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While the Pentagon begins to pick up the pieces from a rocket explosion Monday, the failure to launch also raises new questions about the future of the state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp.
Dermot Cole
Amy Demboski, the first-term assemblywoman for Eagle River and Chugiak, said she would run for Anchorage mayor, joining a field that so far includes only attorney and former assemblyman Dan Coffey as a serious contender.
Nathaniel Herz
A man banished from the Interior Alaska village of Tanana in the wake of the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court arguing for his right to return.
Jerzy Shedlock
A lower court found that Kuskokwim River fishermen have a religious belief that they must fish, but does that override the state's interest in protecting increasingly low returns of chinook salmon?
Suzanna Caldwell
A 37-year-old man who apparently brought a gun into the Alaska State Fair in violation of fair rules was medevacked from the fairgrounds late Tuesday after he accidentally shot himself while getting into his car in the parking lot, according to the Palmer public safety officials. 
Tegan Hanlon
Gov. Sean Parnell is on the verge of vetoing or approving one of the final measures left over from the 2014 Legislature -- it would provide that thousands of court records every year would become confidential if charges are dismissed or a jury acquits.  Crime & JusticeDermot Cole
Magic was the good dog who lived in the shadow of litter mate Arlo, a phenomenal black Labrador who shone so bright that his brother sometimes got lost in the glow. But Magic had his magic moment. VoicesCraig Medred
Aaron Moses, 31, was charged Friday with assault and criminal mischief following an altercation with two Bethel police officers in which Moses was shot. Court documents said Moses later told investigators that he wanted the officers to shoot him in the head.Crime & JusticeLaurel Andrews
A multimillion-dollar tussle that started with the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill moved closer to its conclusion last week when the Alaska Supreme Court punted one question to the federal court system but decided attorney fees should be calculated at local rates, not potentially more costly Outside rates.Alaska NewsAlex DeMarban


West runners score sweep at Steel Bucket relays

Dimond's Chandler Lokanin and West's Fiona Fick ran the fastest individual legs Tuesday in the annual Steel Bucket Relay at Kincaid Park.Alaska Dispatch News


With a captive audience, Denali bus drivers can make visits magnificent or miserable

Dick Merrill has been driving park buses for 28 years. After decades of repetition, his voice, his mannerisms and even the way he waves his hands have been honed to the sharpness of a sideshow barker. Indeed, stepping into Merrill’s bus is a lot like going to a carnival.Rick Sinnott


From homeless teen mom to doctor: Anchorage woman overcomes obstacles

April DeLira was homeless, off and on, from the age of 11. At 15, she gave birth to a son and dropped out of high school. But two decades later, she's a resident physician at a Memphis hospital and hopes to one day give back in the way others gave to her.Megan Edge

News & Politics

Union representing Alaska ferry captains threatens strike as negotiations drag on

State ferry unions are working without contracts as the Parnell administration tries to push down what it says are generous wages in the Alaska Marine Highway System. Tuesday, one ferry union's members approved a tentative contract, another was talking strike and a third was still in negotiations.Pat Forgey


Proposed road to Ambler mining district faces fresh opposition along route

As the state continues its outreach to Interior communities near the proposed route of an industrial road to a controversial mining district in Ambler, some have voiced opposition and now one has declared its land off limits.Zachariah Hughes | KNOM


  • The federal authorities have received a brief video clip from a man who lives near the site where Michael Brown was killed and which, the man’s lawyer says, inadvertently captured the sounds of the gunshots fired at Brown.

  • Doug Ducey, the state’s treasurer and former chief executive of an international chain of ice cream parlors, defeated five opponents in the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.