The state of Alaska is weighing in on the side of the federal government in court, hoping to help keep alive a U.S. Forest Service timber sale in Southeast, and with it what's left of a once-booming industry.
What was supposed to be a fun night out turned chaotic early Sunday when a shooting erupted not far from an after-hours hotspot in downtown Anchorage, leaving six members of a family with injuries, including one still in critical condition.Michelle Theriault Boots
Uber, an app that allows users to request car rides from a select group of company-approved drivers, will soon be debuting in Anchorage. But city officials and taxi operators in the city say the company's entry into the market represents a threat to the regulated taxi and car service businesses.Sean Doogan
Troopers said Donald Burns Jr. of Soldotna was riding a Yamaha ATV alone on a rough and wet trail when he apparently tried to drive up a muddy hill and his four-wheeler rolled on top of him. Tegan Hanlon
A 2012 lawsuit filed by gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker that challenged a settlement between the state and Exxon Mobil over development at the Point Thomson oil field is being targeted by the re-election campaign of Gov. Sean Parnell as anti-development.Alex DeMarban
Maggie the African elephant left Anchorage nearly seven years ago in an Air Force cargo jet. Alaska Zoo director Patrick Lampi said he's visited Maggie several times at her California home. "Seeing her healthy, with more acreage than we could have ever offered her, and the interaction with the other elephants was very gratifying and I have no doubt that moving her was the right decision," Lampi said.