of strong anti-police sentiment. It led to an internal investigation, and the officer is on administrative leave.
Marijuana for sale at a dispensary in California. (Photo: Dank Depot via Flickr Creative Commons)

Should people smoke and eat edibles at pot cafes? Anchorage voters will decide

The move will put regulations for on-site consumption before voters on the April 2020 ballot.

Anchorage settles case on transgender access to women’s shelter

The municipality will pay $100,000 to cover legal expenses associated with litigation over whether the Downtown Hope Center's shelter policy was discriminatory.

Lost hiking couple found safe near Hatcher Pass

Less than a day after being reported missing, two Anchorage residents and their dog were found in good health by searchers.

‘Do they know that it’s that bad?’ Drivers describe ‘hellfire’ on Sterling Highway Sunday

As managers try to balance fire hazards with residents' transit needs, drivers describe an unexpected inferno along the Sterling Highway overnight.

40 years after closure, volunteers restore historic Cold War site

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.

Anchorage wildfire forces rapid response to contain

An Alaska National Guard Blackhawk helicopter circles after dropping a bucket of water on a wildfire in East Anchorage on Tuesday,...

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly gets first satanic invocation

A member of the local Satanic Temple gave the invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday night for the first time since the borough changed its policy on invocations last year.

Pogo Mine settles in sex discrimination lawsuit

A former underground miner at Pogo Mine in Interior Alaska has won a settlement in a lawsuit against Pogo's owners after the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found she was discriminated against because she is a woman.

‘Sketches of Schizophrenia’ captures Anchorage family’s struggle

Author Marin Sardy grew up in Anchorage, fishing, hiking and camping with her family -- all experiences Sardy remembers fondly. But she also saw her brother, who suffered from schizophrenia, go from a hearty, adventurous Alaska man, to living homeless in Anchorage.
The Anchorage Assembly chambers at the Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage.

Amid Anchorage budget adjustment, state actions loom large

In discussions over first-quarter budget revisions, a lot Anchorage's financial future depends on decisions from legislators in Juneau.

City appeals $2M verdict for fired Anchorage police lieutenant

Former Anchorage Police Lt. Anthony Henry won the award after filing an employment lawsuit alleging he was treated unfairly and forced out of the police department.

Records reveal DOT planning Berners Bay ferry terminal on Lynn Canal

The Dunleavy administration is considering a new Juneau ferry terminal 30 miles north of the existing one to accommodate the short-range of the new Alaska-class ferries. It’s part of the plan to ensure day boats can connect Juneau with Haines and Skagway.

Builders in Anchorage await a mini-boom from earthquake repairs

As the snow melts, a complete picture of the damage from November's earthquake is emerging, giving the construction industry a sense of optimism about the building season ahead.

End of the tusk: 2 plead guilty to stealing, cutting priceless paleontological resource for profit

In Anchorage, the case of a 10,000-year-old stolen mammoth tusk is approaching its conclusion. But the tusk itself will not be coming home to the Campbell Creek Science Center.