Thousands of images of child pornography were found on the Anchorage man's computer, along with non-pornographic images of Anchorage area children he'd gotten from Facebook.
Megan Edge
After a two-month suspension, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Friday he will take responsibility for the completion of a troubled and expensive city data systems upgrade project that has already cost over $36 million.
Devin Kelly
 A fire early Friday in the Western Alaska village of Tununak destroyed a home, and a child is missing, Alaska State Troopers said.
Lisa Demer
Ryan Sanders, who was sentenced to 101 years for the 2007 killings of Travis Moore and Ashlee Richards, will get a new trial after an Alaska Supreme Court ruling that evidence was improperly omitted in court.
Chris Klint
Angela Rodell was named the new executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund at a meeting of the corporation's board of trustees Friday morning.
Pat Forgey
The East Anchorage homeless camp where a black bear cub was speared to death last week was still intact Friday evening despite an eviction order from the city. Although the camp was not occupied by any people, a black bear was again rummaging through it.AnchorageMegan Edge
With marijuana businesses locked out of opening bank accounts, Alaska’s Tax Division is eyeing ways to handle an the anticipated influx of millions in cannabis cash. This week two potential solutions seemed to be emerging as front runners.Cannabis NorthLaurel Andrews
Peter Williams wants people to know that he doesn't hunt the animals simply for sport. The practice is an extension of his Native roots and lifestyle, he says.OutdoorsSuzanna Caldwell
One of three canna-business owners facing drug-related felonies appeared for a brief Anchorage court hearing Friday, and a man who says he has Tourette's syndrome claimed the charges have blocked access to people he described as caretakers.Cannabis NorthJerzy Shedlock

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Group encourages parents to explore Alaska outdoors with toddlers

In Alaska, five active branches of Hike It Baby are taking the state’s trails, pathways and sidewalks by storm. From Fairbanks to Juneau, toddlers are toddling, babies are packed along and parents get plenty of peer support.Erin Kirkland


Chris Thompson: How diverse are Alaska religious groups?

In July, Pew Research released a new analysis of data from their 2014 Religious Landscape study. Twenty-nine religious groups were categorized by racial diversity, including percent of adherents by race and Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, widely used by demographers to quantify diversity.Chris Thompson


Bypassing the risky sea, refugees reach Europe through the Arctic

Pelted by hailstones and buffeted by an icy wind, Yasser Arslanuk, a 55-year-old Syrian engineer, his wife and two young sons wobbled across the border from Russia into Norway astride bicycles last week, the latest migrants to complete an improbable new route to Europe.Andrew Higgins


  • The Obama administration acknowledged the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and announced that it will instead use the money to provide ammunition and some weapons for groups already engaged in the battle.

  • Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, signaled that he was headed home to Wisconsin to reconsider his repeatedly stated position that he does not want the job.

We Alaskans

Homeless in Anchorage, caught in brutal grip of Spice

I saw the faces of people who have come here for a better life or a new chance, but now are struggling. I saw Native elders and their children, and young people. I saw people searching desperately for work, hoping for a way to sustain themselves. Craig Headley

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