Saying parts of Wasilla's strict new marijuana laws aren't legal, two city council members want to overhaul sections prohibiting making brownies at home and transporting more than 2 ounces in one vehicle. Zaz Hollander
Willow firefighters say they’ve agitated to raise local taxes to make essential upgrades. But, they say, they’ve been stymied by opposition from the very people supposed to be on their side: the three-person board of supervisors that runs the local fire service area.
Willow's fire department covers 100 square miles with some of the oldest equipment in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, a moldy fire station and rising frustration that's led to a public "letter of discontent" with the board of supervisors in charge of it all. Zaz Hollander
A group hoping to launch a charter school in the Valley said this week they will continue efforts to attract prospective students after the Mat-Su School Board rejected their application and the state supported the denial amid concern over whether they had enough parent and student interest. Tegan Hanlon
The new member of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly can fly, deliver babies and owns several companies. Dr. Barbara Doty was sworn in Thursday to replace Jim Colver, who resigned to serve in the Alaska House of Representatives.
The Android operating system, the first touch-screen Blackberry, the iPhone 3G -- all were launched in 2008, the year the Matanuska-Susitna Borough started trying to fix laws on the books to regulate wireless communication towers. Zaz Hollander
Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials say they need $35 million from the Legislature this year alone to make sure work continues on a railroad extension from their port to the Parks Highway.Zaz Hollander