Alaska News

With a history of convictions for sexually terrorizing strangers, Kevin Tuckfield was considered so dangerous he was required to have a two-guard escort every time he left his cell at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. So how did he become the first person in the jail's history to successfully escape? 

 

 

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Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson rescue squadrons supported the rescue of two Saudi F-15 pilots from the Gulf of Aden on Friday, according to an Alaska Air National Guard official. Jerzy Shedlock
A 41-year-old state prison inmate died Saturday morning, two days after he was found unconscious in his cell.Jerzy Shedlock
The state's Department of Education and Early Development will likely face the steepest cuts of any department, said Sen. Mike Dunleavy, a key player in education policy in the Alaska Senate.Pat Forgey
The battle over an unexpected Cook Inlet gas discovery that could be worth $30 million in sales has led to a decision by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to consider whether Southcentral ratepayers should benefit. Alex DeMarban
Pressure to reduce bycatch has come from environmental groups, fishermen and politicians. In Southwest Alaska, where revenues depend almost entirely on fishing, even municipalities have begun to push the issue. John Messick | Bristol Bay Times
The shadow of a federal case that never made it to court -- allegations by investigators that Bill Allen paid for sex with underage girls -- looms over an amendment introduced by Sen. Dan Sullivan.Dermot Cole
As the Alaska Legislature looks for ways to cut its own budget, its new office building in downtown Anchorage may become a target.Nathaniel Herz
State and federal managers are turning to village residents to help plan what promises to be another summer of frustration, with restricted fishing in a region that depends on salmon as a main food source.Lisa Demer
The Arctic Waterways Safety Committee, formed to develop the best practices for managing Arctic waterways, held its first formal meeting this month in Juneau, electing officers and meeting with the governor and Alaska's state committee on the Arctic.Carey Restino