Alaska News

Three of the leading candidates for Anchorage mayor strongly condemned the apparent vandalism of cars owned by Sudanese refugees but diverged on whether there should be a clearer path to prosecuting "hate crimes." 

Devin Kelly
A group of men who say their cars were painted with threatening words on Tuesday finally attracted the police response they had asked for.Michelle Theriault Boots
A new 30-foot viewing tower going up along Reflections Lake in Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge marks the end of a seven-year transition from "Rambo Rest Stop" to recreation destination.Zaz Hollander
Two Democrats are making this session’s first attempt to make a big dent in the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit following last week’s news that budget cuts alone would not solve the state’s financial problems.Pat Forgey
A campaign mailer in which Anchorage mayoral candidate Amy Demboski accuses rival Dan Coffey of buying Anchorage Assembly votes has led to a counter-move from Coffey -- a robocall by Coffey's wife accusing Demboski of slander.Devin Kelly
A federal judge says the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine can serve a subpoena on an Internet services provider to preserve emails from a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee and an attorney who has represented Pebble critics.Associated Press
A federal court issued an order delaying timber cutting in the Big Thorne sale in the Tongass National Forest to give an appeals court time to decide whether the sale should be halted till the appeal is final.Pat Forgey
Alan Delamere, who will turn 80 in the fall, finished the 50-kilometer Sonot Kkaazoot, one of the most challenging long-distance ski races in Alaska, in fine form. Dermot Cole
A Matanuska-Susitna Borough appeals board emerged from three hours of closed-door deliberations Tuesday to uphold a December decision rejecting an Anchorage company's bid for a construction and demolition debris landfill near Palmer. Zaz Hollander
The Denali Highway, a popular spot for mushers and snowmachiners in the winter, is getting cleared a little ahead of schedule this year, though it's not entirely due to the state's low-snow winter.Suzanna Caldwell