Alaska News

A day after the death in Barrow of a volunteer fire department chief in an officer-involved shooting, members of his family say they are still in shock -- and trying to find out more about his final moments.

Chris Klint
A bill that would make way for restaurant-entertainment chain Dave & Buster’s to open a location at the Dimond Center in Anchorage unanimously passed the Alaska Senate on Wednesday.Annie Zak
Police have identified the driver killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash at C Street and Dimond Boulevard early Friday as 27-year-old Frank Bavilla III.Alaska Dispatch News
A new five-year plan to aid recovery of the endangered Cook Inlet beluga population includes further research on underwater noise in the whales' Southcentral Alaska waters, considers noise restrictions in the Susitna River delta and seeks to improve responses to strandings.Yereth Rosen
An Anchor Point man shot and seriously wounded a male victim early Wednesday, troopers say.Alaska Dispatch News
A freezing rain advisory is in effect Thursday morning for parts of Anchorage and the Mat-Su, with the Mat-Su Borough School District closing most schools for the day.Chris Klint
Alaska oil spill responders have adopted new rules for the rapid use of chemical dispersant but say dispersant will continue to be considered only rarely, when mechanical cleanup is not practical.Dan Joling | Associated Press
Arthur Keyes made his name as a tireless farm promoter who helped start several markets. He replaces a Palin appointee whom Gov. Bill Walker last year asked to leave the position. Zaz Hollander
At the start, before Mark Avery’s spectacular fall from his Anchorage aviation empire, he was working with a medevac operator and pilot who had extensive experience and a contract with a major rural Alaska health care provider.Lisa Demer
COMMENT: If Alaska hopes to have a stable, educated and healthy future workforce, it needs to take care of it now, while it’s still in diapers, or spend exponentially more down the road.Jill Burke