Alaska News

The Alaska Senate agreed on a budget plan Monday that would drain a $1.3 billion account set aside to provide school districts some measure of financial stability. But the budget bill, awaiting a final vote in the House, does not resolve the financial impasse for the fiscal year that starts in July.

 

Dermot Cole
Can you fire employees who use your company name and logo while trashing their supervisor on social media? Plus handling harassment and managing Generation Z.Lynne Curry
Two Thai nationals from Bangkok, Prao Ruang and Tong Phiti, were rescued after they became lost in the dark near the West Glacier Trail's rock peninsula, Alaska State Troopers said.Associated Press
The Alaska Senate has voted to accept a budget proposal that, without the support of House Democrats, could leave state government partially funded.Associated Press
A book that revisits the life of a beloved Alaska sea captain claims Vladimir Putin came to Alaska during the Exxon Valdez oil spill, years before his rise to prominence as a political force in Russia. A Russian expert says he's not convinced.  Alex DeMarban
Talkeetna fills with more than 100,000 water-drinking, toilet-flushing tourists and climbers every summer, but locals say they're the ones getting stuck with the bill now that the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is proposing major rate hikes to operate and repair the community's aging sewer-water system. Zaz Hollander
A seriously injured snowmachiner was rescued from mountainous terrain in Thompson Pass on Saturday by a backcountry heli-ski service helicopter and medics from the Valdez Fire Department.Alaska Dispatch News
A Wasilla woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly punching and kicking Alaska State Troopers investigating a disturbance call. Alaska Dispatch News
The state legislative session continued its run into overtime after a vote was delayed on a state spending plan Sunday.Becky Bohrer
Even in Bush Alaska, high schoolers get fancy for the prom. The logistics are a little different -- tuxes have to be flown in from Anchorage, there are no limos here -- but the experience is much the same as the rest of the U.S.Lisa Demer