Alaska News

An East Anchorage family of 11 was given emergency shelter  by the Red Cross Sunday after losing their trailer home to a fire.

Alaska Dispatch News
The hundreds of wealthy conservatives gathered Saturday afternoon on the grand lawn of the St. Regis Monarch Beach had already poured millions into helping build a network of nonprofits that is now one of the most potent forces in American politics. But Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist who leads their effort, wants them to do more. Matea Gold and James Hohmann | Washington Post
The pilot, 28-year-old Jeremy Rodgers of Wasilla, was carrying four passengers in a Cessna headed to Nenana to Coldfoot when wildfire smoke forced him to land on the highway. Alaska Dispatch News
A ballot initiative that would ban setnetting in Southcentral Alaska is working its way through the courts, while the setnetters themselves wonder about the future of their industry.Suzanna Caldwell
Pulitzer Prize-winning Anchorage Daily News editor and journalism educator Stan Abbott died July 27 after a long illness following a series of strokes in a hospice near Detroit. He was 73.Alaska Dispatch News
As Lisa Sauder relived the last two weeks and the deaths of a half-dozen regulars from Bean’s Cafe, the Anchorage soup kitchen, she repeated words like “devastating,” “heartbreaking” and “tragic.”Megan Edge
Thomas Alley, 31, was contacted by troopers on July 17 after “he was reported to have exposed himself to highway traffic,” the AST said in a dispatch reporting his arrest Sunday. Alaska Dispatch News

Commercial setnet salmon fishermen on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula are the target of a statewide ballot initiative that would eliminate their fishery. 

Suzanna Caldwell
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy has just left of the Chukchi Sea, dropped off a team of scientists in Nome and is sailing through the Aleutians to its next stop in Seward.Kamala Kelkar
If there’s a metaphor for what’s going on within the walls of UAA’s theater department, a newborn might fit. What’s happening at UAA’s theater department is a massive changing of the guard. The legacy faculty who built the program, in fact, even built the UAA Fine Arts Building that opened in 1986, is now all gone.Kathleen McCoy