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Incoming governor Bill Walker continued to flesh out his cabinet on Tuesday, announcing new appointments as the clock ticked toward Monday's inauguration, including naming his law partner Craig Richards as attorney general.
Alex DeMarban
The owner and operator of Paradise Inn stands accused of selling a pound of methamphetamine to an FBI informant in the basement of his Anchorage business. The drug deal was recorded by a wire, according to a federal criminal complaint.
Jerzy Shedlock
At least one person died and several people were injured early Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle wreck on the Sterling Highway north of Homer, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Tegan Hanlon
The last of three federal defendants who pleaded guilty this year to Clean Air Act violations  at a Dutch Harbor seafood plant -- including failing to operate emissions control systems and lying on government-required reports -- was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation.
Jerzy Shedlock
The most recent version of Mayor Dan Sullivan's proposed budget includes a $200,000 boost to prevent cuts in People Mover service and $72,000 to increase broadband services for Anchorage Public Library.
Devin Kelly
Two proposals to shake up the Alaska Native power structure in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta will get a close look next year, including one that could create the first new regional tribal government in decades.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer
The hacking cough. The sneezes. The sore throat. If you’re among the people who are trying to fend off these and other symptoms, you’re not alone. The flu has made its way into more Alaska households than usual for the start of the holiday season. HealthJill Burke
Opposition to a number of sales tax proposals in the Alaska community of Nome was widespread at Monday's city council meeting, with a proposal that would remove a sales tax exemption for churches and nonprofits dying on the table.Alaska NewsMatthew F. Smith | KNOM
Expecting high demand for peak travel months in 2015, Denali National Park and Preserve will soon be opening the early reservation process for the park's four major campgrounds and its shuttle service. OutdoorsMegan Edge

News & Politics

Farmland next to Alaska State Fair gets permanent protection

A 40-acre chunk of hayfield near the Palmer fairgrounds once eyed for an industrial training center is now protected by a conservation easement that preserves the land for farming. Zaz Hollander


Long Beach State knocks off Boise State 68-50 in the first round of the women's Great Alaska Shootout on Tuesday night at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Matt Tunseth


Wayne and Wanda: Dealing with jealousy when you're married to a Slope worker

My husband works on the Slope (two on, two off) and one of his coworkers on the night shift is a pretty blond woman. The thought of them spending every night working in close quarters up there is driving me crazy.Wayne and Wanda


Polar Sea: Major new Arctic adventure, science, social documentary series

A new documentary series chronicling a Northwest Passage sailing adventure also highlights changes happening in the Arctic because of a warimng climate. Marc Montgomery, Radio Canada International


  • The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were crowded but relatively calm Tuesday evening, with a heavier police presence tamping down violence and looting that had rocked the region the night before.

  • Twice a week ships leave Tacoma bound for Alaska, carrying everything from food and clothing, to Xboxes and construction materials. With more than 70 percent of water-bound goods to Alaska crossing the Tacoma docks, the slowdown related to ongoing contract negotiations could have left stores across the 49th state bare.

We Alaskans

Faith and fate: Deacon survives brush with death

Deacon and former big-game guide Curt Leuenberger, just 52, was laid low when his kidneys began to fail. Despite going into a coma, he eventually rallied to survive after two transplants.   Joel Davidson | Catholic Anchor