The school year began Wednesday with the Anchorage School District down 75 positions, mostly from maintenance and administration departments. But all but three of the dozens of teachers who received layoff notices this spring were back in the classroom.Michelle Theriault Boots
A Rhode Island firm that now owns the housing on Eielson Air Force Base filed suit in federal court Tuesday, saying it is illegal for the Fairbanks North Star Borough to levy $1.855 million in property taxes.Dermot Cole
Joshua Huerta, 26, of California, remains hospitalized after being hit by a camper jack that went through his window in a head-on collision Monday near Cantwell, Alaska State Trooper said.Alaska Dispatch News
An ex-Marine from Alaska accused of killing a California woman and dumping her body in a remote desert mine shaft made an initial court appearance at the Anchorage Correctional Complex courtroom Tuesday.Jerzy Shedlock
When the owners of the Clearwater Lodge in Delta Junction heard that a 16-year-old had been arrested Monday in connection with the May fire that burned their lodge to the ground, they were not surprised, they said. Alcohol had been stolen from the lodge before it burned. Megan Edge
A U.S. special operations team tried and failed to rescue journalist James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission in early July authorized by President Barack Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.