Alaska House Republicans are proposing to shut down all of their legislative business that doesn’t address the state’s massive budget deficit, with one lawmaker saying the problem requires “laser focus.”
A federal trial is beginning this week in Anchorage over fraud and money laundering charges against Mark Avery, a key figure in a decade-old case involving a jet-aircraft aviation business, rocket launchers, big money and shadowy intelligence figures.
The Democratic minorities in the Alaska House and Senate presented their Republican colleagues with a proposal Monday: Share some power with us, and we can fix the budget crisis together.PoliticsNathaniel Herz
Of 311 registered voters, 70 percent said they either strongly or mildly supported adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes for employment and housing in city law. PoliticsDevin Kelly
From the rural locations of many airports to the state's high cost of living, the Transportation Security Administration says hiring in Alaska is particularly challenging, with many positions open at more than a dozen airports.Hope Miller
The young musher from Eureka pulled out of Circle City first, heading towards the jumble ice of the Yukon River. Sass, Allen Moore of Two Rivers and Hugh Neff of Tok are leading the racers toward Whitehorse. Casey Grove | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
2015 saw increased attention paid to the Arctic from the state, the nation and the world. How does Gov. Bill Walker plan to respond to the rapid changes in the region?Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder