Alaska News

By a narrow 4-3 vote and with the mayor breaking the tie, the Unalaska City Council last week took its first step towards banning local sales and commercial growing, testing, and manufacturing of marijuana products.

Jim Paulin | Dutch Harbor Fisherman
Needy Alaskans are enjoying a rare taste of sablefish, one of the world’s priciest fish, thanks to a science project that’s kept research fish from going over the rails.Laine Welch
House Bill 55 is sponsored by state Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks, who said the bill was inspired by the Fairbanks Four case, although because they were technically not exonerated, they would not reap the benefits of the bill.Megan Edge
Joy Bunde, a business marketer who worked for 12 years at Anchorage TV stations, said Friday she's running for a South Anchorage Assembly seat. Bunde is the daughter of longtime Republican state Sen. Con Bunde. Devin Kelly
A proposal from the landlords of the Legislature’s Anchorage office building says a purchase by the state could save millions of dollars, but a separate analysis by lawmakers’ nonpartisan support agency calls that “misleading."Nathaniel Herz
A former Healy Lake Tribe chief and administrator was sentenced to three years' probation and 90 days' house arrest for embezzling federal and tribal funds between 2009 and 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday.Alaska Dispatch News
A bit of Friday evening snow and rain in Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley could create hazardous conditions for commuters, the National Weather Service said.Megan Edge
Arctic sea ice was less extensive last month than in any January since satellite records begin in 1979 -- the result of unusual weather patterns in the region.Yereth Rosen
For the unusual Denali Doubles Sled Dog Race, 17 teams of two mushers and up to 20 dogs pulled up to a humble, makeshift starting line on Thursday before a tiny group of spectators in Cantwell.Tegan Hanlon
A Montana State University student from Anchorage was found dead after he failed to return from a solo backcountry ski trip near Bozeman.The Associated Press