Alaska News

More than 80 people have been tapped to sit on the five subcommittees, including business, nonprofit and community leaders. 

 

Devin Kelly
Prospective jurors summoned to duty in much of rural Alaska now can answer a required questionnaire online rather than on paper, according to the Alaska Court System.Lisa Demer
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. has increased its reward for information on the October fire that destroyed an alcohol and drug treatment center that was under construction.Lisa Demer
The far northern section of the Dalton Highway, ravaged by ice and floodwaters this spring, is expected to open to 24-hour traffic Friday morning. Dermot Cole
A defendant in a major Western Alaska pollution case has changed his mind and is withdrawing from his agreement to plead guilty, according to filings in U.S. District Court in Anchorage this week.Lisa Demer
Anchorage police on Tuesday identified a body discovered on an area beach as that of Joseph Daniel Belmont, who had been reported missing in mid-April. The body was spotted May 29 by a couple walking their dog on Kincaid Park beach. Laurel Andrews
The Anchorage School District says a fire Sunday night caused caused tens of thousands of dollars damage to a playground structure at Taku Elementary School.Associated Press
The Willow mushing community is rallying around Dianne Maythorne and Nick Kimlinger, the couple who lost their home and 13 dogs in a fire Monday.Zaz Hollander
The Aleutians Pribilof Islands Community Development Association plans to use its new plant to process fish at higher levels of the value chain and expand market share in North America.Jeannette Lee Falsey

The body of a missing Yute Air pilot was discovered Monday inside the wreckage of the plane he was flying, which crashed in the Kwethluk River, Alaska State Troopers said Tuesday.

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