Alaska News

Here are some of the stories from around the Arctic that we've been following this weekAlaska Dispatch News
The city's vote to prohibit the growing, testing, manufacturing and selling of pot makes it the first Interior Alaska community to do so, according to a representative of the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association.The Associated Press
An independent investigator said he thought the officers appeared more aggressive than necessary, but noted that "a court might not see this as particularly extreme or having caused great damages."The Associated Press
An Alaska State Trooper responding to a vehicle in a ditch in Palmer on Thursday was injured when a sport utility vehicle crashed into his parked patrol car.The Associated Press
REI's business acumen has taken it to heights rarely seen by a retail cooperative. But as a record-low turnout in the latest annual election shows, REI's original democratic fervor seems to have stayed at base camp. Ángel González | The Seattle Times
One person died early Friday in a fiery rollover crash at Dimond Boulevard and C Street. A witness who saw the vehicle speed past his home said the crash was unsurvivable.Jerzy Shedlock
Advertisers who are paying close to $5 million per 30-second spot to be part of Super Bowl 50 on CBS this Sunday know that their high-profile role in the event means they are going to be judged as much as the players and coaches on the field.Stephen Battaglio
Gov. Walker’s proposal to change how the Permanent Fund dividend is paid as a way to help fix Alaska's massive budget deficit had few supporters Thursday when it faced public comment for the first time.Alex DeMarban
In January, 17 students got their diplomas from CyberLynx’s year-round high school completion program, which fills a unique niche in the state’s vast educational landscape, providing long-distance education to students who dropped out of high school. Tegan Hanlon