Cheap flights offered in 2010 to two political candidates through Alaska money manager and anti-Pebble mine activist Bob Gillam violated state election law, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in upholding a fine against Gillam’s RBG Bush Planes.Lisa Demer
Wednesday at Polaris K-12 school, students were divided into the haves and the have-nots. Drawing a card at random, each participant in the "hunger banquet" was assigned an identity, such as a poor farmer from Sierra Leone or the affluent mayor of a Peruvian town.
From a wine shop to a toy store and a clothing boutique, Alaska retailers eschew the cookie-cutter approach to Black Friday. But will any local shops join the recent movement to opt out of the retail holiday?Jeannette Lee Falsey
A flyover of the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday found more than 50 open holes in a 50-mile stretch -- reason for residents to stay off the still-freezing river for now, Bethel Search and Rescue said Wednesday.Lisa Demer
Anchorage prosecutors say it may take weeks to determine whether a shooting Monday night on the 4300 block of Wisconsin Street, which left one man dead and a second hospitalized, was a crime.Chris Klint
Gov. Bill Walker and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark have signed a cooperative agreement, committing to work together on issues of shared interest, including the ongoing discussion over Canadian mining impacts on Alaska waters.The Associated Press
Members of the Anchorage Education Association voted this week to accept a one-year extension to the union's current three-year contract. The Anchorage School Board still must vote on the extension. Tegan Hanlon
Hazardous avalanche conditions around Hatcher Pass Road, blocked Tuesday by a 100-foot-wide slide, will also delay a ground search for Wasilla skier Liam Walsh, reported overdue in the area Monday, troopers said. Chris Klint