Today's News

Alaska State Troopers said a search for 33-year-old Matt Asturi, a Nevada man last seen canoeing on Upper Trail Lake last week, was suspended Monday night.Megan Edge
After weighing a ban on all-terrain vehicles within Wasilla city limits, the growing Mat-Su city decided instead to impose new restrictions -- including limiting hours and requiring a license -- instead.Zaz Hollander
Alaska State Troopers said the woman, wanted on a warrant for a previous theft charge, tried to crawl into the trunk of a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier during a Kenai Peninsula traffic stop Sunday night.Megan Edge
Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling.Dan Joling
A federal judge on Tuesday will consider a request by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for an injunction against illegal boarding of Arctic-bound drilling equipment by activists from Greenpeace Inc.Dan Joling
LETTERS: Readers weigh in on news of the day, at home and abroad.Alaska Dispatch News
The Bartlett boys soccer team took down Chugiak 4-1 Monday.Alaska Dispatch News
West and South posted high school baseball victories Monday night.Alaska Dispatch News
East pitcher Daisy Page handcuffed Eagle River and West to help the T-birds run their record to 4-0 Monday.Alaska Dispatch News
Mayor Dan Sullivan’s administration is proposing to restrict alcohol purchases for people who use Anchorage’s emergency sleep-off center three or more times in one year.Tegan Hanlon

Firefighter/paramedic David Holsman of Fire Station 5 in Spenard receives the American Legion Western Region Firefighter of the Year award for 2015 on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Anchorage Fire Department Training Center. 

Erik Hill
Village police said they received their "strongest investigative lead" in the case when the two suspects called the department and tried to sell frozen pizzas to officers. Tegan Hanlon

With a little over a week until the Anchorage mayoral election, candidates Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski sparred in their first head-to-head debate Monday over the Knik Arm bridge project, labor contracts and gay rights legislation.


Devin Kelly
The Monday debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce featured three mini-debates between the candidates. The topics were the Knik Arm bridge project, labor contracts and gay rights legislation. Devin Kelly


U.S. Army soldiers with B Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright prepare sling loads at the Kahiltna Glacier base camp on Monday, April 27, 2015, to be flown to the National Park Service climber camp at 14,200 feet.  

In Talkeetna, winter’s end was heralded by the arrival of 25,000-pound U.S. Army Chinook helicopters, which help the National Park Service set up the base camp used by climbers hoping to summit Mount McKinley and other peaks in the Alaska Range. Nathaniel Herz
OPINION: Ethan Berkowitz has the knowledge and skill to lead Anchorage.Jane Angvik
OPINION: Study the facts, and it's clear Alaska stands to gain by Medicaid expansion. Bob Williams
The National Weather Service plans to realign its Alaska workforce, reducing jobs at remote offices in Nome, Barrow and Kodiak and shifting positions to the Anchorage and Fairbanks forecast centers.Jenn Ruckel
OPINION: Uprooting poor, disproportionately Alaska Native citizens from their homes and sending them out of state for “aversion therapy” is a paternalistic approach that will almost certainly will not have the intended effect.Brian Yablon, MD