Alaska News

Earthjustice's Holly Harris said that this time an injunction is needed because logging could begin as soon as April 1.

Pat Forgey
A Wasilla lawmaker has introduced legislation that would write into law a parent’s right to withdraw a child from state standardized exams, but education officials say too many withdrawals could lower school ratings, and legalizing refusals could harm federal funding. Tegan Hanlon
Faced with falling rates of shareholder participation, Alaska Native corporations are moving to avoid the possibility of annual meetings where they cannot conduct business.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A 17-year-old was charged with manslaughter last week in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Walgreens store in late January that  Anchorage police say was a drug deal gone wrong. Laurel Andrews
A man flying his drone caused quite a stir among residents of one Eagle River neighborhood this week after police received reports that the device had been spotted following children.Sean Doogan
For decades, the Army served people across Interior Alaska with medical evacuations and search-and-rescue flights, a practice that ended in 2008 because of the Iraq War. Starting April 1, Army helicopter crews recently back from Afghanistan will once again be making life-saving flights across the Interior.Dermot Cole
Abuse allegations against the now-former headmaster of a small religious academy in Kodiak have resulted in the removal of his professional status within an Eastern Orthodox diocese.Jerzy Shedlock
The remains of two members of a family of four that went missing last year from their home in Kenai have been positively identified, according to the Kenai Police Department. Megan Edge
Shell’s Arctic oil spill response system -- damaged during a deployment test in 2012 -- is undergoing drills in waters near Bellingham, Washington, with federal officials observing the exercises.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Hearst Newspapers
A senator from Wasilla removed from the budget all state funding for public broadcasting Thursday, and efforts by a Juneau senator to restore some money failed.Nathaniel Herz