Alaska News

Alaskans have left behind an estimated $5.7 million in unclaimed refunds, according to the IRS. About half of the refunds are believed to be worth more than $795.

Jeannette Lee Falsey
Two amendments to the marijuana crime bill were brought to senators right before the floor session began, forcing a delay in hearing the measure. One amendment deals with marijuana concentrates; the other makes marijuana a non-controlled substance. Laurel Andrews
A married couple entered guilty pleas on Friday in Anchorage to sex trafficking charges stemming from an investigation that found they ran a prostitution ring in cities across Alaska. Amber Batts faces 10 years in prison.Jerzy Shedlock

Rogers Park Elementary School celebrated its 50th anniversary on Thursday with former principal and current Anchorage School District superintendent Ed Graff and many current and former students.

Loren Holmes

In 2014, Alaska marked the 50th anniversary of the earthquake of 1964, a 9.2 magnitude quake that was the second most powerful ever recorded and that left 139 dead.

Alaska Dispatch News
Republicans in the Legislature are brushing off efforts by Gov. Bill Walker to ease the conflict in Juneau over gas line proposals -- even though there's no plan that's actually guaranteed to get a line built.Nathaniel Herz
As more and more commercial fishermen turned to aircraft to spot fish and gain an edge on their competitors, the skies above Alaska's most popular fishing spots grew dangerous. Colleen Mondor
An Alaska Senate subcommittee recommended Friday that the state's medical school program continue to receive full funding, following a move by House lawmakers to phase out the program. Tegan Hanlon
The United States should move swiftly to harness the tremendous oil and gas reserves locked under its Arctic waters while the industry improves the equipment used to drill wells and sop up spills, according to a government advisory committee report released Friday. Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Hearst Newspapers
As a result of her vote in the House against the budget, Eagle River Republican Lora Reinbold no longer belongs to any caucus, and she plans to use her independence to campaign on issues important to her.Pat Forgey