An Anchorage restaurateur and chefs from Anchorage, Juneau and Sitka were all nominated
Six weeks after a series of snowstorms dumped more than three feet of snow, bus stops along a handful of state-maintained roads remain buried, forcing transit users to navigate deep, slippery drifts and towers of snow.
Hari Pariyar, 40, had a wife and two daughters. He garnered a social media following in Nepal for his Alaska videos and dreamed of changing caste-based discrimination in his home country.
The center is meant to be a “welcoming front door” for unhoused people, offering coffee, showers and connections to services. But it’s not a shelter.
Most frostbite cases are mild. But the most severe cold injuries can have devastating, life-altering consequences that include losing fingers, toes, hands, feet and skin to amputation.
North Pole police investigated Jeremy Tremaine Williams when his month-old daughter died in 2005 but didn’t charge him. Williams later said he “left Alaska before the police got too involved.”
The two-year investigation found that Alaska children with mental health issues “are forced to endure unnecessary and unduly long admissions” to locked hospitals like North Star or sent to Outside facilities. The same children could remain in their homes and communities if sufficient services existed here, the report said.
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Plow crews on Wednesday raced to make at least one pass through neighborhoods ahead of another major storm after back-to-back systems dumped at least 3 feet of snow.
The deceased were found all over: In city parks. Tucked behind office buildings. In an encampment alongside one of the busiest roads in Alaska. The youngest was 30. The oldest was 74. A mother of seven. A former chef.
In some places, walking paths remain consumed by jagged, crusty drifts so thoroughly it was hard to tell if there’d ever been a sidewalk to begin with. In other areas, mini-plows had tunneled deep, precise paths for walkers and bikers. It all seemed changeable by the block.
Peter Maassen was selected to take the role of chief justice by a majority vote from his fellow Supreme Court justices.
The departure of the Anchorage hospital’s top executive comes as North Star faces scrutiny from regulators, and a week after the Daily News published an account of deepening dysfunction at the psychiatric hospital for children.
The department produces a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan once every five years as a detailed look at how and where Alaskans are recreating on public lands across the state.
Former workers say understaffing and decisions by management pushed the private psychiatric hospital — the only one in Alaska that serves children — to the brink of disaster.