‘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.

Southeast Alaska researchers get rare opportunity to study a sperm whale

The species has been spotted in the Inside Passage before. But sightings are infrequent. A whale found recently near Juneau is thought to have died from a vessel strike.

Ballot initiative to move Alaska Legislature’s meetings clears early hurdle

After the sponsors get some official documents, they’ll have one year to collect more than 28,000 qualified signatures to put the question to voters in 2020.

For one petroleum engineering student, oil prices change but the dream stays the same

“I saw it as: I’m in a cyclic industry,” said Sydney Deering, who will be graduating this year with a B.S. in petroleum engineering. “I’m coming in in the trough. Hopefully it’s only up from here.”

Alaska’s fast ferries are being prepped for sale

State officials confirm the fast ferry Fairweather will be removed from service this month. It’s part of a plan to sell both fast ferries in advance of a $250,000 ferry system study commissioned by the Dunleavy administration.

Rep. Young shoves reporter on way to VAWA vote

Congressman Don Young has apologized for shoving a female reporter at the U.S. Capitol today. He was on his way to vote for the Violence Against Women Act.

Army investigating fatal shooting of soldier during live-fire field-training exercise

Army investigators have begun looking into the circumstances surrounding last weekend’s death of a soldier from Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson during a field-training exercise on a range near Fort Greely. But, investigators aren’t saying much about the case.

2019 Iditapod epilogue

The 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is over, and we left off in our last episode with a lot of loose ends. So here's to tying up loose ends, maybe a minor correction and hoisting the Red Lantern and other awards we failed to mention earlier! Also: We play "Can't Let It Go," because, frankly, we can't get over -- or done with -- the Iditapod. See you next year!

VAWA bill would create limited ‘Indian Country’ for 5 Alaska tribes

The Violence Against Women Act renewal bill would allow up to five Alaska tribes territorial jurisdiction in their villages to prosecute domestic abuse and other crimes, whether the accused is a tribal member or not. 

Juneau’s Dimond Courthouse finally gets its third Superior Court judge

Judge Daniel Schally was recently appointed to handle an increasing caseload at the Juneau Superior Court.

Upper Cook Inlet fishermen take issue with Dunleavy Board of Fish appointee

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced four appointments to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Monday. One of Dunleavy’s picks has served on the board in the past and is likely to go through a heated confirmation process.

Anchorage keeps liberal-leaning Assembly, says no to alcohol tax in initial municipal results

In unofficial results for Tuesday’s Municipal election in Anchorage, two Anchorage Assembly members handily won reelection, while three new faces will join the local municipal body.

Lawsuit seeks to eliminate Medicaid application backlog

The Alaska Division of Public Assistance director says the backlog has been shrinking recently, including a large decrease in the past month.

Kodiak City Council approves new marijuana retail store application

A Kodiak dispensary is one step closer to opening its doors after getting City Council approval on Thursday.

The night a Guardian Flight vanished, the Coast Guard’s nearest helicopters couldn’t fly

When a Guardian Flight air ambulance plane inexplicably vanished Jan. 29 over Frederick Sound, mechanical failures grounded the nearest Coast Guard helicopters at Air Station Sitka.