The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska’s fastest growing region, has eight new medical responders and a bump in school funding -- all without taking property taxes to a revenue cap.

Zaz Hollander
A Wednesday morning fire that began in a Butte shop spread to nearby woodlands before being contained, Mat-Su emergency officials said.Megan Edge
Looking for a 28-room hotel in downtown Palmer with a restaurant and lounge for $1.6 million? Look no further than Craigslist.Zaz Hollander
Plans for a new Matanuska Electric Association power line through Wasilla are moving ahead again after local officials rejected the utility’s bid to string the transmission line along tall towers next to the Parks Highway.Zaz Hollander
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s high-tech but never-used passenger ferry suffered serious engine damage during heavy rains in Southeast Alaska earlier this year and will need costly repairs before it runs again. Zaz Hollander
Mid-Valley Senior Center in Houston, which provided housing, meals, limited transportation and social activities to dozens of clients every day, has closed its doors.Zaz Hollander
A $400 land sale approved Tuesday by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly allows a subdivision near Palmer to keep a gate that blocks motorized users from getting to the Matanuska River below. Zaz Hollander
The Alaska Division of Forestry and Alaska Department of Fish and Game tentatively plan to light a fire Sunday to make more browse for moose on 314 acres off the Glenn Highway near Sutton.Zaz Hollander
Two people in a small floatplane that apparently flipped while landing on a lake inside the Knik River Public Use Area were rescued with minor injuries Tuesday afternoon, authorities say. Zaz Hollander
Two corrections officers at Mat-Su's Goose Creek Correctional Center were injured in a pair of attacks from inmates there Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers said.Alaska Dispatch News