William P. Ambrose of Fairbanks was turning on the Steese Highway Saturday night when another driver in a Ford F-250 pickup failed to stop at a red light, hitting Ambrose's vehicle, Fairbanks police said. Ambrose died a short time later.
As local governments wrestle with economic worries, they're looking for new sources of revenue, and the tobacco tax is increasingly becoming an attractive option that's palatable to voters as well.Jeannette Lee Falsey
The boreal forest, a swath of spruce-dominated woods from Interior Alaska to the Atlantic Ocean, might be in for a big change. In parts of Interior Alaska that forest "is now shifting to a new ecological state."Ned Rozell