The city of Bethel has paid $175,000 to settle a police brutality complaint arising from the rough arrest of a drunken man in July 2014 that was captured by a security camera at the Alaska Commercial Co. store, an attorney for the city said Friday.
A motorcyclist died Friday afternoon in Spenard after a shopping bag slid off the handle of his motorcycle and he veered off the road and crashed into a tree, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Tegan Hanlon
The Alaska House passed a budget deal early Saturday morning with bipartisan support, moving the Legislature a step closer to a final spending package that averts a partial government shutdown July 1 and the Monday mailing of layoff warnings to 10,000 state employees.Nathaniel Herz
The contours of a potential state budget deal began to emerge Friday evening, with Alaska House lawmakers poised for a late-night vote on a new proposal with about $15 million in concessions made by the Republican-led majority to the Democratic minority.Nathaniel Herz
With the state budget in limbo and layoff notices just days away, officials at various agencies foresee cuts in services ranging from repairing potholes to issuing birth and death certificates.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Instead of making a change, the board voted to establish a subcommittee to work with Fish and Game to “discuss and evaluate a variety of issues and options to address Dall sheep concerns." Populations of the popular game animals have declined in recent years. Zaz Hollander