Today's News

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

Rehearsal for the production of the  “Alaska Nutcracker” is held at the Glenn Massay Theater at the Mat-Su Community College in the Valley on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.

Bob Hallinen
No doubt others are wondering how to manage newish relationships in the face of holiday parties, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year's ...Wayne and Wanda
With Dr. Marjory Mau in her 50s, and just months after Dr. Ted Mala's retirement from a 40-year career in Alaska health care, the two are cherishing their time with their 6-month-old twins.Jill Burke
It was George Mason's first appearance in the Great Alaska Shootout.Stephan Wiebe

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.

Loren Holmes
A Fairbanks family wanted to donate bread to the local food bank, but found out that state food regulations wouldn't allow it. So they pushed back -- and found success.Suzanna Caldwell
Winter vanished just in time for the Shootout, leaving some coaches warm but disappointed.Beth Bragg
Some big retailers plan to open on Thanksgiving Day, while others are staying true to traditional Black Friday schedule of early openings and late closings.Jeannette Lee Falsey
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
Alaska State Troopers say the 28-year-old Wasilla man arrested in a string of armed robberies in the Valley described his acts as a cry for help and meant to impress his estranged wife.Zaz Hollander
At least four locations across Anchorage will serve free meals on Thanksgiving, offering individuals and families a place to turn for both celebration and company during the holiday.Chris Klint
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
In rural Alaska, residents are far removed from all the frenzy that goes with the nation's most intense shopping day of the year.Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press

High winds and a 31-foot tide Tuesday demolished most of the "100Stone" installation by artist Sarah Davies, set in place at Point Woronzof in Anchorage on Saturday.

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
High winds and a 31-foot tide Tuesday demolished most of the "100Stone" installation set in place at Point Woronzof in Anchorage on Saturday. Mike Dunham
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