Today's News

Workers surveyed the scene Monday as efforts get underway this week to stabilize the bluff above Westchester Lagoon after a section of saturated ground broke away in a February mudslide below an outlook near West High School. 

Erik Hill
Scientists who were in the Canadian Arctic studying the thinning sea ice have fallen through, with tragic results. Irene Quaile, Deutsche Welle
Arkhangelsk's governor says the regional council is a model of regional cooperation, important in a time of geopolitical tensions. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
The action was staged at the site where Fennovoima is building a controversial plant. Two of the protesters chained themselves to excavation equipment. YLE News
Several Alaskans and Alaska-connected players were selected Tuesday in Phase 2 of the USHL draft.Doyle Woody
When I got a call last December asking me if I’d accept a state appointment, I turned it down even though I wanted to say yes. I was worried about the scrutiny I’d suffer in the vetting process. For this same reason, I’ve never run for office even though I’ve wanted to.Lynne Curry
A federal court judge is considering putting hearings on hold in a trial over the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to halt the proposed Pebble Mine project in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, while the agency's inspector general conducts an investigation.Erica Martinson
Shuttle buses will begin providing access as far as west as the Toklat River at mile 53 of the 92-mile park road on May 20, weather and road conditions permitting. Buses to the Eielson Visitor Center are scheduled to begin running June 1, and the span of the road is expected to be open June 8.Associated Press
Alaska State Troopers are investigating the shooting death of 69-year-old Jimmy Gojdics, an outdoorsman and character on National Geographic's reality show "Ultimate Survival" as a homicide.Associated Press
LETTERS: Readers sound off on issues close to home.Alaska Dispatch News
LETTERS: Readers sound off on issues important to Alaskans.Alaska Dispatch News
A reorganized Anchorage School Board unanimously passed a budget amendment Tuesday that cut nearly $15.7 million from the 2015-16 school year budget, removing funding for 60 teacher positions and other staff, supplies and programs.Tegan Hanlon
The East softball team cruised to a pair of victories, riding the arm of freshman pitcher Daisy Page.Alaska Dispatch News
The Bartlett boys took a 3-1 soccer win over Eagle River on Monday.Alaska Dispatch News
Kuskokwim River ice, which has been moving for more than a week upriver, officially went out at 1:35 p.m. Monday when a tripod built to resemble story knives and a kayak moved far enough down river to stop the clock.Lisa Demer
Elections officials reported record-breaking early voting numbers Monday in the Anchorage mayoral runoff between Amy Demboski and Ethan Berkowitz that has rapidly taken turns both bruising and bizarre.Devin Kelly,Nathaniel Herz
Two Capitol meetings, one that happened and one that didn't, suggest a budget deal may be hard to come by for Alaska leaders. Pat Forgey
Goalie Tara Fisher scored a goal in Eagle River's 5-1 soccer win Monday.Alaska Dispatch News
A 17-year-old Anchorage girl pleaded guilty Monday to criminally negligent homicide and DUI in the death of well-known Anchorage cyclist Jeff Dusenbury last summer.Michelle Theriault Boots
Suanne Unger, author of  “Qaqamiigux: Traditional Foods of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands,” and Moses Dirks, one of the book’s contributors, will take the floor at the next Smithsonian Spotlight lecture, noon Thursday, May 7, at the Anchorage Museum. Mike Dunham