Alaska News

"Members-only" marijuana clubs claim their patrons are not in a public space and thus are not breaking the law against consuming marijuana in public. But the state warns that continued activity could subject the clubs to criminal and civil penalties.

Laurel Andrews
Terria Walters lost her son last month in what Alaska State Troopers are calling a homicide. Now the Palmer woman with 10 years of sobriety wants his death to spark a conversation about the links between addiction and crime.Zaz Hollander
At the Marijuana Control Board's first meeting Thursday, it laid out draft regulations covering marijuana retail operations and business licensing.Suzanna Caldwell
The Alaska Court of Appeals has sent back a sexual assault case in Dillingham to a lower court because it’s unclear if the defendant knew the significance behind the trial judge previously representing him as a public defender in the same case.Jerzy Shedlock
The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges that Arctic climate change is the top threat to polar bears, but it says its ability to take action is limited to tasks that fall short of greenhouse gas restrictions. Yereth Rosen

A look at two "marijuana-friendly" clubs: Northern Heights in Wasilla and Pot Luck Events in Anchorage.

Alaska Dispatch News
Federal managers had limited subsistence fishing and closed all fishing to nonrural residents -- meaning that visitors, newcomers and residents from outside 32 federally designated villages were not allowed to fish with any gear type. Under state management, that ban is lifted.Lisa Demer
A 27-year-old Fairbanks man faces multiple charges after he robbed a Wasilla coffee stand, pulled a gun on another man, fled from authorities at high speed and drunkenly exposed himself along the Parks Highway, troopers say.Megan Edge
Mike Albertson remembers his brother-in-law Kevin Lee Oozevaseuk as a talented Alaska Native carver, but one who suffered from a long history of huffing to get high. Megan Edge
The man couldn't invoke state laws allowing animals to be shot in defense of life and property because his improper storage of garbage caused the incident, wildlife troopers said.Megan Edge