A federal indictment alleges that for two years one of the men, an employee of the Las Vegas airport, used his credentials to bring the drugs into the airport without going through security.Jerzy Shedlock
An Alaska Dispatch News analysis estimates the 2014 Permanent Fund dividend could be one of the highest ever paid out but will likely fall short of the record of $2,069 set in 2008.Alex DeMarban,Sean Doogan
A 37-year-old man who apparently brought a gun into the Alaska State Fair in violation of fair rules was medevacked from the fairgrounds late Tuesday after he accidentally shot himself while getting into his car in the parking lot, according to the Palmer public safety officials. Tegan Hanlon
State ferry unions are working without contracts as the Parnell administration tries to push down what it says are generous wages in the Alaska Marine Highway System. Tuesday, one ferry union's members approved a tentative contract, another was talking strike and a third was still in negotiations.Pat Forgey
When the union members rejected a three-year contract agreed to by its negotiating team, it raised the threat of a strike, but Department of Administration Commissioner Curtis Thayer said they'll now be able to continue to use the expired contract while negotiating a new one. Pat Forgey
Some experts say the tragedy in Arizona, involving an instructor and 9 year-old girl firing an Uzi, highlights the dangers and implications of allowing children straddling childhood and adolescence to handle firearms.