Alaska News

At the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, a lack of health care providers has temporarily constricted access to medical care at the facility that serves some of the city’s neediest residents.Tegan Hanlon
Many Alaskans have stopped buying cigarettes and other highly addictive tobacco products, driving consumption to its lowest point since the latest available records in 2001. Some say they've switched to e-cigarettes to help them quit.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A 29-year-old man died early Friday after his motorcycle hit a car in Midtown Anchorage and then another motorcycle ran him over, police say.Tegan Hanlon
The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges that Arctic climate change is the top threat to polar bears, but it says its ability to take action is limited to tasks that fall short of greenhouse gas restrictions. Yereth Rosen

A look at two "marijuana-friendly" clubs: Northern Heights in Wasilla and Pot Luck Events in Anchorage.

Alaska Dispatch News
"Members-only" marijuana clubs claim their patrons are not in a public space and thus are not breaking the law against consuming marijuana in public. But the state warns that continued activity could subject the clubs to criminal and civil penalties.Laurel Andrews
Terria Walters lost her son last month in what Alaska State Troopers are calling a homicide. Now the Palmer woman with 10 years of sobriety wants his death to spark a conversation about the links between addiction and crime.Zaz Hollander
At the Marijuana Control Board's first meeting Thursday, it laid out draft regulations covering marijuana retail operations and business licensing.Suzanna Caldwell
The Alaska Court of Appeals has sent back a sexual assault case in Dillingham to a lower court because it’s unclear if the defendant knew the significance behind the trial judge previously representing him as a public defender in the same case.Jerzy Shedlock
Federal managers had limited subsistence fishing and closed all fishing to nonrural residents -- meaning that visitors, newcomers and residents from outside 32 federally designated villages were not allowed to fish with any gear type. Under state management, that ban is lifted.Lisa Demer