Alaska News

In an advisory vote Tuesday, Bethel voters supported allowing alcohol sales for the first time in four decades -- and in two binding votes, backed big increases in the city sales tax if alcohol or marijuana are ever legally sold there.

Lisa Demer
Starting next year, Alaskans can become pharmacists without having to leave the state thanks to a new partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and Idaho State University.Tegan Hanlon
Palmer residents apparently voted to ban commercial marijuana operations, according to early municipal election results, despite residents having voted in favor of legalizing pot when the issue came to a statewide vote last fall.Zaz Hollander
A long-contentious plan to link Elmore Road and Bragaw Street in Anchorage was approved by the city's Planning and Zoning Commission late Monday night, with a few stipulations attached. Devin Kelly
In all three cases, the victims knew their abusers, APD says. All the suspects were in custody as of Tuesday evening, but based on their patterns of alleged behavior, APD believes they may have abused other children.Megan Edge
The Anchorage Assembly gave the Berkowitz administration the green light Tuesday to submit "one or more bids" for some or all of ConocoPhillips' interests in the Cook Inlet region. Devin Kelly
Anchorage police asked the public for help Tuesday to find suspects involved in two shootings that prompted four local schools to lock their doors and go into emergency security modes. No one was injured in the incidents.Tegan Hanlon
A report released Tuesday questions the fairness of the Environmental Protection Agency process that led to its pre-emptive decision to block a water discharge permit for the proposed Pebble mine in Alaska. Erica Martinson
Anchorage police are asking for public help in locating James Daren Withrow, 51, who is wanted on several felony warrants in connection with burglaries in at least five Anchorage homes and businesses.Suzanna Caldwell
For almost two decades, Anchorage's ARLIS library has been loaning out a variety of skulls, furs and mounted animals to the general public, completely free of charge.Suzanna Caldwell