Alaska News

WASILLA - A yearlong court battle over a contested Y Community Council election in the upper Susitna Valley is over.S.J. Komarnitsky
The city's three-year security contract comes to an end May 31, and the new contract will call for an armed guard at City Hall and an armed guard at the Assembly meetings.Kyle Hopkins
Federal prosecutors called accusations of bias by former Rep. Vic Kohring against the judge who presided over his corruption trial last year "nothing more than wild conjecture based on erroneous and stale information." In a Monday filing, they said Kohring's allegations come too late, are without merit, and don't justify a new trial or even a hearing.Lisa Demer
Southwest Alaska's gigantic and controversial Pebble copper and gold prospect keeps growing. The value of the minerals discovered so far at Pebble is between $345 billion and $500 billion, based on current metal prices, according to 2007 drill results announced on Monday.Elizabeth Bluemink
Nearly 19 years after an Exxon oil tanker rammed an underwater reef in Prince William Sound, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the final lawsuit lingering from the environmental disaster. Erika Bolstead
Craig Medred
News that Jennifer Van Ausdal, a "complete educator" at Wasilla High School, died Sunday within hours had swept through the student body, faculty and staff via text messages and phone calls.Melodie Wright
A report of gunfire in Fairview Monday afternoon caused Fairview Elementary School to temporarily lock its doors, though students continued their normal activities, according to Anchorage police.
Craig Medred
Craig Medred