Alaska News

Members of the Anchorage Education Association voted this week to accept a one-year contract extension, which includes 1 percent raises next school year and one-time bonuses for the union's 3,400 educators.

Tegan Hanlon
Hazardous avalanche conditions near Hatcher Pass Road, blocked by a Tuesday slide, will delay a ground search for Wasilla skier Liam Walsh after he was reported overdue in the area Monday, troopers said. Chris Klint
A 70-mile stretch of the Richardson Highway has been temporarily closed Wednesday, due to weather state officials say has rendered the road “impassable.”Alaska Dispatch News
Authorities have released the identity of the man found shot to death near a lodge on a remote island northwest of Kodiak.Associated Press

Volunteers shrugged off 7 inches of new snow and a stiff wind that made near-whiteout conditions on Point Woronzof Road to set up a sprawling outdoor art installation titled “100Stone.”

Scott Jensen,Bob Hallinen
Eight schools in western and northern parts of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District will be closed again Wednesday due to icy roads -- which also closed almost all schools in the district Tuesday.Alaska Dispatch News
The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate air pollution non-attainment areas to better address the sources of smoke.The Associated Press
An Anchorage artist who suffered from acute depression sees her vision fulfilled as 85 statues are placed on the edge of Cook Inlet.Mike Dunham
The Anchorage Assembly voted 7-4 to pass a city operating budget Tuesday night without making any changes to the latest version proposed by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz.Devin Kelly
A host of the Sportsman Channel hunting show “Syndicate Hunting” and four other people pled guilty in federal court this month to crimes related to a poaching operation in Noatak National Preserve.Megan Edge