Alaska News

The National Weather Service has extended a freezing rain advisory Tuesday for the Matanuska Valley, as the Susitna Valley sees heavy snowfall Tuesday -- with more on the way during the afternoon.Chris Klint
The Anchorage School District could face a budget gap next school year of $12 million to $20 million. Administrators asked the community for help.Tegan Hanlon
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's proposed 2016 budget cuts overall spending and would pay for more police officers and firefighters, but the budget also calls for increased property taxes. Devin Kelly
Pebble Ltd. Partnership is dropping court battles in two other states to seek records after losing efforts to pry loose documents and testimony from environmental and fishing activists in Alaska.Lisa Demer
In a Monday appeal, the group Citizens for Responsible Development claimed procedural errors and problems with evidence in the Anchorage planning commission's approval of the extension of Elmore Road. Devin Kelly
While marijuana businesses must be 100 percent Alaska-owned, on Friday the board changed the definition of what it takes to qualify as an Alaskan. Laurel Andrews
Anchorage police said two men who confronted a resident of a Wisconsin Street home Monday night were shot by him, with one dying shortly afterward. No charges have been filed in the case so far.Megan Edge
Tesoro Alaska has agreed to purchase the marketing and logistics arms of Flint Hills Resources, though not its troubled refinery, in an acquisition that will help Tesoro expand its refinery sales to the Interior.Alex DeMarban
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska approved new regulations that would broaden access for independent power producers hoping to sell their power through Alaska electrical utilities.Suzanna Caldwell

The Food Bank of Alaska in partnership with the faith-based community distributed all the fixings including turkeys for about 8,000 families to help prepare a Thanksgiving meal during the annual Thanksgiving Blessing. The event was held at five sites in the Anchorage area and one in Eagle River on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.  Mountain View Community Center site coordinator Eileen Starr said she believes "the purpose of the event is to bless people during Thanksgiving."