While a 14-month negotiation has ended, unfair labor practice complaints are still ongoing.
When asked if sudden deaths raised any red flags, a Department of Corrections spokesperson wrote, “Every death in DOC is of equal concern, and we treat all in-custody deaths with the same thoroughness and sensitivity.”
The national teacher shortage, which pre-dates the pandemic, is uniquely felt in Alaska, which has historically relied on recruiting teachers from the Lower 48.
A Juneau woman who freed a trapped eagle and was cited for springing other traps is heading back to court. The trapper is suing her for damages.
Jose Vasquez was recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday for helping save the other three passengers despite his own injuries in the Wings of Alaska crash near Juneau.
Family and friends are celebrating the legacy of Mildred Boesser, the tireless civil rights advocate who died just days after the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.