Alaska News

Swollen by glacial melt, the Matanuska River continues to gobble up riverbank and threatened three homes as it approached the Glenn Highway Monday.

Zaz Hollander
JBER Instillation Commander Col. Brian Bruckbauer is meeting weekly to see how the proposed troop draw down will impact the base, with changes immediately planned. Suzanna Caldwell
Four people were arrested in Kodiak early Sunday morning after home raids in which drugs with an estimated street value of $74,000 were seized, police said.Jerzy Shedlock
A dark SUV collided with a bicyclist Friday morning as the driver turned onto Spenard Road from Chugach Way, fracturing the cyclist’s leg, police said. Megan Edge
A fire Sunday evening at the old senior center building in Bethel is being investigated as a suspected arson, police said.Lisa Demer

The river, swollen with glacial melt since last weekend and carving sandy banks like butter, is threatening seven properties as the river has devoured 50 to 60 feet of bank in the past week.

Shelby Lum
Better Alaska mapping, more understanding of mineral resources, more study of the effects of thawing permafrost and more help to Arctic communities coping with crumbling coastlines and vulnerable infrastructure are among the tasks that the U.S. Geological Survey plans in its newly released five-year Arctic strategy.Alaska Dispatch News
More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.Keith Ridler
Future technology costs, low city employee morale and a recommendation for a civil-rights law to add protections for members of the gay, lesbian and transgender community were among the issues and suggestions in a report compiled by Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s transition team and issued Monday.Devin Kelly
The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered.Associated Press