Alaska News

Guns and cannabis are common things Alaskans carry, but what about both at once?

Scott Woodham
In the past year, a coalition of Anchorage churches has stepped up efforts to find solutions for what they say is a critical shortage of detox beds outside of emergency rooms in the city.Devin Kelly
A surprising spike in the number of Alaska children in foster care appears rooted both in a heroin epidemic as well as a more aggressive response by a state agency to reports of endangered children, state officials say.Lisa Demer
Renewable energy company Juneau District Heating on Tuesday announced plans to build a heat pump system that can provide heat to downtown Juneau using technology that pulls energy from Gastineau Channel.Suzanna Caldwell
Ron Alleva, the owner of Grubstake Auction Co. and a frequent critic of social service organizations near downtown Anchorage, is challenging Assembly Chair Dick Traini for his seat in the April 5 election. Devin Kelly
A new documentary explores the challenges facing small-scale fishermen in the U.S., including Alaska, while Discovery is considering a program on fishermen’s wives or fishing women who are willing to share their day-to-day lives.Laine Welch
A vice president at the telecom company posted a comment suggesting that a person who was denied a visa to the U.S. should "go to Mexico, cross the border illegally," and have President Barack Obama "fund the rest of his trip" and "provide him free health care."Annie Zak
Downtown Anchorage hot dog vendor Michael Anderson, owner of M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs, has been charged with coercion and giving alcohol to his teenage employee. She accused him of unwanted sexual contact.Jerzy Shedlock
Three-quarters of Alaskans are sold on the existence and seriousness of global warming, but far fewer are convinced that it's caused by human activity, according to a poll commissioned by Alaska Dispatch News. Erica Martinson
Denali Park's Laura Cole of 229 Parks and Juneau's Beau Schooler of The Rookery Cafe are heading to New York City in April to cook at the prestigious James Beard House.Suzanna Caldwell