Alaska News

A majority of the candidates graduated from the Anchorage school system. Some are parents or grandparents of students currently enrolled. All say they’re passionate about education, but they split over issues like bonds and the budget.

Tegan Hanlon
Police Sgt. Mark Bakken said he suspected the man was high on drugs when he walked into the Rustic Goat and started shouting profanities tables away from where Gov. Bill Walker was dining.Tegan Hanlon
The Alaska Legislature wants to save money by suspending its popular debt reimbursement program for local schools, but may not have enough votes to include one of its main targets: the Anchorage School District’s $59 million bond package now before voters.Pat Forgey
Arctic Slope Regional Corp.'s total contributions to a Native corporation revenue sharing program required by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 topped $1 billion for the first time.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Lawmakers are looking to cut funding for a popular $180,000 program that supports schools, farmers and healthier eating in Alaska. But there's hope the federal government will help it survive at least another year.Alex DeMarban
The drug seizure has resulted in a single federal charge against John Albert Honeycutt Jr., who investigators say told them the 4-pound package of marijuana was intended for personal use.Jerzy Shedlock
With personal-use growing now allowed to Alaskans over 21, and since not everyone has a green thumb, a reader wonders if there would be any problems in starting a business to coach home growers.Scott Woodham
A court-ordered search of Anchorage municipal records turned up nothing to indicate that Dan Coffey, the candidate for mayor, played a role in drafting the city's controversial labor ordinance, AO-37.Devin Kelly
The search continues for a dropped dog from Iditarod musher Laura Allaway's team that ran away from a handler last month in South Anchorage.Suzanna Caldwell
The Alaska Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday proposed to cancel annual cost-of-living increases for state employees, a measure designed to help close a multibillion-dollar budget deficit by shaving $30 million from unrestricted general fund spending next year and $57 million in total. Nathaniel Herz