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For Anchorage, the freezing rain on Thursday is expected to be brief but “possibly coinciding with the morning rush hour. The impact on area roads could be significant,” according to the National Weather Service. Jerzy Shedlock
After seven years, a former Goose Creek Correctional Center inmate is making his case against the Alaska Department of Corrections in a trial underway this week in Palmer. Richard Mattox had asked to move to another housing unit before an inmate hit him in the face, breaking several bones.  Zaz Hollander
Built as a U.S. Navy beach-landing prototype with ice-breaking powers, the Mat-Su ferry was supposed to move people and cars between Anchorage and Port MacKenzie. Now it could end up as a pleasure craft for a Turkish rental car company. Zaz Hollander
The yellow smoke hanging over Eklutna on Monday is temporary, Matanuska Electric Association officials say, as they fine-tune pollution controls on the smokestacks at their new power plant. Zaz Hollander
Arctic Baby Bottoms owner Jessica McDonnell has found success for herself among Alaska's small businesses. Here's how the mom-turned-entrepreneur turned a retail void into a niche business venture. Jill Burke
The facilities will be open 24 hours a day all week and work just like Alaska Regional's in-house emergency room at its main campus on DeBarr Road. Each ER will have imaging equipment, labs, OB/GYN and pediatric care capabilities. Sean Doogan
Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public’s help in finding a retired accountant from Wisconsin who traveled to Alaska  on an extended solo trip to see wildlife and hasn’t been seen or heard from since August. Michelle Theriault Boots
The Permanent Fund dividend application period opens Jan. 1, and more than 500 Alaska nonprofits are hoping to cash in on dividend applicants' generosity.Sean Doogan
A faction of Republicans in the Alaska House of Representatives has formed a “freedom caucus” that will focus on states’ rights, Medicaid and budgeting as the state faces a fiscal crisis.Nathaniel Herz
Want to shoot off fireworks on New Year's Eve? In Southcentral Alaska, it depends on your coordinates. Tegan Hanlon
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