Alaska News

A pre-school child died when a fire tore through a mobile home Wednesday night and left a large extended family homeless, according to the Anchorage Fire Department.James Halpin
The Anchorage School District has fired a Gruening Middle School assistant principal who is facing three felony drug charges following his alleged use of cocaine on school grounds.James Halpin
State ferry officials are staying with a decision to cut in half the number of vessels carrying passengers and vehicles between Alaska and Bellingham, Wash.
Even if polar bears are listed as threatened, the Endangered Species Act may not be the proper vehicle to slow global warming or, especially, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today.Erika Bolstad
WASILLA -- The Southeast Susitna Area Plan has a snoozer of a title. But the nearly 200-page draft state plan should hold lots of interest for residents of Willow, Big Lake, Houston and other parts of the upper Susitna Valley like Talkeetna and Houston.S.J. Komarnitsky
Craig Medred
Craig Medred
Craig Medred
Police say they found Ricky Laupola, 30, hiding in the woods with a cash box he stole from an Arctic Boulevard pull-tab seller.Beth Bragg
Employees of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are doubling up on office space today and working out of temporary quarters this week after burst pipes caused water damage in the borough office building in Palmer.