Alaska News

A new review of the way the Anchorage School District manages its facilities operations makes 28 recommendations, including filling job vacancies on a timely basis after noting the top facilities position went unfilled for three years.

Tegan Hanlon
An Anchorage lawyer whose building adjoins the remade state legislative building downtown on Tuesday sued the state, contending that the lease for the remodeled Legislative Information Office is illegal, too expensive and should be declared “null and void.”Lisa Demer
After regulators completed a second remedial study of environmental impacts that were supposed to be evaluated before exploration rights were auctioned off, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell ruled that the Chukchi Sea lease sale held seven years ago will stand.Yereth Rosen
Two Alaska Airlines flights in Juneau were delayed when a pilot found a single bullet in a jetway at the airport.Jerzy Shedlock
The old Swanson’s grocery store in Bethel will become the new-old Swanson’s, or at least that’s what people are calling it for now.Lisa Demer
Alaska State Troopers investigated a bomb threat at a Fairbanks Elementary School, Monday, after receiving an anonymous tip. No explosives were found.Megan Edge
The Republican-controlled Alaska Senate on Tuesday passed a bill aimed at sidelining Gov. Bill Walker’s effort to take control of proposed backup gas pipeline from the North Slope.Nathaniel Herz
A state wildlife official says a bear has broken into several garages in one Kodiak area neighborhood.Associated Press
 A House committee took no action Tuesday on a bill that would eliminate the requirement to spend 1 percent of the total cost of a building on public art to go inside and outside that facility.Molly Dischner | Associated Press
The Murie Science and Learning Center at Mile 1.3 is open daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., offering visitor information and backcountry permits.Alaska Dispatch News