Alaska News

Citing a “significantly underfunded” budget for the new fiscal year, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has told Medicaid providers they won’t be seeing the usual rate increases for inflation.Laurel Andrews
The Matanuka-Susitna Borough just knocked $2 million more off the asking price for the M/V Susitna, the borough's ill-fated ferry that never made it into Cook Inlet service and now doesn't even run. Zaz Hollander
From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen structures and forced hundreds to flee.Nicholas Geranios and Donna Blankinship
Rains brought relief to crews battling many Alaska wildfires over the weekend, but conditions are expected to heat up heading into the holiday weekend.Rachel D'Oro
Alaska and at least 15 other states are taking the Environmental Protection Agency to court over the agency's controversial "waters of the United States" regulation. Erica Martinson
A group of volunteers has come together to help out the many sled dogs displaced by the Sockeye Fire in Willow.Associated Press
A deal to sell Icicle Seafoods, one of Alaska's largest seafood processors, to a pair of Indonesian companies is expected to be finalized in August.​Associated Press
The 63-year-old woman sustained cold shock and a possible back injury after the raft she was in flipped on a Kenai Peninsula river Saturday, Alaska State Troopers said.Megan Edge
The Coast Guard rescued three stranded boaters who called for help from Bird Island, a small island in Favorite Channel about 20 miles northwest of Juneau, after wind, rain and two-foot seas left them stranded.Associated Press
A 54-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the Glenn Highway near Muldoon Sunday night, Anchorage police said.Alaska Dispatch News