Alaska News

Ryan Sanders, who was sentenced to 101 years for the 2007 killings of Travis Moore and Ashlee Richards, will get a new trial after an Alaska Supreme Court ruling that evidence was improperly omitted in court.

Chris Klint
Angela Rodell was named the new executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund at a meeting of the corporation's board of trustees Friday morning.Pat Forgey
Alaska State Troopers say next of kin for 36-year-old Christopher J. Bringhurst have been notified, following the single-vehicle wreck in which he died Sunday evening.Alaska Dispatch News
A man was wounded in the arm after a dispute outside a local strip club early Friday led to gunfire between cars near West Dimond and Arctic boulevards, police say.Chris Klint
Gov. Bill Walker has lobbied members of President Barack Obama's administration on opening up a small section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.Associated Press
Former hurricane Oho, now classified as a post-tropical cyclone, has produced high wind warnings from the National Weather Service as far north as Sitka, taking effect as early as 7 a.m. Friday.Chris Klint
As a lawsuit over Medicaid expansion continues to play out in court, six legislators met Thursday on party-specific panels and highlighted that the public health care program for low-income Alaskans will again rise as a hot-button and derisive issue during the upcoming legislative session.Tegan Hanlon
The more warning signs a person shows, the greater the risk of suicide, experts say. Here are some signs of danger.Lisa Demer
The Alaska Marine Highway System has cut 20 shore positions as officials deal with a scaled back state budget.Associated Press
A team of researchers including UAF scientists has developed a model for studying the interaction between permafrost and climate change -- one that focuses on the growing body of permafrost data to simplify efforts to calculate the effects of warming.Asaf Shalev