A surprising spike in the number of Alaska children in foster care appears rooted both in a heroin epidemic as well as a more aggressive response by a state agency to reports of endangered children, state officials say.
Three-quarters of Alaskans are sold on the existence and seriousness of global warming, but far fewer are convinced that it's caused by human activity, according to a poll commissioned by Alaska Dispatch News.
The ailing defending champion pulled out of the Carmacks checkpoint at about 4 a.m. Sunday. Before long two other former champs, Allen Moore and Hugh Neff, were giving chase. Dog MushingCasey Grove | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In the past year, a coalition of Anchorage churches has stepped up efforts to find solutions for what they say is a critical shortage of detox beds outside of emergency rooms in the city.AnchorageDevin Kelly
“Blonde Indian” is so Alaskan, so personal, yet it is also the most literary of books in that it reads like a prose poem. I wasn’t the only one squirming in my seat and covering my eyes, when author Ernestine Hayes relentlessly read Young Tom’s drunken monologue, delivered as he drowned. We AlaskansHeather Lende
Justice Antonin Scalia, whose transformative legal theories, vivid writing and outsize personality made him a leader of a conservative intellectual renaissance in his three decades on the Supreme Court, was found dead on Saturday at a resort in West Texas, according to a statement from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. He was 79.
Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving member of the current Supreme Court and an intellectual leader of the conservative legal movement, died Saturday, and his death set off an immediate political battle about the future of the court and its national role.