Alaska News

Two Darfurian refugees living in Spenard say they woke Sunday to find messages like "Not Welcome" and "Leave Alaska" scrawled on their cars, and the tires deflated. 

Michelle Theriault Boots
If the recent past is any guide, the most common surnames among Permanent Fund dividend applicants will be Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown and Jones. About 20,000 applicants gave one of those five last names a year ago.Dermot Cole
Two Juneau men were cited Friday after authorities noticed them smoking marijuana in the parking lot of the local Alaska State Troopers post. Alaska Dispatch News
Police said at least one member of a group denied entry to an East Anchorage house party early Sunday pulled out a handgun and started shooting, striking an 18-year-old in the shoulder. Alaska Dispatch News
Restrictions on bag limits and season length will start July 1 for both the Western Arctic and Teshekpuk herds, whose numbers are dropping. Restrictions will affect both resident and nonresident hunters.Jillian Rogers
With a history of convictions for sexually terrorizing strangers, Kevin Tuckfield was considered so dangerous he was required to have a two-guard escort every time he left his cell at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. So how did he become the first person in the jail's history to successfully escape?   Michelle Theriault Boots
After a visitor tried to bring a pet goat into Denali National Park and Preserve, the National Park Service proposed a ban on domestic sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas in Alaska's national parks. Megan Edge
A bill to eliminate daylight saving time in Alaska is gathering opposition as hearings are set in the state House.Nathaniel Herz
Echoes of the hotly-contested 2014 U.S. Senate election are reverberating in the Anchorage mayoral race, from endorsements to campaign staffers and volunteers.Devin Kelly
Police say a woman was knocked unconscious and stabbed while walking on the Chester Creek Trail around noon Sunday, and was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.Alaska Dispatch News