A Republican-controlled House committee Tuesday night easily moved forward Gov. Bill Walker's bill to expand the public Medicaid health program -- but the measure still has many more steps to go through before it reaches Walker's desk.
Nathaniel Herz
A campaign mailer in which Anchorage mayoral candidate Amy Demboski accuses rival Dan Coffey of buying Anchorage Assembly votes has led to a counter-move from Coffey -- a robocall by Coffey's wife accusing Demboski of slander.
Devin Kelly
An SUV towing a trailer with three all-terrain vehicles crashed into a Key Bank branch in Eagle River late Tuesday, Anchorage police said. The University of Alaska Anchorage branch housed in the same building was evacuated, a UAA spokeswoman said.
Megan Edge
Alaska State Troopers said they are seeking a 19-year-old man who they believe is armed and may be dangerous, after he twice assaulted a woman in the Bells Flats area over the course of three days.
Megan Edge
A new review of the way the Anchorage School District manages its facilities operations makes 28 recommendations, including filling job vacancies on a timely basis after noting the top facilities position went unfilled for three years.
Tegan Hanlon
A series of new studies shows that polar bear diets are changing to include land-based foods as sea ice diminishes -- but those foods aren't abundant enough, nor of the right kind to sustain the bears.ScienceYereth Rosen
Two Democrats are making this session’s first attempt to make a big dent in the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit following last week’s news that budget cuts alone would not solve the state’s financial problems.PoliticsPat Forgey
A Matanuska-Susitna Borough appeals board emerged from three hours of closed-door deliberations Tuesday to uphold a December decision rejecting an Anchorage company's bid for a construction and demolition debris landfill near Palmer. Mat-SuZaz Hollander
As a Canadian decision to close the border at night between the Southeast Alaska community of Hyder and the British Columbia town of Stewart goes into effect tonight, residents were planning a morning protest.Alaska NewsLaurel Andrews

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