Alaska News

A final report by Alaska Local Boundary Commission staff recommends the Mat-Su community become a second-class city if voters say yes. 

Zaz Hollander
Jamie Cordell, 43, was sentenced to 29 years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter, state prosecutors said Friday. The sentence was handed down nearly a year after Cordell's trial.Jerzy Shedlock
A 7-year-old boy from the Northwest Alaska village of Shungnak died early Thursday after he and other children found a pistol they thought was a toy, according to troopers.Tegan Hanlon
Less than two weeks after the Bethel district attorney was told she was being forced out, the prosecutor tapped to fill in until a replacement is named has announced his resignation.Lisa Demer
About 1,100 U.S. oil and gas workers lost their jobs in February, as low crude prices spurred energy companies to lay down rigs and lay off employees. Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Hearst Newspapers
A group of Hatcher Pass snowmachiners on a "protest" ride through a closed area got ticketed last week, exposing a deep rift between the area's well-established motorized community and the state park rangers who decide when they get to go. Zaz Hollander
A snowmachine an Arctic village uses for emergency response was stolen from the Public Safety building and recovered with extensive damage, Alaska State Troopers said. Megan Edge

Contestants compete in the 2015 Alaska State Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage. Bryce Tasso of Anchorage topped the field in the event, sponsored by Janssen Funeral Homes. 

Erik Hill
Anchorage Uber drivers had been giving only free rides since a Superior Court Judge ruled on Oct. 13 that if they accepted payment, it would be a violation of city taxi ordinances.Sean Doogan
For those who may be out of the loop, here are few things Alaska pilots should know in the coming weeks, including Inspection Authorization renewal seminars, a meeting for owners of de Havilland Beavers and Otters, and the completion of the aviation weather camera network.Colleen Mondor