On the Kenai Peninsula, where visitors account for a 40 percent swell in the local economy each summer, a year of disappointing salmon runs means a bottom line that looks a little bleak for local businesses.Megan Edge
The Army Corps of Engineers is working on the final new barracks as part of an effort to meet federal standards enacted in 1995 by the Secretary of Defense. The model requires barracks for single personnel to resemble “small efficiency apartments.” Tegan Hanlon
A 33-year-old Wasilla man was arrested Saturday night for driving recklessly while “severely intoxicated” with seven young children -- none wearing restraining devices -- in his truck, the Alaska State Troopers said.Michelle Theriault Boots
The Alaska VA Healthcare System has moved a nurse practitioner from Anchorage to Wasilla to treat patients at the Mat-Su VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, a facility that Sen. Lisa Murkowski has flagged for investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Tegan Hanlon
As merger talks continued Labor Day between Democratic gubernatorial nominee Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker, the Democratic Party scheduled evening meetings of its governing body to ratify a deal on a unity ticket -- if one can be struck.Richard Mauer
Secretary of State John Kerry faces a tough job crafting a regional coalition to confront the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria. For one thing, potential coalition partners don't necessarily trust each other – or the US.
Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen face federal charges involving bribery and conspiracy for accepting lavish gifts from the promoter of a dietary supplement. The case goes to the jury next Tuesday.