Alaska News

Attorney Dani Crosby has been appointed as the next Anchorage Superior Court judge.

Tegan Hanlon

The Marijuana Control Board voted to allow consumption of marijuana at retail stores, which, if approved by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, would make Alaska the first state to permit a regulated area for marijuana consumption outside of a person’s home or other private spaces.

Laurel Andrews,Loren Holmes
Troopers said 31-year-old Nichael Snell was found dead Sunday between the villages of Kobuk and Shungnak, about 130 miles northeast of Kotzebue.Alaska Dispatch News
Hatcher Pass Road was closed by an avalanche Tuesday morning. State officials were en route to look into reports of a missing skier and assess the area for potential road-clearing work.Chris Klint
The appearance of numerous large craters in Siberian permafrost has been attributed, at least by some, to the venting of large pockets of methane gas, possibly in a dramatic or sudden way. Chris Mooney | The Washington Post
A human resources manager is asked by a CEO to testify against an employee who crashed while using a cellphone, a violation of company policy. But that CEO and other managers also violated that policy.Lynne Curry
The National Weather Service has extended a freezing rain advisory Tuesday for the Matanuska Valley, as the Susitna Valley sees heavy snowfall Tuesday -- with more on the way during the afternoon.Chris Klint
The Anchorage School District could face a budget gap next school year of $12 million to $20 million. Administrators asked the community for help.Tegan Hanlon
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's proposed 2016 budget cuts overall spending and would pay for more police officers and firefighters, but the budget also calls for increased property taxes. Devin Kelly
Pebble Ltd. Partnership is dropping court battles in two other states to seek records after losing efforts to pry loose documents and testimony from environmental and fishing activists in Alaska.Lisa Demer