An Anchorage trial court judge Friday rejected a request for an injunction by the Alaska Legislature and said Gov. Bill Walker’s administration could begin expansion of the public Medicaid health-care program as planned Sept. 1, unless the Supreme Court steps in before then.
Alaska Dispatch News
The White House on Friday confirmed new details about President Obama's travels in Alaska, including a glacier hike and plans to talk with a variety of Alaskans about climate change and economic issues.  
Erica Martinson
A 17-year-old boy turned himself in to Anchorage police Wednesday for a non-fatal shooting in the neighborhood of Spenard on Saturday. Police say the shooting was an accident.
Jerzy Shedlock
Former Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell was paid $20,000 for two months of taxpayer-funded consulting work for the Republican caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a report in Politico.
Alaska Dispatch News
Anchorage police say 18-year-old Dawayne Wilson shot the victim after being confronted about a stolen four-wheeler that Wilson was driving on Thursday evening. Wilson is still at large. 
Laurel Andrews
Simply trying to navigate the yellow, red and blue trails of the food booths is often challenging, not to mention the amount of time one or the other parent spends standing in line at public restrooms.CultureErin Kirkland
Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell said the thousand foot-landslide down Harbor Mountain that claimed three lives may have also done serious damage to Sitka's hopes for more housing.Alaska NewsPat Forgey
A photographer posted the first images from this year of thousands of walruses at a large haulout near Point Lay, but the images have federal officials worried that photographers will ignore warnings to stay away from the site.ArcticKamala Kelkar
Count on it, fellow Alaskans. A presidential visit like this may never happen again in your lifetime. Thank goodness.We AlaskansLibby Bakalar

News & Politics

An uncontrolled wildfire in the tiny village of Chiniak on Kodiak Island, Alaska, destroyed several structures, forced evacuations and closed roads in less than 12 hours overnight, authorities said early Friday.

Have a news tip? Let us know at

Popular columnists
Jeff Lowenfels  •  Heather Lende •  Shannyn Moore  •  Paul Jenkins  •  Elise Patkotak  •  Mike Dingman
Steven Haycox  •  John Havelock  •  Alan Boraas  •  Michael Carey  •  Rick Sinnott • Laureli Ivanoff


With a gentleman's touch, Deep Creek angler seeks silvers with flies

“In Europe and Scandinavia, the unofficial rule is one-cast, one-step. This keeps people moving and eventually everyone gets to fish the hotspot pool,” Habermann said.Joseph Robertia


Blues give Gomez shot at a 16th NHL season

Alaska's most accomplished hockey player -- the winner of two Stanley Cups and owner of nearly 1,200 games of experience in the NHL -- will go to the St. Louis Blues training camp on a tryout.Doyle Woody


In Nome, U.S. Arctic Research Commission hears of regional mental health challenges

In a small gathering at Nome’s mini convention center Tuesday morning, commissioners from the U.S. Arctic Research Commission heard testimony about the mental health services available in the Norton Sound, the Bering Strait, and the Northwest Arctic regions -- and some sobering statistics as to the very real challenges residents face.Laura Kraegel | KNOM


Sponsored Content

A chef’s step-by-step guide to restaurant-style Alaska rockfish

SPONSORED: Jack Sprat executive chef Andrew Brown shares his recipe for crispy rockfish with roasted tomatoes atop fresh Alaska-grown salad greens. Presented by Eat Alaska