Alaska News

The city of Bethel has paid $175,000 to settle a police brutality complaint arising from the rough arrest of a drunken man in July 2014 that was captured by a security camera at the Alaska Commercial Co. store, an attorney for the city said Friday.

Lisa Demer
A person walking along the shore below the Kincaid Park motorcycle racing area discovered human remains and called 911 around 5:50 p.m. Friday.Tegan Hanlon
A motorcyclist died Friday afternoon in Spenard after a shopping bag slid off the handle of his motorcycle and he veered off the road and crashed into a tree, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Tegan Hanlon
The Anchorage Assembly voted this week to reinstate fines for open burning at the height of fire season after the penalties for such offenses were removed last June during a code rewrite.Tegan Hanlon
Southcentral Alaskans can expect clear, warm weather Saturday and Sunday, with high temperatures in the 70s and even low 80s.Suzanna Caldwell
Five villages will get help from the federal government for projects that range from optimizing existing wind turbines to crafting an entirely new energy plan.Erica Martinson
The Alaska House passed a budget deal early Saturday morning with bipartisan support, moving the Legislature a step closer to a final spending package that averts a partial government shutdown July 1 and the Monday mailing of layoff warnings to 10,000 state employees.Nathaniel Herz
The contours of a potential state budget deal began to emerge Friday evening, with Alaska House lawmakers poised for a late-night vote on a new proposal with about $15 million in concessions made by the Republican-led majority to the Democratic minority.Nathaniel Herz
With the state budget in limbo and layoff notices just days away, officials at various agencies foresee cuts in services ranging from repairing potholes to issuing birth and death certificates.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Instead of making a change, the board voted to establish a subcommittee to work with Fish and Game to “discuss and evaluate a variety of issues and options to address Dall sheep concerns." Populations of the popular game animals have declined in recent years. Zaz Hollander