The Alaska VA Healthcare System has moved a nurse practitioner from Anchorage to Wasilla to treat patients at the Mat-Su VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, a facility that Sen. Lisa Murkowski has flagged for investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
John A. Miscovich, an unlikely giant in the Alaska placer mining industry, invented the “Intelligiant,” a water cannon that changed the development of hydraulic gold mining, as well as firefighting, riot control and countless industrial applications that rely on high-pressure streams of water.Dermot Cole
With two dull campaigns from the major party candidates and an independent trying to prove he’s relevant and electable, the talk so far about the 2014 governor’s race is less about issues than about the notion that three people are running.Richard Mauer
The Alaska Technical Center is on the verge of opening a new dormitory that would allow high school students from across rural Alaska to attend the vocational school, making it the latest regional boarding school in the state.Suzanna Caldwell
At nearly 118 pounds, it wasn’t enough to unseat the world record of 138.25 pounds set in 2012, but the washing-machine-size vegetable grown by Steve Hubacek of Wasilla topped this year’s closest competitor by 4 pounds.Mike Dunham
Secretary of State John Kerry faces a tough job crafting a regional coalition to confront the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria. For one thing, potential coalition partners don't necessarily trust each other – or the US.
Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen face federal charges involving bribery and conspiracy for accepting lavish gifts from the promoter of a dietary supplement. The case goes to the jury next Tuesday.